When my girls were little, I listened to my pediatrician and made sure they had their immunizations when they were supposed to have them. I certainly didn’t like watching my children wail miserably when getting that “little stick.” I knew, however, that getting their shots would prevent a lot more pain later. Vaccines, such as the one Read more...
So you’re going on a major journey.
If you know someone who has been there, you’ll likely pump them for information before packing your bags. You’ll check that there’s oil in the engine, air in the tires and fuel in the tank. And don’t forget the road map!
That same mindset is important if you are planning to breastfeed your baby. You Read more...
Vomiting, diarrhea, fever — any combination of these dreaded ailments can literally suck the life out of you.
Things can quickly go from bad to worse when dehydration sets in. Suddenly, what seemed like a garden-variety stomach bug — or a bad order of oysters — could turn life-threatening.
Untreated, severe dehydration may lead to Read more...
“It’s not a holiday without a trip to the emergency room.”
That may sound like an attempt at dark humor, but the saying rings true at our house.
Mishaps and maladies are rife when you factor in the sheer size of our crowd. My husband has nine brothers and sisters. Then there are all the spouses, kids and even some grandkids. And that’s Read more...