Although it doesn’t feel like it yet, fall has arrived! Temperatures will eventually start to fall, but that doesn’t mean you can let your guard down when it comes to sun safety. Fall in the Sunshine State often means spending even more time outdoors—at farmer’s markets, festivals and sporting events—rather than hiding in the AC…. Read more »
Posts Categorized: Pregnancy & Parenting Tips
By SMH Health Coach Roxanne Summerville With the kids out of school, now is the perfect time to find some ways to be physically active as a family to stave off the summer-time, couch-potato slump.
Wondering how to tell your kids that a new baby brother or sister is on the way, and worried about how they will react to the news?
Some pediatric health experts may have loosened the reins a bit on electronic media “screen time” for the youngest of children, but that doesn’t mean parents should rely on electronic devices as babysitters, one pediatrician says.
A common discomfort for babies and children is teething pain. Many parents are choosing more homeopathic teething treatments approach to ease the discomfort.
Following a healthy and balanced diet before getting pregnant is a great way to prepare for pregnancy. You may want to consider the AAP’s stance on added folic acid.
In an effort to keep sleeping babies safe, and decrease the risk of sleep related infant deaths, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) updated their policy statement to include new evidence that supports skin to skin care of the newborn and addresses the use of in bed sleepers as well as bedside sleepers.
A mother recently asked if I thought a Mom-to-Mom support group would truly be helpful to her. After all, life is hectic and she was trying to scale back on ‘other’ activities; not add to her busy life.
The US Food and Drug Administration has made a big step forward to make sure consumers have updated nutritional information on most packaged foods. This will help people make informed decisions about the foods they choose to feed to their families and themselves.
Halloween is upon us. Mothers begin planning, selecting the cutest costumes, decorating their doorways, and selecting candy to share with neighborhood children. In the midst of preparations, let’s look at some safety suggestions for Halloween.