Silly Apple Bites

Ingredients for Silly Apples 2 green apples, each quartered Choice of nut butter 32 sunflower seeds 2-3 strawberries, sliced 1-2 googly eyes per apple bite (homemade or store bought) Directions Cut the middles out of each quarter of the apple to create a mouth. Coat the inside of the cut gap with a filling of nut butter. Place 4 sunflower […]

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Choosing a Doula

Many expectant parents who desire extra support beyond that provided by their medical birth team often hire a doula to provide assistance during the time before, during and after their baby’s birth. A doula is a trained professional who provides information, physical support and emotional support to her clients but does not provide medical services. […]

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Vita-Fuse Comes to Columbus, GA

Albany doctor, Alan Medley is bringing a boost to the Columbus, GA area, a VitaBoost. Vita-Fuse, an at-home IV hydration service, provides the same vitamins and nutrients you can pick up at the store but is faster and more effective. The science is simple. When you take medication or a vitamin orally, you’re said to […]

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Easy Baked Peaches

Ingredients 3 large ripe peaches 1 to 2 Tablespoons salted butter 2 Tablespoons light brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream and caramel sauce for serving Directions Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Slice peaches in half and remove the pit. Place in an oven-safe pan. Place a small piece (about 3/4 […]

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Should You Give Your Infants Probiotics

Probiotics are live,  ‘friendly’bacteria that may help promote a  healthy  digestive  system  and  immune  system  when  consumed.  These  microorganisms  are  similar  to  the  ‘friendly’  strains  of  bacteria  that  naturally  reside  in  your  digestive  tract.  Probiotics  can  either  be  consumed  in  food  or  taken  as  a  supplement.  It  is  a  common  practice  for  parents  to  give  kids  foods  like  […]

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Preschoolers, Sleep and Bright Lights

Until recently, the effect bright light has upon the sleep of preschoolers had not been specifically studied. A recent study by the University of Colorado Boulder has shown that preschoolers are even more sensitive to bright light than older kids and adults and their sleep patterns are easily disrupted by exposure to bright light at […]

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Keeping your Brain Power

The brain is the body’s most complex organ. It’s also the most important one. That’s why keeping it healthy is critical, especially as you age. Every day, scientists are discovering how closely our minds and bodies are connected. As it turns out, the things that you do to keep your body and heart healthy may […]

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Weight Loss for Kids

If your child’s pediatrician informs you that he is overweight and needs to slim down, be sure to ask for a specific weight loss goal and advice on how to help your child safely lose weight. Losing weight can help prevent your child from developing type 2 diabetes and other health issues later in life. […]

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Meditation For Moms

Carving out short periods of down time to keep yourself feeling healthy and ready to take on the daily challenges of parenting young children is important. One perfect way to relieve stress and improve your health is meditation. Two short time periods of meditation a day can have many mental and physical health benefits. Meditation […]

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Allergies or cold?

It can be difficult in the spring allergy season to tell if your child has a cold or is suffering from seasonal allergies. While some of the symptoms may be the same, there are some key differences that can help you discern which one of the two is to blame for making your child feel […]

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