parenting

Summer in Soleil Moon Frye's House

Soleil Moon Frye and kids playing outsideSoleil Moon Frye
Soleil Moon Frye rose to fame on the 1980s TV series Punky Brewster. Now the married mom of three is the author of two books: Let’s Get This Party Started and Happy Chaos, is a co-founder of children’s lifestyle brand Seedling, hosts the TV show “Home Made Simple” on OWN and... Read more

How Did Baby Food Become a Household Staple?

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Whether it's Gerber brand or your own homemade recipe, baby food is a staple in your household. But did you ever wonder what parents did before Beaba cookers and those little jars of smashed sweet potatoes were at the ready? Baby food as we know it didn't come on the scene until the 1920s.... Read more

Would You Try These Hands-Off Baby Swimming Lessons?

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Memorial Day Weekend means the start of summer! And it's also the end of the CDC's Healthy and Safe Swimming Week. Bottom line? Water safety is becoming high-priority for parents. You know your kids should take swimming lessons, and chances are you've heard of all sorts of baby-and-me swim classes that help acclimate your infant to the water. But... Read more

Lather Up With Safe Sunscreens

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Planning to spend the long weekend outside? Sunscreen is definitely a must. But you'll want to use some discretion before you lather it on; the additives in some brands may do more harm than good. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) releases an annual sunscreen guide, vetting products with oxybenzone (which may disrupt hormone function) and... Read more

How a Trip to Nepal Convinced Me I Need to Write a Breastfeeding Book

Jessica Shortall at an airport in NepalJessica Shortall
Meet Jessica Shortall, a working mom with a career dedicated to the intersection of business and doing good. As the former Director of Giving for TOMS Shoes, she literally circumnavigated the globe with a breast pump. Look out for her upcoming book by Abrams in Fall 2015, "Work. Pump. Repeat: The New Mom’s Guide to... Read more

Super Mario Brought to Life for Toddler (Video)

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Collecting coins, blasting turtle shells, crashing cars -- it's all happening for this toddler -- thanks to some special effects, of course. In an effort to illustrate what might be going on in this kid's imagination, one parent used some editing skills to bring Super Mario to life. "Ever wondered what children imagine when they... Read more

Parenting Haikus, Pump and Dump Style

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At our 3rd annual Mother's Day Eve Comedy Show and Party in Denver, we invited six of our fair city's most talented female comedians - who are also moms - to join us on stage and to quickly write a haiku which embodies their thoughts on parenting. As you can imagine, the results... Read more

Boob Care Tips for New Moms

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Breastfeeding? You'll want to read this. And even if you're still pregnant, guess what? You can start to battle sagging, soreness and stretch marks before baby even arrives. (Woo hoo!) Sian Sutherland, co-founder of Mama Mio skincare products, offers some boob-soothing advice. Perk those pecs – a safe exercise for all 3 trimesters There are major muscles... Read more

Baby's First Avocado

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"Is there a way I can do it so she'll it it?" It's a question parents of picky eaters have been asking forever. Carrots and peas? Beet and kale? It's a mystery what baby is going to like. One thing is clear; this little girl doesn't love avocados. "We decided to introduce avocados,... Read more

Dads Instagram Their Parenting Victories with #DadWin

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We've been praising dads who make fancy meals and give their daughters professional-level hairstyles. But the regular guys deserve a shoutout, too. A new Instagram hashtag is showcasing the little victories of dads, even when those victories mean cutting some corners (orange pajamas mean mac and cheese stains are invisible, right?) Check out... Read more