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.

Pop quiz! Which of these factors does not influence post-baby boob drop? A.) A history of smoking B.) Your age and number of pregnancies C.) Breastfeeding D.) Body mass index and pre-pregnancy bra size Answer: C. Surprised? Even as the duration of breastfeeding increased, a study in the Aesthetic Surgery...

We hear it time and time again, “What will happen to my post-baby boobs?” Pregnancy and childbirth have a way of taking a woman’s body and later, leaving it almost unrecognizable to her. There’s that expanding rib cage, the widening hips, postpartum hair loss, the extra pounds, and on, and...

That Halloween spirit Halloween is here, so bring forth the pumpkins and autumn leaves! While kids prepare to don costumes and descend upon our neighborhoods, we’re giving special attention to the littlest trick-or-treaters among them. So, you have a newborn or young baby? Don’t stay home this Halloween! Sure, your...

It’s a scary thought that no one wants to entertain, but our homes could be a potential wonderland of toxins. Between household cleaners, personal care products, and even myriad plastics, there’s a great deal of unwanted chemicals circulating about our living spaces. As you prep for your little one’s arrival,...

What’s one of the best things expectant moms can do for themselves and their unborn babies? Follow their doctor’s orders and get a flu shot. As pregnant women, we’re naturally wary of everything we put in our bodies. From food to toothpaste, everything that crosses our paths goes under the...

Every pool or beach trip, I weigh my options: I can either let my daughter swim underwater sans goggles—only to have her complain about the pool water in her eyes—or I can wage a battle of wills. Every trip we argue about the merits of goggles and the great discomfort...