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Summer Road Trips & Audiobooks

Summer Road Trips & Audiobooks

School is out! Summer vacation starts! As a child growing up in a family of five, I often took road trips with my family whenever we traveled on vacation. I remember sitting snugly between my sisters in the backseat for hours and hours. I also remember having to choose which […]

Plant Safety

Plant Safety

When the weather warms up, our children enjoy being outdoors- especially exploring wooded areas and looking for creatures in the creeks. At other times, they simply enjoy spending time with us as we work on our yards and gardens. Now that the outdoors are green and lush with vegetation, it […]

Here comes the sun...

Here comes the sun…

The sun is shining…outdoor play is calling. How can you protect you and your family from the sun’s harsh rays? Limit time outdoors from 10am-2pm as this is when the sun’s rays are strongest Protect your skin by keeping it covered and by wearing a hat with a wide brim. […]

Eczema: When all else fails.

Eczema: When all else fails.

So, you have tried every cream and steroid and cleanser on the shelf. What is next? Sometimes, an infection may exist which requires antibiotics and a visit to us. However, there are 2 more trials of therapy that help some children: bleach baths and/or wet wraps. Bleach baths: Yuck, was […]

Spring is in the air

Spring is in the air

Spring is here…mosquitoes will start to appear. Zika and West Nile viruses are known to be transmitted via mosquito bites. Here are a few things you can do to protect yourself and your family. Generally, it is recommended to avoid being outside during dawn and dusk, as mosquitos that transmit […]

Springtime = Allergy time

Springtime = Allergy time

Spring is here… the groundhog foretold. Are you prepared? Springtime signals new buds on the trees, flowers blooming, and grass renewing. For gardeners, it is a wonderful time of the year. For those with allergies, it may be a dreaded time of year. Allergic rhinitis presents with a variety of […]

Eczema:  Itchy, Itchy, Scratchy, Scratchy

Eczema: Itchy, Itchy, Scratchy, Scratchy

Eczema is a frustrating skin condition that many children have. Eczema causes dry, red, itchy skin that gets better or worse no matter what you do! During an eczema flare, almost anything will worsen the eczema, including scratching.   Of all the things that we can offer, the most important step […]

Loving Your Child

Loving Your Child

As parents, we unquestionably love our children. How could anyone resist a cuddly and smiling infant? However, during the teenage years, our love is often put to the test with teenage attitudes and behaviors. Yet, our love remains unquestionable. But, does your teenager know it? The book, The Five Languages […]

Cold and Flu and Fever

Cold and Flu and Fever

Cold and flu season is in full swing and with it comes FEVER. Children in the first few years of life get on average 6 viral colds and 3 viral diarrheal illnesses a year. These viral illnesses do not respond to antibiotics and each one lasts 10 -12 days. In […]

Family Traditions

Family Traditions

When my older boys were younger, I wanted to make New Year’s Eve a special and meaningful time. But, what to do when they were too young to stay up until midnight? I came up with our own New Year’s Eve tradition. We had a Memory Box in our house. […]