To all you fellow moms out there who want to know where your produce comes from: this post is for you. I recently traveled to Felda, Florida for a farm field day hosted by Seminis, the world’s largest developer of fruit and vegetable seeds. More on how plant breeding helps farmers grow tastier produce, here.
They say the bird's the word, but what's the good word on how this popular protein makes its way from farm to fork? I caught up with some chicken farmers and their feathered friends in Maryland, and feel confident the voyage is humane. More on my trip to the Delmarva peninsula, here.
Having a baby in the NICU has a way of shifting your priorities. Though that tiny little person will undoubtedly be your number one concern, don’t lose track of your nutritional needs! Whether you’re faced with a grueling commute to the hospital or the task of caring for other little ones at home, making sure you’re adequately nourished is more important now than ever. Here’s how to fuel your day – no vending machine necessary.
Feeding a toddler? Pause, take a deep breath, and pat yourself on the back. Nourishing a 12 to 36 month-old can be nothing short of exhausting. Check out my tips for finding calm in the midst of the mealtime storm.
"Look at those curls!" If I had a penny for every time someone stops to comment on my daughter's perfect ringlets...well, you know how the saying goes. And someone SHOULD be paying me to keep that coif in check. Fine, curly hair can be tough to manage. Pick up these inexpensive products and tools for maximum curl definition with minimal tangle struggle.
Labels, labels, labels. As a teenager, heading back to school might inspire "label" anxiety - that of the "did I get the right sneakers?" variety. But modern moms (and dads) experience a label anxiety all their own - at the supermarket. If you've ever felt the wrath of mom-shaming, read on: here's your cheat-sheet on the myriad of food labels. Consider it a permission slip to shop guilt-free.
Parrots and elephants and monkeys - oh my! Koji Safari Popsicles bring the animal kingdom to your freezer, complete with a tour guide. Transform three ingredients into a kid-friendly popsicle that's big on natural sweetness and vitamin C.
Barbies? Fine - they're classics. DIY jewelry kits? Why not? Glam yourself right up, kiddo, and tune-up your fine motor skills while doing it. But a pretend vacuum cleaner?
Stop. Right. There.
With the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day, right around the corner, I'm putting my butt on the line. Literally. Here's why I'm taking a 30-day hiatus from the supposed king of all exercises.
My daughter's second birthday seems to be approaching more rapidly than I'd like. Cue the anxiety. I'm not fretting the "Terrible Twos," but Erika Christakis' The Importance of Being Little has me panicking about preschool. Here's how the Yale-based early childhood educator and mom encouraged me to consider a move to Finland.