Marianella Orlando

Marianella Orlando was born and raised in Philadelphia. She has a Master of Science in Journalism from Columbia University. Her work has since been featured in Philadelphia Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, WCMH NBC4, and Houstonia Magazine, to name a few. Her verticals include health and wellness, lifestyle, science, education, and travel. Outside the office, Marianella watches endless food recipe videos and drinks lattes wherever she goes.

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Study Says Motherhood Is Equivalent To Working 2.5 Full-Time Jobs

Do you ever wonder why being a mom is so exhausting? A new study says that motherhood is the equivalent of working 2.5 full-time jobs!

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198 Baby Girl Names That Start With D

We’ve compiled a list of the top girl names starting with D and their meanings, ranging from the most unique to the most widely recognized.

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Perineal Massage: What is It and How to Do It?

Regularly performing perineal massage can reduce your chances of tearing or needing an episiotomy during labor. Here's how to do it.

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Pregnancy Safe Skincare Products We Love

Navigate skin changes during pregnancy: Learn about pregnancy-safe skincare ingredients and which pose a risk.

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Water Birth: Benefits, Risks, and What You Need To Know

Discover the benefits and risks of water birth, where you can have one, how to improve your chances of having a water birth, and more.

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Report: U.S. Ranks Worst for Early Childcare Costs

Considering childcare costs? US moms spend a good chunk of their wages. Learn why costs are rising and how to save on essentials.

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20 Myths About Babies That Were Thought to Be True

New parents must sift through baby myths like the one claiming burping is beneficial. Discover the reality and other truths.

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20 Fun Facts About Twins

Know the facts about twins – from pre-birth contact to twin babble. Learn what to expect and discover the surprises you'll find.

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Alcohol During Pregnancy: The History and Dangers

Find out some of the history and the dangers of drinking alcohol during your pregnancy and why some women still do it.

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10 Reasons Why You Might Have a Fussy Baby

Discover 10 reasons you might have a fussy baby and how to relieve the symptoms.

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Why Your Baby’s Poop Can Potentially Predict Their Intelligence

Discover the science behind why your baby's poop and their microbiome can potentially predict their intelligence here!

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Organic’s Best: Best Organic European Baby Formula

Organic's Best offers parents some of the top organic European baby formula brands as well as fast shipping to anywhere in the world.

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Things to Stop Telling a First-Time Mom

Being a first-time mom can be daunting. Read our list of things not to say to new moms seeking support and comfort without judgment.

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15 Ways Your Baby Shows How Much They Love You

Though your little one has yet to say their first word, there are still some ways in which your baby shows how much they love you.

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Amazon Baby Registry Review

Are you thinking of using the Amazon Baby Registry for your little one? Here is a breakdown of everything you need to know.

Target Baby Registry Review

Thinking of doing your baby registry at Target? Here's a review of all of the benefits to help you make your decision!

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This Baby Food Brand Was Scientifically Developed to Foster Early Brainpower

Cerebelly was created out of a need for nutritional baby food that would properly support baby's growing brain and body. Learn more here!

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Coffee During Pregnancy: Myths and Facts

Can you safely drink coffee during pregnancy? Here we discuss some myths and facts about drinking coffee while pregnant.

Curious Babies Become The Best Learners, Science Confirms

New research shows that curious babies become superior learners. Here's what you should know and how to encourage curiosity in your babe!

Pregnancy Symptoms: Am I Pregnant?

Am I pregnant? It's a question almost every woman may ask at some point in her life. Here is a breakdown of pregnancy symptoms to watch for.

20 Summer Playdate Ideas Your Kids Will Love

The kids are out of school and summer has begun! Here are 18 summer playdate ideas to help you make this summer the best one yet!

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Tips & Tricks to Budget in a Time of Inflation

Families are feeling the pinch to their budget during this time of inflation. Here are some tips for smart budgeting to keep costs down.

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Best Essential Oils for Pregnancy

Essential oils can be very useful during all stages of life, but especially during pregnancy. Here are the best essential oils for pregancy.

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Naturepedic Crib Mattress is Trailblazing Healthy and Safe Sleep

A crib mattress should be free of harmful chemicals & toxins & promote safe sleep. Naturepedic is doing its part & making sure that happens.

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Ectopic Pregnancy Symptoms To Look Out For

Ectopic pregnancies occur more frequently than many women realize and can be dangerous. Learn the ectopic pregnancy symptoms to look out for.

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What to Write in a Baby Shower Card

Knowing what to write in a baby shower card can be a daunting task. Here are some ideas, from serious to funny, for how to get it done!

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8 Ways To Keep Your Baby’s Skin Protected All Winter

Your baby's skin is sensitive and can easily get dry and irritated during winter. Here's how to keep your baby's skin protected all season.

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Why Babies Move at Night During Pregnancy

Are you a pregnant mama being kept awake by a wiggly baby? Here is why babies tend to move at night and tips for getting more sleep!

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How to Know If You’re Having a Miscarriage

It's a hard thing to think about for any pregnant mom, but knowing the signs of miscarriage is important. Here's what you should know.

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What Is Uterine Involution?

A woman’s body goes through many changes after birthing a baby. One is uterine involution. Here's what you need to know!

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What is Postpartum Depression?

Postpartum depression is a serious mental health issue that affects more moms than you may think. Here is what you should know about it.

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Everything You Need to Know About Amniotic Fluid

Amniotic fluid is your body's way of helping you keep your growing baby safe. Here's everything you need to know about this special liquid.

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Hidden Toxins in Your Home (And How to Eliminate Them)

You may be surprised, but everyday products in our home can be filled with harmful toxins. Here is why you need to start eliminating them now.