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Monday, April 6, 2020

COVID-19 and Kids: Talking to Our Kids About COVID-19 and Quarantine

As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to rise, panic is mounting around the world. Our media outlets are flooded with new information, heightened warnings, and an increasingly dire prediction of how this...
Simple Health Hacks

Simple Health Hacks To Teach Kids Healthy Habits for Life

Raising children is a rewarding - and challenging - adventure. As parents, it's our job to keep our children happy and healthy. Keeping them happy is hard enough, but keeping them healthy? Well that's...
Sleep Training

A Simple Guide to Sleep Training

If you have more than one child, chances are you've already found that what works for one child doesn't always work for another. Just like every family is different, every baby is different -...
Cold and Flu for Kids

How to Help Your Kids Avoid Getting (or Spreading!) Cold and Flu This Winter

No matter what we do as parents, when it comes to kids and germs, they just seem to be magnets for one another. There's no time when this fact is more evident than during...
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Foods To Avoid During Pregnancy

Picture this: you sit down at your favorite restaurant with a group of family or friends and look at the menu. Ordering should be easy, however, because you get the same thing every single...
Mental Health New Baby

Maintaining Your Mental Health as a New Mom

The journey of pregnancy can be a roller-coaster of emotions, to say the least. But even after giving birth, you might find yourself reeling. Even if it's not your first time as a new...
Outdoor play

6 Tips for Keeping Your Kids Connected With Nature Through Outdoor Play

Now that the heat of summer finally seems to be easing up, getting outside to play is easier and more fun than ever. Especially after a long day of sitting inside a classroom, outdoor...
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Rare Heart Condition Affects Pregnant Women and New Mothers: A Local Mom’s Story

While bringing a baby into this world is amazing and life-changing, it’s important to pay attention to the mother’s health as it is to the new baby’s. Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM), also known as postpartum...

How to Stay Safe From Measles: Advice From The Experts

The Virginia Department of Health recently issued a press release informing people of a possible exposure to measles in the Northern Virginia area. More than 1,000 measles cases have been reported in the United...

Avoiding Ticks This Summer Season

If you live in Virginia, and especially if you enjoy the outdoors, ticks are simply a part of life in the summer months. However, like many environmental factors, ticks have become an increasing cause...