Category Archives: Chronic Disease

Day #4: Be Smart about Daycare

Up front, I will admit my bias… I advocate children staying home with one or both parents as much as possible until they are school-aged.  You just cannot find anyone, no matter how much money you spend, that is more … Continue reading

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Day #3: Your Kids are what YOU Eat

Now that you are not sitting in front of the stupid box 5 hours a day, you should have some free time on your hands.  Let me suggest that you use some of that time to think a little bit … Continue reading

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Generic Infant Formula

The goal of this page is not to debate formula versus breast milk.  That debate is over and there is just no comparison between the two.  However, there are plenty of people that, either by choice or necessity, decide to … Continue reading

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Day # 2: Learn to Live Within Your Means

This may seem like a strange topic when we are considering the health of our children.  However, for a variety of reasons, children tend to suffer a great deal from the financial perils of their parents.  I have read all … Continue reading

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Day #1: Sell Your TV

Consider the following: Several European countries forbid or severely curtail advertising to children; in the United States, on the other hand, selling to children is simply “business as usual.”  The average young person views more than 3000 ads per day … Continue reading

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Take the 21-day Challenge

Inspired by a website that I recently visited, I decided to incorporate the 21-day challenge concept into my Blog.  So if you are up for a new challenge, sign up for email updates and take the challenge… The Concept I … Continue reading

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Peak Fussiness

I am happy to report that we are at the 5-week mark with baby #2. In virtually every way baby #2 has been much easier than baby #1. Mostly we attribute this to less trial and error parenting on our … Continue reading

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No Tylenol for Fever?

If you have read much of what I write about fever, you might find it strange that I tell parents not to give their children Tylenol™ and Motrin™ when they have a fever.  In fact, if you read my Myths … Continue reading

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Babywise and the Infant Sling?

In the ongoing debate between Attachment parenting and Babywise parenting it seems that the infant sling is viewed as a tool for attachment parenting only and has no role in a Parent-Directed (Babywise) approach.  However, now that we have two … Continue reading

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Quinoa with Black Beans and Cilantro

This is one of my favorites.  It has a Mexican food flavor without all the added cheese, fat, and oil that often weighs down this kind of dish.  It is also very satisfying and easy to prepare.  Quinoa (pronounced “keen-waa”) … Continue reading

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