Three Mothering Lessons Breastfeeding Taught Me

By Marilee Kellis
baby and mother

So often we hear a new mother lament, “I wish my baby came with an instruction manual!” Mothers want something tangible to go to that will tell them how to care for not only their infants but also for their children as they grow into childhood -- how to interpret their cries, how to distinguish needs from wants, and how to help them eat and sleep and care for themselves, among so many other unknowns.

First Time Pregnancy Tips: Common Questions of Moms-to-Be

By Scott W. Rallison, MD
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So you’re pregnant (and yes, home tests are quite accurate). If you’re like most first-time parents, you’re probably excited but also a bit nervous. You probably also have a lot of questions. There is no such thing as a dumb question, especially for first-time parents. Check out the answers to common questions I get asked by first-time moms.

Warm Weather and Window Safety for Kiddos

By Julia Smith
Window Safety

Temperatures are beginning to warm up and summer is in the air and many people open their windows to let the breeze in. While the fresh air feels good, open windows can pose a serious danger to young children. Did you know: Each year in the United States, 15 to 20 children under the age of 11 die and nearly 15,000 are injured because of falls from windows.