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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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Sunscreen and the Fear of Sunlight

by Alison MacNeil Anyone else wondering about sunscreen and the fear of sunlight? I’m a fan of letting my kids get a little sun in the summer, an eyebrow-raising approach in this day and age. I realized the importance of sunshine on my children’s skin when testing revealed that my son’s Vitamin D levels plummeted after his regression into Autism. It’s been very hard
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Summer Reading List for the Grown Ups

by Alison MacNeil It’s the beginning of the summer, which fills me with a “fresh start” kind of feeling. In June, I crave being less productive, taking naps in our hammock, walking barefoot in the grass, sitting outside under the stars. I love to read and I have such wonderful summer memories of reading late into the night with a flashlight, under a blanket,
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Jill Bellestri’s Cream of Cucumber Soup

Enjoy this fresh, cool, healthy summer recipe! 4 Romaine lettuce leaves chopped (1 1/2 cups) 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped (about 1cup) 1/2 cup of water 1 Tbl. lemon juice 1/2 tsp. fresh lemon juice 1/2 avocado chopped 1 Tbl. extra virgin olive oil 1 Tbl. minced fresh herbs, dill, mint, tarroagon or cilantro Place the lettuce, cucumber, water, lemon juice, garlic and
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What’s Going On Elsewhere? Are America’s Health Practices Really The Best?

  by Alison MacNeil I grew up believing America had the best medical system in the world. I didn’t just believe it. I knew it. We dominate in technology. We have the smartest scientists doing the most state-of-the-art research at the world’s top universities and think tanks. We are a global leader in providing humanitarian aid to impoverished nations. I also grew up believing
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