Coping With the Emotional Toll of a School Shooting

We’re still reeling from the gut-wrenching news earlier this week: Nineteen kids and two teachers dead after yet another school shooting, this time at Robb Elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. It’s sickening and heartbreaking and beyond frustrating. How is this reality? As parents (and humans), we ache for the families of those innocent lives robbed … Read more

Your Legal Rights as an LGBTQ+ Parent

Family planning can be complicated for prospective LGBTQ+ parents. While the definition of what constitutes the makeup of a family has thankfully evolved and broadened, legal protections haven’t quite caught up with the needs of everyone who wants to have or raise children. It can be a confusing process for those in the LGBTQ+ community—which … Read more

Things I Wish I’d Known About Being Queer and Pregnant

My partner and I are looking forward to telling her favorite uncle about our pregnancy, but we’re also deeply nervous. Stuffed full of food, expertly cooked by my partner’s grandmother, we sit bundled in warm clothes in the garage—our new pandemic norm. The rest of the family has gone back inside to warm up, but … Read more

Why Moms Need to Shift Their Perspective on Asking for Help

Mental health is a critical component of maternal health. But with all the expectations society has for mothers, prioritizing self-care is often easier said than done. Many moms are responsible for their 9 to 5 jobs, caring for kiddos, managing the household, scheduling family activities, the list goes on. With so much to do at … Read more

How to Combat Body Dysmorphia During Pregnancy

It’s certainly not breaking news to say that your body goes through massive changes during pregnancy. It’s a miraculous, life-giving transformation for sure, but it can be a difficult one—physically and mentally—nonetheless. The reshuffling of internal organs, the too-tight skin stretching and that ever-expanding bump can make you feel less than physically comfortable (and less … Read more

Emma Heming Willis on Self-Care Routines as a Busy Mom

Emma Heming Willis has walked the runways for the fashion greats—Chanel, Valentino, Armani—and was the face of a Dior campaign. But when she became pregnant for the first time, she found a new calling. Willis was in search of effective products with safe ingredients to rub on her growing belly and came up empty handed. … Read more

What to Know About Hiring a Baby Sleep Consultant

It’s no secret that adjusting to life with a newborn on little to no sleep is one of the most difficult parts of becoming a parent. All babies have different sleep patterns, and figuring out what techniques and routines works for your itty-bitty nap-fighter is no easy feat. Whether you’re looking for tips on how … Read more

What Overturning Roe v. Wade Means for Maternal Health

On May 2, 2022, the internet was set ablaze by a leaked draft Supreme Court majority opinion indicating that Roe v. Wade—the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision that ruled that people in the Unite States have the consitutional right to obtain an abortion before fetal viability —may be overturned. Abortion rights are a politically fraught … Read more

Mental Health Guide for LGBTQ+ Parents

Raising a child is hard enough on its own. But it can be even more challenging for LGBTQ+ parents who may face bias, stigma and outside stress along the way. Fortunately, having the right support in place can help if and when issues arise. Whether you’re just now pondering the possibility of parenthood or in … Read more

Here’s What You Can Do

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an infant formula shortage in America due to supply chain issues with certain formula ingredients and packaging. More recently, the FDA also investigated consumer complaints of bacterial infections in infants who consumed powdered infant formula produced in Abbott Nutrition’s facility in Michigan. (Abbott Nutrition is the parent company … Read more