child care

Nanny vs. Daycare: Which One is Right for You?

Chances are that of the 4 million new moms in America, you might be among those looking for someone to mind your baby when you return to work. Studies show that 55 percent of women in the workforce have given birth in the past two years. Who is caring for their babies? » Read more

Spina Bifida

By Rebecca Pillar

Spina Bifida is a condition where, during development in the very first month of pregnancy, the spinal cord does not completely close. Spina Bifida is estimated to occur in nearly 7 out of every 10,000 live births in the United States. Exact figures are not available due to the possibility of under reporting. Spina Bifida comes in three forms: » Read more

Screening for Scoliosis

By Rebecca Pillar

Our spine was designed to support our weight and help hold our body in place. Normally, when viewed from the back, the spine appears straight. A person with scoliosis, however, has an abnormal curvature of the spine. Most causes of scoliosis are unknown. What is known, is that scoliosis occurs far more times in girls than in boys. » Read more

Overactive Bladder

By JustMommies

Perhaps you've seen the "got to go, got to go right now" commercials and wondered if this might be you. Overactive bladder, also known as urge incontinence, occurs in women more than men and can be treated. Overactive bladder produces symptoms of sudden, frequent urges to "go" and often leads to leakage if a restroom is not found in time. » Read more

Just diagnosed with a visually handicapped child

By JustMommies

Finding out that your child is blind, partially blind, or has low vision can be a scary experience. Some disorders will be discovered at birth, if the vision impairment has observable characteristics such as cataracts or congenital glaucoma, but many go undetected until the child doesn't meet certain visual milestones. » Read more

Growing Up With Asthma

By Shauna Smith Duty

Debi Kendrick delivered her son to school to take his state tests then reluctantly returned to her car and headed for work. Her family had spent the previous night in the emergency room because Zak’s airways were restricted, and his air intake had dropped to dangerously low levels. After too much medication, Zak shook, tired and jittery, his lips blue. » Read more

Getting a Child's Asthma and Allergies under Control

By Patti Teel

(Excerpt from The Floppy Sleepy Game Book by Patti Teel) www.pattiteel.com Asthma (Reactive Airway Disease) » Read more

Today’s Family Man “Tapping Dad’s Potential”

By Gregory Keer

Even though more men are choosing greater involvement with their families, miles of improvement are still needed to shrink the gap between the average mom and typical dad. Much is said about what the guys lack and should do to make things better. But what can the women involved do to help a father tap his potential? » Read more

Separation Anxiety: Helping The First Day Of Daycare Go Smoothly

By Nancy Da Silva

With so many more mothers in the workforce, the juggling act between children and career has never been so difficult. We want to be there for our children but we have to be able to provide for them as well. Trying to assuage our own guilt for having to do what’s necessary especially in these stressful times, we want to find the very best caregiver for our child. » Read more

Daycare Must Haves

By Maria T. Pepin

Most parents eventually need to go back to work after having a baby. Leaving your child in the care of others can be a little nerve racking, but if you take the time to pick a good daycare center, it will make the whole process less worrisome. Here is a checklist to help you choose a daycare that is right for your child.  WRITE DOWN YOUR PRIORITIES » Read more