Mother holding toddler while trying to work at a computer. She has the far away look of a Zombie Mom.

Confessions of a Zombie Mom

My youngest is now 21. Over lunch recently he told me I was looking more alive these days. I agreed that during his growing up years, I hadn’t taken...

Green Your Halloween – Buying Pumpkins

Green Your Halloween – Buying Pumpkins

Got a real pumpkin on your list of things to buy this season? Most people do, whether to carve as a jack o’ lantern or simply to add a...

Two teen boys giving a girl a present. Penis size during puberty.

Penis Size During Puberty

Background When babies are born, “It’s a girl” or “It’s a boy” used to be the things parents were waiting to hear from the doctor or mid-wife. Now, parents...

Teenage girl blowing on a dandelion. Parental medical information access changes as kids grow up.

Understanding Parental Medical Information Access

When a medical emergency arises for one of our children, we seek to gain as much information about the situation as possible. We want to know the ‘wheres, hows,...

Bright colored lights as two hand exchange a pill at a party. Could this be the first step toward teen addiction?

How to Reduce the Possibility of Teen Addiction

How teen addiction begins At one time or another, most teens find themselves in situations that involve making difficult decisions regarding alcohol and drugs. The choices teens make can not...


Tanner Staging for Boys and Girls

I’m 12 years old and I’m very concerned about my penis size. Its very small. Am I just a late bloomer. I don’t even know if I have reached...

A nurse is giving a elementary age boy a flu shot at the doctor's office. No more flumist.

What happened to FluMist?

Earlier this summer, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the CDC recommended against using nasal flu vaccine (or flumist) for children due to lack of effectiveness. This...

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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.