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High Chair Hygiene

Meal times are a time of learning and exploration for babies and toddlers. Not only are they exposed to a variety of new textures, but to tastes and smells as well. While your baby is still eating purees from the spoon, fewer messes are to be expected; once he or she graduates to finger or […]

Will Kids Eat Vegetables? Yes, They Will!

By Judy Williams You have made the decision to grow your own vegetables. It’s a lifestyle and health choice. You want the best for your family and there are no shortcuts on the way. Good for you! So now you’ve got all these wonderful fresh vegetables growing in your garden how do you get the […]

Eating Right for Sleep

by Patti Teel Food has a huge impact on a child’s well-being. It can energize, increase hyperactivity or induce fatigue. Just as a lack of sleep can jumble a child’s thinking or cause learning problems, so can an inadequate diet. Each child is a unique individual, and it’s unreasonable to think that “one size fits […]

Button Down Healthy Sleep Habits for Special Needs Kids

By Patti Teel More children than ever before are being diagnosed with special needs “neurobiological disorders” such as ADHD, clinical depression, sensory integration dysfunction, autism and Asperger’s syndrome. Children with these disorders are very likely to have sleep difficulties. In addition, the problems that characterize the disorders will be greatly exacerbated by a lack of […]

Building Your Child’s Self-Esteem

By Paul C. Holinger, M.D., M.P.H., Author of What Babies Say Before They Can Talk When a baby finds that her signals are validated and responded to appropriately—that troubles are soothed and pleasure enhanced—she begins to sense that her feelings, expressions, of her very being, are of value and important. A baby learns that she […]

Brown Rice for the Family

by Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers Some of the key nutrients in brown rice include B vitamins, maganese, selenium, iron and fiber. The health benefits of brown rice read like a laundry list to disease prevention and boosting the immune system. These benefits include lowering cholesterol, reduced risk of diabetes, heart disease, heart attack, stroke […]

The Picky Eater

by Elizabeth Pantley, Author of Kid Cooperation and Perfect Parenting Question: My child wants to eat only her two favorite foods: cereal and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. She eats tiny amounts of any other food and complains about what’s put in front of her. What can I do about this? Think about it: As […]

Just What Exactly Is Postpartum Depression?

by Sara Duggan MommieCare Hello my name is Sara and I am the proud Mommie of 2 beautiful boys. I enjoy my job very much. I can say that now with much confidence, but there was a time that I couldn’t. There was a time that I despised being a Mommie. I can remember that […]

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