April 16, 2019
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January 27, 2019
Wellness

Why Screentime and Sleep Don’t Mix

As you head into 2019,  make sure you put “get enough sleep” on your family’s new year’s resolutions list. One way to do this is to cut back on screen time before bedtime. The National Sleep Foundation’s 2011 Sleep in America Poll found that 63 percent of Americans are not getting enough sleep during the […]

Mind Games: 10 Gifts to Boost Their Brains!

We wanted to put together a list of toys that would make great additions under the tree not just because they’re fun but because kids will learn new skills from them without even knowing it. So we asked Melissa Bangash, Director of West Side Nursery School in Ridgewood, NJ. to give us her top 10 favorite “mind […]

Everything You Need to Know About the Flu

Yes, it is that time of year again … cold and flu season. We’ve got you covered, from prevention to treatment. The Flu is Here TAMIFLU: Does It Really Cure the Flu? GERM ALERT: Are Your Gloves Making You Sick? TRY A HOMEMADE REMEDY: Homemade Honey & Onion Remedy for Coughs and Colds THE STOMACH FLU: What […]

Vaping 101

Why, oh why, does there always have to be something new to worry about?!? What the hell is vaping and why does it seem everyone is doing it? It all started with the introduction of e-cigarettes in 2007. Now, there are several different types of vaping devices, including MODS or advanced personal vaporizers and vape pens. […]

Everything You Need to Know About Lice from an Expert

We just received our third letter home from the school nurse letting us know that lice has been reported in several grades at our school. So if you clicked here, you’re probably feeling pretty lousy…literally. (Guess we all know the origins of the word “lousy” now.) Try not to freak out. Stay calm. You’re not the first […]

Preschool … a.k.a. Petri dish

Should you send a snotty preschooler into the classroom? When should you keep him home? Read more here.

5 Tips for Beating 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 […]

Lyme Disease: What You Need to Know

As a general rule, I think 3 year olds should be locked away for a year. Sure they are cute, but when they snap, they are more frightening than Carrie after the pig blood incident. When my eldest was 3, she was fairly awful, but in a non-specific, 3 year old little beast way. Then, […]

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