September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness month. It seems like an odd thing to name a month after, but since many gynecologic cancers go unrecognized in their early more treatable stages, this is an opportunity to raise awareness of what the five main types of gynecologic cancer are and what you need to know about them. […]
When it comes to child passenger safety, parents are left with many unanswered questions. Rules and requirements for car seats and booster seats are constantly evolving, and unfortunately what some parents know, or think they know, is not up to the highest standards of protection for their child. So, how important is it to pay […]
It’s not too early to start thinking about Halloween and Fall harvest parties. How do I know this? Because the stores told me. The moment the first bell rang on the first day of school, clerks everywhere sprang into action. Out with the lunch boxes and in with the treat buckets! If you don’t have […]
It’s a bit of a modern buzz word; particularly as we move further into a world dominated by the ease of accessibility to ones and zeros…with a better awareness of our own Emotional Intelligence (EI,) we’re further prepared to deal with two-year-old tantrums, rebellious teenagers and all of life’s greatest challenges.
This past spring we learned that our one-year old had an umbilical hernia. Which was a relief. We were worried she swallowed a marble. An umbilical hernia is a tiny hole in the abdominal muscles that never closed after the umbilical cord opening healed. As a child becomes active the hole gets larger. Resulting in […]
After just one year, some schools around the country are dropping out of the healthier new federal lunch program, complaining that so many students turned up their noses at meals packed with whole grains, fruits and vegetables that the cafeterias were losing money. Federal officials say they don’t have exact numbers but have seen isolated […]
A safe home in a family neighborhood and an elementary school where my kids could learn, play and thrive. That’s all we wanted when my husband bought a house with lots of room, a huge backyard and a park down the street in Weld County. What we ended up with? Kids with asthma, multiple daily […]
Selecting lunch gear used to be simple. Stuff your lunch into a paper bag or pick the box decorated with whichever movie, television or toy character your kid was most smitten with. Done. Things are a bit more complicated today. Lunch-box styles vary from soft-sided cooler bags to Japanese-inspired bento boxes, even Indian tiffin canisters. […]
Despite an obesity epidemic in this country, many toddlers and children are underweight. Parents repeatedly ask me how to help a child gain weight in a healthful way. This is an important question because the age-old advice of milkshakes and ice cream (or in my opinion even the sugar-laden Pediasure) just doesn’t cut it, and […]
As a woman – and mom – both working and continuing my education in the field of technology, I find it difficult to strike a healthy balance between my relationships and the world behind the screens of the many devices filling – often flooding – our homes in this digital age. I absolutely love the fact that I can learn new tricks and tips from my small digital natives, but I do find it challenging to pull everyone away and achieve true, quality (device not included) family time.