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How to Host a Food Allergy Friendly Celebration without Anxiety

“Game-changing ways to navigate the food allergy world easily and safely.”

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Our Little Advocate

“She is not an autism expert, none of us are. But she has learned to be a thoughtful, kind human who knows differences are good, beautiful and something to be proud of.”

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Why Your December Baby Is Less Cranky (According to Studies)

This is why people born in December are a true gift.

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Can You Be Allergic to the Holidays? Actually, Yes

Tis the season for Christmas trees, poinsettias, mistletoe and scented candles. But if your nose looks like Rudolph’s, it’s a little hard to feel jolly.

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Can You Be Allergic to Valentine’s Day? You Totally Could Be

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It’s tough to plan a flawless date for that special valentine when allergies and asthma can get in the way. Allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S. with an annual cost in…

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Should I Send My Vulnerable Child Back to School?

Here’s how some families are navigating this complicated question.

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New Study Shows Teen Sleep Patterns Have This Surprising Affect on Health

Asthma is strongly linked to a body’s internal clock.

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Emilia Taneva’s Must-Know Tips for New Moms

Emilia Taneva, a Board-Certified Orthodontist, photographer, travel blogger, and digital influencer, offers her three favorite tips for new moms everywhere.

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How to Deal with Seasonal Allergies While Breastfeeding

As a South Florida native, where the pollination period is longer and stronger than the rest of the U.S., I have found there are some appropriate ways to get relief during this time of year.

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Knowing When to Let My Son Take the Lead Has Never Been Easy

“Oakley was an exuberant puzzle of a child and he still is.”

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Here’s the Science Behind Why Kids Totally Need a Pet

I have always believed that pets are good for kids—and the science backs it up, too.

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If Your Child Has Asthma, They Were Probably Born During This Month, Study Finds

Being born during this particular season can have an impact on your baby’s health.

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Is the Dragon’s Breath Snack Fad Safe for Kids? The FDA Issues Warning

Kids are all about the liquid nitrogen “Dragon Breath” snack fad—but is it really safe?

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This Is What Happened When I Brought My Baby to a Job Interview

Unusual? Yes? But, it all worked out for the best.

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Your Budding Foodie Will Love This Brilliant Baby Food

This is one brilliant baby food, especially when it comes to introducing food allergens to baby’s diet.

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This Common OTC Drug Taken During Pregnancy Could Increase Your Child’s Asthma Risk

Pregnant women who take antacids need to read this latest research.

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Should Women Drink Soda While Pregnant? A New Study Weighs In

Harvard researchers may have found a connection between drinking high-fructose corn syrup-filled beverages during pregnancy and having a child with asthma.

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When My Kid Ate Dirt, Here’s Why I Didn’t Freak Out

Today my son ate dirt for the first time.  (Not that I’m going to feed him dirt, but, hey, he’s a boy.  I’m sure he’ll eat dirt at least once more before he’s grown.)  Binnybeans and I were potting the…

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Dirt Is Good for Kids, According to Science

Getting dirty might actually do your kids some good.

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7 Natural Asthma Remedies That Worked Wonders for My Family

Here are my tried and trusted antidotes that have significantly helped my kids go from having to take 4-5 courses of steroids every year to just once or twice.

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The Surprising Thing Your Family Should Know about Asthma & Allergens

I apologize in advance for the creepy feeling that will stay with you days after reading this article, but as your mom would say, it’s for your own good. I’m helping here—truly. That borderline asthma plaguing your kid may be the result of houseguests you can’t see or hear.

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Antibiotic Use In Childhood Linked To Immune Diseases, According To Study

Research has uncovered a link between antibiotic use in children and immune diseases.

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Study Shows Food Allergies in Kids are Linked to Secondhand Smoke

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In case you needed yet another reason to avoid smoking, researchers have found a connection between parents who smoke and childhood food allergies.
Secondhand smoke has already been proven to cause asthma in kids whose…

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Nail-biting and Thumb-sucking Kids May Have Fewer Allergies

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Do you have a thumb-sucker or nail-biter on your hands? You might be able to stop fretting over all the germs being picked up from those tiny hands.  
A new study finds those irritating habits…

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6 Tips for Talking to Kids About Illness

6 Tips for Talking to Children about Illness
All children get sick at one point or another. If your child comes down with a cold or the stomach flu, it’s pretty easy to explain what’s going on – and that…

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Are Food Dyes Really Bad for Kids?

There are so many things to think about when you’re a parent in regards to what you feed your kids.  Avoiding high-fat, high-salt processed foods and encouraging them to eat their fruits and veggies and drink plenty of water can…

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Love in the Time of a Stomach Bug: When Parenting Isn’t Fun

My daughter got hit with the stomach flu last week. We spend almost five days indoors—her on the couch and me hovering with fluids and other remedies. It completely threw us for a loop because this year, when it comes…

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