• Cruising with an Infant/Toddler

    Cruising is absolutely my favorite way to travel with my kids! Everything is right there and easily accessible. And the wait staff and cabin stewards cater to your every need!

  • Toddler Treat: Cranberries

    Cranberries are considered a healthy fruit. They contain no cholesterol and virtually no fat, and are low in sodium. In addition, they contain significant amounts of antioxidants and other phytonutrients that may help protect against heart disease, cancer, aging and other diseases.

  • Toxoplasmosis and Pregnancy

    Toxoplasma is a one-celled parasite whose primary host is the cat family. Infected cats usually have no symptoms, but may shed as many as 10 million egg-cysts in their feces each day for the three weeks that their acute infection lasts. So what does this have to do with pregnancy?

  • Letting Go of Guilt

    How does a parent move beyond the guilt of losing a child? How can a parent shed the painful feelings of inadequacy? How does a parent ever find a way to let go of the guilt?

  • Healthier Halloween

    With all the fun of this holiday come a parent's worst fears -- too many sugary treats in your kid's possession and the arguments that ensue over this treasured trove. If you don't feel like to contributing to the neighborhood children's tooth decay, consider giving treats that are healthier.

  • Craniosynostosis

    In recent years, as parents have been appropriately not allowing their babies to sleep on their stomachs (to prevent SIDS), there has been a dramatic increase in misshapen heads. If a baby lies on her back awake and asleep, a flat head will often result.

  • Common Over-the-counter Medicines and Miscarriage

    Women who take aspirin, ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, or naproxen (Alleve) during pregnancy or just before may have an 80 percent increased risk of miscarriage. Although more research is needed before we know with certainty about these medicines in pregnancy, women everywhere should know about the potential risk.

  • Postpartum Blues

    As magical as the journey of parenthood is, it often begins with a period of feeling blue. Women's bodies are the scene of a powerful changing tide of hormones in the days and weeks after a baby is born.