The Problem: Sitting on my friend’s porch this past weekend, I was thrilled my kids (ages 3.5 and 5) were playing outside soaking it up with a group of new kids. Since mine were the youngest of the bunch, I kept a safe distance until I saw a commotion. When I walked over to see why all ten kids were clambering up the play set, I noticed the two fourth grade girls had taken … [Read more...] about ‘Digital Heroin’ and Kids: A Problem With Manageable Solutions
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The National Institutes of Health reported in 2009 that approximately 500,000 vasectomies are performed in the United States each year. The procedure, which involves making the male patient infertile by cutting or blocking the left and right portions of the vas deferens to prevent sperm from being included in the man's semen, is generally complication-free. After a man has a … [Read more...] about Side Effects of Vasectomies
Sleepwalking is a condition also known as somnambulism. For children, it is a condition that occurs most often in the preteen years. According to Dr. Jennifer Shu, a pediatrician at the Children's Medical Group in Atlanta, Ga., sleepwalking may affect as many as 15 percent of children. Somnambulism, or sleepwalking, involves more than simply walking while asleep. It can be … [Read more...] about How Can I Stop My Child From Sleepwalking?
Whew! We made it - another summer down as a single mom. You got them to summer camp, play dates, sleep overs and whatever else you could think of to keep them from drawing skull tattoos with permanent markers on each other (oh wait, mine did that) or painting the dogs fingernails (mine did that, too). Well, woo hoo anyway! We aren’t perfect, and they are alive aren’t they?! … [Read more...] about The Single Mom’s Guide to Surviving Back to School Season
The following is a guest post by Jennifer Buchanan The choice to take medication or not while you are breastfeeding can be a stressful decision for many moms, especially during flu season when there are many flu and cold medications available. The key questions to consider for taking medication during lactation are: 1. Do the benefits of the medication outweigh the … [Read more...] about Is It Safe To Take Medication While You’re Breastfeeding?