About Mom Loves Best

Moms Helping Moms

At Mom Loves Best®, we’re here to give you the scoop on everything you’ve ever wondered about pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood.

Because all our writers are moms too, we’ve been where you are and we’ve felt what you’re feeling — the crushing panic that takes over you when your child is sick, the judgment you can feel from almost every person in your life about your parental decisions, and that struggle to maintain some sense of your former self even though you’re a mom now too.

We get the guilt you’ll experience if you’re going back into the working world. We’ve been there too, hiding the breast pump from our coworkers like we’re smuggling in contraband just to avoid uncomfortable interactions. And if you’re a stay-at-home mom, we’ll support you also — you have a difficult, demanding job too.

What You Can Expect From Us

We don’t believe in judging others — we believe in sisterhood. Our journeys are all different in ways, even if they are similar at times. We don’t walk in your shoes and you don’t walk in ours, but we are all along the same path.

We’re here to give you the best information and facts we have, based on our experiences as moms, our medical training, and all the hours of heavy research we do on the topics we write about. If there is something we don’t know about, we look for the most up-to-date resources to get the latest information for you.

What you do with that information is totally up to you. We’re too busy trying to figure out what’s best for our own families to judge you at all. Besides, we believe moms should support each other — not tear each other down.

Meet Our Team

We are dedicated to ensuring our content is current, scientifically accurate and focused on you, the reader. Our team of medical reviewers’ extensive training, research, and real-life experience helps make sure we are providing you with information that you know you can trust.

Medical Reviewers

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Dr. Leah Alexander, MD, FAAP

Dr. Leah Alexander is board certified in General Pediatrics and began practicing pediatrics at Elizabeth Pediatric Group of New Jersey in 2000. She has been an independently contracted pediatrician with Medical Doctors Associates at Pediatricare Associates of New Jersey since 2005. Outside of the field of medicine, she has an interest in culinary arts.
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Mary Sweeney, BSN, RN, CEN

Mary Sweeney, BSN, RN, CEN is an oncology nurse navigator and freelance medical writer. Mary has 4 years of experience as an officer in the Navy Nurse Corps. including emergency/trauma, post-anesthesia, and deployment medicine.
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Sandra Crawley

Sandra Crawley BSN, RN is a charge nurse for a Family Birth Center in central Illinois. She has worked in health care for over 11 years. Currently she is a hospital lead for the ILPQC initiative as well as a medical consultant. Being a mother to five children and a grandmother to two, Sandra has an affinity for all things family.
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Michelle Roth, BA, IBCLC

Michelle Roth, BA, IBCLC is a writer, editor, and board-certified lactation consultant for two busy pediatric practices. She is a former La Leche League Leader, Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, and Certified Infant Massage Instructor.
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Caitlin Goodwin, MSN, RN, CNM

Caitlin Goodwin MSN, RN, CNM is a Certified Nurse-Midwife, clinical instructor and educator. She has ten years of nursing experience and enjoys blogging about family travel and autism in her free time.
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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett, MD

Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett is a veteran board-certified pediatrician with three decades of experience, including 19 years of direct patient clinical care. She currently serves as a medical consultant, where she works with multiple projects and clients in the area of pediatrics, with an emphasis on children and adolescents with special needs.
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Dr. Njoud Jweihan, MD

Dr. Njoud Jweihan is a medical doctor in Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for primary care and women’s health. She has over nine years of medical education and training experience. She also enjoys cooking, traveling and is excited to welcome her first child this summer.
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Dr. Gina Jansheski, MD, FAAP

Dr. Gina Jansheski is a board-certified pediatrician with over 20 years of experience treating infants and children of all ages in many different settings. Dr. Jansheski is the mother to three sons, has sponsored a young girl in India for the past 7 years and has also devoted her time to a new charity that she founded, Helping Hands M.D. feeding street animals in Thailand and India.
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Dr. Irena Ilic, MD

Dr. Irena Ilic received her medical degree from the University of Kragujevac, Serbia. Working as a University affiliated researcher, she published over 20 papers in renowned international journals. Irena has a special interest in female health issues and is passionate about evidence-based medicine.
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Dr. Po-Chang Hsu, MD, MS

Po-Chang Hsu, MD received his medical degree from Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Hsu has interests in both pediatrics and neonatology, and he also loves writing, walking, and learning new languages.
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Jennifer Schlette, MSN, RN

Jennifer Schlette MSN, RN, is a pediatric intensive care nurse at Children’s Hospital of New York for the past 14 years. Jennifer also has extensive experience teaching Maternity and Obstetric Nursing, as well as Pediatrics Nursing.
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Katelyn Holt RN, BSN, BC

Katelyn Holt RN, BSN, BC is a cardiology nurse and freelance medical writer. Katelyn has 8 years of nursing experience inpatient and outpatient, primarily medical-surgical and cardiac. After having two children she has a passion for Women’s Health and Lactation teaching and support.
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Kristen Gardiner, CPST

Kristen Gardiner, CPST is a writer, wife, and mother to three boys. Kristen became certified as a Child Passenger Safety Technician by Safe Kids Worldwide in 2015 and loves to volunteer and help educate parents about car seat safety. She has a passion for all things related to child safety.

Editorial Team

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Shannon Serpette

Shannon Serpette is an award-winning writer and editor from Illinois, who regularly contributes to newspapers, magazines, and websites. As a mother of two, she loves to write about parenting issues and is dedicated to educating other parents at every stage of their child’s development.
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Patricia Barnes

Patricia Barnes is a homeschooling mom of 5 who has been featured on Global TV, quoted in Parents magazine, and writes for a variety of websites and publications. Doing her best to keep it together in a life of constant chaos, Patti would describe herself as an eclectic mess maker, lousy crafter, book lover, autism mom, and insomniac.
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Melissa Bartholomew, Pharm.D

Melissa is a licensed pharmacist in multiple states, a mother of three, and a lifelong product guru and wellness enthusiast. Melissa’s training in the world of pharmacy began with her undergraduate studies in biology and chemistry
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Jenny Silverstone

Jenny Silverstone is a professional writer, editor, and most importantly, the loving mother of two beautiful kids. Jenny’s goal at Mom Loves Best is to help the other moms like her who are struggling and trying to do their best but feel totally overwhelmed.

Our Advertising Policies

You’ll notice on our site that we do show advertising because we need to make a living too. But we only recommend products we personally love or believe will be a real asset to readers for their specific needs or situation.

While we’re clearly not against earning money, we’re also not out to part you from yours unless it’s going to be something that helps you. We want to help our fellow moms, not make things harder for them! We know money can be a source of stress when you’re a parent, so we are responsible with our recommendations.

We’ll never take payments from companies or brands to promote their products. So if you see us list something, you can feel confident there’s a good reason for it. And we will clearly label when products we are promoting will result in us earning a commission.

Get In Touch

If you have a question, concern, or would just like to reach out and say hi, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We love hearing from our readers and make every effort to respond to every request we get.