Lisa Lombardi

Lisa Lombardi has written for Glamour, Cosmo, Shape, and The New York Times. The former Executive Editor of Health, she is co-author of What the Yuck?! The Freaky & Fabulous Truth About Your Body. She lives with her husband and her sons Henry and Gus.
The Most Delicious Thing We Eat On Christmas Morning, According to 11 Parents
Overnight stratas, French toast, and breakfast charcuterie boards.
Dec 18, 2023
The Best Kids Toy Storage and Room Organizers to Tame Kid Clutter
Yes, we love them, but man, it’s everywhere.
May 18, 2022
6 Parents Share Their Most Embarrassing Parenting Moments Ever
If you've never had breast milk leak on your work blouse or sent your kid to school in pajamas on NOT-pajama day, are you even parenting?
Apr 25, 2022
19 Parents on the Best Advice They Ever Got
From a new parent self-care move to a trick borrowed from puppies.
Apr 17, 2022
9 Parents on the Tips, Tricks, and Products That Got Them Through the Toddler Years
Because it's the little things that save your sanity.
Apr 12, 2022
How 11 Families Use Tech to Have Fun and Stay Connected
Geocaching? Group texts? Screens really can be a source of good.
Mar 13, 2022
The Best Paint Colors for Kids’ Rooms, According to Designers
From dramatic onyx to the most calming neutral around, these are the colors we want to bookmark for our kids' spaces.
Feb 13, 2022
10 Game-changing Ways to Lessen Anxiety for Kids
From separation anxiety to fear of the dark, worries are common in kids. This is how some families helped their little ones feel in control.
Jan 21, 2022
The Absolute Best Thing We Bought for Lazy — and Happy! — Weekend Mornings
Saturday and Sunday are for serious slacking. Check out the things bringing families peace, joy, and mini pancakes.
Jan 1, 2022
11 Brilliant Little Fixes for Common Parenting Problems
We sourced our pool of experienced parents for the buys that saved them over the years.
Sep 22, 2021
Every Single Back-to-School Food Tip You Could Ever Need
Last year, back-to-school felt more like back-to-schoolish. My younger son was fully remote (so, fully in his pajamas), while the older one started with a hybrid schedule so complicated I needed a whiteboard to attempt to keep track. In survival mode, we missed out on the rituals: the in-person backpack shopping, the running to Staples for one more yellow folder or glue stick.
Sep 6, 2021
Whatever Happened to Chores?
This piece was created for Cubby, our weekly newsletter for families at home. Want more? Sign up here for a weekly splash of fun and good ideas for families with kids. One night before the pandemic, I picked up my middle-schooler at a friend’s house and saw an amazing sight: the friend’s brother was folding napkins and setting the table.Kids can do things! I thought. It was a moment of revelation.
Mar 17, 2021
Grocery Shopping Used to Be My Alone Time … Not Anymore
What Cara Shultz misses most about her pre-pandemic routine isn’t the bars or parties: It’s the grocery shopping. After dropping off her 4-year-old son, Jack, at preschool, the New Jersey mom and YA author would often head to Trader Joe’s for a few essentials — and a sliver of peace. “They would play ‘80s Madonna and I would leisurely stroll the aisles, checking out the seasonal muffins,” Shultz says. “It was my ‘me time.
Dec 17, 2020
10 Parents on the 2020 Buys That Made Life a Little Better at Home
Last spring as the world shut down, I snapped up masks, Purell, and something expensive and seemingly frivolous: an outdoor sectional. I’m not kidding when I say that impulse purchase saved us. It got me through the long, lonely first months of quarantine, the worry about my kids’ emotional health, and the heartbreak when I suddenly lost my dad in early summer. It’s like we magically got a bonus room in our cramped house.
Nov 4, 2020
17 Toys that Occupy Kids the Longest, According to Their Parents
From the "ring of neglect" to the brainy workbook Chrissy Teigen loves.
Oct 15, 2020