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Pumpkin Carving Safety Tips

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What are the best ways to include younger children in the pumpkin-carving festivities while keeping everyone safe? ... Read full article

Secondary Drowning

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Many parents are unaware of something called secondary drowning, or dry drowning, which can go undetected.... Read full article

Got Tummy Troubles?

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Tummy troubles are common in young children and typically aren’t serious. Stomachaches can be anything from constipation to stomach flu to an excuse to get out of school. The tricky part is figuring out if the stomach pain is something serious that w... Read full article

Tri’ing to Mom

by Kelly Carmena on

Whoever said the infant/toddler stage was the hardest stage LIED! Rewind four years, 2015, picture it. I was…well, four years younger (we’ll leave it at that), and a mother to a not yet one-year-old daughter and three-year-old son.... Read full article

Couples in Quarantine: Stay-at-Home Date Night Ideas

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Planning a date night for you and your special someone usually consists of hiring a babysitter, picking a restaurant or other activity to do, and then the task of finding something to wear. It could be a lot of finagling schedules to make sure it all... Read full article



Mardi Gras May Be Near, but Flu Season is Still Here

by Mallory H. Allen, MD on

While driving to work one morning this week, a local radio DJ described Louisiana's four seasons as football, hunting, Mardi Gras, and crawfish. While this is undeniably true, those of us who work in healthcare, particularly in pediatrics, tend to re... Read full article

Get Back on Track: Is it Time for Speech Therapy?

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“What’s normal for children this age?” “Will these errors resolve on their own?” “How do I address this issue?” Have these thoughts entered your mind after noticing differences in your child’s development while observing other children?... Read full article

Finding a Quality Daycare

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We've seen it on the news: a daycare worker caught on video abusing a child in her care. It's every parent's worst nightmare. According to the National Children's Alliance, nearly 700,000 American children are victims of abuse or neglect each year wi... Read full article

You Can’t Always Get What You Want: Dealing with Defiance

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There are days when parents feel like time flies when it comes to their children. Their children were once little, full of energy, and occasionally acted up, but overall, they idolized their parents. However, once they hit their preteen years, things... Read full article

10 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Child Care Center

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For your child’s well-being and your own peace of mind, it pays to get picky and there’s a lot to take into account before making your decision.... Read full article

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