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Karen Latimer

Dr. Latimer is a Family Physician and Wellness Coach. She specializes in supporting parents and college students. Email her at drkarenlatimer@gmail.com to learn more. She is the author of the Audible Original, Take Back the House -- Raising Happy Parents.

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Hey Parents … How to Get Your Pink Back!

Flamingos lose their pink color when their babies are young. I can relate. Parenting can be hard, and it can feel like it is sucking the life from us. Kids are colorful, but often, in painting them bright, we are sapped of our own energy and joy … our pink, if you will. If I […]

“Everyone is Sick”…But What is it and Does it Matter?

RSV has been in the news lately because of rising incidence, likely secondary to lack of exposure over the past couple of years. One of the only benefits of a shut down is the lack of exposure to germs, and it seems we are paying the price now. I keep hearing the phrase, “Everyone is […]

Savory Chicken, Corn & Butternut Squash Chowder with Bacon

Warm up with this savory bowl of chunky, tender pieces of roasted chicken, bacon, corn, butternut squash, peppers, and onions and seasonings. SIZE: 10 servings INGREDIENTS: 10 bacon slices, chopped 2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter 3 medium onions, chopped 2 cups chopped red bell peppers (about 2 large) 1/4 cup all purpose flour 9 cups low-salt chicken […]

Your Child Left for College … But Also, Not Really

I have never subscribed to the “Little kids, little problems. Big kids, big problems,” line of thinking. It diminishes the backbreaking, exhausting challenges of raising young children, while terrifying parents about what is to come. You mean it gets worse? I do, however, subscribe to the truth that every stage of parenting is challenging in […]

Family Fun: Super Soccer Saturday!

  Easy, Gluten-Free Dinner: Steak & Chipotle Taquitos Thinking About Private School? Boozy Berry Sangria

5 Tips to Beat the Heat

1. Who is susceptible to Heat Illness? Children under the age of 4 and adults over the age of 65 are at most risk of becoming ill from the heat. Obesity, certain medications, some chronic illnesses and being overdressed all further increase the risk. Today, I’m focusing on kids but the idea is pretty much the same for seniors. […]

Can Too Many Vitamins Make You Sick?

I’m noticing a “health” trend around my town and amongst my friends. Docs are testing for just about everything that can be tested for in an effort to find intolerances, deficiencies and excesses. The theory is we can fight aging and feel better if we have the perfect balance of the nutrients our body craves, these being specific to us. I’m […]

Why Am I So Tired After Lunch?

Today, I ate lunch, and then sat down outside to do some work. With the sun shining strong for the first time in a while, I looked up, closed my eyes to soak in some vitamin D, and promptly fell asleep. What the heck? I’m not narcoleptic. I’m not hung over. I don’t have a newborn and I’m not a […]

Monkey Pox: What You Need to Know.

Headlines are intentionally scary, and googling monkeypox and seeing the images popping up might make you long for the days of quarantine, when you minimized your risk of contact with any germ and virus. Before you go bananas over this latest global scare, know the facts. Monkey pox today is not exactly what it has […]

Don’t Miss: The STEAM Carnival

Saturday, May 14, 2022  •   10am to 2pm Jefferson Elementary School, 110 Ashwood Ave, Summit, NJ 07901, USA Be a part of the excitement at the STEAM Carnival where you can try over 20 hands-on activities, door prizes, and fun games. What is S.T.E.A.M.? (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) Education is an educational approach used in Summit […]

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