Category Archives: Commentary

Tips for traveling with children

When you have young children, any amount of travel becomes an ordeal. Kids are noisy, messy, and sometimes uncontrollable. Forget plane trips, just going to the grocery store is a chaotic adventure! Luckily Jessica at The Leaky Boob has some great tips to help you through it. Start by dressing comfortably. When you’re carrying babies and bags and chasing toddlers,

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Pediatricians caution against marijuana use by children

With marijuana legalized in two states and gaining a medical following across the country, some important considerations are being made concerning its use by minors and children. Research shows that while the substance probably isn’t harmful for adults, it does cause problems for children and should only be used as a medication for debilitating illnesses. The American Academy of Pediatrics

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Could babywearing help mothers suffering from postpartum depression?

Postpartum depression plagues many mothers, some of whom may not show outward symptoms but instead suffer on the inside. There are a few disorders that fit under the umbrella term PPMI, or Postpartum Mental Illness, and not all of them have the same set of symptoms. Portage Babywearing’s campaign “No Flaws, Only Human” is raising awareness about these disorders. It’s

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How to raise a kid who cares

The goal of parenting is to raise a child so they can become a happy, successful, caring adult. That’s a pretty noble idea, but the task can seem daunting. How do you make sure your child doesn’t grow up to be self-absorbed or cold-hearted? The answer is easier than you think, and it all starts by practicing what you preach.

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