Category: Babies

Fair or not, people tend to make assumptions about someone’s gender based on name alone. But if your name is, say, Alex or Riley, it’s harder for people to...

It’s been two years since our family was forever changed by Respiratory Syncial Virus (RSV). Two years since I spent 5 days at Nationwide Children’s Hospital clutching to a little boy who was...

My first and oldest baby will be 8 soon, and we are in the middle of planning her The Greatest Showman themed birthday party. I am not really sure...

I used to be the babywearing sanctimommy. (Key words: used to be) I’d see exhausted new mothers carrying  babies in carseats and I’d actually feel bad for them. Not really for the...

It’s always exciting when the time comes to learn the gender of your new baby. Some parents want to know straight away, some want to wait until the big...

I have a visceral reaction to baby talk. Recently, I was helping out at a school party in one of my kids’ classrooms. As my son and I were stringing...

Jennie Warren / Getty Images Every so often it turns out your mother is right. I love my mother to pieces, but it’s been about thirty-ish years since she...

When most of us think of aromatherapy, we tend to imagine MLMs, essential oil fanatics, or Gwyneth Paltrow recommending flavored oxygen. What we don’t think of: newborn babies, (unless it’s possibly...

Everyone says you forget the most difficult parts of early parenting, but I will never forget how awful sleep deprivation was. My babies were very frequent nightwakers, and they...

Marco Maccolini _ EyeEm / Getty Images Soon after my first baby was born, he was quickly whisked off to be bathed and for his newborn tests. I remember...