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My Tummy Hurts

My Tummy Hurts

No matter what your initial reaction is to the dreaded news of an aching tummy, finding out the reason behind it is important. There are many causes of stomachaches, including a stomach bug, a case of too many gummy worms or even anxiety.

The Truth Behind Bed-Wetting

The Truth Behind Bed-Wetting

Bed-wetting is one of those problems that can be difficult to share with others, because shame and embarrassment—for kids and parents—attach themselves to the issue.

Ways for Moms to Have More Energy

Ways for Moms to Have More Energy

After the elation of your baby’s debut, you quickly realize that parenting is a thrilling, exhausting, 24/7 job with no sick days, no weekends off and “bonus pay” in the form of hugs and kisses (that do make all the hard work worth it).

Preeclampsia: Finding the Truth Through the Fears

Preeclampsia: Finding the Truth Through the Fears

On the road to motherhood, there are many pit stops for worry, stress and fear of the unknown. Whether you are trying to conceive your first child or carrying your last of many, we all have that voice in our head that reminds us something could go wrong. Hopefully, these fears go unfounded for nine months, and a healthy baby arrives.

Biggest Scare of the Winter:

Biggest Scare of the Winter:

Hearing the diagnosis of RSV for a sick child—your own or one your baby has been exposed to—can strike fear in a parent’s heart. But knowing the facts and being vigilant in prevention can bring a little peace.

The Great Weight Debate

The Great Weight Debate

Pregnancy might be the only time in a woman’s life that she is expected to gain weight. In fact, a baby’s growth and development depend on Mom’s putting on pounds. So what is considered “normal” weight gain during pregnancy?

Eye Health

Eye Health

March is National Save Your Vision Month. While some of us may think that because we have good vision, our eyes must be healthy. In reality, this may not be the case. Our eyes are truly the windows to our souls. By having a regular yearly comprehensive eye exam, you will ensure not only healthy eyes and normal vision, but also a healthy body, as well.

Kansas City's Best Irish Restaurants

Kansas City's Best Irish Restaurants

St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner, so why not take the family out to a delicious meal of fish 'n chips, shepherd's pie, corned beef and cabbage or Irish stew at one of Kansas City's authentic Irish restaurants.

Food Dye and Children

Food Dye and Children

As parents we can all relate to the fact that our children always seem to have more energy than we do. We may resort to coffee, tea or soda to increase our energy level and keep up with our little ones.

Kid-Friendly Snacks to Nourish Mind and Tummy

Kid-Friendly Snacks to Nourish Mind and Tummy

Parents don't often encourage their children to play with their food. However, when snack time offers the opportunity to nourish both the body and the mind, that's a treat any parent would be glad to serve their little ones.

Heart Health at Any Age

Heart Health at Any Age

The American Heart Association’s Go Red campaign focuses specifically on women and women’s heart health. Here is what they suggest for heart disease prevention:

Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes is a metabolic disorder that interrupts how our bodies use and break down the sugar and carbohydrates that we consume. The food we consume is broken down into glucose, which is used for growth and energy. Glucose then enters our cells by insulin, which is produced in the pancreas.

Make Over Your Moo Juice

Make Over Your Moo Juice

Milk is the number one source of calcium and is also fortified with vitamin D, which is essential for bone development. Plus, the fat content helps with brain and nerve development. Too much milk, however, may increase the likelihood that the child may fill up and not consume other nutrient dense foods.

Beating the Sugar Monster

Beating the Sugar Monster

Sugar is everywhere. It is in most of the food-like products found within the aisles of the grocery store. When reading labels, one may find more than 35 different code words for sugar, but our bodies’ response to all those ingredients is the same. Look for terms like syrup, sweetener or anything ending in -ose.

Fit to Be a Mom

Fit to Be a Mom

It was during a marathon nursing session with my newborn last month that I first saw the feeds stream through social media, announcing Will & Kate were the proud parents of a healthy baby boy that the world over has now lovingly referred to as Georgie. I’ve always had an affinity for British monarchy, the Anglophile in me coupled with some timeline connections (my parents were married the same week as Charles & Diana and Prince Harry shares the same birth month/year as I do, making me feel a tie to the Royal family albeit it be a loose one).