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Category Archives: Health

Look Before You Leave! Check the Back Seat!


  Look Before You Leave! Leave a child in a car?  Absolutely not!  Most of us can’t even imagine that EVER happening.  The truth is though it does, every year.  Overheating can become a life threatening emergency for a child.  Every year there are reports of tragic deaths of children who get left in cars …

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Protecting your child from bug bites


Protection from ticks and mosquitoes is important for your child! Today is beautiful, and I hope most of you have your children outside at some point!  Children both love and NEED to be outdoors.  Outside activity is an important part of a healthy child’s life, and it helps children get good and tired too!  I …

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Choosing a sunscreen for your child


Choose the right sunscreen protection for your child…and enjoy the summer! The sun is shining…it is going to be a great day!  Whatever your plans are they must include some sunscreen.  If you are a bit confused about which one is best for you and your little one, then join the club!  Walking through a …

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Help take the “ouch” out of vaccines


Shots are not fun for you or your child…here are some tips to help with the “ouch”! Check ups with vaccinations are difficult for parents and children.  That first 2-month-old check up is often dreaded by parents because the first round of vaccines is given at that time.  It is very difficult for a Mommy …

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Taking Care of Your Child’s Teeth


This cute little smile cost us several thousand dollars later to straighten it out….but worth it! There is nothing cuter than a toothless grin of a baby.  Next the cute little pearly whites that erupt create a darling smile, then there is a toothless grin again as the tooth fairy starts to make visits to …

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Toddler bedtime blues


Time for that nap!  Don’t miss the window for naps….toddlers need naps to sleep well at night!  Establish good sleep routines for naps and night-time! It was 8:30,  I was tired, and my 2-year-old seemed to be gearing up for the evening.  My patience was short and soon everyone ended up melting down.  Not a very …

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Sleep…we all want it and need it!


Sleep…when you don’t have it that is when you realize how much you miss it, at least for adults!  I can remember those days when all 4 kids were small, and sleep was a precious commodity.   There were some mornings that I looked at the clock when I woke up and counted how many hours …

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Introducing Solid Foods to Your Baby


Our daughter Kelsey loving her solid foods!  She was needing a dunk in the tub after this meal! I can remember the excitement of introducing the kids to their first tastes of “real food”.  The camera was ready, they were sitting up and eager, and that first bite often resulted in the funniest look as …

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The Flu…it is Here! What Can You Do to Keep Your Family Well?


  Influenza or “flu” has certainly hit us hard over the last few weeks.  The CDC tells us that influenza is widespread across our country, and to put it simply, people are sick!  Influenza is a virus that causes high fever, upper respiratory symptoms, aches, ear infections, pneumonia, and yes, it even can cause hospitalization …

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Healthy Eating Starts with Mom and Dad!


I often am asked how to develop healthy eating habits in children.  It is so easy to slip into the chicken nugget black hole when you have young children.  With the obesity rate in children rising in this country, and heart disease in adults taking its toll, we as parents have to think about instilling …

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