Parenting

What Not To Say To Pregnant Women

What Not To Say To Pregnant Women

“How much weight have you gained?” “It’s about time! We’ve been wondering when you’d have another kid!” “Whoa….. you’re going to have wine? While pregnant?” “Are you old enough to have a child?” “You wouldn’t cut off your own eyelid, so why would you circumcise your...

An Expert Weighs In: Teaching Self Regulation & Diffusing Tantrums

An Expert Weighs In: Teaching Self Regulation & Diffusing Tantrums

Let's face it Moms, parenting a toddler can be TOUGH sometimes, and it's easy to wonder if you're doing it "right" and if there are things you could be doing to make a difficult situation easier - especially in the heat of the moment. We sat down with Bryana Kappa,...

Donte Palmer: From Changing Tables to Changing Fatherhood

Donte Palmer: From Changing Tables to Changing Fatherhood

Donte Palmer is a dad changing what it means to be a father—one changing table at a time. His amazing journey began in October of last year, when he found himself in a men’s room without a changing table to use to change his son’s diaper. Like he had done...

Part 2: College Admission Series

Part 2: College Admission Series

Welcome to Part 2 of our College Admission series! Part 1 looked at exactly how competitive college admission is these days—and why.

Meet-A-Mom with Susan Agostinelli from Pure Hermosa

Meet-A-Mom with Susan Agostinelli from Pure Hermosa

You’re the owner of an exciting new business in the Beach Cities called Pure Hermosa, which sells CBD products. I think a lot of people are confused about CBD. What is it exactly, and what is it used for? Mother Nature has given us some divine ingredients, and when...

The Local Moms Network Summer Reading Guide for Kids!

The Local Moms Network Summer Reading Guide for Kids!

As a follow up to our Summer Reading Guide for Moms, we decided to put together a Summer Reading Guide for Kids, with recommendations from some of our moms across the country that make up The Local Moms Network. Check out their picks and freshen your reading routine...

Lake Bell On Her New Movie, Saying No to Helicopter Parenting & More!

Lake Bell On Her New Movie, Saying No to Helicopter Parenting & More!

  Lake Bell On Her New Movie, Saying No to Helicopter Parenting & More! Lake Bell voices cat Chloe in “The Secret Life of Pets 2” from Illumination. We’re calling it now: One of the biggest movies for kids this summer is bound to be The Secret Life of Pets 2,...

Sunscreen for Kids: What Ingredients are Safe & What to Avoid

Sunscreen for Kids: What Ingredients are Safe & What to Avoid

We all know that sunscreen helps prevent sun damage that can lead to skin cancer. So it’s a no-brainer that we’re thinking about it more than ever as we head into summer. That’s why last week’s study on how readily sunscreens are absorbed into skin (and can even be...

How to Raise Kids Who Love Reading

How to Raise Kids Who Love Reading

  We all know how important reading to kids is for their literacy, but what do you do if your children—particularly school age and older—aren’t naturally eager readers? We spoke to New York Times-bestselling author Michael Northrop, who has penned thirteen books,...

Conquering The First Birthday Party

Conquering The First Birthday Party

Conquering The First Birthday Party Ok here is the first thing I will say. When I surveyed other Moms – online and in person – about first birthday dos and don’ts, I got VERY conflicting feedback. So I think the most important thing to consider when planning or...

Keeping Childcare Close to Home with an Au Pair

Keeping Childcare Close to Home with an Au Pair

Childcare is one of the most challenging and significant decisions a family can make. As parents, we want a stable, yet flexible option that will also provide our kids with a nurturing, loving and enriching environment they’ll enjoy. It’s a tall...

SMACKDOWN SERIES: Baby Sunscreen

SMACKDOWN SERIES: Baby Sunscreen

A few pointers below before we get to the actual sunscreens. *Sorry, this is an ulta long post, but it’s because I’m trying to be really helpful!!! A word on “mineral” sunscreen (which is what many Moms aim to use) There are essentially two groups when it comes to...

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