5 Questions to Help Find the Right Pediatrician

Lots of anxieties arrive before the delivery of a new baby. Will she be healthy? How much and how often should she eat? How much sleep will he need? What should we do about immunizations? And what if I have a question or problem in the middle of the night? The best way to head off worry - and get answers you can trust - is to find the right pediatrician from the get-go. Most baby doctors are happy to meet with expecting moms and dads well before the arrival of your infant. By asking these... read more

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Readers’ Comments about Father-in-Law’s Questionable Behavior

Many readers responded to my column, “Daughter-in-Law Is Upset with Father-in-Law’s Behavior”, which raised the issue of developing romantic relationships when one’s spouse has severe Alzheimer’s disease. One reader points out the relevance of this issue with these facts: More … read more

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REST: The Bedtime Battle

Insomnia can be a very frustrating experience for kids and adults alike. This frustration is not only aggravating, but it also keeps us awake even longer. While we are lying in bed thinking about the bills we need to pay … read more

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Finding the Extraordinary

I saw the quote below by William Martin, posted on Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls Facebook page, and loved it so much I thought I would share it: The Parent’s Tao Te Ching Do not ask your children to strive for … read more

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S.O.S. Product Review: BabyBackups

*This is sponsored product review Review by Juliette DeCarlo What parent hasn’t experienced a diaper blowout at the most inopportune time? They always seem to come in the middle of the night, at lunch with friends, or even when your … read more

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Ice Cream, Pickles and Chocolate: Pregnancy Cravings

Oh, pregnancy cravings. The insatiable longing for often times unusual combinations of foods that you would never otherwise have dreamed of eating. Don’t worry, you’re not alone! Seventy-five to 90 percent of pregnant women have food cravings during pregnancy, but … read more

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Ask Amanda: The Read Less Travelled

Q: Entering the children’s section of a bookstore or library can be frightening! The shelves of books are endless and at every turn, there is another perfect choice. To avoid confusion and to save time (since I have none of … read more

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Promoting Brain Development Through Play and Nurture: Teleclass Re-Cap

Did you know that you have the ability to make a difference in the brain development of your child?  Expertly facilitated by Deborah McNelis, MS.ed and generously sponsored by Happy Family, participants in this session left with practical tips that can be implemented immediately … read more

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