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how to choose the best cloth diaper

People often ask me which cloth diaper is best. Which is a reasonable question. But like many "best" questions, it has no answer. It all depends on what you're looking for. The trouble is figuring out what you're looking for. And most people don't want to put this...

the real dangers of cosleeping

Cosleeping is a controversial practice these days. You've probably heard the warnings: it will ruin your sleep, destroy your marriage, prevent your child from developing independence, and give your baby an oedipal complex. Not to mention...

5 eco-friendly substitutes for your beauty products

Do you ever worry that the products you put on your body are giving you cancer, destroying the planet, and stealing your soul? No? Just me, then. I've been thinking a lot about the hidden dangers of beauty products. Not that I use beauty products, unless deodorant...

what to do instead of kegels

So. Kegels. They are weird. I have never been a fan. People just make such a big deal of them. They're up there with mammograms and Pap smears on the list of things that women are supposed to do. But it doesn't make sense to me. It seems like if something were so...

how to breastfeed a teething baby

Being a mother is painful. There's pregnancy, for starters, which is awful, and labor, which is sometimes worse. And then there are long sleepless nights and the awful postpartum body and the constant worry that you're doing everything wrong. But there's something...

5 great summer shoes for preschoolers (and moms)

I'm far from an expert on fashion. Or shoes. But I've been thinking about shoes a lot lately, for two reasons. First, my daughter fell on the sidewalk and got huge scrapes on her knee and her elbow. This is a daily occurrence for most kids, but for my daughter, it's a...

frozen breast milk teethers

My baby has started solids, and I'm realizing now why it's hard for some families to maintain breastfeeding for a year. Both the AAP and the WHO recommend that breast milk or formula be the primary source of nutrition till age one, with solids serving only as a...

5 reasons moms love to get sick

You may have noticed I didn't post on Monday. Or last Friday. As you can guess from this post's title, I was sick. Remember when getting sick was awful? It meant you felt horrible and had to stay in bed. Now that I'm a mom, getting sick isn't so bad. It means my...

the stress of buying baby clothes

Buying baby clothes. It's supposed to be fun, right? They're so cute and colorful and tiny. And buying them is one of my scariest jobs as a parent. Don't get me wrong--I love baby clothes. I just agonize over buying them. Sure, it's nothing like the really hard...

ergo vs. boba vs. beco: soft structured smackdown

Lately, it seems like everybody in the babywearing world is talking about the Boba 3g carrier. The new hotness of soft structured carriers is admired for its adjustability and flexibility for babies of all ages and sizes. Plus, it's stinking gorgeous. I really, really...