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Strolling through Mommy Brain

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Mommy brain is a real thing.  A recent New York Times article, summarizing the science identifies the evolutionary benefits of moms’ ability to learn new parenting skills and connect with her newborn at the sacrifice of some memory and cognition – “an intensely narrowed focus means a blurrier periphery.”  It can start with a constantly misplaced […]
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Curious Kids: How Do We Raise Them?

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Confident, Creative, and Curious Kids: It’s common for people to conclude that it’s the special advantages which have contributed to an individual’s success or fame. But, that assumption may not be that far fetched. Orville Wright, one of the famous Wright brothers is a shining example. From the outside lookng in, the inventors of the airplane […]
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An Epidemic: Childhood Obesity

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The percentage of children and adolescents affected by obesity in the United States has more than tripled since the 1970s. Obesity, which is classified as having excess body fat, has been a growing epidemic across America. Obesity is measured using Body Mass Index (BMI), a screening tool that assesses weight status. In order to prevent […]
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How to Talk to Your Children About Gun Violence

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There are many difficult conversations to have with your children. There’s the sex talk, the social media talk, and at times, even the divorce talk. Yet, there isn’t a single conversation more difficult, or more heart wrenching, than talking to your children about gun violence. From the ninety-six Americans killed by guns every day (seven […]
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Summer Has Me Seeing Red- GAZPACHO

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Red does not look good on me. I admit it. But when it comes to vegetables… it’s my FAVORITE color! Tomatoes, bell peppers, jalapeños, watermelons, beets, red onions, radishes… Okay, a couple of those are technically fruits, but they’re still on my list.