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Childhood Fever

Every year during flu season I am swamped with calls from concerned parents regarding the treatment of a childhood fever. While fevers are upsetting to parents and uncomfortable for a child, fevers are a natural...

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Bug Off!

Summer is a great time to be out with the kids. But are you prepared? With the threat of West Nile, the mosquito problem is a huge issue so we must take precautions to avoid getting bitten. Here are some...

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A Signing Story

Just a few years ago signing with your baby was a novel idea. Parents felt using sign language with babies was reserved for children with special needs or that signing with babies would delay a child's speech...

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Why Music is Good For Babies

Babies love music, and music is good for their development. If you can't carry a tune, don't fret. There are lots of ways to bring music into your baby's life. Learn about it For hundreds of years, mothers have...

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Cleanup in Aisle Five!

Food shopping with a toddler really puts the "gross" in grocery. "Shop till you drop." It takes on a new and urgent meaning when you hit the produce department with a 1-year-old. I am on my fourth toddler. Don't...

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10 Steps for Effective Pumping

Pumping can be a challenge under the best of circumstances. It feels a little strange because of the newness, it's certainly not as effective as a baby and it can sometimes be frustrating to figure out. Try these...

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Our helpful glossary of childhood ailments. Cradle Cap: A skin condition in babies characterized by a yellowish or brownish scaly buildup on the head; may also be accompanied by redness in the creases of the...

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Back to Work After Baby

Returning to work after maternity leave doesn’t have to be the stuff of which new mom nightmares are made. Here are some mom-proven strategies for making the transition as stress-free as possible for you and your...

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The Art of Deception

Visit a local bookstore and you’ll see that the cookbook section is filled with several variations of the theme of “Deceptive Cooking”. Loosely defined, parents are apparently being told to disguise good,...

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New Babies and Pets DO Mix

Every year, hundreds of animals are sent to new homes or an animal shelter when the new baby arrives. The wonderful benefits of having an animal friend for children to play and grow up with are well documented. But some...

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10 reasons to go organic!

There are a multitude of reasons for you and your family to start eating organic foods. Organic farming and food is better for health, can prevent the onset of future disease and illness and reduces exposure to toxic...

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Omega 3 The Essential Fatty Acid

The Essential Fatty Acid What is Omega 3? Omega-3 fatty acids are unique types of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) that are essential to human health and are of dietary importance since our bodies do not produce...

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