Tick Bites

Tick Bites

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been seeing a significant increase in tick bites, partly from awareness in our population as to their significance, and partly because they are just worse this year. Most live in nests generally found in the woods, but they can...
The Choices We Make With Discipline

The Choices We Make With Discipline

With summer upon us, we are spending a lot more time with our families and especially our  children. It’s a great joy, and something I look forward to for months. However, close contact can often cause friction as children act as children do, pushing boundaries...
Kids & Sunglasses

Kids & Sunglasses

Most parents are careful about using sunscreen to protect their children’s skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Because these rays can also cause damage to the eyes (such as an increased risk of cataracts and macular degeneration later in life), it is also important...
Starting Kindergarten

Starting Kindergarten

This year, I am one of many parents with very mixed emotions about the start of the school year because my youngest will be starting kindergarten (sigh…). He’s so excited about going to school that it’s impossible for his enthusiasm not to be contagious. But at the...
Starting School

Starting School

When I first went off to kindergarten, I remember the excitement in seeing new and old friends from the neighborhood, meeting my teacher and getting to do new activities. Aside from the bottle of Champagne on the counter, I don’t remember anything my parents did to...