How to Have a Safe and Fun Halloween

safe Halloween tips

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...

Pneumonia Vaccine: Should You Get It?

pneumonia vaccine

The pneumonia vaccine is one of many vaccinations that can reduce the chance of people catching harmful diseases. In particular, this vaccine can protect the body from pneumococcus bacteria, which is why it is also often referred to as the pneumococcal vaccine. Here are the basic facts you should know before you get it. What Is It?  When ... 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...

How to Find a Pediatrician You (And Your Kids) Love

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Having a baby can be one of the most exciting times in a person’s life. However, it can also be one of the most stressful. There is so much to think about when expecting a new child, from creating a space for the baby in your home, to choosing the right name, to making sure he or she has the proper clothing and food. And deciding who its doctor ... 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...

What Every New Mom Needs to Bring Home Baby

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When I was pregnant with my first child, I had no idea what I needed, nor what I didn’t. Like most new moms, I went to Babies R’ Us and registered for every gadget that I could imagine that my child might ever need. But a few months after bringing my newborn baby home, I found out that there were only a few things I REALLY needed and ... Read More...

How to Find a Babysitter and Get Them Orientated

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Whether you are returning to the workforce full-time or require part-time assistance, it can be nerve wracking to find a babysitter you can trust enough to leave your most precious little ones with. So how should you conduct a search? And, more importantly, how do you provide a good orientation for a baby sitter that will ensure your ... Read More...

Back to School Vaccinations

back to school vaccinations

From preschool to college, schools at all levels require documentation that students have received the vaccinations recommended for people of their age. Here is an outline of the American Academy of Pediatrics' recommended immunization schedule for each age group: Preschool There are a number of vaccines that a child is supposed to have ... Read More...