Youth Sports and Life Lessons

Note: when Fearless Parent changed its URL in 2013, we inadvertently lost all the “likes” to this post. This series also appeared in Pathways Magazine by Louise Kuo Habakus There’s a lot of good about youth sports. Sports keep our kids active, engaged, and out of trouble. And they teach some really important life lessons. Americans just love sports. We watch and play sports.
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Pregnant and Pre-Polluted

by Kelly Brogan, MD ABIHM I wasn’t always a clean living crusader… until I learned that we’re not giving our babies the best start. Many women start out pregnant and pre-polluted. Pregnancy has a way of turning on that just-tell-me-what-to-do-to-get-this-right-NOW switch. Five years ago, that switch was activated for me when a friend gave me Green Babies, Sage Moms when I was expecting my
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The Doctor-Patient Relationship: Going Out of Our Comfort Zone

by Maggie Kozel, MD On June 5th, 2013 I had the privilege of participating in a panel discussion in Summit, NJ sponsored by Fearless Parent. I am a practicing pediatrician, and my practice is pretty mainstream. But I have also written extensively about healthcare reform – specifically about the way healthcare industries and special interests now shape clinical clinical practice at least as much
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Women After Pregnancy

By Jennifer Margulis Our theme this week has been babies. If you’ve been stopping by, you’ve already read about how you can’t spoil a baby and fun baby games. Today we’re talking about women after pregnancy. And babies. The babies, with their floppy heads and constant drool are pretty cute. Women after pregnancy? If you’re a woman and you’ve just had your first baby
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Fun Baby Games

by Jennifer Margulis We read and talk a lot about baby poop (smells like apricots, looks like scrambled eggs) and baby sleep (they usually aren’t letting us get enough) but what about baby fun? There are so many fun games to play with babies, even before they are old enough to play catch or go on a pretend African Safari. You already know about
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Can You Spoil a Baby?

by Jennifer Margulis “Oh Jenny, you can’t pick her up every time she cries,” my mom chided as I scooped my three-day-old out of her bassinette and into my arms. My newborn quieted immediately but I seethed inside. Why didn’t my mother understand that I had a physical, primal, urgent need to hold my daughter as much as my daughter needed to be held?
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Disconnect to Connect

by Christine Gross-Loh I am used to staying in touch with people and accessing the news online whenever I want. I spent an enormous amount of time on my phone and computer over the past year, while writing and launching my new book, Parenting Without Borders. There were edits I was eager to see, updates I had to keep up with; lots of emails I “had” to respond
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Camp Food: What Do You Do When Your Child’s On A Special Diet?

by Louise Kuo Habakus Summertime and the livin’ is easy. You know that old Gershwin song? Summer brings a glorious freedom from certain rules and routines. Summer brings camps, camp food, new experiences, new friends, new ideas. This freedom can also create new worries. Parenting worries. When my boys were little, they had tummy troubles. Their problems were so serious that for a time,
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Homemade Summer Popsicles

by Christine Gross-Loh Happy Summer! What conjures up summer for your family? For us it’s a chance to indulge in garden-fresh vegetables, fresh fruit, and frozen treats. One of our favorite things to make and eat are homemade popsicles. I usually keep it minimal – simple popsicles made of orange juice, a few pieces of fresh fruit, and little else are delightful. But there
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Glowing Green Juice

2 cups Romaine Lettuce  2 cups Spinach 3 stalks Celery 1 Granny Smith Apple 1 Pear Juice of 1/2 Lemon a knuckle of Ginger Place all ingredients in juicer and enjoy!

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