Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
MotherMag.com editor Katie Hintz-Zambrano with her inspiration, Diego.
San Francisco-based fashion journalist Katie Hintz-Zambrano always wanted to start her own website, but was stumped brainstorming a unique angle that would stand out in a sea of other fashion sites. Then she had her son Diego, and it clicked: “I had the idea for a parenting site that was style-leaning.”
Hintz-Zambrano says she noticed other fashion bloggers starting to have children too, and realized she had to stake her claim before somebody else did. “There’s no way after having a kid you’re going to want to write about how to style leather pants five ways,” she says. “Everyone was going to start having kids and that coverage was going to shift, and I wanted to be the person to do that.”
Hintz-Zambrano joined forces with Nashville-based blogger and mother of four James Kicinski-McCoy, and MotherMag.com was born. The lifestyle blog — which covers style, beauty, travel, and of course, motherhood — has only been live for six weeks but already has thousands of followers on Instagram. (Which makes sense: Kicinski-McCoy and Hintz-Zambrano were both finalists for Parents’ 2014 Social Media Awards in the Instagram category!). I had a chat with in-the-know mom Hintz-Zambrano about what’s on trend and on her radar.
P: I love MotherMag’s ‘Mother Hoods’ travel section! What is a great travel destination this summer?
HZ: For a fashion-leaning parent: Sayulita, Mexico. It can be a really fun trip where the parents get pleasure out of it, but so do the kids. It’s not that touristy yet, and it’s not far from San Francisco, so this could be popular with West-Coasters.
P: What are some summer must-haves for moms right now?
HZ: There’s something cool about fruit prints. A shirt with oranges or lemons is summery and fresh. That’s a trend that isn’t too huge, but it’s bubbling up.
Also for moms, we’re super lucky that flat shoes are in, like Birkenstocks. A clean, white, slip-on Van is great to invest in from summer to fall, and it’s on trend to have minimal, comfy shoes. They’re having such a moment now, and they’re so comfortable and breathable and you can run after your kids and not fall over.
Jumpsuits are super cool, and they always look unexpected even though they’re trendy. We’ve been calling them adult onesies on the site! They’re so easy, you don’t have to think about what to pair them with. You can wear them to the office, the park, anywhere, and it’s still appropriate.
P: What do you think will be the coolest back-to-school trends for elementary schoolers this year?
HZ: Harem pants for boys, that European silhouette. A year ago, I would have said, ‘No way that’s coming back,” but I see that happening. Maybe in a more conservative market, ethnic print pants. For girls, touches of neons and pom poms. Dress things up a little bit! And I don’t think you can go wrong with a beautiful striped shirt. They’re available at every price point, and they always look great on kids. Also a bold statement sneaker, for both boys and girls, with wild colors and prints will be an enduring trend.
Image: Courtesy of MotherMag.com
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Monday, January 30th, 2012
Carpooling Parents Don’t Always Use Booster Seats
Parents use booster seats inconsistently when carpooling with young kids, according to a new study.
One-Room School Also One-Student School
In a prosperous ranching corner of Montana, Amber Leetch, age 11, makes up the entire Sunset School District 30.
A Blog as Therapy for Teenagers
Researchers find blogging provides a therapeutic value for teenagers.
Updated Guidelines for Treating Babies Exposed to Drugs in the Womb
The question of how best to help babies who have been exposed to drugs in the womb — including prescription pain medications, antidepressants and illicit drugs like methamphetamine and cocaine — can be an emotionally charged issue. Bringing science to bear on the issue, the American Academy of Pediatrics has just updated its guidelines on treating these infants.
British Teen Hospitalized After Eating Nothing but Chicken Nuggets for 15 Years
Talk about being a picky eater. A British teenager reportedly has eaten “practically nothing” but chicken nuggets for the past 15 years. And now she’s paying for it.
Blood Found in Home Belongs to Missing Girl
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Blood discovered in the home of the father of missing Maine toddler Ayla Reynolds did come from the girl and was “more blood than a small cut would produce,” the girl’s family says investigators told them.
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Thursday, May 26th, 2011
We’re so excited to announce the launch of our own blog network! Each day on the Goody Blog we’ll introduce you to one of our talented bloggers including a single mother, a first-time dad, a mom of a kid with special needs, and more!
First up: Allison Winn Scotch of The Balance Sheet
You may already know Allison Winn Scotch as the New York Times best-selling author or as a hilarious tweeter; and now you’ll get to know her as Allison Winn Scotch, the admittingly imperfect mother of two. On her new Parents.com blog The Balance Sheet, Scotch writes about her successes and failures in trying to find a happy balance when parenting her son, 6 1/2, and daughter, 4 1/2. She’ll interview celebs about how they find parenting balance in their lives, as well.
Scotch, a full-time writer of novels and celebrity profiles, loves a good, junky magazine and a night in front of the TV when she’s free of mommy duty. She also loves spending time with her family which includes her two kids, her husband and their dog, Pedro.
Be sure to stop by tomorrow to meet our foodie mom blogger, Heather Morgan Shott!
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Tuesday, May 10th, 2011
Join us in welcoming Mommyish, a new blog for women who had children after the age of 30, into the momblogosphere! The site is written by moms who cover everything from childrearing to work life balance and everything in between. Click on over to Mommyish.com to check them out, and while you’re at it, “Like” them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter for chance to win a Starbucks gift card!
Image courtesy of Mommyish.com.
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