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Childhood Illnesses

The Most Common Spring Illnesses

Ah, spring! How we’ve missed you. Finally a break from the kids’ cabin fever, 2-hour snow delays, and worst of all, sick days. Or is it? While warmer weather generally brings about the end of flu season, there ARE several common spring illnesses that linger or peak in the mid-year months. (I know, moms just…

For 5 Minutes of Peace and Quiet

It’s the end of a long day, at the end of a long week, your cozy, comfortable bed is calling, nay screaming your name... but the kids don't seem to be tired at all and are in fact running around with enough zeal to make the Energizer Bunny look like a lethargic turtle.  [embed][/embed] What…

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“Do I Really Need to Take My Vitamins?”

Everything you need to know about the benefits of vitamins and how to get kids to take them. How Do I Know if My Kids Need Vitamins? First of all, not every child needs a daily multivitamin or supplement. If you have the time (ha) and resources and to plan perfectly balanced meals it’s very […]

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The Most Beneficial Yoga Poses for Kids

4 Beneficial Yoga Poses for Kids Yoga for kids is catching on like wildfire. It *may* be because toting the babies to work out is the only way you can actually make time to work out…but we’re also catching on to the countless benefits for children’s bodies and minds. Whether your kids have tummy troubles, […]

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12 Creative Date Ideas for Parents

A positive relationship can be a strong foundation for a happy family, but after a while, “dating” just isn’t what it used to be. Often, we fall in love with our partners over the new exciting experiences that we shared together. Maybe we were learning about their interesting hobbies, or maybe we just had the…

7 Steps for Dealing with Mom Guilt

If you are a mom, chances are you have felt the pangs of mom guilt.  The extent to which we have felt it differs from person to person. Some of us feel the guilt like a small, annoying insect buzzing around our ear.  Some of us drown in it. Wherever you are on this spectrum,…

Friendships, Now That We’re Parents

How old is your oldest friendship? In what ways has it changed over the years? What makes a good friend? Did you lose or make friends in direct correlation to your debut into parenthood? I think most of us had and lost dozens of friendships in childhood.  This is normal, because often what constitutes a…

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Exercise and Nutrition for Kids’ Heart Health

For the past month or so, you haven’t been able to walk into a drugstore without seeing red, candy, and hearts, hearts, hearts, everywhere. And while I’m not sure when Valentine’s Day became Valentine’s Month, it IS an important month for hearts in general. Why? Because February is, in fact, American Heart Month! But what […]

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What is the MMR Vaccine, and What Diseases Does it Prevent?

When you have your first child, the doctors likely coached (or will coach) you on which vaccines your baby needs and when. One of the most well-known and necessary is the standard “MMR vaccine” which kids first get around 1 year old. But what is the MMR vaccine, what do you need to know about […]

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The Top 5 Benefits of House Calls for Kids

When your kid gets sick, there’s really nothing pleasant about the experience. It can be messy, upsetting, and we hate to say it, but pretty inconvenient. Even if you’ve never experienced the benefits of house calls, their convenience is probably obvious. But there’s so much more to it. Aside from not having to leave home, […]

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Why am I Sick? These 5 Items Could be the Culprit

Why am I sick again? It must be the kids. Their little classmates. The dirty, dirty hands that you can’t get them to wash. It’s easy to blame the kids, but maybe, mom, it’s time to look closer at our homes. Now that you have littles running around, there are more people creating more messes. […]

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