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
We wheeled our bikes out of the garage yesterday afternoon, happily looking forward to riding through the bright, warm summer afternoon to our local fro yo store. My littlest (21 months) was buckled in
I’ve always been active. And I’d say I’m still active, but in a different way, now that I’m a pregnant mom of a preschooler. However, once I realized I’d be spending 9 months with a blessing blossoming in my tummy, I knew I had
Because there is no “Operator’s Manual” for raising your individual child, sometimes a parent has to do some detective work. This is a difficult post to write, not only because my first draft had me reliving all of the challenging events that might
Summer is here and many of us are thinking about how we can keep our kids safe in the sun. The first line of defense for most parents is to grab the sunscreen and make sure the kids are properly covered.