What Moms Need to Know About Summer Nutrition for Kids

Moms, nutritionists and pediatricians alike know active kids and developing bones and muscles need essential nutrients to grow strong, but The Dietary Guidelines for Americans say most Americans, including children, actually aren’t getting enough fiber, calcium, vitamin D and potassium in their diets.

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What It’s Like to Be a New Mother – Infographic

Giving birth to and caring for an infant is likely the greatest challenge a woman endures. The worry, lack of sleep and dramatic lifestyle change can be overwhelming, to say the least. However, as many mothers find, it is well worth the reward of a happy, healthy and loving child. The folks at PersonalCreations recently surveyed over 1,000 mothers about their experiences with a new baby. Check out the infographic below to discover what it’s like to be a new mother!

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4 Tips for Choosing the Right Car Seat

As a parent, one of the most important decisions you will make is choosing an infant car seat. The process of purchasing and correctly installing one can often feel like an overwhelming task. To help give parents that extra layer of confidence they need before baby’s first car ride home from the hospital, the safety experts at Car Seats for the Littles offer these tips for proper car seat installation and car seat use.

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5 Tips for Throwing an Epic Easter Brunch on a Budget

Preparing an elaborate Easter spread for your family doesn’t have to be an expensive (or exhausting) endeavor. Rethinking familiar dishes and ingredients is an easy way to add a special touch to your meal. Add a dash of affordable elegance to your Easter brunch with these 5 simple tips for an epic Easter brunch on a budget.

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Unicorn Easter Eggs: How to Dye Easter Eggs More Than 40 Custom Colors

What kid doesn’t love to dye Easter eggs?! This year, don’t stop at the basic colors, mix it up by creating Unicorn Easer eggs – an entire rainbow of colors you won’t find in any kit! Use this guide, along with food color, vinegar and hot water, to make more than 40 different colors.

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Learn Your Ass Off About Blogging with A Writer’s Badass Guide

After months of musing, writing, editing, rewriting, stressing and banging their heads against their laptops in moments of frustration, the Misfit authors, Kristin McCarthy and Nathalie Laitmon over at Suburban Misfit Mom (SMM) have finished and launched their first eBook. As if the two women who run SMM as well as other personal projects – all while raising seven small children between the two of them – didn’t have enough on their plates. Why in the hell would they take this on?

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8 Ways to Get a Better Night’s Sleep

While a healthy lifestyle requires a balanced diet and exercise, sleep is another pillar of overall wellness that is both essential to your health and success, and often overlooked. By simply making small changes to your daily routine you can improve your quality of sleep. Follow these tips from Dr. Sujay Kansagra, director of Duke University’s Pediatric Neurology Sleep Medicine Program, and get on your way to better rest and a healthier life. Learn how to sleep better with these 8 simple ways.

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