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8 Tips to Lose Weight Easily: Just Cut Out Soda & Sugary Drinks

By Connie Bennett

Soda and other sugar-sweetened drinks are on my mind lately. Not because I drink them myself, but because just cutting out the non-nutritive, sugar-filled, potentially harmful beverages is a highly effective way—if not the most easy way—to lose weight and improve your health. » Read more

7 Fast Food Meals You Can Eat and Still Lose Weight

By JustMommies

Losing weight is hard and more and more people are losing the battle of the bulge. According to the CDC, more than 66% of Americans are considered overweight or obese. Becoming more active and eating right are still the best ways to lose weight. One of the many obstacles to losing weight is the fast food epidemic. » Read more

5 minutes for Mom: Tips for Making Time for Exercise

By JustMommies

Being a mom is already the ultimate workout, so who has extra time for exercise? The truth is, while taking care of kids, a husband and a home is a full-time job and then some, it’s still very important to make time to take care of your body. » Read more

5 Energy Boosting Foods

By JustMommies

Oatmeal -- check! Bananas -- check! Print this list out and bring it on your next grocery run. We all need that extra energy boost from time to time; especially busy moms who never seem to get a minute to relax -- or God forbid -- take a nap! Here’s a list of “super foods” that will help you get through the day in a healthy way. » Read more

When Should I Schedule My Child's First Dental Exam?

By Rebecca Pillar

Being a parent is tough. Everyday we are faced with new challenges and adventures. As the old cliché goes “Children don’t come with instruction manuals” so we rely on doctors, nurses, family and friends for advice when questions arise. » Read more

Speech & Language Development: The Second Year

By JustMommies

As your baby begins her second year of life, she may have a handful of words or she may not have spoken her first word yet. There is a wide rage of normal in children's speech and language development, but knowing how to distinguish a "late bloomer" from a truly delayed child can be a difficult task for a parent. » Read more

May is better speech and hearing month - What did you say?

By Dorothy P. Dougherty, MA, CCC-SLP, Speech/Language Pathologist

May, Better Hearing and Speech Month, is a great time to take a close look at your child's ability to speak clearly. Learning to say all sounds correctly is a gradual process and often a young child's pronunciation of sounds is endearing and not a cause for concern. » Read more

Kids and Caffeine

By JustMommies

Once upon a time – not that very long ago, actually – it was almost unheard of for children to drink coffee. Nowadays, it’s common practice for teens to go for coffee after school – and even more common for them to gulp down cans of high-caffeine soda and energy drinks, many specifically marketed to young consumers. That’s a lot of caffeine. » Read more

Getting Your Kids to Brush Their Teeth

By Armin Brott

Dear Mr. Dad: Our five-year old refuses to brush his teeth—almost every night my wife and I end up screaming at him (and each other) and he ends up in tears. We’re thinking about bagging the whole idea. Does he really need to be brushing his teeth at this age? » Read more

Younger Children's Reaction to Death

By Charlotte M. Mathes, LCSW, Ph.D.

Because children grieve differently from adults, they may appear not to be mourning at all. One adult client confessed her long held guilt that as a child, the day her sister died, she went to a neighbor's to play. This woman has been mourning her sister's death for thirty years. With help, she recalled how bad she felt about her sister's death, even though she chose to play. » Read more