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Can Childhood Obesity Be Predicted at Birth?

You may have heard the good news: childhood obesity is on the decline! Still, one in three children are considered overweight. Is your child at risk?

3 Parenting Tips for the Modern Mama

You don't need us to tell you about change (hellooo, new baby, new body, and new motherhood). But parenting advice changes over time, too. Here, three new recommendations for mothers of the 21st century. 

Crispy Broccoli with Garlic-Soy Drizzle

This healthy, delicious broccoli recipe uses parchment paper to help you get your daily dose of veggies. Read more about this easy, low-mess roasting technique.

The Secret Way to Make Your Veggies Delicious

One of the trickier challenges I’ve encountered as a personal chef for families is to come up with tasty-but-healthy ways to prepare veggie recipes for picky eaters. Over the years I’ve found one particular technique that’s easy and always a hit: roasting them on parchment. It has converted veggie-haters of all ages, because roasting removes water and condenses the veggies’ natural sugars, giving them a dense, lightly-sweet nuttiness (no mushiness in sight!). 

Your Pre-Pregnancy Body: Why You May Not Want it Back

Next time you’re in the grocery checkout aisle, see how many tabloid covers mention baby bumps, or how fast some celebrity “got her body back!” Popular culture is obsessed with women’s pregnant and post-pregnant bodies, and exhibits a strong preference that women get rid of all signs of pregnancy ASAP after birth. 

Perfect Vinaigrette

The easiest way to incorporate more leafy greens into your diet is by eating salads.  Full of fiber, folates, and antioxidants, greens are an excellent addition to your healthy prenatal diet—or after baby arrives!  However, salad every day for lunch or dinner can get pretty boring.

Breastfeeding: Set Yourself Up for Success

When I gave birth to my twins a few years ago, I thought I knew a thing or two about breastfeeding. My older son had nursed for 14 months with nary a problem, and I’d been researching, writing and editing breastfeeding articles for more than 10 years.

Crib Safety: 6 Tips to Use Now

An average of 26 children suffer a crib-related injury every day in the U.S. Follow these tips to keep your baby safe and sound:

Get a Crib with Fixed Sides. 
If you’re considering buying a secondhand crib be aware that safety standards issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in 2011 prohibit the sale of drop-side cribs. Their use has been blamed for 32 deaths in the past decade, mostly because they’ve led to suffocation and strangulation.

What to Do with an Overloaded iPhone

Every mom has been there, ready to snap a photo or quick video of your baby playing in the bathtub or crawling on the beach when your phone flashes the dreaded “not enough free space.”

You don’t want to lose a single photo, especially for the moments when you’re away from your little one or want to be a proud mama when you’re out with friends, so what can you do?

We’ve rounded up some easy options for saving, storing and printing every single shot to last long after you’ve traded your phone in for a new model.

The 5-Step Guide to Babyproofing

When it comes to babyproofing, you’ve thought of everything, right? (Outlet covers? Check. Safety gates? Of course.) But according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, accidental death rates dropped among all age groups in 2009, the latest year for which data is available—except among babies younger than 1 year. Below are the leading causes of accidental death for babies, listed in order, along with advice to keep your child out of harm’s way.

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