Keeping informed requires quality news and advice about children.
Part of the challenge is recognizing sound parenting information. For example, knowing the nuances, including the strengths and limitations of the new recommendation or study. This is where Momma Data comes in. Here we go behind the headlines and the sound bites, behind the studies and the claims. Momma Data explores what parents read and hear about kids, and untangle what can make a difference in families.
THE GOAL is to empower parents to stay truly informed and become more savvy about parenting information and ultimately improve the lives of families. 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
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 research psychologist 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.