Today's Pediatric Perspectives

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Mother, You’re Still Carrying Me Today

You may have read a sentimental Mother’s Day card (or one of those picture books that makes every mother cry) with the sappy phrase,  “Mother, You’re Still Carrying Me...

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Non-babyish Gifts for New Parents

Non-babyish Gifts for New Parents

Sure, there are plenty of green, child-centered gifts you can get babies, kids and their parents…like an organic onesie with “Mother Sucker” on the front, the fabulous Ergo Baby...

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Cleaning at School may Dirty your Child’s Classroom Air

Cleaning at School may Dirty your Child’s Classroom Air

As most parents know, childhood asthma is on the rise. In fact, 1 in 10 American kids now develops this chronic health condition during childhood. If your child is...

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Slimy Not Soft: Your Clothes on Fabric Softener

Slimy Not Soft: Your Clothes on Fabric Softener

Fabric softeners and dryer sheets, considered laundry room staples by many, are a relatively new invention. They were designed to make our clothes feel a little softer and less...

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When the Laws Meant to Protect Us Do Nothing of the Sort

When the Laws Meant to Protect Us Do Nothing of the Sort

Once thought to pose little likelihood of exposure, we now know many chemicals migrate from the materials and products in which they’re used – including furniture, plastics and food...

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Mom’s Memorial: A Letterman Top Ten List & Lovely Parting Gifts

The memorials I’ve attended have been very solemn occasions. We all wore black. We comforted each other in hushed tones. We cried. We hugged. And after we mourned the...

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Mother Healer Champion

Mother, Healer, Champion

“Am I a bad mom?” I grew up witness to motherhood as simultaneously fierce and beautiful, gentle and brave. I also bore witness to how few people seemed to...

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Hope for the Pressured Parent

Hope for the Pressured Parent

After helping my youngest daughter apply sunscreen, I sat in a lawn chair as my children did cartwheels and played ball in the front yard. That’s when it suddenly...

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Even Before a Diagnosis, a Mother Knows

Even Before a Diagnosis, a Mother Knows

Part One of a Five-Post Series about one woman’s experiences with her son who has autism. I will forever remember the day…

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Very Blueberry Smoothie Recipe

Mother’s Day Blueberry Smoothie Recipe

This Smoothie is delicious and quick to make. Make it for breakfast, an any-time-snack or make with your little one for special occasions, like Mother’s Day.  Use the optional mint garnish to...

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Books by Dr. Alan Greene

Feeding Baby Green

Feeding Baby Green: The Earth Friendly Program for Healthy, Safe Nutrition During Pregnancy, Childhood and Beyond

By Dr. Alan R. Greene

This unique guide includes advice on how to transform a baby's eating habits that will positively impact their health & development for the rest of their lives. Dr. Greene has included everything a parent needs to know about creating healthy, nutritious meals that help avoid childhood obesity & prevent childhood disease.

Raising Baby Green

Raising Baby Green: The Earth-Friendly Guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby Care

By Dr. Alan R. Greene

In this illustrated and easy-to-use guide, noted pediatrician Dr. Alan Greene, a leading voice of the green baby movement, advises parents how to make healthy green choices for pregnancy, childbirth, and baby care—from feeding your baby the best food available to using medicines wisely.