What every working mother needs is a fairy godmother -- someone who will arrive on the scene, wave her magic wand, and make all the work and family related-chaos disappear. Since your chances are pretty much next to zilch, you're going to have to settle for the next best thing: a recipe for sanity!
Feeling a little stressed? Struggling to keep all the balls in the air? Here are some of the "sanity savers" that I learned from master jugglers -- women who were balancing work and family -- tips for staying sane when you're struggling to juggle your working life with the rest of your life.
After a loss, surviving siblings have fears, needs, and anxieties that must be explored and addressed if the child is to avoid negative long term consequences. Explore what's normal and how you can help.
Any time that you and your children are in the sun -- out at the beach, the park, the ball game, or the backyard -- you should be thinking about sunburn. This is especially true with infants.
Having an infant or child with Gastroesophageal Reflux (also called GER or reflux) can be extremely overwhelming for parents and families. If your child suffers from GER, the following will help you understand the disorder and provide information for you to discuss with your doctor.
Does what my child eats affect how he acts day-to-day? Find out more!
Impetigo is a bacterial skin infection, which manifests as small red pimples that become non-healing open sores. They may scab over with yellow or brown crusts. It's caused by a staphylococcal skin infection but if lesions are found around the nose or mouth, it may be streptococcal. Bacteria cause the initial infection, which enters small cuts or breaks in the skin. This is a very contagious disease and it can spread easily to classmates and family members if proper precautions are not taken.
My newborn has a lot of spit ups. When should I worry?
I have a 3-year-old preschooler and now a 2-week-old baby. How do we keep the baby from catching the coughs and colds her older sister gets from school?
Being discharged without your baby may feel like the most devastating separation. Even if you knew you were likely to deliver prematurely, you probably didn't envision leaving the hospital with empty arms. Seeing other mothers being discharged with their healthy newborns presents an unbearable cruel contrast with your situation. To cope with being separated from your baby, try any of the following ideas that feel right to you: