Category Archives: Bookmarked Resources

Advice from Dr. Spock’s 9th Edition: Less Materialism, More Nature

In the pantheon of parenting gurus, Dr. Spock appears to have legendary staying power. Nowadays, there are shelves full of niche parenting books, offering advice on raising twins or singletons, high-spirited toddlers and attention-starved middle children. But this week, the good doctor weighed in yet again with his generalist and commonsensical pronouncements. More than 60… Read More »

Weecycled Bundles of Joi

Okay, honestly… how many of you know about that great little resource called Weecycled on route 46 by the infamous Cliff’s Ice Cream?  I’ll admit, it took having my first child and passing a bunch of times in wonder before I finally paid attention and eventually went in.  What a great resource!!  (Especially for maternity… Read More »

CDC Information on Antibiotic Resistance

Get Smart:  Fast Facts About Antibiotic Resistance Fast Facts About Antibiotic Resistance Antibiotic resistance has been called one of the world’s most pressing public health problems. The number of bacteria resistant to antibiotics has increased in the last decade. Many bacterial infections are becoming resistant to the most commonly prescribed antibiotic treatments. Every time a… Read More »

AAP News Release – Halloween Safety Tips

ALL DRESSED UP: Plan costumes that are bright and reflective. Make sure that shoes fit well and that costumes are short enough to prevent tripping, entanglement or contact with flame. Consider adding reflective tape or striping to costumes and Trick-or-Treat bags for greater visibility. Because masks can limit or block eyesight, consider non-toxic makeup and… Read More »

How To Survive the Stomach Flu!

Uh oh: puke alert! What parents need to know about treating stomach bugs, keeping your child comfortable, and how long the virus usually lasts What is the stomach flu? The “stomach flu” is really a misnomer, explains Barbara Frankowski, MD, professor of pediatrics at Vermont Children’s Hospital in Burlington. “It’s not the flu that you… Read More »