Caroline Tung Richmond

Caroline Tung Richmond is a writer and children's author. Her work has appeared in the Baltimore Sun and USAToday.com, amongst others; and her YA historical novels include The Only Thing to Fear, The Darkest Hour, and Live in Infamy (Spring 2018).

Do Babies Get Motion Sickness?

Growing up, I was always that kid who got nauseous on long trips. It didn't matter if I was in a car, on a boat, or flying to see relatives on the opposite coast, I always had a stick of gum and a barf bag ready, just in case. And so, after I became…
By Caroline Tung Richmond

Turns Out, Day Care Doesn't Cause Separation Anxiety

Separation anxiety is hard, not only for babies, but for their moms, too. When I enrolled my toddler daughter at a new day care center a couple years ago, our first drop-off was excruciating. She cried, I cried. But thankfully within a couple of…
By Caroline Tung Richmond

This Is Why Your Baby Acts Like They Hate Your Boyfriend

Babies tend to be unpredictable when it comes to who they like. Your newborn might love snuggling in your mom's arms, but will start screaming when your dad takes over. Or your 9-month-old might happily crawl toward your best friend, but makes a…
By Caroline Tung Richmond

Here's Why You're Craving Red Meat During Pregnancy

Pregnancy cravings are the real deal — at least they were for me. When I was pregnant, I wanted to stuff my face with raw vegetables (yes, really), but once I hit the second trimester, I just wanted fried chicken drumsticks. My family said that my…
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Turns Out, Having Sex Every Day Is Worth It If You're TTC

Getting pregnant isn't always easy. Sure, some couples seem to conceive by simply giving one another a sexy wink, but for many, getting pregnant requires a little more work, like charting out ovulation cycles and synching up schedules with your…
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Are You Most Fertile When You're Ovulating?

Like many women, I spent years actively trying not to get pregnant. I wanted to focus on my career, but as the years passed, those baby pangs did hit me hard. My husband and I decided that we were ready to have a baby, but it was embarrassing for me…
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Here's What Happens In Your Kid's Brain When They Are Shamed

You've probably read about the kid-shaming videos that parents have been posting online. A dad cuts off his teenager's hair to teach her a lesson and shares the video on Facebook. A mom punishes her son by making him hold a humiliating poster on a…
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Here's What You Should Look For In Your Prenatal Vitamins

Pregnant women are faced with a ton of choices. There are the big decisions that keep you up at night, like whether you should choose an OB or a midwife. There are the smaller choices to consider, too, like what kind of baby swing you should buy.…
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Here's How Much Day Care Costs

Before I became a mom, I knew next to nothing about the price of child care aside from what I got paid as a babysitter in high school. But once I got pregnant with my daughter, I started looking into day cares in my area — and the sticker shock gave…
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Turns Out, Your Kids Should Always Wear Sunscreen

Growing up, my brother and I rarely used sunscreen. Sure, our parents made us slather it on whenever we headed to swim practice, but other than that we pretty much ignored the sunscreen bottle. Crazy, I know. Now that I'm a parent myself, I…
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Can You Get Pregnant A Week Before Your Period?

Fertility can be a tricky thing. Whether you're trying to have a baby or whether you're trying not to get pregnant, it's confusing to chart your ovulation because every woman's cycle is different. So it makes sense for you to wonder when your body…
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Here's How Much You'll Spend On Co-Sleeping

As your due date nears, you've probably been thinking about where your baby should sleep. You've researched your options — your head is filled with the pros and cons of co-sleeping versus bed-sharing versus sleeping in different rooms — and you've…
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When Can You Get Pregnant With Your Second Baby?

A couple months after I had my first kid, I started getting a nosy question that no new mom wants to deal with — "So when do you want to start trying for number two?" I was tempted to reply with a firm never, just because I was exhausted and barely…
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How Much Does A Medical Birth Cost?

When you're expecting, it's completely normal to feel nervous, whether you're thinking about your labor or the inevitable sleepless nights ahead. Here in the United States, expectant moms often have to worry about medical costs, too, especially as…
By Caroline Tung Richmond

Here’s How Much Vaccines Cost

During my daughter's first year of life, I lost count how many vaccinations she received. Every time we went to the pediatrician, my baby became an infant pincushion, getting poked by a bunch of shots, from HepB to RV to DTaP. Still, we were really…
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Will Sex Hurt During Pregnancy?

If you're pregnant for the first time, your brain might be spinning with questions. What will your baby look like? What should you do about morning sickness? And what about, you know, sex? Your doctor may have assured you that it's safe to get busy…
By Caroline Tung Richmond

Here's What Happens To Your Brain When You're Mom-Shamed

Mom-shaming can come in many forms. It happens out in public, when a woman walks up to you at Target and calls you out for buying baby formula. It happens in your own family, when your aunt loudly questions why your toddler isn't potty trained yet.…
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Everything You Need To Know About The Glucose Test

As your third trimester nears, you can almost see the finish line of your pregnancy. You might start thinking about everything you need to tackle before the baby arrives, from painting the nursery to planning your maternity leave. But don't forget…
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What Kind Of Baby Swing Should I Get?

With your due date nearing, you may have started the nesting phase. You've stocked up on onesies and diapers, and you've ordered a carseat and stroller. Next up? Choosing a baby swing. Technically, you don't need a swing but you've heard it can be a…
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Actually, Heartburn Can Mean Your Baby Will Have Hair

Once you tell people that you're pregnant, you'll probably start hearing a lot of old wives' tales. You're carrying your baby low? You must be having a boy. You're feeling super nauseated? Must be a girl in there. Did you mention having heartburn?…
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