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Maressa Brown

Los Angeles, CA

Maressa Brown is a writer and editor based in Los Angeles, California. She has more than a decade of experience covering lifestyle, parenting, pop culture, and astrology for a variety of digital and print publications including Parents magazine, The Washington Post, Shape, Cosmopolitan, What to Expect, Better Homes & Gardens, and Women's Health, among many others. When she isn't in wordsmith mode, she's taking yoga, studying astrology, grabbing sushi or brunch with friends, and baking for progressive causes.

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7 Common Disagreements Between Parents & Grandparents — And How To Resolve Them

Studies have shown that grandparents can positively impact their grandkids’ nutrition and mental health. While many parents acknowledge these benefits and aim to foster a loving bond between children and grandparents, it can still come with bumps in the road. If you feel like you struggle to see eye-to-eye with... more

On The Park Bench: This Babysitter Sets Her Sights On Helping Future Generations

As many sitters know, being the weekend babysitter can be a bit like being the special guest on a long-running show: You show up, smile, do your best… and you hope everyone likes you. More than anything, you hope to make a positive — even if it’s small — impression... more

On The Park Bench: How An Artistic Caretaker Fuels Kids' Imaginations

Over the years, Crystal Williamson has found success in a variety of jobs, including working retail at the Salvation Army and serving as a manager at a laser tag center. She has worked at a day care, run an athletic program for youth with the City of Detroit’s recreation department... more

On The Park Bench: How This Nanny Turns Everyday Tasks Into Adventure And Fun

In a previous chapter of her career, Laura V., a classically trained French chef, spent hours serving up decadent dishes. But the long hours working as the Chef and Operations Manager for a Los Angeles catering company didn’t mix easily with the arrival of motherhood. "I was working full-time and I... more

Postpartum Anxiety In New Moms: Warning Signs, Symptoms And Advice For Coping

It wasn’t until her second daughter was 5 months old that mom of two Caitlin Devan, 33, of Clover, South Carolina, noticed something was off: She found herself feeling paranoid. “I’d think, ‘What happens if we get into a car accident?’ Or ‘If I don’t do this the right... more

How To Pick The Right Baby Blanket Size

One of the most traditional and beautiful items a newborn can receive is a baby blanket. It’s no wonder mothers, grandmothers, aunts and other loved ones think of the item as a go-to as a baby shower or birth gift. After all, a baby blanket is often more than just... more

The 10 Best Pacifiers, According To Parents And Experts

Whether you call it a binkie, a pacie or a dummy, many parents report that finding the pacifier that appealed to their little one was a highly individual process. What one baby takes to right away, another might reject over and over again. “Honestly, every baby is different in what... more

7 Home Remedies For Diaper Rash

Of all the potential ailments your baby may suffer from, diaper rash is one of the most common. Diaper rash, or diaper dermatitis, is one of the most common skin problems in infants and children, affecting between 7 and 35 percent of infants at some point, according to UpToDate. Diaper... more