In this post, we’ll review the science about HPV, recommendations about this vaccination, the controversies, and my personal plans on vaccinating my family.
Some countries do not include the chickenpox vaccine in their schedule. This post explores why.
Is arsenic in rice safe? Does it cause cancer? Is rice cereal safe for children? These questions are explored in this post.
Cheap plastics usually end up in landfills. This post offers simple suggestions on how we can decrease our use of cheap plastic crap and save us some money, too.
In this post, we review the basics of genetic testing. There’s a growing number of services that offer testing for children. Many parents are curious about the accuracy of these tests, privacy, and more.
In our latest post, Layla reviews the use added hormones in poultry, pork, beef, and dairy. Are these safe? Why are they banned in certain countries? Do they cause early puberty? This post answers all these questions, and more.
My kid got his first bike when he was 3. A two wheeler with training wheels. We taught him what to do, helped him balance, encouraged him, and by the time he was four, the training wheels were off. When he was five, we got him a scooter, and there wasn’t much to teach him: … Continue reading My kid wants to start skateboarding. Help!!
What is the Impossible Burger? How does it bleed? Is it vegan? How does it taste? Learn more in this post.
Open my son's drawer of toys and at the very bottom, you'll find fistfuls of whistles, bracelets, keychains, and small plastic figurines that we've collected over the years from goody bags given away at birthday parties. They're branded with Paw Patrol, Hot Wheel, Shimmer & Shine, and a bunch of other Nickelodeon characters that have … Continue reading Goody Bags: Why Do We Keep Giving Them Despite Their Environmental Footprint?
This is the first post in a new segment we're naming "Ask SciMoms". Every month, we'll pick a few questions we've received and answer them. If you have a submission, you can send it to us by our social media channels or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. In our first post, we answer a question related to … Continue reading Ask SciMoms: What’s the environmental impact of beef?