Category Archives: Health and Wellness

Start a Garden—Make it a Lesson!

Not only do I firmly believe that gardening gives children a greater appreciation for nature, but I believe that the garden can be a classroom and a great way to teach children about nutrition, biology, math, science, and history. Most children will be interested in gardening if you invite them to participate and show them the wonders waiting to be discovered! Continue reading

The Basics of Flu Prevention

Flu season comes around every year, and every year it causes millions of illnesses, hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations, and tens of thousands of deaths. Even otherwise healthy people can get seriously ill or even die from this infectious disease. So what can you do to help protect yourself, your family, and your community from flu? Follow these easy steps: Continue reading

Managing your Child’s Winter Skin Issues

Seasonal weather changes can wreak havoc on your little one’s skin. As temperatures drop and the wind whips up, skin can lose water and natural oils more quickly than normal. At this time of year, children are prone to developing winter dry skin or even rashes, with red, raw skin that can feel uncomfortable and irritated if not treated. Winter weather can be particularly harsh on infants’ sensitive skin, especially if they are already combating conditions like eczema. Continue reading

Feeding a Preemie in the NICU

When your baby is in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), so much of what is happening both to and around your preemie can feel out of your control. The unfamiliar surroundings, the medical terminology, and the requirements for your little one’s health will likely leave you with many questions — including how your baby will be fed if they are too premature to nurse or bottle-feed. Continue reading

Workout Buddies – At Any Age & Stage

It can feel like a struggle to fit in your workout with your kids, but fear not–your kids can become your workout buddies (and even assets to your workouts). Get creative, stay open, and use these tips to get your workouts in WITH the kiddos around and at each stage in their development. Continue reading