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New Years’ Resolutions for Parents?


As we flip to the next page of the calendar once again, it’s natural to do a bit of reflection and think about what you might want to change in your life. The tradition of making major or minor changes at the opening of a new year is an ancient one, and is common in cultures all over the world, ... Read More »

Updates from UPPAbaby: 2015 Vista in stock, Legacy canceled!


As we’ve already written, 2015 is going to be an exciting year for UPPAbaby: the 2015 Vista has a game-changing new second seat, the upcoming G-Link will double the capacity of the popular G-Luxe umbrella stroller, and there are exciting new updates coming up for the Cruz and other UPPA models. With all of these exciting new developments, and some minor manufacturing ... Read More »

Baby naming trends for 2014: winners, losers, and Netflix!

The top baby names according to Babycenter are out, and there are few surprises: most of these names have been holding strong for a few years now. (If you have a kindergartener, there are probably five Isabellas in her class!) Let’s have a drum roll for the most popular names for babies born this year: 10 most popular girl names ... Read More »

Get into gear! Cold-weather essentials for winter babies

Ask a dozen mothers, and you’ll get a dozen different answers: what season is the best or the worst to have a new baby? A lot of new moms worry about being cooped up with the baby when the weather is lousy during the winter (and it’s possible that Seasonal Affective Disorder might put you at a greater risk of ... Read More »

A cool infographic: “How to build a human”!

Just a quick treat for our expectant readers today: this beautiful spiraling animation shows the progression of fetal development from the embryonic stage to birth. I haven’t been able to stop staring at it for a good twenty minutes, and I hope you enjoy it too! See more of artist Eleanor Lutz’s work at her webpage, Tabletop Whale! Read More »

Light up the night! Holiday sparkle all over Boston

Every family has their own traditions for the holidays, whether it’s before, during, or after Christmas or Hanukkah. My Hanukkah-observing family, for instance, would spend our Christmas Eve driving through the nearby suburbs to see what kinds of gorgeous, lavish Christmas displays other families had created. My sister and I couldn’t get enough of it – it would get late ... Read More »

Our favorite holiday hacks to make your life easier this holiday!

Families at Christmas

When it comes to parenting advice, the ultimate experts are out there in the field actively experimenting with what works with their own kids. Every parent has their little tips and tricks for keeping homes decluttered, kids content, and food on the table, and thanks to the internet, we can crowdsource solutions for everyday problems. When it comes to the ... Read More »