Sponsored Video: Text-to-give and Finish the Fight Against Cancer

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by the American Cancer Society. I love life!  My family has been blessed with good health and financial stability.  But I don’t take either of these things for granted.  In my youth, my family went through a few particularly difficult times that taught me early about the fragility of life…. [read more]

The Breastfeeding Battle Part I: The Study

Well folks, this is a post that I’ve been wanting to write for a long while, but I haven’t really found the right moment to include the topic on my blog.  Well, due to some recent “news”, I think that now is the right moment.  Due to the length of my rantings I’m going to… [read more]

The New AAP Carseat Guidelines Explained

When I heard that the American Academy of Pediatrics recently made a statement saying that children should remain rear facing in their car seats until age 2, I thought, “you have got to be kidding me! There is no way my kid will tolerate having his legs smashed up against the back of the seat.”… [read more]

Vaccines and Autism–The Truth

Before becoming a stay at home mom I worked as a therapist doing early intervention therapy for kids with autism.  It was wonderfully challenging and rewarding.  One of the things I was told all the time by the parents was to be very wary of vaccinating my children because of the link between vaccines and… [read more]

Sugar-Indused Hyperactivity in Children: Fact or Fiction?

Ahh, yes, the holidays!  These are wonderful times when your children have mounds of sweet, sugary things at their fingertips.  These are wonderful times filled with the merry laughter of children and the constant sounds of little feet running all through the house all courtesy of…sugar overload??? It’s a wonderful statement that I hear time… [read more]

Hylands Teething Tablets RECALLED

This caught my eye because Little Brother has been teething constantly for the past 3 months.  Quite a few people I recommended I give these to him, but I just never got around to it…thankfully.  “The FDA notified consumers that Hyland’s Teething Tablets is being recalled because the tablets may pose a risk to children…. [read more]

Teaching your baby to sign

Now, I know that some people, upon learning that a parent is teaching their baby to sign, roll their eyes and conjure an image of a baby development zealot frantically showing their child flash cards of black and white images and making signings for every word imaginable while Mozart plays in the background (think Kari… [read more]

Huge Fisher-Price Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Comission has issued recalls for millions of products including high chairs, trikes, and baby toys.  The recalls are being issued due to possible lacerations, choking, and other injuries. For information on which high chairs are involved visit: http://www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PREREL/prhtml10/10361.html For information on the recalled trikes visit: http://www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PREREL/prhtml10/10359.html For information on the… [read more]

Beautiful Story of how a Mother’s Love brought her newborn baby back to life

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Competition among siblings can pay off

*Before I delve into the my post I need to make a little disclaimer.  I received my bachelors degree in the human development and family sciences field.  My husband is currently working on his Ph.D. in a psychology field.  I love research–not the number crunching part–and would be content to sit all day reading newly… [read more]