Gone are the days of being a stay-at-home parent. Most families need two incomes in order to survive. Single parents definitely need to work. Unless you are fortunate enough to have a wonderful, non-working grandparent to care for your little ones, you need daycare. Daycare concerns can be overwhelming and stressful. Daycare is costly. If…

We’ve all heard the great debate regarding breastfeeding vs. formula. “Breastfeeding is better for the baby.”, or “Formula is just as beneficial as breastfeeding”. If you can breastfeed…..go for it! If not…it’s okay! Some mothers do both. The great thing is that modern day formulas provide us with many options. Isn’t that wonderful? Formulas contains…

Like people everywhere, we all make New Year’s Resolutions to lose weight, quit smoking, exercise more, stop drinking, etc. While all of these resolutions improve health, many of us don’t stick to it. The first few weeks start out strong and slowly dwindle to the wayside. We get busy, procrastinate and forget our good intentions….

Influenza (the flu) can be defined as a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. Symptoms can be mild to severe. Complications from the virus may arise, especially in young children, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems. For example, a child with asthma may have serious complications from the flu. The best way…

You have a new beautiful baby and this should be the happiest time of your life but you’re feeling very sad and anxious. Why? While most women don’t like to talk about it, out of shame or guilt, the truth is that you’re suffering from postpartum depression or the “baby blues”. The extreme shift in…

While America panics, medical and government officials are trying to educate the public. Just like the initial panic that came with the AIDS epidemic, those who are unsure and uneducated regarding the disease are causing others to run around in a frenzy trying to figure out if they should go to Disneyworld or not. Will…

With Christmas right around the corner, the last thing we want to think about are the stresses of holiday shopping and preparation. Make your Thanksgiving relaxing and cozy. It’s all about the decor. No need to go out and spend lots of money on new dinnerware. Use whatever you already have and spice it up…

With the sudden scare of the Enterovirus and Ebola everyone is in a panic wondering if their immune system is strong enough to fight such diseases. Realistically, we should all be more concerned with the upcoming flu season, colds and pneumonia. Aside from washing hands thoroughly and keeping your hands aways from your mouth and…

It is a proven fact that stress is bad for health. Stress can cause a wide array of physical ailments including heart problems, high blood pressure, stomach issues, depression, etc. We certainly don’t want our children to deal with stress. One of the main stress factors for children these days is bullying. Bullying happens in…

Many parents are faced with the daily decision of packing healthy lunches for their children or allowing him/her to eat the school lunch. With recent changes to school lunch requirements, this should be a much easier decision. Mrs. Obama (The First Lady) helped pass The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. This act puts much stricter requirements…

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