Starting Out

Starting Out


10 Ways to Support a New Mom

10 Ways to Support a New Mom

Sarah Lyons, contributing writer Adjusting to having a new baby in the house can be difficult for the whole family. Sleepless nights and a change in routine can leave mom feeling overwhelming and exhausted. Offering support to a family with a new baby can help them...

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Childproof Every Room in Your House

Childproof Every Room in Your House

Melanie Christensen, editorial intern The easiest way to childproof your home is to crawl around your house on your hands and knees and see things from your baby’s perspective, said Helen Henson-Hale of Logan Regional Hospital. “You’d be surprised what you notice from...

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Create an Exceptional Childbirth Experience

Create an Exceptional Childbirth Experience

Courtesy of Cache Valley Hospital  When new parents finally get to meet their baby, it’s exciting, breathtaking and also a little stressful. Parents can alleviate stress of childbirth by planning a birthing experience that’s right for them and their newborn. Luxury...

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Breastfeeding Basics

Breastfeeding Basics

by Schae Richards, community editor  Breastfeeding is a natural process between mother and baby. Still, it can be overwhelming for mothers at times. Margo Christensen, RN, prenatal services coordinator at Logan Regional Hospital, said with some education, mothers can...

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Education: What Are Your Options?

Education: What Are Your Options?

by Tara Bone, contributing writer The first day of kindergarten: Children celebrate it and parents either cheer or mourn the landmark day that ushers in the pursuit of academic excellence and eventual career success or failure (really? no pressure, parents). To put it...

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Families at All Stages Need Life Insurance

by Jane R. Larsen, Allstate, agency owner  What can send a kid to college, keep a roof over your family’s head or help you sleep better at night? Life insurance . Despite these potential benefits, almost half of Americans don’t have life insurance. The birth of a...

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What to Look for in a Babysitter

What to Look for in a Babysitter

by Kate Petersen, contributing writer The job of a parent is full. No wonder it’s often referred to as a juggling act! By hiring a trustworthy and qualified babysitter, parents are given some help while children are given the time to engage and connect with a fun,...

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The Basics of Immunizations

The Basics of Immunizations

With the recent MMR outbreak in California and Arizona, immunizations and public health has become a hot topic in mainstream media. Immunization information in general can be very difficult for parents to research because a simple Google search can provide information...

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20 Ways to Incorporate Music Into Your Home

20 Ways to Incorporate Music Into Your Home

by Heather Overly, music therapist I have seen music transform lives! I believe music can help parents teach, and provide a fun and loving environment at home. 1. Music provides a fun way of bonding with your children of all ages. Infants love to be sung to. They also...

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Tantrums

Tantrums

by Russel McKenna, DO Treehouse Pediatrics and Family Care Most of us have seenthe parade of behavior called a tantrum. It’s obvious when one is on display. A tantrum is most common and frequent around the ages of one to four. This type of behavioral outburst can...

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Conquering the Dinnertime Battle

Conquering the Dinnertime Battle

By Mindy Andher, registered dietitian The dinnertime battle: If you have children, you know what I am talking about. As parents, we strive to prepare wholesome, nutritious food and have high hopes that our children will eat it with a smile, and maybe even ask for...

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