Ali's A-List

Get the inside scoop on all things giggle from our very own CEO and Founder, Ali Wing.

A-List Interview: Christy Turlington, Founder of Every Mother Counts

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As I imagine most women feel when they meet a world-renown—and universally admired—model, I didn’t approach my meeting to learn more about Every Mother Counts with founder Christy Turlington Burns as one that I would walk away from thinking, “She and I are similar.” Christy couldn’t be more down-to-earth and gracious about her accomplishments, in addition to being laser-focused on her mission, like the great founders I know. It’s simply true: When all is said and done, despite what are on the one hand two vastly different lives (footnote on me, I’m a small town kid from Montana, who grew up in a large family), we’re two professional women, raising kids in and loving living in New York City, fitting in runs when we can—and trying to make a difference for moms everywhere. So while Christy Turlington Burns needs no introduction, enjoy this A-List Interview and meet the Christy Turlington Burns beyond the model. A mom, an advocate, and an activist doing good in a way that is very real, and one that all of us can admire. More »

9 Months

Expecting? We've got some great advice to prepare you for your pregnancy and the birth of your child.

12 Calm Baby Name Ideas

Calming Baby Names

Ah, what could be more beatific than the sight of a serene, sleeping babe? Serenity, tranquility, calm, peace—these are all things we wish for our children, asleep and awake. Help them onto this path by choosing a name that embraces one of these meanings. Names such as:

Dove

The dove is the symbol of peace, and this soft-sounding name of a soft cooing bird is one of the new avian names coming in. Translating dove into other languages produces some further fabulous choices: the Celtic/Gaelic Calum/Callum, the Latin Columba, the Hebrew Jemima and Jonah, the Spanish Paloma.
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Nursing Know-How

Start your breastfeeding off right with helpful information from non-profit Best for Babes.

10 Breastfeeding Perks We Bet You Didn’t Know

10 Breastfeeding Perks We Bet You Didn't Know

Think you’ve heard it all when it comes to the added bonuses of breastfeeding? Think again. Thanks to an increased awareness over the last 10 years, plus a ton of new studies done on the subject, the benefits just keep piling up.

Here are 10 of the most eye-opening benefits we’ve heard yet. Prepare to be amazed… More »

City Mom

Learn strategies for navigating public transportation, crowded streets and small living spaces from Manhattan mom Monica Storch.

4 Must-Follow Tips for Planning a Baby-Friendly Getaway

4 Must-Follow Tips for Planning a Baby-Friendly Getaway

It’s pretty hard to believe summer’s almost over. (Seriously, where did it go?!) If you’re anything like me, you’re probably looking to ditch your current surrounings right about now while the weather’s still nice. But if this is your first trip with a baby or toddler in tow, not so fast there — you’ve got some major planning to do first.

From choosing the right locale to packing the right gear, any parent will tell you there’s a lot to consider when it comes to traveling with little ones. Here are some of my personal tips I’ve learned along the way: More »

Healthy Home

Build a healthy environment for your baby with practical and easy tips from national nonprofit Healthy Child Healthy World.

Nesting? 7 Steps to a Safer Nursery

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If you’ve reached the moment in your pregnancy when you’re thinking about setting up baby’s room, here’s how to make it as pure as can be. For more ideas, check out our free e-book. And always keep in mind that when it comes to gear for a baby, less is truly more.

1. Choose no or at least low-VOC paint

Traditional paints include volatile organic compounds (VOCs) to keep ingredients dissolved evenly and to help the finished product dry. These VOCs can affect your baby’s health. Since paints can continue to emit VOCs for months after they’ve been applied, it’s best to choose low- or no-VOC varieties or alternatives like milk paints. It’s also advisable to have someone other than mom applying the paint, especially if scraping of old paint—which may or may not be lead-based—is involved prior to application of new paint. Hiring a trained professional is the safest way to go, especially if you don’t know if there are layers of lead paint in your home.

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Parent Talk

Get tips from the trenches with this information-packed blog from the authors of The Rookie Mom's Handbook and Stuff Every Mom Should Know, Heather Flett and Whitney Moss.

Beat the Heat! Keep Cool with These Summer Baby Essentials

Keeping Cool in the Summer with Your Baby

Carrying a baby around in the summer can be a sweaty proposition. (Just thinking about it makes me a little warm behind the knees.) From lightweight, breezy carriers to fun and sun-safe swimwear, here are a few must-haves to keep your baby comfy and cool all summer long.

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Hip Baby

Get fun fashion advice from blogger Nadia Carriere for the 40 weeks before and after your baby is born.

Easy Ways to Keep Your Nursery Organized

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My motto these days? Out with the old and in with the new! And I know I’m not alone. These first few months of the year always seem to get everyone in the mood to organize. But while most people tend to focus their energy on the kitchen, the office, and the bedroom… what about the nursery? Yes, babies may be too small to really make a real mess; but it does help to set things up so that mountain of baby stuff you have somehow actually stays in order. More »

Grab Bag

What's happening at giggle? Get the latest, learn about promotions, and read posts by some giggle friends and special guests.

6 Must-Haves for the Perfect Beach Day (with Littles!)

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Hitting the beach? Get ready, newbie parents—beach days are a whole different ball-game now that you’ve got a baby in tow. But don’t sweat it; we can help with that. Read on for six things to consider before you take to the sand.

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