Guest Posts

    Our invited Guest Bloggers share their Perspective on children's health and parenting. Their view point may be different than Dr. Greene's, but each guest has a valuable view point. Well worth reading!

    Healthy Body Care #1: Why You Need to Be Careful with Personal Care Products
    By: Christopher Gavigan September 29, 2008 0 Comments
    Healthy Body Care #1: Why You Need to Be Careful with Personal Care Products

    I’ve considered myself green for many years, but becoming the CEO of Healthy Child Healthy World and then becoming a father has certainly increased the hue. Everyday is a learning experience, wh…

    Dream -- Before, During and After
    By: Robin Kamen September 26, 2008 0 Comments
    Dream — Before, During and After

    We are always sad at the end of a trip. But we keep an eye out for new ways to preserve our memories, including emerging technologies that make it easy to create panoramic vistas from several single p…

    Stuff Happens, So Be Prepared
    By: Robin Kamen September 25, 2008 0 Comments
    Stuff Happens, So Be Prepared

    Stuff happens when you travel, particularly when the trip involves overseas adventure. So it’s great to be prepared. While the illnesses we have encountered have luckily been limited to traveler…

    Get Everyone Involved in Planning
    By: Robin Kamen September 24, 2008 0 Comments
    Get Everyone Involved in Planning

    Most treks start and end in cities, or in regions with lots of sightseeing and planning. To keep the cultural tourism interesting for the kids, we break up museum visits with trips to local markets.…

    Pack Light, But Don't Skimp on The Underwear
    By: Robin Kamen September 23, 2008 1 Comments
    Pack Light, But Don’t Skimp on The Underwear

    One of the many lessons we’ve learned on our family adventure trips is that you can never have enough clean hiking socks, and that lightweight wool gloves and hats are a must.…

    Family Adventure Travel
    By: Robin Kamen September 22, 2008 0 Comments
    Family Adventure Travel

    We love family vacations, and we love off-the-grid travel, especially challenging treks to ancient ruins. Our last big trips have been to Peru, multi-day camping-hiking adventures that have taken us &…

    Everyday Differences
    By: Kristi Chester Vance September 12, 2008 0 Comments
    Everyday Differences

    Mothers make a difference everyday in shaping the future of our planet – from wiping noses to raising kids who care about the world they live in.…

    What Do You Think?
    By: Kristi Chester Vance September 11, 2008 0 Comments
    What Do You Think?

    I live in Bernal Heights in San Francisco, a neighborhood known as ‘maternal heights’ for its stroller rush hours and toddler-filled sidewalks. There is a listserv of more than 500 families in Ber…

    Out of Control
    By: Kristi Chester Vance September 10, 2008 0 Comments
    Out of Control

    There are 85,000 chemicals in use today in the U.S. Seven new ones are approved every day. Less than 10% have been tested for long-term effects on grown adults, let alone on the most vulnerable – de…

    MOMS – Making Our Milk Safe
    By: Kristi Chester Vance September 9, 2008 0 Comments
    MOMS – Making Our Milk Safe

    During a week-long beach vacation marked more by flash flooding than sunblock, three friends and I sat together nursing our five infants, (Nico, Olivia, Stella, Hazel and Sam,) and sharing endless pin…

    What Is The Next Lead, or Arsenic or Thalidomide or DDT?
    By: Kristi Chester Vance September 8, 2008 0 Comments
    What Is The Next Lead, or Arsenic or Thalidomide or DDT?

    When my daughter Stella celebrated her first birthday in the spring of 2005, we had her checked for lead, and her level was dangerously high.…

    Rwanda; Remember the Hope
    By: Eliana Schiffer September 5, 2008 0 Comments
    Rwanda; Remember the Hope

    For me the one thing that made Rwanda so amazing was the children and hearing their laughter. That a country can live through something so horrific and yet get up every morning and live their lives wi…

    A Touching Experience
    By: Eliana Schiffer September 4, 2008 0 Comments
    A Touching Experience

    My favorite part of the trip was the people that we met. Everywhere we went people would stop what they were doing to look up and wave. They were so kind and happy all the time, when you looked at the…

    Biking in Rwanda
    By: Eliana Schiffer September 3, 2008 0 Comments
    Biking in Rwanda

    I ended up being in Rwanda for 3 weeks on a biking trip with 6 other students and 4 adults. Biking is what made the difference for us. We would ride our bikes every other day for about 30 to 50 kilome…

    23 Letters and 13 Shots
    By: Eliana Schiffer September 2, 2008 0 Comments
    23 Letters and 13 Shots

    After my teacher told me about this trip in April of this year, my dream was to go to Rwanda with a group of my friends and teachers where we would ride our bikes and visit orphanages. When I original…

    Life Changing Experience
    By: Eliana Schiffer September 1, 2008 0 Comments
    Life Changing Experience

    Nothing I could have read could have prepared me for what I saw in the memorials and on the streets of Rwanda this summer during our visit. In 1994 Rwanda went through one of the most horrible genocid…

    When The Gift Is Personally Made
    By: Julie Hall August 29, 2008 0 Comments
    When The Gift Is Personally Made

    Often my presentations and writings have this same theme that when seniors have avoided making choices by doing nothing for their estate planning and distribution, they are actually making a decision …

    The Face of Exploitation Is Often a Familiar Face
    By: Julie Hall August 28, 2008 0 Comments
    The Face of Exploitation Is Often a Familiar Face

    Hiring a personal property appraiser may cost a little upfront, but should be considered an inexpensive insurance policy that you are not giving away items that are worth a fortune. Exploitation happ…

    One Man's Garbage Is Another Man's Treasure
    By: Julie Hall August 27, 2008 0 Comments
    One Man’s Garbage Is Another Man’s Treasure

    The biggest challenge is when the children walk into their parents’ homes feeling completely overwhelmed by the accumulation of “stuff.” Because this generation rarely threw anything…

    Having "That" Conversation With The Silent Generation
    By: Julie Hall August 26, 2008 0 Comments
    Having “That” Conversation With The Silent Generation

    Dealing with the infirmity or death of a parent is difficult.  If this requires the dispersing his or her belongings, the pain may be even greater and the matter becomes worse because mom and dad may…