Luisa Colón

Luisa Colón is a mom, writer, born-and-raised New Yorker, and freelance Cumberbitch.

15 Delicious Kid Snacks That Adults Happily Steal For Themselves

It’s a familiar scenario for many moms. At any given moment, you have snacks on hand for your little one, but have somehow forgotten that moms need to eat, too. Well, you can go the extra mile and pack yourself a responsible bag of treats, but…
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Is Drinking During Pregnancy OK? No, But Here Are 5 Great Mocktail Recipes To Enjoy Instead

Expectant moms like to know all the facts about having a healthy pregnancy. And although there are a lot of guidelines to follow, most of them are pretty straightforward. But it can be confusing when friends, family, and even total strangers weigh…
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What Are The Lyrics To "You Are My Sunshine"? Learn Them & Your Child Will Love You Forever

When singing to your child, it’s perfectly acceptable to substitute some tra-la-las in for the actual lyrics. Maybe you’re protecting your child from some of the more bizarre meanings of seemingly innocent nursery rhyme. Most likely though, you’ve…
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How To Tell If You're Actually In Labor, Or It's Just A False Alarm

You’ve spent (roughly) nine months waiting. That’s 270 days spent counting kicks, gazing adoringly at ultrasound pictures, and daydreaming about names. And now, the moment is approaching — childbirth. But how do you know exactly when it’s really the…
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Too Tired To Have Sex After Baby & 6 Other Reasons You're Not In The Mood Post-Birth

Let’s talk about sex (after) baby. For some new moms, postpartum sex is something to look forward to, especially if they are feeling more feminine, confident, and hormonal (in a good way) than ever before. Kuddos to those women! But many new moms…
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The Breastfeeding Football Hold Could Change Your Whole Nursing Experience, So Here's How To Do It

There’s no question that breastfeeding is a great experience for both mother and child. But no one ever said it’s an easy one. Although there are some new moms who have no trouble nursing, some have a tough time breastfeeding from the first time…
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11 Things To Consider When Naming Siblings, Because Rhyming Isn’t As Genius As It Sounds

Mary-Kate and Ashley. Kate and Rooney. Kim and Khloe (and Kourtney… and Kendall… and Kylie.) There aren’t any steadfast rules for naming siblings. It all comes down to personal preference. Sticking with the same first letter is a choice that some…
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11 Badass Baby Names To Ensure Your Kid Is The Coolest One On The Playground

Classic baby names have been on-trend for a while, and are perfectly lovely with their traditional, English countryside, Downton Abbey-like airs. But parents-to-be who are looking for more of a black-leather-jacket, trouble-making,…
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7 Reasons To Name Your Child After You, Other Than The Fact That You're Awesome

Naming a boy after his father is a familiar tradition, even if we don’t see it quite as often these days. Why do parents do it? Well, carrying on family history is one reason. Asserting Dad’s great qualities is another, and that’s cool. But what…
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15 Baby Names Inspired By Beloved Film Characters Throughout The Years

Choosing a name for your baby based on your favorite film or television characters can be a tricky business. If it’s a character you love to hate, then you might think twice before naming your child after a villain, no matter how much you love the…
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11 Beauty Myths You Probably Believed In High School

I clearly remember the magazine-approved beauty tips I held dear to my heart in high school. It wasn’t until later in life that these tips and tricks were doing more damage than beautification. That’s the thing about beauty myths. They start out as…
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7 Foods Hacks To Make Your Picky Eater A Member Of The Clean Plate Club

Were you a picky eater as a child? Or are you the frustrated parent of a picky eater right now? Firsthand, personal experience is the only way to really understand the importance of food hacks for picky eaters. There’s just so many aspects to picky…
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9 Warm Breakfasts That Are Perfect For A Snowy Morning

When gearing up to face a cold winter day, the right kind of breakfast can make all the difference. Picture yourself slurping down a bowl of cereal before bundling up and heading out into the chill. The image doesn’t really cut it, does it? On the…
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7 Questions To Ask Before Dyeing Your Hair & Making A Huge Hair Change

I am uniquely qualified to discuss hair color, as I’m pretty sure I’ve tried everything and made every mistake in the book. I’ve gone dark; I’ve gone light. I’ve dyed my hair in a box; I’ve dyed my hair in a salon.I dyed it until it broke off in…
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7 Rainy Day Hairstyles That'll Weather The Storm

It’s a good thing that rainwater is essential for the earth’s well-being, because it sure does suck in a lot of other ways. A grey, gloomy day can be a total buzzkill, and the rain can ruin not just your good mood but your plans, your shoes, and…
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9 Hearty Crock Pot Recipes To Keep You Warm All Winter

If you feel like there’s something about winter that makes you want to stock up on food like a grizzly bear, you’re not alone. Cold days, the sun going down at what seems like mid-afternoon, the winter blues — it all adds up to feeling both ravenous…
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What Are The Words To “Mary Had a Little Lamb”? There's More Than The First Verse

It’s one of the most recognizable songs in the world, but do you actually know all the words to “Mary Had a Little Lamb?” We’re all aware that Mary’s lamb was as white as snow, but what about the rest of the lyrics to this classic children’s song?…
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7 'Aladdin'-Inspired Baby Names That'll Show Your Child A Whole New World

Aladdin is a Disney movie that holds a very special place in many a heart, even more so than The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast. There’s something about the exotic locales, the manic, rapid-fire patter of Robin Williams’ Genie, and the…
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15 Beauty Tips From Disney Princesses That Don't Require Help From Birds & Mice

Cinderella. Tiana. Belle. Every Disney princess holds a lesson in being beautiful. Take Brave's Merida, kicking ass with her bow and arrow while tossing that mane of red curls. Or Jasmine, smiling into the mirror with those gorgeously on-fleek…
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7 Hairstyles For the Gym That Will Look Awesome Before & After Your Workout

There’s nothing wrong with wanting to look good at the gym. In fact, feeling great about yourself is an awesome way to approach your workout. And part of the persona means mastering the perfect hairstyles for the gym. Because let’s be real — having…
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