Continuing Coverage on Some of Our Most Popular NewsMom Topics.
Whether we’re protecting our kids from ID theft or investigating ingredients, this is a compilation of investigative stories, research and resources to help navigate the messy, confusing and sometimes scary world of parenting.
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Car Seat Safety
Investigating UPPAbaby Flame-Retardant-Free Car Seats
Turns out you can make a naturally flame resistant car seat that passes the federal flammability standard without retardants. The first batch of UPPAbaby Flame-Retardant-Free Car Seats shipped to … [Continue...]
Questions About 2016 Ecology Center Car Seat Flame Retardant Report
The Ecology Center has released its semiannual car seat flame retardant report which tests a variety of popular car seats for flame retardants. Each year it is controversial. However, each year it … [Continue...]
Should Your 10-Year-Old Use A Booster Seat?
Odds are, if you watch the news or follow car seat safety, you know that The Insurance Institute's for Highway Safety released its latest booster seat study today. The report is titled "Booster seats … [Continue...]
Our Wireless World
Cleaning Up A Teen’s Online Footprint
#Reporter'sNotebook: As a mom of two daughters under the age of 6, I'm already nervous about the teen years -- especially because I know social media and online outlets are most likely going to get … [Continue...]
Q & A: Can Cell Phone Cases Reduce Radiation Exposure?
We recently received the following question in the comment section of "Why I Chose to Ban Cell Phones From the Bedroom." For some insight, I reached out to one of the foremost experts on (and critics … [Continue...]
Will Your Cell Phone Cause Cancer?
Will your cell phone cause cancer? That's the question Consumer Reports recently attempted to answer. The magazine points out that the medical community is divided, but public opinion is pretty … [Continue...]
Chemicals & Kids
Lead In Sippy Cups And The Moms Making A Difference
#ReportersNotebook I began following the blogger Natural Baby Mama a little over a year ago while investigating concerning flame retardants found in a popular green car seat. She and her readers … [Continue...]
Ergo Baby “Exiting the Orbit Baby Brand”
Is Orbit Baby Discontinued?Orbit's Facebook page has confirmed to several parents via Facebook messenger that its parent company Ergo Baby is "exiting the Orbit Baby brand" and selling through its … [Continue...]
Exploding Glow Stick Warning
Glow sticks are a popular purchase this time of year. From Halloween to the Holidays, birthday parties to the 4th of July, they are cheap, fun and often provide a lot of bang for the buck.But, as a … [Continue...]
Child ID Theft
Why My Toddler Has a Credit Card
#ReportersNotebookOver the years, I’ve interviewed both adult and child identity theft victims, security experts and even convicted ID thieves for far too many news stories on the topic. I’ve … [Continue...]
How I Forced the Credit Bureaus to Freeze My Child’s Credit
When I first began covering credit freezes, I was shocked that the bureaus would not let me freeze my child’s credit.As I've mentioned in several blog posts and broadcast news stories, a credit … [Continue...]
You Need My Social Security Number But You Won’t Give Me Your Employee ID?
By now, most people know that their Social Security number is the key to their identity, so they need to be very judicious about who they share it with. Most security experts agree you should even … [Continue...]
Travel With Kids
The Carryon Overnight Kit: A Must for Airplane Travel With Kids
Of course we couldn't have known our 20 hour trip would lengthen into 48. So of course we didn't pack a carryon overnight kit.It began as we loaded up the hired car in the dark, installing the car … [Read More...]
Car Seats in Taxis: Difficult But Doable
In the few months since I committed to stop baby wearing in taxis, my little guy officially outgrew his infant bucket car seat. I’ve opted for public transportation and avoided cabs when possible, but … [Read More...]
Adventures in Baby Travel: Useful Products for Jet-Setting Families
For those who procreate and yet still insist on feeding their wanderlust, many baby travel products promise to make adventure a breeze. Below is a rundown of a few I've found helpful in our travels … [Read More...]
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