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Monthly Archives: July, 2013

Ear tubes…when are they necessary? That answer may now change…


Ear infections are one of the most common childhood illnesses…and placement of ear tubes is one of the most common pediatric surgeries.  There are now new guidelines that will help parents and doctors decide if tubes are really the correct treatment! Recently there have been new guidelines published for the use of ear tubes in …

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Summer is flying quickly…enjoy!


The school supplies are out…I always hate to see the supplies filling up Target and Wal-Mart in July because it throws me into “summer anxiety”.  I begin to think about all I want to do yet this summer and how quickly the summer days are flying. I want long summer evenings, time for cooking out, …

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Saying “I’m sorry” is important to your child


I remember many evenings making a visit to the kids’ bedrooms and standing looking at their little sleeping faces.  No matter what happened that day….how many cups of spilled milk I cleaned up, number of Legos I stepped on, number of times I broke up sibling tiffs or the total number of time outs that were …

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Is my baby eating enough?


Wondering if a baby is getting enough to eat is one of the biggest worries of new Moms. Feeding is one of the most common topics new Moms ask me about.  How much should a baby eat?  How often?  How do I know if he is getting enough?  Sometimes it seems like a newborn eats …

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Questions I am asked about Responsive Parenting…


After talking to groups about Responsive Parenting, I found these were some of the most common questions and concerns parents had.  Take a look…do you have others?   Post your thoughts! I am worried if I always respond to my child, I will spoil him.  Responsive parenting is not being indulgent, it is responding appropriately to …

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Parenting with responsiveness and connection


Form a never-ending bond and connection with your child by being loving and responsive. Attachment Parenting, Responsive Parenting, and just plain parenting has always been a common topic among parents, especially since the cover of Time magazine hit the stores  about a year ago showing a breastfeeding Mom and a toddler.  That cover caused quite the …

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An afternoon off….?


Can a broken washer result in something besides a lot of dirty laundry? My washer broke this last week and the part is taking a week to get here.  No washer for over a week is not the end of the world, it is just a major inconvenience and I know there are many Moms …

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Delaying your child’s MMR may result in an increase risk of a febrile seizure!


Delaying the MMR or MMRV may result in a greater chance for your child to have a febrile seizure. Everyone knows that I am a big believer in vaccines and in following the recommended schedule that has been tested and proven to be most effective and safe for your child.  I often see parents who are …

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