March 26, 2017

Junk Food Ads for Kids

Hi everyone – Tuesday’s Health Tip is straight from the headlines this morning! Disney children’s channels are eliminating junk food ads for kids! Yahoo! Here is a bit of the press release: By 2015, all food and beverage products that are advertised, promoted or sponsored on the Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior, Radio Disney, Disney.com and Saturday morning […]

Tips For Getting Kids to Eat More Fruits

“Fruit is icky!” Is this a common phrase in your house? If you are like us, we have jumped through many hoops to  get our kiddos to eat something healthy. Dressing food up, disguising it, hiding under chocolate – that’s right, under chocolate. Peanut butter works well too! What we need are tips for getting […]

Getting Enough Sleep

In children, even minor sleep deprivation can affect their ability to learn. It begins impairing memory, attention, and ability to concentrate. Because babies are unable to talk about how they feel, and older kids and teenagers can be poor judges of their own sleepiness, it is up to us to know the signs of sleep […]

Medical Experiences With Kiddos

When is the last time you’ve had to take your little one to the emergency room?  What were your experiences there?  What about doctor’s visits? For some of us, it’s been a mixed bag.  When our son had an earache we took him to the emergency room.  They got him right in and took care […]

Why We Should Avoid Carbonated Beverages

Okay, parents, we’ve all done it…….sipping a fizzy soft drink can have such satisfying appeal. The kids see us having a soda and they want one too.  The more we drink them, the more we want to drink them. Seems harmless enough….but such an innocent little drink is, in fact, dangerous. Read on for some […]

What We Should Know About MRSA and our Kids

I’m excited about writing this next article, because its about a certain bacteria (and I’m always excited about bacteria!): The now-famous microbe: Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, better known to us as MRSA. Why am I writing about this you may say? Well, if you have kids, this is a great bug to learn about and pass […]

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