As the Editorial Director of Momtrends and The Shopping Mama, Lauren Barth covers industry events and reports on the latest style and beauty must-haves for busy moms. A former editor at Mode Media, she has written extensively about parenting, travel, and lifestyle. With a hilarious toddler boy and a cherubic baby girl at home, Lauren spends her very limited free time drinking coffee and daydreaming about sleep. She lives with her husband and kids in the suburbs of New York City.
These days, I have a lot on my plate… you know, besides cookies. Working, parenting, “wife-ing”—there’s never a dull moment in this hectic life of mine, and I’m always tending to something or someone—and it’s usually not myself. My main form of exercise: chasing two toddlers around the house. (I … Continue reading →
Chips and dip… A match made in culinary heaven, a universally loved coupling, and the ultimate “uniter” of game fanatics (like my husband) and sports haters (like moi)… They go hand in hand (again, like me and my hubs!), flavor in flavor, and bite for bite. Clearly, I love me … Continue reading →
Hello, spring. (Well, hello officially, at least.) We’ve been dreaming about you, and counting down the days until you’d peek your sunny little head out from behind winter’s bleak and cold and cloudy horizon. Alas, here you are! The Vernal Equinox—could we love you any more?!? The day that signifies … Continue reading →
Kids are bottomless pits… or so I’m told. My kids could pass on significant meals all day in lieu of snacks, snacks, and more snack. Salty eats, sweet treats, crunchy munchies, and ooey-gooey chewies, they don’t discriminate. For snacks, there’s no satiating their hunger… But put a balanced breakfast in … Continue reading →
Excuse me while I gloat for a minute, and lemme just tell you how lucky I am to have a husband who is both a partner and a co-parent. It’s funny, I used to refer to him a “hands-on dad,” but I’ve stopped using that expression… Because it almost infers … Continue reading →
March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb. Well, we’ve hit the midway point in the month, and it feels a lot more ferocious than cuddly and cute. Spring might technically be a few days away, but the snow on the ground and the temperature outside say … Continue reading →
It was a blustery cold day in NYC, but the Momtrends team was channeling spring at our #MTHalosFun event this past weekend, at the Children’s Museum of Arts in downtown Manhattan. An event that combines two things we love: healthy food and family fun! What’s not to love… As moms, … Continue reading →
Sundays were made for pancakes… and pajamas… and an endless cups of coffee. Yes, that pretty much describes my ideal weekend scenario. Throw in an afternoon nap, and I’m a happy mama. While my kids don’t always (or ever) cooperate with the nap portion of my Sunday plan, I’m pleased … Continue reading →
I had the privilege of being the “secret reader” in my four-year-old son’s classroom a couple of weeks ago. (Oh, the look on my little guy’s face when he saw that his mom was the special mystery guest—it was a perfect combination of elation and mortification… Yes, my pre-K’er is … Continue reading →
Some childhood memories feel almost tangible. I can remember the touch, smell, sound, and sight of my mom rubbing Vicks VapoRub on my chest as a kid. It’s a nostalgic type-of reflection that I think back to every time I have a stuffy nose or nagging cough. A mother’s touch—it … Continue reading →
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