Go with the flow! While breastfeeding may be the most natural of acts, it's not without challenges! Given that nursing tends to commence in the exhausting post-delivery new mom bleariness phase of parenting, new moms can use all the help they can get. Check out the following seven apps that support new moms and their hardworking breasts.
Picky, picky, picky! Any parent that's ever dealt with a picky eater knows how frustrating it can be. It's a constant battle to force the kids to finish the broccoli on the plate or even eat a few bites of the meal mama preciously prepared. Marta De Wulf, a nutritionist, mother, and cofounder of a nutrition iPad app for parents and kids called Smash Your Food ($3), offers up these tried-and-true tips to help parents learn more about their children's food preferences so the food wars can end once and for all.
- Stop the name-calling: Avoid labeling or calling your child as a "picky eater." It only gives your child permission to push food away. Instead teach them discernment or discuss why they choose a particular food over another, which is a healthy behavior.
- Start a conversation: Children are very sensorial and they often judge what they see first. Introduce new foods (or foods your child has previously rejected) and have a conversation about it. Start by saying to your child, "I don't mind if you like this or not, what I want to know is what do you see? Describe it to me? Do you like or dislike the color? Smell? Texture?"
Plenty of parents will be giving thanks for the iPad this year. Amidst busy holiday preparations culminating in that delightfully long — but not necessarily kid-friendly — feast, the following selection of entertaining apps will get tots into the Thanksgiving spirit, and maybe even occupy them long enough for mom and dad to have seconds.
My iPhone app selection needs a revamping — it's currently stocked with baby sign language and white noise apps, and it's well past time for me to update it with much more home decorating-appropriate apps. Of course, apps are even better when they don't cost you a penny. Here, I've rounded up five well-reviewed and free iPhone and iPad apps to help you with your home decorating, shopping, and more. Don't see what you need in this slideshow? Check out more iPad home decorating apps here. For even more free apps, try SavvySugar's free money-saving apps or GeekSugar's top 10 free iPad apps.
Earlier this month, The New York Times launched a new (and free) iPhone app that directs the wealth of info from their real estate webpage straight to your mobile device. This seems perfect for the apartment hunter on the go since you can browse listings by zipcode, price, size, etc, and view them on a map with directions from your location. You can also upload your own notes and photos to keep tabs in real time on what you've seen and liked (or hated!). Want to hear more about the app?
Not only does it provide food pairing suggestions, but there's also lots of fun lists to browse. Food Network's Aida Mollenkamp shares her favorite wines to drink while cooking, Sommelier Mark Bright rounded up his top bottles from Whole Foods, and yours truly has even created a list!
I headed to Safeway to pick out the best wines — all of which are under $20 — for hostess gifts. I've tasted and enjoyed these wines and would bring them to a party. Be it a birthday bash at Hog Island oyster farm, an intimate Thanksgiving dinner, or an upcoming holiday soirée, there's a bottle for every occasion. To check out my list, keep reading.
"Amp Up Before You Score" is a free iPhone application that offers young men pointers on how to get in bed with 24 different types of women. Selections include "Sorority Girl," "Treehugger," and "Punk." Amp fans can then detail their conquests on the app's Brag List.
Backlash soon followed, with many accusing Pepsi of demeaning and objectifying women. Amp tried to appease the furor with an apology on Twitter, although it seemed to only want to heighten the buzz around the brand by introducing the Twitter tag #pepsifail.
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- Introducing the newest must-have wine application for your iPhone. — Nirvino
- Fabio Viviani's cookbook by the numbers. — Eat Me Daily
- Here are 21 tasty bar snack recipes. — Chow
- Everything you need to know about buying sustainable seafood. — Sunset
- Eight common fast foods you should avoid. — SF Weekly
- Michael Pollan's next mission: reform health care. — Grub Street
- The real reason Hector was kicked off of Top Chef? His thermometer didn't work.— The Feedbag
- Is it OK to serve pesto at a dinner party? — The Epi-Log
- This lavender honey spice cake is seriously Italian. — Serious Eats
- Eater is expanding and looking for bloggers/photographers in a city near you. — Eater
Tired of not knowing your ash from your oak? Then put your geek tendencies to work and download the Double Dog Studios I.D. Wood iPhone App. This app allows users to browse by wood samples, species, and alternate names to quickly identify wood. While the app currently showcases information and full-screen samples of over 50 different woods, this list will expand over time. Whether you're perusing floor samples at a lumber warehouse or trying to figure out the flooring type at your own home, this app will help you figure out exactly what you're looking at. It will also be especially helpful for carpenters, woodworkers, cabinet makers, and avid antiquers.