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March 2011 Blog Posts (9)

The Truth about Baby Proofing...

…is that you don’t need to worry about this before baby arrives, but when baby is beginning to show signs of rolling over and crawling, definitely get on it! Of course, there are the obvious drawer locks and door locks for all lower cabinets and drawers in the kitchen and bathroom. And we’ve all heard the tried-and-true tactic…


Added by Stacey Crew on March 31, 2011 at 10:19am — No Comments

Martial Arts and My Kids


Martial Arts begins with self-discipline, or what I like to call a “non-quitting spirit”.

But…before self-discipline can be developed, discipline must come from an external source, your instructor. Once a child starts to achieve, they begin to apply self-discipline, which leads to greater achievement, and achievement develops confidence.…


Added by Angie Hoffman on March 27, 2011 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

In Search of My Village- "Weight loss"

I went back today. Back to the Weight Loss Center.

I tried it online for a few months. I tracked and measured. I thought I could do it alone. I know the drill by now. 

I did alright. Not great, but alright. My habits have changed so that I eat pretty healthy, most of the time these days and I exercise somewhat regularly too. But the ugly truth remains, with no one to answer to, I am not as disciplined with the tracking and as honest with my portions as I should be. Alone, I am…


Added by Cristie Ritz King on March 21, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

My little one has been coughing and sneezing a lot. Cold or Allergies?

If your child catches more than his or her share of colds or gets colds that linger beyond the usual week or two, he or she could have allergies. Colds and allergies share many of the same symptoms, including:

  • A runny or stuffy nose
  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Fatigue
  • Sore throat

How can you tell the difference between the two? Colds sometimes trigger aches, pains, and fever. Allergies never cause those symptoms, but they usually trigger…


Added by Hackensack Meridian Health on March 21, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Eating out with 7 and still saving money!

Ah yes, the old dilemma of wanting to go out for dinner with the kids, and then having to either wait while they shove tables together or sitting at a table made for 12. When you don’t have the normal little family, you know--mom, dad, 2.5 kids (still trying to… Continue

Added by Brandi Best on March 19, 2011 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Easy ways to create a healthy pantry for you and your family!

If it is in my pantry, I will eat it.  It’s true.  Put a box of Oreo’s in that pantry and they are gone.  So I just do not keep junk in the house.  If there is only healthy things in the pantry, that is what you will eat.  It is really a simple concept.  One that I follow and one that seems to work in my house.  The kids eat what we have.  End of story.  This should not be a fight with your kiddos.  YOU are the BOSS right?!?!?  YOU food shop, right?!?!?  SO let’s clean the cabinets and let’s…


Added by Lori Sawyer on March 17, 2011 at 11:17am — No Comments

Experts Put First-Time Mom at Ease


As a new mom, Thea Jackson was overjoyed to give birth to her daughter, Michelle Jackson-Byers, in May 2010. But when the Lakewood resident brought Michelle in for an unrelated issue, nurse practitioner Margaret Quinn, CNP, noticed that the baby's head had grown too much since her last checkup. She also had "sunsetting" eyes,…


Added by Hackensack Meridian Health on March 14, 2011 at 3:02pm — No Comments

Stomach Bug/Fever - Virus/Flu -- What on Earth Can We Do as Parents?

I can hear the call Mommy I don’t feel well! Right away I know that the long night is going to arrive. The first step I take is do I have everything in preparation for the night? Some essentials I make a point in  having are Gatorade, ginger ale, Pepsi, crackers, bread, apples, paper towels & of course cleaning supplies.

Nothing is worse to me then having my children home sick. I just wish I could take on the bug maybe shed some pounds in the meantime.  LOL.  I guess…


Added by Jenn Costanzo on March 1, 2011 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Car Seat Safety

Don't forget the Car Seat Check Up event at JSUMC today, March 1, from 3 PM to 7 PM at the old ED entrance. Child Passenger Safety Technicians from the Regional Trauma Center and the New Jersey State Police will be on hand to provide free car seat installation information, and to check your seat for safety!

Added by Molly B on March 1, 2011 at 8:23am — No Comments

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