Gifting Presence.Read Now
T’was the week before Christmas and all through the house
Every creature was stirring since the early AM, (probably) even a mouse
On Sunday, I made gingerbread houses with my two toddlers.
Yes, I made them because what 3 year old and 18 month old have the fine motor skills to hot glue some graham crackers together?
More from our founder and CEO, Kara, on staying present in this season.
Making Lunches That “Stack Up”: Lunchbox Time Savers
by Sara Lynn, RN BSN
I don’t know about you, but I have no time to waste during the week. I’ve found that through a little preparation, I can create healthy, affordable, and quick sack lunches for school, work, picnics, or even a road trip. These tips also double as great grab-and-go snacks. These time-saving tips will offer a fresh perspective on packing sack lunches that “stack up” to carefully curated lunches made by those moms with too much time on their hands. Wherever they are.
At Home Integrative Therapies for Big Emotions as your Kids Go Back to SchoolRead Now
By Jackie Hojati, ARNP, FNP-C
Has your child been shedding tears, maybe even throwing some tantrums, and telling you they don't want to go back to school?
Back to school nerves are common and are due to a mix of emotions. Parents, you remember what it was like joining a new classroom and not knowing what table you were going to be sat at; getting a new teacher and not knowing if he or she was going to like you; meeting new classmates; the change of schedule; the list goes on. Kids can often exhibit a multitude of different emotions due to thinking about these upcoming changes.
By Dr. Danielle Fitch, DNP PMHNP-BC
Ah, the start of a new school year. You've spent all summer relaxing and having fun with your kids, so it's understandable that you're feeling anxious about sending them back to the classroom and you may not be the only one who's anxious. With recent violence at schools, it's more than understandable for both parents and children to be anxious about returning to school. The uncertainty and all the what ifs are sure to increase the anxiety meters.
Here are my top tips for decreasing anxiety as we send kids back to school this month.
When I had napping infants in the house, I would prep our meals during nap time. I would pick the quietest cutting board and use just enough pressure on the knife to make the least amount of noise possible. The ability to eat a normal meal was banking on nap time. An interruption meant we’d be forced to settle for toast or just starve in our new parent exhaustion.
Pediatric Mental HealthRead Now
Mental health is such a vital part of our overall health, and monitoring it is as important as monitoring physical health. We’re understanding more about mental health all the time, and that goes for our kids, too.
When should my baby have their first checkup?
It is recommended that babies be seen for a quick check within their first week of life to make sure they are eating well, not losing too much weight, and that the family is transitioning well with the new little one.