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5 Questions You Must Ask Your OBGYN During Pregnancy
You’ve received the big news – you’re going to have a baby! In addition to preparing for the baby to come home, chances are you’ve got a lot of nagging medical or personal questions that you want to ask your doctor. Be sure to take a notebook or a list of questions when you go to your first (or...
Unconventional and Easier Ways to Communicate with Your Children
When talking to your children, do you ever feel like you’re talking to a wall? The less they listen, the more the urge to shout builds up inside of you. We don’t ever want to go there, but it works as a last resort when nothing else seems to do the trick. But yelling isn’t productive. In fact, one...
5 lesser known ways you influence your family
Have you ever heard of the butterfly effect? It’s a broad concept that explains how we can impact on our families without realizing. At a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in the 80s, Edward Lorenz posed the question: “Does the flap of a butterfly’s wings in Brazil set off a tornado in Texas?” The...
5 Reasons Every Toddler Should Get an Eye Exam
If you have a young child who hasn’t started school yet, you may not have thought about eye exams. However, now is the perfect time to get your little one’s eyes checked to make sure they are in good health and your child is seeing properly. Here are 5 reasons every toddler should get an eye exam: 1) To help...
What is a lactation consultant?
An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, or IBCLC, is a healthcare professional that has completed college coursework relating to the human body and has completed an accredited training program with an evidence-based curriculum and hands-on clinical practice. In this video, Sarah Trinajstich is going to review what you need to know about lactation consultants. https://youtu.be/yoUuRjYqw7g If you don’t like the video or...
Child wearing sunglasses while running
Does your kid spend a lot of time running around and playing outdoors? If you're like most parents, you probably lather them up with suntan lotion every couple of hours, right? Especially since there's nothing worse than getting a bad sunburn. But what about their eyes? Does your child have sunglasses to protect their eyes from the sun? The truth is, most parents...
5 Signs Your Child Could Have a Learning-Related Vision Problem
The link between learning and vision cannot be overstated. In fact, research shows that 80% of learning happens through vision! This means that a vision problem can cause major setbacks for your child’s success in school. As a result, this can lead to frustration and poor self-esteem. If your children are performing below their potential in school, look for these...
Classroom school vision screenings.
If you have a school-aged child, you’re bound to one day receive a letter about school vision screenings. But what exactly does that screening entail? Is it enough to ensure the health and vision of your child’s eyes? Fortunately for you, I’m here to take the mystery out of school vision screenings and answer the questions that parents typically...
Regular milk at the grocery store.
Does your baby get sick after feeding? Are they having a hard time tolerating your breast milk or formula? If so, they may have a cow’s milk allergy. In the video below, Amanda Haney goes over what you need to know about babies that develop cow's milk allergy. https://youtu.be/uzzzmqGz5jU If you don’t like the video or want more information, continue reading. What is...
Kids & Contact Lenses - 4 Expert Recommendations
Contact lenses are a great way to for people of all ages to have clear, comfortable vision. Therefore, it’s no surprise that parents with children who want contact lenses have a lot of questions! Here are a few of the most common questions I'm asked about kids and contact lenses. In the video below, Dr. Rachael Wruble discusses what parent's need...