Exercising While Pregnant May Boost Baby Brain Power

exercising while pregnant

When you’re pregnant, there are certain trimesters when you feel exhausted just walking up the stairs to your bedroom - never mind trying to get a good cardio workout in. But, you might want to try. According to researchers from the University of Montreal, just 20 minutes of exercise, three times a week, could improve a newborn baby’s ... Read More...

Pediatricians to Parents: Restrict Screen Time for Kids

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Do you let your little ones watch television or have computer time? At what age did you let them start using technology on a regular basis? Did it start as a way to calm a fussy toddler? Or maybe it came to be as a way to educate your preschooler? Or maybe it just happened out of necessity in elementary school? How much is okay and how much ... Read More...

Exercising during pregnancy is good for babies’ brains

exercising during pregnancy

When you’re pregnant, there are certain trimesters when you feel exhausted just walking up the stairs to your bedroom, never mind trying to get a good cardio workout in. But, according to a new study, you may want to try. The new report says that 20 minutes of exercise three times a week could improve a newborn baby’s brainpower. The study ... Read More...

Depression after a miscarriage

depression after a miscarriage

When you have a miscarriage, suddenly it seems like the whole world falls into two categories: Women who have been where you are at and women who are pregnant. After I miscarried, friends and family blanketed me in support and even complete strangers shared their stories of loss with me. It broke my heart to hear their voices crack as they ... Read More...

How to talk to a loved one about a suspected diagnosis

suspected diagnosis autism

Would you ever bring up concerns that your niece or nephew might have autism to your sister or brother? Would you feel comfortable expressing concerns about your best friend’s little girl having speech delays or never making eye contact? You may have a friend or family member who has a child who you notice may behave just a little left of ... Read More...

How to Have a Safe and Fun Halloween

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Halloween is upon us. It’s a magical night – dressing up as whoever you want, and people handing out candy. I love hearing the giggles of the children –especially my own – when it comes time to dress up and walk around our neighborhood.  While my main priority is that the girls have fun, I want to make sure that they are also ... Read More...

Preparing Your Family for a Medical Emergency

preparing for a medical emergency

Have you every found yourself in a medical emergency? We never had – until the other day. Sure, we’ve had our children get sick and rushed them to the doctor. We’ve endured our fair shares of bumps and bruises; babies rolling off of changing tables, little ones falling off monkey bars, 108 degree fevers and the raisin choking incident of ... Read More...

Toddler Discipline: How to Survive

toddler discipline

We’ve all heard of the terrible twos, but there is something much worse traumatic. The ages 3 to 5 are by far the most frustrating for parents. It’s a real thing - just ask any mom who has lived through it. When my girls were two, they were adorable and cute and compliant. (If they weren’t, my oldest would have been an only child.) So ... Read More...

Do I need to be concerned about my child’s BMI?

children bmi

Do you need to be concerned about children BMI and weight? This has always been a source of concern for me. Not because my kids are overweight, but because I don’t want to let them get overweight and then struggle with losing it. I know the struggles of being overweight and how hard it is to lose it. I also know what the desperation to lose that ... Read More...

Avoiding the Back to School Cootiepalooza

back to school illnesses

To many parents of small children, back-to-school is synonymous with a household breakout of Cootiepalooza. In case you’re not familiar with this term, Cootiepalooza is when small children enter the general small-children population and infect one another with germs through touching, sneezing or coughing at one another. It’s generally a ... Read More...