Article Archive for Health Minded Parenting

Taking dedicated “me” time when you have a family, work, home — and life — to maintain may seem like a selfish act. But guilt may...
David Mitchell’s narrator in Black Swan Green, his 2006 novel about the ides and challenges of pubescent-aged childhood, is the...
My dog, Callie, was hanging out on her round green bed when our friends’ kids—a two-year-old and a three-year-old—ran over and...
Twelve car-free miles, 20,000 happy people!
We woke up Sunday morning with a sense of happy anticipation. Sunday Parkways was happening, right in our neighborhood! Our...
Are homemade birthday gifts good enough? Yar!
Mail came for my daughter, Georgia. “A Pirate Party!” she could tell. “What does it say?” “You’re invited to a Pirate Party for...
If you chose low-VOC paint, eco-friendly diapers or organic baby food to help give your child the right start, don't you wonder...
When things are good, when I’ve had enough sleep, sex and solitude (and not necessarily in that order) I try to be a Zen Parent...
Mealtime can be quite a frustrating experience. The best advice I can give you, as a mother and a pediatrician, is that children...
Making diaper duty less of a mess is something every new parent can rally behind. But how much of a mess will your choice of...
When it comes to my daughter's lunches, there's certainly much more to think about these days than when my mom packed PB&J...