Leah Carton

Leah is a Lifestyle Editorial Intern and a senior at Seton Hall University. She is the Managing Editor of The Setonian, and has previous internship experience with Seventeen Magazine, Definition Media, and Meridian Health.

Lemony Snicket & Lisa Brown Discuss Children's Literature

I've always been drawn to books and poetry that delve into "taboo" topics. Even as a child, the stories that didn't always have a happy ending were the ones that caught my attention. So, it doesn't come as a surprise when I say that I was intrigued…
By Leah Carton

Is Acrylic Paint Safe For Kids?

The mess your kid makes during a painting session may not be the only worry you have during arts and crafts time. In addition to protecting you, your little one, and your furniture from splatter, you may want to make sure you protect your child from…
By Leah Carton

11 Clever Mother's Day Gifts

With Mother's Day 2017 only a few weeks away, it's time to hit the stores for the most perfect gift. Don't worry though, there are a ton of clever Mother's Day 2017 gifts for you to choose from whether you're browsing the shops or searching…
By Leah Carton

Why Is Mother's Day On A Sunday?

Mother's Day — the one day of the year that's supposed to be all about the family's matriarch. Though the holiday's history has been well documented, it still raises a number of questions. One of the more common ones being, "why is Mother's Day on a…
By Leah Carton

Here's When Your Child Can Start Using Scissors

Often times, when worrying about your child's safety, your mind focusses on the big concerns. Covering outlets, buying (and installing) the best car seat, keeping their sleep space free from dangers — you know, the big stuff. But what about smaller…
By Leah Carton

How To Take Care Of Your Baby's Newborn Skin

You've likely heard the saying "soft as a baby's bottom," and there's a reason for that phrase. A baby's skin is truly unique and different from that of its mother. As a result, you may run into some problems when caring for your little one's,…
By Leah Carton

22 Common Habits You Don’t Realize Are Really Bad For You

You know what they say, old habits die hard. It's no surprise that it's difficult to lose a bad habit, but that shouldn't be the only reason why you can't shake it. What you need to know, however, is the truth. And the truth is, your common habits…
By Leah Carton

How To Make Slime Without Detergent

It's no secret that kids love all things gooey, mushy, and slimey. You simply can't keep them away from it. That's why it's no surprise that DIY slime has been making a comeback. Unfortunately, the booming trend can also be dangerous on their skin.…
By Leah Carton

9 Easter Egg Dyeing Ideas For Kids

With Easter coming up, it's time to pull out all of the stops for your family's favorite DIY activity of the year. Get ready to start gathering your art supplies and food coloring, because every mom needs to prepare before sitting down and dyeing…
By Leah Carton

The Downside To Wearing Leggings Daily

Let's take a moment to bow down to the legging and it's creator. Think about it — you can wear them to the gym, to bed, to work. Honestly, the options are endless. But just how far can you stretch the number of times you wear your most prized…
By Leah Carton

'New Girl' Fate Remains Up In The Air

The Season 6 finale of New Girl is almost upon us, and many fans are questioning whether their favorite show will be coming back for a new season, especially considering the fact that FOX has yet to announce a renewal. So will New Girl return for…
By Leah Carton

How To Deduct Babysitting From Your Taxes

It costs major money to hire childcare, whether it's a babysitter, nanny, or a daycare service. Add in all the other costs that come with parenting, and you may find yourself stressing come tax season. As a result, you may find yourself searching…
By Leah Carton

Charo's Dance Experience Is Somewhat Limited

Charo sure does know how to get everyone's attention, especially the viewers of Dancing With The Stars. The singer-guitarist has made headlines due to her two recent performances thus far for Season 24. Although the lively star has a musical…
By Leah Carton

'Feud' May Explore Another Hollywood Dynamic

Ryan Murphy's Feud unveils the real life drama between Golden Age actresses Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange) and Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon). Yet, it's some of the more minor characters that help build the context and truths circling the actresses'…
By Leah Carton

April Fools' Day Tweets To Make You LOL

April Fools' Day is here, no joke. Although the practical jokesters of the world treat this holiday as the most important, putting weeks of prep into their jokes, others aren't so keen on a day filled with tricks. That being said, there is a way to…
By Leah Carton

19 Healthy Meals Dads Can Make

Every mom has been there — rushing to the grocery store after work, scavenging the aisles for ingredients to make dinner. You then hurry home only to be greeted with immediate demands and questions like "what's for dinner?" However, there are…
By Leah Carton

Why You're Always So Hot During Pregnancy

If you're pregnant, no matter what the weather is like outside, you likely break out in a sweat more than once a day. Forget about worrying about your water breaking, you're currently a little too preoccupied trying to do something about those sweat…
By Leah Carton

Can I Deduct Baby Formula From My Taxes?

Mom essentials have a way of keeping your baby happy and your wallet sad. Thanks to a forever-dwindling amount cash, parents are regularly searching for new ways to save on everything from diapers to baby formula. Since tax season is here, you're…
By Leah Carton

10 Reasons To Get Up From Your Desk Right Now

Experts have dubbed millenials as the most sedentary generation. And they aren't totally wrong. Between jobs that keep them glued to a desk and Netflix marathons that keep them on the couch, sitting for a long period of time is just part of the…
By Leah Carton

29 Laugh Out Loud Movies On Netflix

What's a better way to unwind from a long day or kick-start your weekend than with a funny flick? These days, you can save your time (and money) by streaming one of the many laugh-until-you-cry films. And luckily, there are plenty of hilarious…
By Leah Carton