Kristina Johnson

Kristina is a mom and writer based in NYC. She's eagerly looking forward to the day her baby daughter is old enough to begin the Harry Potter series.

5 Controversial Baby Products That Are Banned Outside Of The United States

Keeping their children safe from harm is every parent's number one job. That's why there's a massive market for gizmos and gadgets that let you monitor a baby's every move and count every heart beat. For every item you see in stores that's meant to…
By Kristina Johnson

13 Best Halloween Costumes For Breastfeeding Moms, That Are Cute & Convenient

Finding cute, comfortable, and affordable clothing that accommodates breastfeeding isn't always the easiest task. If you're anything like me, you end up rotating through a small handful of tops and dresses, leaving a significant portion of your…
By Kristina Johnson

Ringworm Does Spread Pretty Easily (Ew), But There Are Precautions You Can Take

The name alone is probably enough to make your skin crawl: Ringworm is something no parent wants their kid to deal with. And though it's not actually a worm — it's a relatively harmless fungus — that doesn't make it any less stressful. So how do…
By Kristina Johnson

*Squeal* These 21 Halloween Costumes For Newborns Are Just The Cutest

Babies might be way too young for Halloween candy, but they're not too young to rock an adorable costume. If you've got a baby celebrating their first Halloween this year, get ready to drool over some of the cutest Halloween costumes for newborns —…
By Kristina Johnson

Even If Your Toddler's Got All Their Teeth, They Can Still Choke On These Foods

There are very few things as terrifying as seeing your child choke. While I've never experienced a life-threatening choking incident with one of my kids, there have definitely been times when I've had to jump up and pound their backs to quickly…
By Kristina Johnson

OK, Here's The Deal With Sleeping On Your Right Side During Pregnancy

Everyone knows that babies rob their parents of tons of sleep once they're born, so it's a good thing they're ridiculously cute. It's super unfair, however, that the sleepless nights can start for moms long before their bundle of joy arrives. A…
By Kristina Johnson

Even Though Your Kid Worked Hard To Grow Those Molars, They Won't Stick Around

It takes about two years for a baby to finish cutting their entire first set of teeth, but it can feel a few decades longer than that if teething turns your little one into a drooling, miserable mess. Molars are typically the last teeth to come in,…
By Kristina Johnson

9 Celebrity Moms Who Always Keep It Real On Instagram

If your only knowledge of children and their behavior came from scrolling through famous people's Instagrams, you'd probably be inclined to believe they were all perfect little angels who always dressed impeccably and only stood in perfect lighting.…
By Kristina Johnson

Fall Is Coming, Which Means You Can Drink Your Pumpkin Spice Latte In Public Now

Anyone who's sweated their way through a long hot summer might be totally ready for a change of season. As someone who immediately melts and starts to get a sunburn after about five seconds in the summer heat, I'm definitely among those counting…
By Kristina Johnson

If You Can't Wait For Sweater Weather, Fall Is Just Around The Corner

The dog days of summer are almost over, and you know what the means — sweater weather, leaf peeping, and other fall favorites are just around the corner. As someone who can't stand summer heat or sweating, I couldn't be more excited about the change…
By Kristina Johnson

25 Baby Names That Begin With "H" That Will Warm Your Heart

The average parent considers approximately seven million baby names before ultimately deciding on one perfect moniker. Or at least that's what it feels like. It's a process that is equal parts fun and incredibly stressful because there are so many…
By Kristina Johnson

13 Sentimental Things To Write In A Grandparents Day Card *Cue The Waterworks*

There's nothing a grandparent loves more than spoiling a grandchild. Even if you grew up with the strictest parents, chances are their rules went out the window when grandma and grandpa were around. Whether your grandparents slipped you loads of…
By Kristina Johnson

If You're In The Market For A Birth Photographer, Here's What To Ask

Giving birth can simultaneously feel like the longest few hours of your life, and like it goes by in the blink of an eye. As much as you want to soak up every moment of this life changing event, the pain and the chaos of a busy delivery room could…
By Kristina Johnson

How Not To Poop On The Table During Birth, Because This Was *Not* Part Of Your Plan

Ask a pregnant woman what her biggest fears are heading into labor and you might be surprised how often you’ll hear the word “poop.” Many mamas-to-be dread the idea of having a bathroom disaster right there in front of their partner and a roomful of…
By Kristina Johnson

11 Weird But Awesome Life Hacks For People With Anxiety

Everyone — literally everyone — deals with anxiety at some point. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness among American adults, so if you're suffering from one, you're definitely not alone. Anxiety can take the form of a mild case of…
By Kristina Johnson

9 Men Reveal The Surprising Things That Annoy Them (Cue Eye Roll)

While we'd all love to think that we have sparkling personalities and that everyone delights in our company 100 percent of the time, the truth is that we all have our little quirks and bad habits that can get on other people's nerves. When you're in…
By Kristina Johnson

41 Fantastic Movies & Shows To Watch On Netflix If You Feel Like You’ve Seen Everything Already

Netflix's huge catalog of movies and shows can be the best and worst thing about it. It's obviously awesome to have so many options, but it can also be overwhelming to wade through everything and find a hidden gem that you haven't yet seen. You…
By Kristina Johnson

10 Clever Halloween Costumes For Couples Who Want To Rule The Night

Being one half of a couple really increases your odds of rocking the best Halloween costume at every party you go to. Having a partner gives you so many more options to dress up as, from famous couples and iconic duos from TV, movies, and real life,…
By Kristina Johnson

The 7 Biggest Mistakes Parents Make While Trying To Stop A Tantrum

Even the most well-behaved kid in the world is going to throw some pretty epic tantrums once in a while. It usually doesn’t take much to set them off— it could be hunger, sleepiness, boredom, or simply being overwhelmed by things going on around…
By Kristina Johnson

9 Pregnancy Halloween Costumes That Don’t Make Peeing Impossible

Dressing your pregnant belly for holidays can be tough, and that goes double when the holiday is Halloween. It sometimes seems like there's slim pickings for bump-friendly costumes. Not only are your options sometimes limited in terms of creativity,…
By Kristina Johnson