Caroline Hogeveen

Caroline is a proud Vanderbilt alumna, professional oversharer, and lover of all things healthy-ish. She's equally obsessed with meaningful conversations and trashy television.

Before Adding It To Your Birth Plan, Here's What Experts Think About Vaginal Seeding

Vaginal seeding sounds like some kind of organic farming, but apparently it's taking the birthing world by storm. In a way. According to The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), vaginal seeding is "the practice of inoculating…
By Caroline Hogeveen

20 Instagram Captions For The First Day Of Fall To Cozy Up Your Feed

This Saturday, Sept. 22, is the first day of fall. This is the day of the autumnal equinox which, according to Encyclopedia Britannica, is the moment in September "when the Sun is exactly above the Equator and day and night are of equal length."…
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20 Quotes About Fall To Give You All The Cozy Feels

It's almost here! Whether it's 90 degrees where you are or you broke out your fall sweaters two weeks ago, the first official day of fall is Saturday, Sept. 22. No matter what your season of choice is, no one's immune to those ~feelings~ you get…
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18 Solid Baby Name Options If You Love The Name Luke

So you love the name Luke, but you aren't going to choose it. Maybe it doesn't go with your last name, maybe your partner nixed it, or maybe your sister-in-law stole that name before you got the chance- that witch. Whatever your reason, you need to…
By Caroline Hogeveen

20 Halloween-Inspired Baby Names For Those Who *Love* The Holiday

I like Halloween. I enjoy fall weather, I like candy, and I love seeing cute little babies and kids dressed up in their costumes. I've realized, however, that Halloween is a full on lifestyle for some people. It doesn't matter if it's October or…
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The Amazing Benefits Of Play-Doh Are Going To Make You Want To Buy *All* The Tubs

This Sunday, Sept. 16, is World Play-Doh Day, and I truly cannot think of a childhood staple more deserving of its own holiday. Seriously, who doesn't get nostalgic when they smell those little yellow Play-Doh tubs? In honor of the iconic,…
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There's Now A Silent, Wearable Breast Pump You Control Via App, & The Future Is Here

Remember today, because it's one that will go down in the mommy history books. On Sept. 14, Elvie, the award-winning health and lifestyle "femtech" brand, is releasing their brand new Elvie Pump: a silent, wearable pump that fits into your standard…
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Babywearing Parents Share How They Chose The Right Baby Sling For Them

Baby slings are ingenious, and they're a win-win solution for moms and babies: babies get to be cuddled up close to their favorite person, but mom or dad can use their limbs freely... hallelujah. That said, it seems like there are hundreds of…
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Here's Why Experts Say You May Want To Spring For Two Cribs For Twins

Ah, twins. You planned for one baby, and suddenly you've got two on your hands. You're buying twice the amount of diapers and wipes, you've got two high chairs in your kitchen, and you're still figuring out how to carry two carseats. When something…
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Here's What Your Baby Is *Actually* Feeling During Pregnancy Sex

When you're pregnant, you become hyper aware that your body is not just your own. Every thing — every bite of food or sip of a drink — that enters your body is shared with baby. But what about when something else enters your body? Some people are…
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Hoping The Fall Equinox Will Send You Into Labor? Here's What You Should Know

I've always seen fall equinox marked in every planner I've ever owned, but I'd never known what it actually means — aside from being the "official" beginning of fall. According to Encyclopedia Brittanica, the autumnal equinox is one of two moments…
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Mosquito Bites Are Bad Enough, But Skeeter Syndrome Is Worse

During my summers at camp, I always ended up covered in mosquito bites, no matter how many cans of bug spray my mom packed in my trunk. My bunkmates taught me to stop the itching by digging an "X" into each bump with my nails, and I do it to this…
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The History Behind National Grandparents Day Is Really Sweet & Fairly Recent

This Sunday, Sept. 9, is National Grandparents Day. If you don't have anything planned yet, don't panic – you still have time — and if you didn't even know Grandparents Day was a thing, you're not alone. Unlike the random "holidays" that pop up on…
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17 Grandparents Day Instagram Captions To Help You Celebrate

I'm a firm believer that grandparents are the closest things we have on earth to real angels. My childhood memories with Nana and Papa are some of my most cherished. On the flip side, watching your own parents turn into Grandma and Grandpa has got…
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Turns Out, Family Dinners Are *So* Important For Your Kids' Eating Habits

When I was growing up, we had family dinners every school night. Unless I was sick or tied up with an extracurricular, family dinners were non-negotiable. I still remember how rebellious it felt to eat pizza in front of the TV with a babysitter or a…
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Science Explains How Co-Sleeping Affects Your Baby's Clinginess & Attachment To You

While many new parents love the idea of co-sleeping, or sharing a bed or bedroom with a new baby or young child, others worry about potential repercussions. A giant family sleepover could simply bring comfort and closeness... or it could result in a…
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Turns Out, Your Kid's Pink Eye Came From Exactly Where You Thought It Did (Ew)

When I was in college, I worked part-time at a daycare. While I generally loved playing with toddlers and little kids during my time outside of the classroom, there were two things that sent shivers down my spine: lice and pink eye. Grossly enough,…
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If The Carrier Is Your Baby's Favorite Way To Nap, Science Has An Explanation

One of the best naps I've ever had to this day was in a hammock in the Bahamas. Between the warmth and the gentle rocking, I was out — I woke up with weird indents all over my body and had no regrets. Where else can you find such optimal napping…
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Turns Out, Your Absolute Obsession With Fall Can Be Explained By Science

As soon as Sept. 1 hits, it seems like everyone is obsessing over fall. Even if it's still 90 degrees outside, I'm bombarded with Instagram posts about pumpkin spice lattes and #SweaterWeather. As a diehard summer lover myself, I'm always curious as…
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Disney's Baby Halloween Costumes Are Going To Make Oct. 31 The Happiest Day On Earth

Your baby has absolutely no idea what Halloween is all about, but that's no reason to avoid going all out... right? Even if they aren't old enough to say "Trick or treat!" or eat the candy themselves, they still need an adorable Halloween costume…
By Caroline Hogeveen