PARENTING NEWS AND ADVICE

PARENTING NEWS AND ADVICE

Demystifying parenting news and advice

Keeping informed as a parent is important. To be truly informed, however, requires quality news and advice about children.

Finding parenting information is easy. Finding quality information is not as easy. Part of the challenge is understanding and recognizing good parenting information. This is where Momma Data comes in. We go behind the headlines and the sound bites, behind the studies and the claims. We explain and explore what parents read and hear about kids.

OUR GOAL is to empower parents to stay truly informed and become more savvy about parenting information. To this end, we support, educate and encourage parents to seek out and thoughtfully digest sound information about parenting, children’s health and well-being.

Our story

ABOUT
MOMMA DATA

Hi! WELCOME TO MOMMA DATA

When I started Momma Data more than ten years ago, I was mom to three young children and had encountered my share of parenting news and advice.  I was also a psychologist and researcher who loved digging through studies and data. When I first became pregnant, I worked in a research lab by day and caught up on parenting books and articles by night – and longed for more nuance, more accuracy, more science and data in what I call the Parenting Media, the loose collection of articles, books, websites and other information directed at parents. After having two more kids, I set out to do something about it – to bring more data to parents, to the momma so to speak. That’s when Momma Data was born. 

I believed then and continue to believe now that parents should have accurate, nuanced and evidenced-based information. If you like your parenting news and advice backed by science and nuance (and accurate!) then you’re in the right spot. Let’s make a difference – one piece of advice, one article, one study at a time.  

 

Polly Palumbo, Ph.D.

Momma Data Founder -parenting expert - Polly Palumbo
Polly Palumbo, Ph.D., Founder

Go BEHIND THE HEADLINES

For parents and professionals seeking to better understand parenting and children's health news and advice, MOMMA DATA brings fresh insight and perspective on a wide array of parenting topics.

parenting Expertease

A unique series aimed at helping parents stay informed without losing their patience or sense of humor.

CONSULTING

For professionals and organizations, MOMMA DATA offers research and evaluation services. These include in-depth analyses of policies and research reviews as well as presentations on parenting/child health issues (e.g., education, mental health).

OUR SERVICES

WHAT YOU CAN FIND AT
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