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  • Their Eyes Tell the Story: Babies Fascinated By What You Say

    Their Eyes Tell the Story: Babies Fascinated By What You Say

    Guessing what babies and toddlers are thinking about can be difficult before they have words to tell the story. Over the first year parents usually do get increasingly adept at recognizing when their babies feel tired or hungry or have a poopy diaper.

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  • Do You Know What’s In Your Child’s Juice Box?

    Do You Know What’s In Your Child’s Juice Box?

    When I was a kid, you didn’t see many juice boxes. That product category was still in its infancy – a novelty at best. Now, they’re everywhere and there are tons of different kinds. Do you know what’s in yours?

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  • Spark a conversation: Why it’s a good idea to talk with your mouth full!

    Spark a conversation: Why it’s a good idea to talk with your mouth full!

    Family dinner is one of the best ways to keep our kids healthy.  Children who eat dinner with their families more than five times a week (along with good sleep and limited TV watching) are 40% less likely to be obese, according to a study in Pediatrics.

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  • Antibacterial Wipes: Ubiquitous but Not Safe

    Antibacterial Wipes: Ubiquitous but Not Safe

    It seems like that handy canister of antibacterial cleaning wipes is everywhere these days. Grocery stores dispense them for dabbing at the handle of your cart, gyms park them conveniently for wiping down exercise equipment. Many schools hand them out so kids can scrub their desks and even include them on back-to-school supply lists.

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  • Strategies for Countering Texture Issues

    Strategies for Countering Texture Issues

    Texture was an unexpected learning for me. When I look back on the whole of Battle Orange, the number of recipes and the lengths I went to, I have to shake my head and sigh. One recipe solved the whole thing. One.

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  • The Importance of Reading Ingredients Labels on Children’s Medicines

    The Importance of Reading Ingredients Labels on Children’s Medicines

    I have been an avid label reader for many years.  It takes me forever to get through the grocery store because I read the label of everything I pick up, from food to personal care products.  One thing it didn’t occur to me to read the label of until last year was children’s pain relievers.  […]

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  • Organic Foods - Not For Me!

    Organic Foods – Not For Me!

    Did you ever taste a cookie you didn’t like?  Probably. What about ice cream, do you enjoy EVERY flavor? Probably Not.

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  • Endometriosis Is Scary, Too

    Endometriosis Is Scary, Too

    There is something growing inside of my body that’s not supposed to be there, and I can’t do anything about it. It hurts me physically as well as my relationships with those around me. Too little is known about this disease that was discovered over 300 years ago.

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  • Exercise Good for You, Good for Your Baby

    Exercise-Good for You, Good for Your Baby

    It was not long ago, just a few generations back when mother-to-be were told that exercising was not good for pregnant women. That in fact as little movement as possible was best. Unless a pregnant woman is high risk (and you must, must get your health care provider’s okay), we now know the opposite to […]

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  • What’s Happening to our Children?

    What’s Happening to our Children?

    I am honored to serve as a guest blogger on Dr. Greene’s marvelous site. My wife is a holistic physician, and we tried to raise our children green, but there was much less knowledge about green parenting.

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