Dr. Alan Greene discusses teaching your child to sleep alone
    August 29, 2013
    The “Free Pass”: Getting your child to sleep in their own room

    At 3am a triangle of light slices the darkness in two, and a child's tired, raspy voice whispers "Mom? Moooooom?" It's now that you realize, this will not be the night of restful sleep you've been fan…

    Cowboy Cookies for Breastfeeding Moms (and Little Ones, Too) Recipe
    January 31, 2013
    Cowboy Cookies for Breastfeeding Moms (and Little Ones, Too) Recipe

    [star-rating][yields] Cowboy Cookies are traditionally huge. I suggest sticking with smaller cookies since they build in portion control for kids and breastfeeding moms for whom it’s especially impo…

    How Do You Limit Your Child's Screen Time? There's an App for That!
    November 30, 2012
    How Do You Limit Your Child’s Screen Time? There’s an App for That!

    In the coming years, technology will continue to play a large role in our children's lives.  I'm sure you have seen YouTube videos of babies and toddlers swiping through their parents’ iPads, knowi…

    A Few of My Favorite Apps
    November 29, 2012
    A Few of My Favorite Apps

    I will admit to being addicted to certain endless runner type games on my iPhone.  All in the name of research as The iPhone Mom! But when it comes to my children, I try to limit their time with this…

    Your Girls and Your Boys Should Have HPV Vaccinations
    November 13, 2012
    Your Girls…and Your Boys Should Have HPV Vaccinations

    Prevention of any disease is what you want to do for your children. You want to give them the best life possible. Physicians know that the HPV (human papilloma virus) causes many diseases. And HPV vac…

    Back To School Tips: Things That Will Help Keep You Sane
    August 24, 2012
    Back To School Tips: Things That Will Help Keep You Sane

    Back to school activities, back to school shopping, back to school goals…. August and September can bring so many overwhelming feelings that it is easy to get overwhelmed. (more…)…

    Back To School Tips: The Importance of “Me” Time for Moms
    August 23, 2012
    Back To School Tips: The Importance of “Me” Time for Moms

    Back-to-school signals that time of year where the hectic days of shuttling kids to and from camp, swim practice and play dates morphs into shuttling kids to and from school, soccer practice and play …

    Back To School Tips: Stress-free Clothes Shopping
    August 22, 2012
    Back To School Tips: Stress-free Clothes Shopping

    Back to School can be a stressful time.  According to our survey of Moms most families in 2012 will be focused on ways to cut back and make every dollar stretch further than it has ever before.  Whe…

    Back To School Tips: Helping Your Child Set Goals for the Semester
    August 21, 2012
    Back To School Tips: Helping Your Child Set Goals for the Semester

    “There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.” 
Henry Ford Back to school is an exciting time for everyone.  Nothing makes us feel quite as focused as cr…

    Back To School Tips: Getting a Handle on Afterschool Activities
    August 20, 2012
    Back To School Tips: Getting a Handle on Afterschool Activities

    As we enter this busy back-to-school season with just a few nods of the head you may find that suddenly you need another income and a time machine in order to meet the commitments of your childís aft…

    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…

    Top Ten Things Parents and Caregivers Can Do to Improve School Lunch!
    February 13, 2012
    Top Ten Things Parents and Caregivers Can Do to Improve School Lunch!

    Parents have power. When your children are in trouble you do anything to help. A parent concerned for the health and well-being of their child is a powerful force. So when parents who normally prepare…

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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…

    Homemade Foods - Healthier for Your Kids and for the Planet
    October 17, 2011
    Homemade Foods – Healthier for Your Kids and for the Planet

    As back to school shifts into full gear, a recent study examining the relationship between   commercially prepared foods and the rise in childhood obesity concerned us. The findings concluded that a…

    Digital Footprint
    October 14, 2011
    Digital Footprint

    Most kids do not know what is meant by the term “digital footprint”.  In fact, if you are a parent that isn’t sure of what a digital footprint is or why you need to be concerned about it, you a…

    How young is too young for Facebook?
    September 15, 2011
    How young is too young for Facebook?

    A law proposed in California would require that social networking sites like Facebook take down content from the profiles of children under 18 if their parents request it. (more…)…

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    June 14, 2011
    New: skin damage starts with your child’s first summer

    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 …

    Future Leaders
    April 8, 2011
    Future Leaders

    Yesterday, we were asked to talk about leadership to a group of middle-schoolers.  Specifically, we were asked to address how we used leadership skills to develop and run and a business.  (more&hell…

    Measuring success in School – What is the True Indicator?
    March 24, 2011
    Measuring success in School – What is the True Indicator?

    When trying to assess our children’s adjustment to and experience of school, we typically turn to the obvious indicators — grades, participation in extra-curricular activities, social involvement,…

    Tasty Creamed Dill Potatoes Recipe
    February 17, 2011
    Tasty Creamed Dill Potatoes Recipe

    [star-rating][yields] Nothing complements the flavor of dill like potatoes. Make this yummy dish for your little ones! CLEAN IT Dirty Dozen Alert: Potatoes – choose Organic please GREEN IT Compost y…