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Your Family’s Holistic Travel Remedy Kit

Your Family’s Holistic Travel Remedy Kit

SUMMER IS HERE! Many of our kids are already out of school. Mine are getting out this week – I can’t wait! And with summertime, often comes TRAVEL! Domestic, international, by planes, trains or automobiles. Wherever we go and however we get there, the summer often includes

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What To Do If Your Child Gets a Tick Bite

What To Do If Your Child Gets a Tick Bite

  As the weather warms up and summer approaches, many of us are getting excited for weekend family hikes, outdoor BBQs and camping trips. I know I am! But unfortunately, with the great outdoors, comes the not-so-glamorous reality that there are lots of creepy crawlies out there

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Pediatrician-Approved Natural Remedies for Ear Infections

Pediatrician-Approved Natural Remedies for Ear Infections

“Mommy, my ear hurts!” As we head full swing into cold and flu season, this is a common refrain heard by many parents. In fact, earaches are the #1 reason for visits to the pediatrician’s office, and the most common reason that antibiotics are prescribed for kids.

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Should My Kids Get the Flu Vaccine?

Should My Kids Get the Flu Vaccine?

To get the flu vaccine or not? That is the question… Or at least, it’s a very common question in my office this time of year. I believe that the decision to get the flu vaccine for your child, just like any other vaccine, is YOUR CHOICE

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Treat Your Child’s Flu – Naturally!

Treat Your Child’s Flu – Naturally!

Flu season is right around the corner, and we’re all bracing ourselves. There’s nothing worse than your child having fever, chills, aches, and pains – and not being able to do anything but give some Tylenol or Motrin and just wait it out. But – WAIT! If

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Keep Your Family Healthy Through The Flu Season

Keep Your Family Healthy Through The Flu Season

As the flu season approaches, every parent wants to know the same thing… What can I do to keep my family healthy? As of the middle of November, flu activity across the United States is minimal, and below baseline activity compared with other years. While I can

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Last Night I Cried…

Last Night I Cried…

Last night I cried. I didn’t cry the night of the election. I didn’t cry the next night. Or the next. But last night I cried. I cried for the Latino children at Royal Oak Middle School in Michigan whose classmates chanted “Build the wall.” I cried

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Eat Yourself to a Good Night’s Sleep

Eat Yourself to a Good Night’s Sleep

Guest post by Kandice Stellmon, NC   Want a good night’s sleep?  Check out my nutrition Do’s and Don’t’s for getting your best sleep ever! Nutrition Do’s for a good night’s sleep: ‘Gobble’ up the right snack before bed.  We’ve all heard that the tryptophan found in

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The 3 Things You Need to Know to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

The 3 Things You Need to Know to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Guest post by Dr. Therese Trolan, MD We’re all reminded of just how important sleep is when our kids don’t get their nap and lose it before dinner’s even started. But just how important is a good night’s sleep? Chronic sleep deprivation is linked to poor physical

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Back-to-School, Back to… STRESS!!!

Back-to-School, Back to… STRESS!!!

  By now, many of our kids are back in school. As our kids head back to school with homework, after school activities, weekend sports games, friendship drama, etc.; and as we head back to nagging the kids to wake up (why is it that kids have

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