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  • Just One Bake Sale Away From a Breakdown

    Just One Bake Sale Away From a Breakdown3

    By Erika Cloutier “So, what are you doing for yourself?” The mom I was talking to had just shared the details of her upcoming week, and I honestly wondered how she planned to fit it all in: appointments for her children and obligations for her job, keeping up the house, volunteering at school, taking on

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  • Inside Key First-Aid Skills for New Parents

    Inside Key First-Aid Skills for New Parents0

    By Lisa Capra, MD A child’s safety is always the top priority for moms and dads alike, but for new parents, this can be an especially frightening topic. Aside from simply purchasing a medical kit, what first-aid skills do expecting, or new, parents need to know? The first step to first aid is figuring out

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  • Breastfeeding in Public: An Important Right for Every Mom and Baby

    Breastfeeding in Public: An Important Right for Every Mom and Baby0

    By Gina Cicatelli Ciagne For breastfeeding moms in the United States, we have come to the point at which there is much more acceptance of nursing, yet there is still work to be done. According to a 2017 survey from the Centers for Disease Control, we are seeing the highest rate of women breastfeeding in

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  • Is It Picky Eating or Something More Serious?

    Is It Picky Eating or Something More Serious?0

    By Laura Roias As some parents can attest, “picky eating” is extremely common among children of all ages. Some kids may love green vegetables, others don’t. Some may despise the soft texture of oatmeal. Others might only eat bread if there’s peanut butter on it. And some might prefer a diet confined to mac and

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  • A Parent’s Guide to Healthy Holidays

    A Parent’s Guide to Healthy Holidays0

    By Melissa Willette Thanksgiving and the winter holidays create many of our best family memories. It’s also the time of year when long car rides, cross-country air travel, and large family gatherings disrupt our children’s normal routines, making them more susceptible to sickness and fatigue. They often overeat, sleep less — especially when staying up late

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  • Research: Playing Multiple Sports Benefits Young Athletes More Than Focusing on Just One

    Research: Playing Multiple Sports Benefits Young Athletes More Than Focusing on Just One0

    By Dr. Lynn Pantuosco-Hensch As fall sports are winding down, I am updating the color-coded family calendar that highlights the sports commitments for each of my four children. Although I coached three of my boys’ soccer teams this fall, winter and spring will be even busier as we navigate hockey, basketball, lacrosse, and baseball. We are

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