My youngest child had a serious illness as a baby. It began at just six weeks old: a simple cough that suddenly turned into not breathing. A month in hospital followed by another ten day stay a few weeks later. And then days, weeks
The other day we were at one of the local discount stores. You know the kind that sells everything from canned peaches, to socks, to toilet paper. I mostly purchase plastic bins from this retailer, they definitely have the best price and I love
By Dr. William Sears Thank you to Attachment Parenting International for sharing this helpful article. Check out their magazine, The Attached Family, for more great stories. Oftentimes, parents bring their child to me for consultation on learning or behavioral problems at school. They typically open their
At Mothering, we’re lucky to be introduced to a variety of fascinating products for kids and families each month: many developed by small family businesses. We’ve always enjoyed sharing the items that really impressed us, especially those products that nurture the healthy, active, inquisitive and green
I remain guarded about the reckless use of the ”h” word when it comes to cancer. Natasha was kind, compassionate and gracious, and over time she did not bear her disease with astonishing bravery. To those she felt safe with, she riled against the
Here’s the scene: There’s a baby. She’s crying. Hard. She’s in a stroller facing outward and her mother is pushing her. She is crying so hard her nose is running, her cheeks are flushed and tears are streaming from her eyes. She looks sick.
This article is brought to us by WellFuture, maker of WellBelly and VacciShield We have been hearing for some time now about the importance of probiotics and the benefits which come from including them in our diet. Recently, a lot of research has been done concerning
I am thrilled today to be hosting a guest post from one of my heros, Lawrence J. Cohen, PhD, author of Playful Parenting. Today’s article is adapted from his new book, The Opposite of Worry: The Playful Parenting Approach to Childhood Anxieties and Fears.
Christmas decorations and toys — they seem harmless enough, with nothing but festive moments and good intentions behind it all. Sadly, from Christmas lights to garlands to toys, they are not as innocuous as they may seem. Many contain heavy metals like lead, flame retardants, and other
The Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”) has undoubtedly been on the minds of many this week, as Republicans angle to defund the newly instituted program with a government shutdown. In an ultimate display of irony, their latest ploy is using children with cancer who