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Written by Krista Bowen Whether you are a first-time parent or you’ve been driving a minivan for years, pregnancy can be a stressful nine months. Luckily, technology is working hard to lend a hand through pregnancy apps that help you stay organized, happy, and healthy. But not every app fits what you need. Some parents …

Flying is already stressful; here are some tips and tricks to make your first flight with baby easier! Written by Maureen Ferrin The day our plane tickets to Hawaii were finalized, I jumped so high I could have reached the clouds. I could already picture us lounging on the beach, sipping ice cold coconuts and …

newly delivered baby

The idea of having a newborn to care for is intimidating, but don’t get ahead of yourself. Written by Maureen Ferrin 1. No time for yourself. It has been said a time or two before, that once you have a baby, everything changes. You forget the last time you showered, put on makeup, or really …

Child chores

Written by Caitlin Schille Most of us can easily recall the days of childhood chores. Maybe your family had a chore chart or chore wheel. Maybe chores were used as a form of punishment—in my family, the threat of weeding the ivy growing over the rock wall in our backyard was enough to correct any …

food allergy symptoms

The truth is that while many people think they have food allergies, only a small fraction of people actually have true allergies. Most symptoms people experience are caused by food intolerances rather than allergies. Some examples of common intolerances: Corn products Cow’s milk and dairy products ( Lactose intolerance) Wheat and other gluten-containing grains (Celiac …

food allergy cross contact

Many people are under the assumption that as long as a food allergic person does not actually eat the food they are allergic to, they are not at risk of anaphylaxis. However this is not always the case. Food allergic patients can also be at risk for reactions if they come into contact with the …

Cities Versus Suburbs

Where is the Best Place to Raise a Family? Written by Michael Richardson | Healthy Magazine Skyscrapers and designer stores versus backyards and block parties—a century-old debate for families. Parents want the best for their kids and for themselves, and wonder if a thriving city trumps a calm neighborhood. Schools, safety, culture, environment and dozens …

obese child

Written by Angela Silva The data doesn’t lie: according to a 2014 report from the Center for Disease Control, nearly one-third of all children ages 2–19 are overweight or obese. Parents of obese children wonder what to do to make the future brighter for their kids, but misconceptions exist that propel childhood obesity forward. The …