Annamarya Scaccia

Annamarya Scaccia is an award-winning freelance journalist and mother of a curious toddler. Like any native New Yorker, she drinks too much coffee and has strong opinions about the Yankees.

Mental Health

It’s science: Healing our own trauma helps protect our kids, too

Knowing when to ask for help is vital.

Grandparents & Extended Families

It’s science: Babysitting your grandkids helps you live longer

Science shows grandparents who watch their grandchildren add an average of five years to their lives.

Baby Learn & Play

Singing to your baby is great for their brain development, says new study

And it doesn’t even matter if you’re off-key. 


Watch this brave woman save a family from a house fire

And then go check your smoke detectors.


5 reasons May babies are special

They're pretty lucky.


Here’s what to eat if you’re trying to get pregnant

Certain foods can either improve or weaken fertility and sperm quality.

Marriage & Partnerships

Why our partners stress us out more than our kids (and what we can do about it)

It doesn't have to be this way, mama.

Celebrity News

Actor Rob Delaney says 14 months after his son’s death, he’s still a mess

But just remember: You don’t have to walk this journey alone.

Baby Feeding Guides & Schedules

Early exposure to peanuts can prevent peanut allergies in babies, AAP says

Peanut allergy is the most common allergy among food-allergic children.

Single Parenting

Single moms are raising awesome kids—and research confirms it

It suggests that if you become a single mother by choice—your kids are going to be just fine.

It's Science

It’s science: Sugars found in breast milk can help fight off infection

These sugars are known as human milk oligosaccharides—or HMOs.