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.

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...

Perfect picks for dads and dads-to-be As that old maxim goes, the best gifts come from the heart. To that, we’d like to add that it never hurts if said presents are also unique, fun, and multi-functional. Below we’ve compiled five of our favorite gift-giving options, perfectly suited to new...

We are smitten by British photographer Jenny Lewis. In her recently released book, One Day Young, Lewis features 45 intimate, but hardly intrusive, portraits of new mothers. For five years, she arranged visits with women in their East London homes to capture life with their one-day-old newborns. At the start, the mothers...

In news no one wants to hear, research suggests that chronic stress during pregnancy may lead to a host of health complications for you and baby. Not to mention, of course, that any type of anxiety has the potential to stir up insomnia, appetite loss, high blood pressure, and digestive issues....

A nickname can offer wonderful versatility when it comes to choosing a baby name. If you’d like a classic, formal name for your little one, but your partner is hoping for a more unique and quirky moniker, the right nickname may allow for both. Truth be told, a nickname can...

A recent report from the Environmental Defense Fund may encourage new parents to embrace homemade baby food. The non-profit group studied data collected by the Food and Drug Administration from 2003 – 2013 as part of its Total Diet Study initiative. For over 40 years, the FDA has used the...

Actress Kirsten Dunst announced in the July issue of Marie Claire UK that she’s ready for her life’s next chapter. The 35-year-old has been working in Hollywood consistently since the age of 3, debuting in a Woody Allen film as a toddler. She’s starred in movies such as Spiderman, The...

In my dreams I have a stroller for every occasion: A high-end luxury model with all the bells and whistles, a compact push chair to keep tucked away in the trunk of my car, and a double stroller for when my nephew’s in tow. I’m pleased to say that I don’t have to become...

As first-time parents, my husband and I would have done just about anything to get our fussy newborn to sleep. We often adopted totally bizarre rituals just to bring on a few extra z’s: we did lunges in the dark, ran the hairdryer across the room, and tested every swaddle...

I am always on the hunt for comfortable and quality children’s clothing for my toddler. I’ll award bonus points for items that aren’t a dime a dozen. So you can imagine my delight when I had the opportunity to take a peek at the spring line from Robo KidShop. This...