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Too Sick for School?

Published: Feb 7 2019 | Under: Health Healthy Tips Parenting | Tags:

For those of us with kids, it’s rare that a school year goes by without a sick day.  When you wake them up for school, and they say they don’t feel well, how do you respond?  Do you just let them sleep?  Do you take them to the doctor?  Is there a “right” way to […]


Movie Night: What You Need to Know About Ratings

Published: Jan 23 2019 | Under: Health Parenting | Tags: ,

Here’s what you should know about movie ratings and making sure your kids are seeing entertainment that suits their age.


School Backpack Tips

Published: Jul 26 2018 | Under: Healthy Tips Lifestyle Parenting Prevention Safety | Tags:

When it comes to buying a school backpack, it may seem as easy as just finding one that is big enough to fit your child’s books and supplies. But when it comes to carrying around a bag loaded with heavy textbooks, the size, design, and “fit” of a backpack are just as important. Follow these […]


Homemade or Store-Bought: Which Baby Food is Best?

Published: Apr 13 2018 | Under: General Health Healthy Tips Nutrition Parenting Recipes | Tags:

We all want the best for our babies, and what we’re feeding them is a huge thing to consider. There is a ton of information online regarding baby food, and one of the most common topics is: should it be homemade or store-bought? A growing number of parents prefer making their own baby food at […]


Kids and Their Teeth: Common Myths Debunked

Published: Feb 1 2018 | Under: General Health Healthy Tips Lifestyle Medicine Parenting Prevention | Tags:

When it comes to our kids, we try to make sure they have a fulfilling childhood. From playing games at home to packing healthy lunches, parents work to provide excellent care for their children. This also goes into healthcare, and one of the major changes kids will go through is losing their baby teeth. When […]


Your Turn! Why Family Game Nights Matter

Published: Dec 28 2017 | Under: General Health Lifestyle Parenting | Tags:

Between work and the rest of our busy schedules, it can be difficult to find time to spend together as a family. Often, when we do find time, this means sitting down for a meal together, or watching a movie. However, there’s another big way to spend time together and have fun while doing it: […]


Deck the Halls Safely

Published: Dec 10 2017 | Under: General Health Healthy Tips Lifestyle Parenting Safety | Tags:

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, many of us will be tossing out our pumpkins and replacing them with lights and garland. The holiday season brings colder weather, but it also means your neighbors’ houses will start looking much brighter. As with everything, though, there are a number of ways to get hurt putting […]


Gifting Experiences Over Things

Published: Dec 8 2017 | Under: General Lifestyle Parenting | Tags:

One of the biggest parts of the holiday season is the shopping. Advertisements are working overtime, all trying to tell you why you need the newest gadget, an upgraded appliance, or just more stuff. Stores are packed, and toys are flying off shelves. So many of us stress over what the perfect gift should be […]


Picky Eaters – Part 3

Published: Oct 4 2017 | Under: General Health Healthy Tips Lifestyle Nutrition Parenting Prevention | Tags:

Dr. Corinne Brooks has been sharing her tips on how to help children who are picky eaters – in the last installment of our series, she discusses dessert, older picky eaters, and how busy parents can put easy, healthy meals on the table! Does the threat of withholding dessert or TV if they don’t eat […]


Picky Eaters – Introducing New Foods

Published: Sep 14 2017 | Under: General Health Healthy Tips Lifestyle Nutrition Parenting Prevention | Tags:

In part two of our series on child nutrition and food habits, PHN pediatrician Dr. Corinne Brooks has some advice on how to help your children try new foods and consume a wide variety of healthy foods!If mealtime is frustrating and stressful, here are some tips to avoid the power struggle and help encourage a […]


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