Author: Emme Lukasik

Emme Lukasik is a long-time journalist and new mom. She lives in Los Angeles with a patient husband, wild child of a daughter, and a rambunctious collie named Isla.

New motherhood is a rocky transition period, spotted with sleepless nights, physical discomfort, and the confusion that comes with caring for a newborn baby. We’re of the belief that new parents deserve all the support they can find—and none of the negatives that society so often piles up against them...

The year’s top baby names are in As 2017 comes to a close, we’re taking a look at the baby names that topped new parents’ lists. Nameberry, the expert on all things baby-naming, has put together a list of the year’s biggest name trends, as dictated by site traffic. A...

Searching for the perfect baby name? Let the magic and wonder of the holidays inspire you. We’ve collected 12 options – six names for each gender – that promise to invoke the happiness of the holidays each time you call out to your little one. Boys Clement: Name your little boy...

2017’s sweetest gifts for the babies and young children on your list Our holiday gift to you: a gift-giving guide brimming with thoughtfully selected and impeccably crafted items, curated for the little one on your list. From vintage-inspired toys to sweet nursery decor, we have a host of options just...

This just in: Your height may play a role in determining when you go into labor. A recent study published in the journal PLOS Medicine linked a mother’s height to her chances for preterm birth. The study, out of the Center for Prevention of Preterm Birth at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital,...

There’s no sight quite as sweet as a newborn baby bundled in a swaddling blanket. This practice of tightly wrapping an infant from the neck down is touted by many as a cure-all for fussiness in babies. Swaddling mimics the warmth and comfort of the womb, offering enough calm to...

When I was pregnant with my daughter four years ago, even a seemingly harmless glass of water could leave me hanging over the toilet bowl. Morning sickness hit me fast and hard. Desperately struggling to stay hydrated, I spent many a long afternoon hooked up to IV fluids in the...

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