We Need to Talk About Your Baby’s Immune System

We need to have a little talk. It's about your baby's immune system. It needs a little motivation.  A little push. After all, we want it working as hard as possible to keep your baby healthy and happy all year long. What better motivation can we give it than to call in World-Renowned Motivational Speaker, Matt Foley?!   That's an excellent question, Mr. Foley. How do we get ... [Continue Reading]

Baby Eczema: The Key to Defeating Those Itchy Red Bumps

Have you ever noticed how much parenting and jails have in common?  We have to monitor the inmates constantly. We are constantly breaking up (sibling) fights. We silently rejoice that we don't have to eat what we serve them for dinner. The inmates will try to hide things from us.  (Filled diapers, extra snacks, etc.) Inmates are tucked into their crib cell and expected to stay ... [Continue Reading]

Everything Pregnant Mamas Need to Know About the Zika Virus

There's a new disease spreading across the world, causing health officials to sweat bullets. In fact, this article said it could be a bigger threat than Ebola (which killed 11,000 people). It's called the Zika virus.  Have you heard of it? Here's what has got the health officials so nervous: Infected people have no symptoms. There's no vaccine or treatment - prevention is the best ... [Continue Reading]

The Breastfeeding Mama’s Guide to an Allergy-Free Diet

Do you suck at dieting? Me too. Except for this ONE diet. That diet I rocked, mostly because the stakes were so great. When I found out my baby had milk allergies, I went on an allergy-free diet and never looked back. Do you suspect your baby has allergies? Are you considering switching to an allergy-free diet so you can continue to breastfeed? If you answered yes, then this ... [Continue Reading]

Rock your Resolutions: A Mommy’s Map to Conquering the New Year

Do you see it out there? Over yonder? Beckoning you on the horizon? The giant 'X' marks the spot: the actual achieving of that elusive goal. But how do you get there? Does this sound a little too familiar? When you were younger, you sprinted straight toward your New Years' Resolutions with enthusiasm. But, tired and out of breath, you wore yourself out by February 7th. Womp ... [Continue Reading]

The One Simple Thing We Can Do to Save More Premature Babies

November is Prematurity Awareness Month.   Despite this title, though, it is NOT a way to bring awareness to the awkward Uncle Joe who's always asking you to pull his finger at holiday gatherings.  (You're confusing that with Immaturity Awareness Month, which I believe starts on April 1st.) It IS to bring awareness to the fact that the US is 6th with the highest number of premature ... [Continue Reading]

Our Baby’s Milk Protein Allergy: How We Battled the Big Bad Milk Monster – and Won

Once upon a time in the land of brats and cheese, a mama and her baby set off on a long journey. They'd sail through a river of green poo, trek through a jungle of doctor appointments and battle the big bad dairy monster in order to reach their destination: the land of (allergy-free) milk and honey. Along the way, there were blood-curdling cries, painful kicks to the ribs and many sleepless ... [Continue Reading]

An Important (Gag-Free) Baby Poop Color Chart

Your infant: a Picasso of Poo. A Gucci of gastrointestinal wonders. Brown is so last year as a baby poop color, and your infant knows it. She's a fashionista. She makes STATEMENTS. The test, as the parent of such an artsy-fartsy baby is to be able to identify which of those statements are "personal expressions" and which baby poop colors are the flashing red lights of ... [Continue Reading]

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