Kate Johnson

Mom to two little boys who make her laugh every single day. Recovering New Yorker making a life south of the Mason-Dixon line, where she still feels like a poseur saying "y'all." Likes adventures, design and sunglasses, and when given the choice, will always opt for a biscuit over toast.

12 Brilliant Potty Training Tools & Toilets That…

Kids seem to learn something new every day. But out of all the developmental milestones to achieve, there's only one that equally instills fear and pride in the hearts of mothers everywhere: teaching your infant to use the bathroom. Fortunately, ther…
By Kate Johnson

8 Random But Genius Products For Babies Invented By Doctors

After making it through four years of medical school — plus residency, rounds, and fellowships — doctors have earned the right to say, "Trust me — I'm a doctor." So, when I come across baby products invented by doctors, I can trust that they're going…
By Kate Johnson

14 Smart Products Invented To Keep Your Kid From…

Kids and germs go hand in hand — literally. Those little chubby fingers can't seem to resist touching every grimy surface in sight, which makes those products invented to keep your kid from getting sick pretty valuable to moms everywhere. Other than …
By Kate Johnson

13 Products To Make Your Kid Stop Crying, From Moms Who Swear By Them

Every mom has been there: Your little one starts melting down, and nothing you do seems to have any effect on the waterworks. When you don't have products to make your kid stop crying readily on hand, it's undoubtedly a frustrating situation. Unfortu…
By Kate Johnson

12 Genius Items That Keep Your Kid Safe When They’re Away From You

There are many ways to parent a child, but at the core, all moms have one thing in common: they want their children to be safe, and this can send them on a goose hunt for items that keep kids safe when they're away from their moms. New parents pore o…
By Kate Johnson

12 Extremely Clever Baby Carriers That Are…

It wasn't until my son was a few weeks old that I started to look into the extremely clever baby carriers that provide all the benefits of baby-wearing. I had diligently researched the best baby carriers when I was building my registry, and I knew th…
By Kate Johnson

12 Useful Baby Products That Grow With Your Child…

From cribs to car seats and bottles to bouncers, babies need a ton of stuff, which is why finding baby products that grow with your child is essential. All that stuff takes up a whole lot of space, after all. Not to mention, they cost a lot of money.…
By Kate Johnson

12 Genius, Mess-Free Mealtime Gadgets For Toddlers…

After months of nothing but bottles and breast milk, it can be a lot of fun to introduce your little one to the big, flavorful world of real food. But unless you have an arsenal of mess-free mealtime gadgets for toddlers, it can feel decidedly not fu…
By Kate Johnson

14 Helpful Bath Toys For Babies & Toddlers That…

I'll admit it: I have a love-hate relationship with bath time, especially if I'm short on the bath toys for babies and toddlers that make the whole process easier. Sometimes there's nothing sweeter than giving a baby a bath, but at the end of a busy …
By Kate Johnson

20 Awesome Gifts For Toddlers That They Won't Get…

You know the old joke about how babies care more about the wrapping paper and the bows than the actual present? Well, that no longer applies once your little bundle turns into a toddler. Just like that, the pressure to find the perfect gift for a tod…
By Kate Johnson

The 9 Best Bras For Pumping

After the birth of my first baby, I quickly learned that my regular bras, pretty as they were, weren't going to cut it anymore now that my boobs had turned into milk machines. My new bras for nursing and pumping came with all sorts of flaps, straps, …
By Kate Johnson

11 Genius Inventions To Help Calm Down A Fussy…

Baby books make it sound so easy to calm a fussy baby: Offer a bottle or the boob, put on a clean diaper, add (or remove) a layer of clothing — or just snuggle your little one because Mommy snuggles fix everything. Except for when they don't, and not…
By Kate Johnson

11 Genius Educational Toys For Toddlers

Harvard may be years away, but it's never too soon to introduce your budding little Einstein to the best educational toys for toddlers out there. After all, even though most toddlers still poop in their pants, their powerful brains are learning and g…
By Kate Johnson

What To Pack When Traveling With A Baby To Make…

It doesn't matter how many frequent-flyer miles you have: Traveling alone is a completely different experience than traveling with a baby. A mom's gotta be smart about what to pack to make trips with a baby easier, whether your destination is the bea…
By Kate Johnson

21 Weird But Genius Baby & Toddler Amazon Products…

There are several types of great baby products in the world: You've got your baby registry essentials, of course, and then there are the baby items worth splurging on. Let's also not forget about those weird but genius baby products out there. You kn…
By Kate Johnson

15 Genius Gadgets That Make Feeding Your Baby So Much Easier

Once my boys reached six months of age, I couldn't wait to begin introducing baby foods into their diets — along with all the gadgets that make feeding so much easier. They seemed to enjoy their diet of mostly breast milk, but as a self-proclaimed fo…
By Kate Johnson

19 Baby & Toddler Products Invented By Moms Who Clearly Get It

Necessity is the mother of invention, they say, which may explain why there are so many incredible baby and toddler products invented by moms out there – because after all, who knows kids better than moms? From the baby stage to big-kid territory, mo…
By Kate Johnson

14 Comfortable Nursing Bras That Are Actually…

I know what you're thinking: Stylish nursing bras? There is nothing stylish about a nursing bra, aka the granny-panties of the lingerie world. A comfortable nursing bra is there for fit, for function, for feeding — but not for fashion. Or so you tho…
By Kate Johnson

12 Baby Products Invented By Moms That Make Life…

Nothing against a group of executives in a boardroom, but often, ideas for the best baby products come from moms with boots on the (play)ground. They're living the day-in, day-out reality of motherhood, so they know just how important inventions that…
By Kate Johnson

27 Newborn Baby Essentials I Couldn't Have Survived Without

Before my sons were born, I thought I knew all about the essentials newborn babies really need. After all, I had spent years babysitting, which is basically the same thing as being a parent, right? I knew the newborn checklist items moms want more th…
By Kate Johnson