ABOUT US

Posts

family-cooking-diveristy-amputee-pancakes-istock

We Tried the Best Meal Delivery Services & Here’s What We Discovered

Nutritious, prepared meals directly to your home? Yes, please!

+ read more

37 Toys That Encourage Diversity & Inclusion

Inclusivity starts at a young age and these toys teach kids that we all have something important to contribute to our world.

+ read more

An OB-GYN Answers All of Your Questions About COVID-19 & Pregnancy

It can be hard to find accurate information about one of pregnant women’s biggest concerns today: pregnancy and COVID-19. Luckily, the experts at Kaiser Permanente have answers to your most pressing questions. 

+ read more
jokes for kids kids laughing happy funny puns and jokes for kids

How to Encourage Physical, Emotional & Intellectual Development in Kids

If you want your children to excel in all walks of life, it is important to understand how they develop.

+ read more

How to Help Turn Kids into Philanthropists

“Encourage your children to ask, ‘Who can I be a superhero to today?’ and ‘Who can we share food with today?’”

+ read more

How to Tame Your Child’s Sleep Monster

“Physically, kids who do not get enough sleep are at risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, smaller stature, weakened immune system, and obesity.”

+ read more

6 Things Nutrition Experts Say to Always Buy & 4 Things to Leave Off Your List

We asked around for tips on what we should be stocking up on the next time we go shopping, and we got great feedback.

+ read more
Pregnancy exercise

Study Shows This Can Help Reduce Risk of Gestational Diabetes

Women who are active more during the first trimester may reap these benefits.

+ read more

Why Being Outdoors in Winter Is So Very Good for Kids

“Even through a quick stretch to delight in nature when it’s terribly cold out, we grow more resilient when we learn to manage challenging conditions—something we’re finding kids struggle with more and more.”

+ read more
Pregnant

Study Shows Number of Times a Person Gives Birth May Affect Aging

These effects were found only after a person had gone through menopause.

+ read more

18 Must-See Holiday Attractions in Downtown Seattle

Whatever level of merriment you and your little elves are looking for this holiday season, you’ll find it (and more!) in the heart of the Emerald City.

+ read more

How to Teach Children the Power of Giving & Empathy through Charity

“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” —Mother Teresa

+ read more

9 Reasons Why I Let My Kids Be Bored & You Should Too

“My kids know that it isn’t my job to provide them with endless entertainment options. Here’s why I let my kids be bored—and why you should consider it, too.”

+ read more

3 Simple, Doctor-Approved Rules for Healthy Grocery Shopping Runs

Photo: PxHere
Recently a patient asked me for some very basic advice about food shopping.  A recent widower with no experience cooking for himself, his diet centered around eating one meal a day at a local diner, with cereal or…

+ read more

11 Great Toys That Celebrate Disabilities

Toy companies from American Girl to LEGO have diversified their lines to be inclusive and here are a few of our favorites.

+ read more
Hot Wheels Monster Trucks

Get Ready for “Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Crushing It!” Season 2

Enjoy a thrilling entertainment experience with your family. Beginning this weekend Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Crushing It! is back. The 30-minute, six-episode series will air across the country with the first episode kicking off this Sat. Jul.18.

Hosts Tommy…

+ read more

What’s the Right Age for Your Child’s First Eye Exam? The Answer May Surprise You

We asked mother of two and optometrist Dr. Jennifer Wademan about the right age for an exam, what to expect, and more about kid’s eye health.

+ read more

Why You Shouldn’t Freak Out about Buying Life Insurance

“I wish someone had given me advice on where to start and what to ask when it comes to buying life insurance. I hope my story helps.”

+ read more

Celeb Moms Who Had Difficult Pregnancies

Jessica Simpson, Kelly Clarkson, Kate Hudson, what do these celebs have in common aside from their million dollar bank accounts, golden voices and stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? All three celebrity moms had difficult pregnancies, like millions of…

+ read more

Mindful Eating & 3 Ways to Cut Out Sugar

“I realized after all my hardships that I am an emotional eater and when under extreme amounts of stress, I seek comfort in food. Once I became aware that I was actually doing this I was able to change and develop tools to cope.”

+ read more

Hi, I Am the Immunocompromised Person You Are Saving

“You are isolating yourself because you want to save me, and I adore you for it.”

+ read more

Mitigating Stress in Our Children Has Long-Term Benefits

“As Mahatma Gandhi said, ‘We must become the change we want to see in the world.’ Rather than chasing after our goals at the expense of well-being, let’s care for ourselves and each other. Let the healing begin now.”

+ read more

Doctors May Have a Way to Predict a Woman’s Risk for Gestational Diabetes, According to a New Study

An algorithm may help doctors to accurately predict a mama-to-be’s risk.

+ read more

The Surprisingly Dark History of Baby Food

“Contrary to popular belief, kids are not born picky eaters. The more we focus on training their palates to accept a variety of flavors, the more kids can learn to enjoy bitter, tangy, earthy and savory foods that ease their transition to table foods and family meals.”

+ read more

Can Nutritious School Lunches Lead to Improved Academic Outcomes?

“The research is in and the bottom line is, students who have access to healthier food at school perform better. Unfortunately, recent government rollbacks jeopardize the health and success of our children.”

+ read more

Amazing Companies Creating Inclusivity for Special Needs Children

Products aimed at the special needs market can help kids navigate physical or mental challenges and encourage inclusivity. From legacy corporations to start-ups, a growing number of innovative products are making life easier for special needs families.

+ read more

Our Favorite New Kids Books, September 2019

September is a perfect month for finding a new book and cozying up.

+ read more

This Toy Invention Is Changing Kid’s Lives

What started as a simple, fun ride-on toy for kids has unexpectedly morphed into a mobility device and a business that is helping children with special needs thrive both physically and emotionally.

+ read more

5 Uber-Healthy Things I Did as Soon as I Found out I Was Pregnant

Photo: Kate Haus Photography
No, I’m not pregnant now. But I was a little over two years ago. And as soon as my good news was confirmed I was determined to research and understand whatever I could to have a…

+ read more

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.

+ read more

5 Pregnancy Apps Every Dad-to-Be Should Be Using

Pregnancy and parenthood is a shared responsibility—and seeking out knowledge via apps for expectant dads can help you prepare for your share of the responsibilities.

+ read more

Beyond PB&J: 16 Bay Area Cooking Classes for Kids

Get the kids to tune up their knife skills and take the kitchen duty off your list!

+ read more

10 Things I Wish I’d Known about Childhood Anxiety

The thought that my child may have mental health issues never crossed my mind—I was completely lost when I began learning how to help a child with anxiety.

+ read more