• Skin Care for Baby

    I use sunscreen religiously as does my husband whether it be summertime or winter. We have a 2-week-old and we worry about the sunlight's effects on our baby. Is sunscreen safe for a baby?

  • Mercury-free Influenza Vaccines Available

    Good news for parents who seek to protect their children from Thimerosal in influenza vaccines. Thimerosal has been added to vaccines for well over sixty years now, but due to its mercury content many scientists believe its time to offer either alternatives or Thimerosal-free vaccines.

  • Toxic shock syndrome (TSS)

    by Anai Rhoads

    Dear Anai,
    What are the symptoms of Toxic Shock Syndrome? And do you just get this from using tampons?

  • Blended Families: Do's and Don'ts

    A few months into their efforts to create a positive blended family experience, they realized it wasn't working. Strained relationships, marriage stress, and conflict abounded. Sadly, much of the family tension that existed was preventable.

  • 10 Ways to Make Yourself Dispensable

    How many of you are interested in raising a 30-year-old Nintendo player? One who lies around your house all day eating cold pizza and sucking up diet Pepsi?

  • Toilet Teaching: The True/False Quiz

    For many parents potty training or toilet teaching, as it is now termed, is a challenging and sometimes frustrating parental responsibility. You are ready for your child to be out of diapers, but you wonder, is she?

  • Banishing Bedtime Blues

    "My son won't go to bed at night without a struggle. He keeps getting up with all kinds of excuses. It doesn't seem to matter what we tell him. Nothing works. What do you recommend?

  • Mothers and PMS

    PMS can have a significant impact on your mood, sense of worth, irritability, and relationships many days a month. But happily, there's a lot you can do about it!

  • Breastfeeding and Anesthesia

    A breast-feeding mother may undergo surgery because of ailments that arose during pregnancy but were non-emergent. Often the surgeon will postpone surgery until after delivery -- for example excision of a lump or bump.