Mom Groups | Why Networking is Important for Moms

Each of us has a desire to belong to a community filled with other people who share our interests, and new moms and moms who have recently relocated are no exception. Here are some reasons why building a network of supportive mom group friends is very important for moms and some tips to help you begin constructing one. When you need advice, […]

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Pediatric Stroke | Notice the Symptoms

A stroke is a medical condition that occurs when the blood flow to the brain is interrupted and brain cells are deprived of oxygen. It is in common misconception that only adults have strokes. Anyone of any age can experience a stroke, including infants, children, and teens. Certain factors, such as a congenital heart defect, maternal high blood pressure during pregnancy, or head or neck […]

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Artificial Sweeteners | Sugar Substitutions, An Unhealthy Solution

Many of us choose to drink diet sodas and eat sugar-free treats sweetened with artificial sweeteners, believing that they will help us lose weight and have no negative side effects. A recently published study has called this into question. In this study, researchers found artificial sweeteners can cause glucose intolerance, which leads to high blood sugar, in both mice and a group of human volunteers. […]

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Speech Disorders in Toddlers | Signs of a Speech Delay

Speech is defined as the ability to produce and form the sounds used in the words we speak, and is a skill needed to communicate and interact with the world around us. Speech skills have their own developmental milestones associated with them, which parents can use to track their child’s progress.  Speech disorders in toddlers are sometimes dismissed as ‘He’s just shy’ or “He will […]

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New Autism Treatment for Infants | Video Feedback Therapy

According to studies of kids with autism, an infant who has a sibling diagnosed with autism may be at increased risk of also having autism. A recently published study holds good news for parents of these at-risk infants. The study showed using a new autism treatment for infants, video feedback therapy, may help reduce the severity of autism symptoms. In the study, a group of […]

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Infant Juice Intake

Almost all kids enjoy the sweet taste of fruit juice and many toddlers will not leave home without taking along a sippy cup filled with fruit juice. However, the American Association of Pediatrics has recently changed their guidelines for infant juice intake and how much juice toddlers and big kids should drink. Infants under 12 months: Previous guidelines allowed for fruit juice to be served to infants […]

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10 Minute Workout | Fast Workouts for Mom

The 10 Minute Workout There is some good news for busy moms who have a difficult time fitting in the recommended five 30 minute moderate intensity aerobic workouts into their weekly schedule, the 10 minute workout. Recent studies have shown that breaking down the recommended 150 minutes a week of moderate intensity aerobic exercise into 10 minute increments can be as effective as the […]

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Mediterranean Diet | Lose Weight And Improve Heart Health

Research has connected eating foods included in a traditional Mediterranean diet with many health benefits, including weight loss and prevention of heart disease. The diet is so named because it includes the foods traditionally eaten by inhabitants of Mediterranean countries. Here is an overview of how to fill your family’s weekly menu with healthy foods […]

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Neighborhood Halloween Contests | Games for Halloween

Fun Neighborhood Halloween Contests – from Ghostly Goodies to Petrifying Pumpkins Are you looking for some fun new ways to celebrate Halloween with your kids this year? How about a neighborhood contest? Costume contests are just one of the many options to get everyone in the spirit. So read on to see if one of […]

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