Having a family dinner is one of the most important household routines. This is especially true when children head back to school and the days get busier and literally shorter. Benefits of a regular family meal are well documented—school success,
Many parents have been asking about the new Tdap shot required for school. TdaP (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis vaccine) is currently being called the Whooping Cough vaccine, but it also protects against Tetanus and Diptheria. Because whooping cough is on
Every summer my son gets insect bites that swell and itch horribly. How can I prevent them and what can I do to treat them? Bugs love feasting on summer nights and some kids seem to be sweeter targets.
My son slipped while running in the yard and hit his head. What should I do? Do I need to take him to the Emergency Room? Head injuries are common and most minor falls do not result in serious
My daughter fell, scraped her knee and cut her chin. Can I treat this at home? How do I know if she needs stitches? Minor cuts and scrapes are par for the course when running outside. It’s usually
Even though I use sunscreen on my children, they still sometimes get sunburned. What should I do? The best treatment for a sun burn is prevention. As much as possible, stay in the shade and avoid sun exposure during peak
As I head to Yosemite with my kids I thought I’d take a minute to share what I learned in preparing for our trip. If you have any advice or tips on hiking with kids, please share. I’d love to
I hope you and your family have a Happy 4th of July. My boys are looking forward to a spectacular firework show at our local high school. Since I’m on call this holiday weekend, I’d like to take a minute