My Imaginary Spoon
    February 28, 2013
    My Imaginary Spoon

    I adore pumpkin pie. If I could have it my way, I would clean off an entire pie myself! Every Thanksgiving and Christmas I look forward to that first bite of creamy, pumpkin pie. But in the meantime, …

    5 Smart Tips for Letting Toddlers Use Smartphones
    August 16, 2012
    5 Smart Tips for Letting Toddlers Use Smartphones

    It’s becoming an ever more common sight: babies and kids playing with smartphones. According to NPR’s Health Blog, one recent survey found that as many as 1 in 4 toddlers has used a smartphone and…

    Alan Greene as a boy in kentucy with father and grandfather
    June 15, 2012
    Father: Past, Present, and Future

    Even before our babies are born, we are teaching them about the world around us. We communicate our choices, our values, even without thinking about it. They hear our voices, smell our aromas, and the…

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    October 31, 2011
    Pediatricians’ Trick-or-Treat Bags

    Each year thousands of pediatricians gather for a national conference to catch up on the latest science and with each other. There’s also a huge exhibit hall, as in so many professional and trade co…

    Young Girl Playing in Outdoors Water
    June 14, 2011
    Skin Damage Starts with Your Child’s First Sun Over-exposure

    It’s taken a long time for science to quantify what mothers have always known: the skin of babies and toddlers is very different from the skin of older children and adults. Babies’ skin is softer …

    First Time at the Kindergarten
    February 17, 2011
    First Time at the Kindergarten

    This March, our Pia will blow out four candles on her birthday cake. I really can't believe how quickly time passes. I remember the day when she was born, when my and my husband's lives changed tremen…

    Video: The State of Food in America
    January 27, 2011
    Video: The State of Food in America

    In this video, Shane passionately shows us why he gets up in the morning.  The State of Food in America as it relates to preschoolers is shocking and disturbing.  His eye-opening demonstration shows…

    How Green is your Childcare?
    October 22, 2010
    How Green is your Childcare?

    As parents, we consider many factors when selecting a childcare situation for our children – among them cost, convenience, philosophy, hours and the ratio of caregivers to kids. But how many of us g…

    Super Sweet Potato Cakes Recipe
    August 19, 2010
    Super Sweet Potato Cakes Recipe

    Every toddler and grown-up who has ever tasted these sweet potato cakes absolutely loves them. Made from the delicious sweet potato, the cakes melt in the mouth. These are even great cold the next day…

    Lemon Kale Chips Recipe
    August 12, 2010
    Lemon Kale Chips Recipe

    Your kids will love these lemon kale chips.  They are a healthy alternative to greasy chips from a bag. You can use curly kale (as in the photo above), or dino (lacinto) kale or any other type. As a…

    Savory Smoked Paprika Almonds Recipe
    August 12, 2010
    Savory Smoked Paprika Almonds Recipe

    This recipes for smoked paprika almonds uses raw, organic almonds and plenty of yummy spices. These are a real treat to your taste buds. And as an extra bonus, your house smells wonderful after maki…

    Danger in a Spray Bottle: Why It’s Time to Change Our Childproofing Strategy
    August 10, 2010
    Danger in a Spray Bottle: Why It’s Time to Change Our Childproofing Strategy

    For years doctors have encouraged parents to store toxic household cleaning products in locked cabinets, out of sight and reach of children. While this advice may have helped considerably, with injury…

    Banana French Toast Recipe
    July 28, 2010
    Banana French Toast Recipe

    This banana french toast recipe is made without eggs. You can use your favorite gluten-free bread and dairy-free milk to create a real treat for the whole family -- even those who can't have eggs, da…

    Pita Pepper Pizzas Recipe
    July 27, 2010
    Pita Pepper Pizzas Recipe

    With shredded cheese and chopped peppers on hand in the fridge, it’s easy to throw together these individual size, wholesome pita pepper pizzas whenever hunger hits. Pita Pepper Pizzas Recipe Summ…

    Healthy Taco Salad Recipe
    July 19, 2010
    Healthy Taco Salad Recipe

    This healthy taco salad recipe is full of super charged ingredients. It is an upside-down version of the traditional taco. Use chopped romaine and cilantro as the base, not a pile of chips. This save…

    Low Fat Apple Oatmeal Muffins Recipe
    June 19, 2010
    Apple Oatmeal Muffins Recipe

    This apple oatmeal muffins recipe is low in calories because it uses no oils or fats. For sweetness it uses fresh apple, apple juice, honey and molasses. This is a very nice alternative to traditional…

    Sunday Brunch Rosemary-Lemon Biscuits Recipe
    June 16, 2010
    Sunday Brunch Rosemary-Lemon Biscuits Recipe

    There are a handful of standard recipes that you can teach your children, so that no matter where or in what situation, they can create from scratch something that will make people happy. This Rosemar…

    Language and Your Child: Introducing Dr. Bialystock
    April 13, 2010
    Language and Your Child: Introducing Dr. Bialystock

    I was pleased to attend a talk at a local Barnes & Noble by Dr. Ellen Bialystok, who was speaking about the cognitive benefits of children being bilingual. She is a Distinguished Research Professo…

    Helping Healthy Food Compete with Fast Food
    April 2, 2010
    Helping Healthy Food Compete with Fast Food

    Any parent who has ever seen the reaction of a 3-year-old to the idea of heading to McDonald’s for lunch won’t be surprised by the results of a recent study reported in the journal of Psychology a…

    Every Parent Should Learn about Food Imprinting
    February 10, 2010
    Every Parent Should Learn about Food Imprinting

    What and how our kids eat is central to their health both now and in the long run. Your early food decisions can help your child learn good food in much the same way that we learn our native language.…