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Is Your “Difficult” Child Hypoglycemic?

By Mary Coyle, DIHom, Special Contributor to Fearless Parent Summer is a time for family gatherings. It is also a time for occasionally intriguing, sometimes contentious conversations on the art of child-rearing. One of these lively discussions occurred between my brother and me while observing the penguins at the zoo with our children last July. Nearby, we heard the sound of loud wailing. We turned
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Gluten-free Granola

By Sandra Holbrook, Special Contributor to Fearless Parent Homemade gluten-free granola is great because you can adjust it to your liking. I find that store-bought granola is often very high in sugar so I use unsweetened applesauce as the sweetener. Sometimes after it has cooled I will add some cacao nibs or even some dark chocolate chips. Feel free to add what you like
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Healthy School Snacks

By Sandra Holbrook, Special Contributor to Fearless Parent Labor Day marks the unofficial end to summer. It also marks the time when many parents begin getting their kids ready for the new school year. We all know how consuming this can be, especially when it comes to finding healthy school snacks. At this time last year, I found myself trying to fulfill an endless
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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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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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