Shannon Serpette

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Shannon Serpette is an award-winning writer and editor, who regularly contributes to various 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, from infants to teenagers.

While she doesn’t have much spare time with two busy kids on her hands, when she does finds some free moments, she spends it on her favorite hobbies – metal detecting, kayaking, and running.

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Mom working from home while playing with daughter

Working From Home With Kids (10 Tips To Rock It)

Mother applying talcum powder on her baby

Is Baby Powder Safe? (Expert Advice for Worried Parents)

Laughing Baby Boy

Baby Development Tips: How to Make Babies Laugh

Mother pumping milk with an automatic breast pump

How to Power Pump to Boost Breast Milk (Power Pumping 101)

Spinach puree as baby food

Can Babies Eat Spinach? (An Easy Spinach Recipe)

Beautiful pregnant woman eating chocolate on the bed

Chocolate During Pregnancy (Is It Safe to Eat?)

Young boy praying over an open Bible

100 Biblical Boy Names (With Meanings)

Sweet father reading the bible with his daughter

100 Biblical Girl Baby Names (For a Christian Family)

Baby Yoda

100 Fantasy and Sci-Fi Baby Names for Boys and Girls

Happy mother giving flower to baby

100 Beautiful Flower Names (For Boys and Girls)

Kids playing in an inflatable water slide

10 Best Inflatable Water Slides for Kids (2023 Reviews)

Little boy playing with his fitbit

The Best Fitbit for Kids (5 Products to Get Them Moving)

Starting solid feeding on baby

Starting Baby on Solids (The Ultimate Guide)

Mother reading an interactive children's book with baby daughter

Best Interactive Books for Kids of 2023

Young gymnast on a gymnastics horizontal bar

The Best Gymnastics Bars for Home Use (For Your Growing Child)

Big brother and little sister reading a book together

Best Big Sister and Brother Books of 2023

A digital baby room thermometer

5 Best Baby Room Thermometers (2023 Reviews)

Preschoolers playing board games

25 Best Board Games for Preschoolers (2023 Reviews)

Young gymnasts doing exercises on gymnastics mats

Best Kids Gymnastics Mats of 2023

Kids with fitness tracker lifting weights

The Best Fitness Trackers for Kids (Ratings & Reviews)

Two young friends reading books

The Best Children’s Books About Friendship

Moms playing with their toddlers

Best Toddler Toys of 2023

Cute toddler dressed as a fairy

100 Magical Baby Names (To Give Your Child a Powerful Start in Life)

Baby boy sleeping on space-themed blanket

100 Intergalactic Space Baby Names (With Meanings)

Baby Girl's First Birthday Party

50 Girls’ First Birthday Party Ideas (To Bring a Smile to Your Princess)

Boy's first birthday party

50 Best Boys’ First Birthday Party Ideas

Newborn dressed as a greek goddess

100 Greek Mythology Baby Names (Gods & Goddesses)

Baby Names that Mean Fire

Top 100 Baby Names That Mean Fire

Baby dressed as a sailor

Top 100 Baby Names That Mean Water

Witch craft kit

Warlock, Wizard, and Witch Baby Names

New mom giving husband a gift

The Best Gifts for New Dads (30 Ideas)

Father teaching son to use an electric toothbrush

Best Kids Electric Toothbrushes of 2023

Kid wearing a smartwatch

Best Kids Smartwatches of 2023

School kids wearing backpacks

Best Kids Backpacks of 2023

Little girl on a hoverboard

The Best Hoverboards for Kids (Top Picks Reviewed)

Kids playing with a drone outdoors.

Best Kids Drones of 2023

Wii Games

Best Kids Wii Games of 2023

Maternity photoshoot with daughters

100 Maternity Photoshoot Ideas (Funny, Cute, Creative & More)

Toddlers wearing backpacks hiking in the mountains

15 Best Toddler Backpacks (2023 Reviews)

Toddlers and kids coloring at a table

The Best Toddler Table and Chairs (Reviews & Rankings)

Mom reading to her toddler son

25 Best Books for Toddlers (2023 Picks)

Young boy riding a go kart

Best Kids Go-Karts of 2023

Young boy jumping on a trampoline

The Best Trampolines for Kids (Buying Guide & Reviews)

Girl playing in a bounce house

5 Best Bounce Houses for Kids (2023 Reviews)

Young boy driving an electric scooter at the park

The Best Electric Scooters for Kids (With Great Battery Power)

Young boy driving an ATV on a field

The Best ATV for Kids (Four Wheelers & Quads for Kids)

Small boy playing with bubble toy

Best Bubble Machines of 2023

Young girl playing with ipad

Best iPad Cases for Kids of 2023

Kids with laser tag guns

The Best Laser Tag Guns for Kids

Young boy with gps smartwatch

The Best Kids’ GPS Watches (Top Models Compared)

Mother reading to her daughter

20 Short Moral Stories for Kids (And the Lessons They’ll Learn)

Woman planning a baby shower

How to Plan a Baby Shower (Checklist + 5 Game Ideas)

Writing on a handmade baby shower card

What to Write in a Baby Shower Card

Ninja turtle action figures

13 Best Ninja Turtle Toys (2023 Picks)

Optimus Prime toy

13 Best Optimus Prime Toys (2023 Reviews)

Minecraft toy

Best Minecraft Toys of 2023

Newborn drinking milk from a bottle

5 Best Preemie Baby Bottles (2023 Reviews)

Three boys playing with lightsabers in star wars costume

The Best Toy Lightsabers for Young Jedi Masters

Two kids hiking with hydration backpacks

Best Kids Hydration Packs of 2023

Father teaching son how to ride a balance bike

8 Best Balance Bikes (2023 Reviews)

Father teaching toddler how to ride a tricycle

10 Best Tricycles for Toddlers (2023 Reviews)

Mothers walking their babies in different kinds of strollers

The Best Strollers (Top Brands Reviewed & Rated)

Daughter giving mom a gift

50 Best Gifts for Moms (2023 Picks)

Young girl riding a bike with outstretched arms

Best Girls Bikes of 2023

Three children riding bicycles and a scooter

Best Bikes for 8 to 11-Year-Olds of 2023

Family with 2 young kids riding bikes

Best Bikes for 6 to 8 Year-Olds: 20 Inch Bikes (2023 Reviews)

Little girl riding a pink bike

Best Bikes for 4 to 6 Year Olds: 16 Inch Bikes (2023 Reviews)

Toddler riding a bike

The Best Bikes for 1-Year-Olds (Detailed Guide)

Little girl wearing knee and elbow pads

Best Kids Knee and Elbow Pads of 2023

Mother riding a bicycle with daughter in a bike seat

Best Baby Bike Seats of 2023

Group of kids riding different bike sizes

Ultimate Kids Bike Sizing Guide (2023 Chart)

Dad walking his children outside with a stroller and board

Best Stroller Boards of 2023

Toddler riding a bike

The Best Toddler Bikes to Instill a Love of Riding

Young boy playing with the best train table

10 Best Train Tables for Kids (2023 Picks)

Toddler riding a bike wearing a helmet

7 Best Baby & Toddler Bike Helmets (2023 Reviews)

Kids playing the best PS4 games

15 Best PS4 Games for Kids (2023 Picks)

Kids riding bikes wearing best bike helmets

Best Kids’ Bike Helmets of 2023

Best Punching Bags for Kids

5 Best Punching Bags for Kids (2023 Reviews)

baby boy on a nursery rug

10 Best Nursery Rugs (2023 Reviews)

Little girl using a kids shower head

The Best Kids Shower Heads to Make Bathtime Fun

Toddler sleeping in his bed

Best Toddler Beds of 2023

baby trend stroller

7 Best Baby Trend Strollers (2023 Reviews)

Britax Stroller In Use

Best Britax Strollers of 2023

evenflo stroller

Best Evenflo Strollers of 2023

Stack of different size diapers

Diaper Size and Weight Chart

Baby foot stepping into big shoes to fill.

Kids Shoe Sizes Chart (And How to Measure Feet)

Teddy Bear Names

200 Teddy Bear Names: Cute, Famous, Traditional & More

Fashionable modern mother pushing a luxury stroller

5 Best Luxury Strollers (2023 Reviews)

Mother pushing a Maclaren stroller

The Best Maclaren Strollers (Maclaren Reviewed)

Mother pushing a bugaboo stroller

5 Best Bugaboo Strollers (2023 Reviews)

Mother with a BOB stroller

Best BOB Strollers of 2023

Three children sitting in a triple stroller

The Best Triple Strollers (Top Brands Reviewed)

Photo of a Chicco stroller

Best Chicco Strollers of 2023

Baby lying in stroller on the beach

Best Stroller Fans of 2023

moms with bassinet strollers

Best Bassinet Strollers of 2023

Peg Perego Stroller

5 Best Peg Perego Stroller Reviews of 2023

Toddler girl sitting in a stroller

Best Strollers for Big Kids & Toddlers of 2023

Baby in a stroller wearing a blanket

10 Best Stroller Blankets (2023 Reviews)

Parents with a jogging stroller

9 Best Jogging Strollers (2023 Reviews)

Mother pushing her baby in an umbrella stroller

Best Umbrella Strollers of 2023

Baby at the airport sitting in a travel stroller

The Best Travel Strollers (Ratings & Reviews)

moms with strollers

The Best Sit and Stand Strollers (Buying Guide & Reviews)

running mother with stroller

5 Best All-Terrain Strollers (2023 Reviews)

stroller and baby

7 Best Stroller Organizers (2023 Reviews)

Best Double Jogging Stroller

7 Best Double Jogging Strollers (2023 Reviews)

tall parent pushing a stroller

5 Best Strollers for Tall Parents (2023 Reviews)

Young girl riding a pogo stick

7 Best Pogo Sticks for Kids (2023 Reviews)

Three siblings hanging out in a double tandem stroller outside the house

10 Best Tandem Double Strollers (2023 Reviews)

Dad taking out a car seat from its travel bag

Best Car Seat Travel Bags of 2023

Two moms walking their babies in strollers at the park

Best Lightweight Strollers of 2023

Mom jogging at the park with baby in a stroller

Three-Wheel or Four-Wheel Stroller: Which is Right for You?

A folded stroller in the trunk of a car

How to Fold a Stroller (5 Simple Steps)

Young kid cleaning a stroller

How to Clean a Stroller

african black soap and bath towels

Best African Black Soaps of 2023

Two sisters painting their faces

The Best Face Paints for Kids (Top Face Paints)

Brunette mom changing her baby's diaper on the sofa

The Best Diaper Changing Clutches for Moms with Style

Toddler sitting on a potty seat while reading a book

The Best Potty Training Books for Kids

Baby boy in a hat swimming int the pool with a yellow float

Best Baby Floats of 2023

Father reading a book in bed to his two daughters

The Best Bedtime Books for Kids (Goodnight, Sleep Tight)

Cute baby lying on a colorful play mat

7 Best Baby Play Mats (2023 Reviews)

Mother and father giving presents to preteen daughter

50 Best Toys & Gifts Ideas for 12-Year-Old Girls (2023 Picks)

Beautiful African girl receiving a gift with a smile

50 Best Toys & Gifts Ideas for 11-Year-Old Girls (2023 Picks)

Beautiful young girl opening a gift by the window

50 Best Toys & Gifts Ideas for 10-Year-Old Girls (2023 Picks)

Two young boys playing with toy cars outdoors

Best Toys & Gift Ideas for 4-Year-Old Boys of 2023

Two cute boys playing with abacus toy

Best Toys & Gift Ideas for 3-Year-Old Boys of 2023

Toddler boy drawing on the floor

The Best Toys and Gift Ideas for 2-Year-Olds

Happy parents and baby playing with musical toys

The Best Toys and Gift Ideas for 1-Year-Olds