Health

Food for the Family: Join Our Tweetchat Today, Thursday, 5/3 for a Chance to Win an Amazon Gift Card

Posted May 3, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

We would love to hear how you get your meal on the table each day! Come to #pschat at 1:00 on Twitter. You could be the one to win the Amazon gift card this week!

Organic and Fair Trade Do Not Always Mean Healthy

Posted April 25, 2012 by Fred Lee

Organic and fair trade food options are better than many processed and fast foods, but eating too much of them can still lead to health problems like obesity and diabetes.

The Other Baby Book: A New Natural Parenting Resource for Baby's First Year

Posted April 21, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

Looking for information and ideas that you won't find in typical parenting resources? Check out The Other Baby Book to get the details on baby's first year that the other books won't tell you.

5 Steps to Take When Your Child is Diagnosed With Autism

Posted April 14, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

1 in 88 children have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Learning of your child's diagnosis is a frightening time in your life, but the decisions you make now will help you both in the long run.

First Aid Tips and Advice for Parents Roundup

Posted April 3, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

Parents want to protect their children from everything, but sometimes we are ill-prepared for emergency situations. Knowing how to help your child when she is sick or even in the event of a natural disaster is important for all parents. Be prepared with this roundup of tips and advice.

7 Keys to Baseball Safety and Fun

Posted April 2, 2012 by Fred Lee

Little League baseball is a great way for kids to enjoy the warm spring weather, and taking the proper safety precautions will ensure that children have fun and avoid injuries.

Spring Cleaning: The Dirtiest Places in Your Home

Posted March 28, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

It's time to throw on some old clothes and tackle your spring cleaning projects — and we're here to help. Dust and germs are great at hiding and great at ruining our plans so get 'em out and keep 'em out.

How to Get Your Children to Eat Healthier

Posted March 24, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

Children can be stubborn, especially when it comes to eating healthy. If you're struggling with getting your children to eat their veggies there is a way to find peace, keep them healthy, and maintain your sanity.

6 Sweet and Semi-Healthy Treats to Make With Yogurt

Posted March 22, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

Looking for kid-friendly treats that are semi-healthy too? We've rounded up 6 yummy yogurt-based recipes, and some tips for how to choose healthier yogurt when you're at the grocery store.

How to Access Fresh, Local Produce

Posted March 20, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

You don't have to visit the grocery or health food store to get fresh and organic produce. Accessing farmers markets, using community gardens and co-ops, or even starting a garden in your own backyard are all great options for eating healthier, supporting the local community, and spending less money.

Squad Commentary: Pink Slime: It's What's for Lunch

Posted March 19, 2012 by Maggie Wells

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Are you shocked by the pink slime videos that have been circulating? Maybe you shouldn't be. Here's a little history and where we can go from here.

3 Apps to Help Protect and Locate Your Child

Posted March 18, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

If you've ever lost your child in the mall or at the park, you know that feeling of intense panic. Now, you can keep track of your child or locate her with your phone. These 4 apps were created to help parents keep all children safe at home.

Online Videos Help Special Needs Families Connect

Posted March 14, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

The internet is proving to be a remarkable source for parents of children for special needs. Online support groups and personal blogs are helping connect families from around the world. And now, through videos, families are getting to know each other and help each other on a more personal level than ever before.

ProSquad: My Child Hates the Bedtime Routine

Posted March 12, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Bedtime routine problems with your child? Our sleep expert, Malia Jacobson, has suggestions for parents who are fighting the bedtime battle — and yearning for peace before sleep.

Why Making Your Own Baby Food Is a Waste of Time

Posted March 9, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

Whether you make your own baby food purees or buy the jars from the store, you may be wasting your time and money. A new study indicates that finger foods and baby-led weaning might actually be best for baby.

Healthy Frozen Foods in the Freezer

Posted March 8, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

Unfortunately, parents aren't superheroes and sometimes we don't have time to make dinner or create healthy, quick snacks. But don't beat yourself up, just open your freezer. There are lots of frozen foods available to keep your family eating healthy.

Nutritional Benefits of Flax Seeds and How to Add Them to Your Family's Diet

Posted March 7, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

Get the facts about flax, and learn how to add it your favorite recipes!

A Healthy, Rich Roundup for Families: Dark Chocolate Takes the Cake

Posted March 6, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Whether you’re fixing a fancy dessert or just a simple snack, introduce your family to rich, delicious alternatives to milk chocolate and the highly processed chocolate found in candies and other foods with chocolate ingredients.

What to Say to Parents of Children with Special Needs

Posted March 5, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

When learning about a child's diagnosis or meeting a child with a special need for the first time, we often struggle to find the right words. Parents of children with special needs are willing to talk and wanting to be friends. It's easier than you think to show your support and forge a friendship.

Postpartum Recovery Tips for New Moms

Posted March 2, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

We've rounded up lots of postpartum recovery tips for new moms, including details about the Mexican tradition known as a "cuarentana." Never heard of it? Click here to learn more!

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