Finally! Our representatives have grown a pair and have drawn a line in the sand against the fast food industry, on our behalf. In a nearly unanimous vote by city officials, fast food operators in San Francisco can no longer give away toys in kid's meals, unless they meet certain standards...much higher than what these restaurants… Continue
Added by Keri Pugh on November 3, 2010 at 12:34pm —
Added by Jean Carroll on June 27, 2010 at 10:39am —
As most of you know, my oldest daughter has reactive attachment disorder (RAD). We recently spent a week in Colorado at a camp for kids with RAD. You can read about it at It Takes a Village. We learned that our kids are broken, Continue
but they can be healed with love, nurturing and a lot of structure and
discipline. We also learned that
as parents, we aren’t bad parents, we are amazing parents…we practice…
Added by Lanita Moss on June 4, 2010 at 6:00am —
Right at this very moment, I am sitting at one of those play places where the kids can eat (only the establishment’s food…no outside food allowed) then run and climb and go crazy. We came here specifically so the kids could go crazy at a place other than our house.
I brought my computer to take care of a few things, but couldn’t help but observe the dynamics of a place like this and write about them. After eating their lunch (kind of expensive for what you get, by the way), they were… Continue
Added by Judy Newman on March 9, 2010 at 11:25am —
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, you might think it is impossible to stick to a healthy eating plan-right? Wrong! Although high calorie foods and holidays go hand in hand, it is 100% possible to stay on track! Do not let the cornucopia of food options weigh you down; it is time to kick off the holiday season right. Follow these tips to ensure you have a happy AND healthy season!
Top 10 Thanksgiving Survival Tips
1. Eat a well-balanced breakfast and lunch before… Continue
Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on November 21, 2009 at 1:06pm —
Many parents view their children’s excess weight as an aesthetic issue. They worry their kids won’t be liked in school, won’t be picked in gym, and won’t be pursued by members of the opposite sex. According to the American Institute of Cancer Research, parents have a lot more than looks to be concerned about. New research shows that about 100,500 new cases of cancer are caused by obesity each year.
Obesity is known to cause many deleterious health effects but this study is one of the… Continue
Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on November 15, 2009 at 9:41am —
Personality traits, genetics, and athletic ability combine to influence kids’ attitudes toward participation in sports and other physical activities. Help your kids figure out their fitness personality based on their overall personality to ensure a lifelong love of exercise!
If your child is very social, encourage team sports, dance classes, biking, or skateboarding with a friend. These activities will keep your child active and entertained for hours.
For the introspective… Continue
Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on November 2, 2009 at 3:17pm —
Last month, a colleague approached me about exploring the role of acupuncture in weight loss. As a traditional Western medicine physician, I was skeptical about its merits. While many of my patients have used herbs and other holistic treatments, I have never been a believer. But, since I am willing to do anything to help my patients, I decided to use myself as a guinea pig to see if acupuncture was something I should be recommending.
First, I did some research. I wanted to know the… Continue
Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on October 19, 2009 at 3:39pm —
I have been trying to write this post for well over a week. I am sure you have noticed that I haven’t posted much of anything along the lines of real writing in quite some time. Today I realized that if I don’t just do it, I may never write again because this is haunting me and any ounce of humor or self deprecation or whatever it is you come back to read day in and day out is being buried under this incredibly awful weight of something so unthinkable and horrible that I am unable to let it… Continue
Added by Stefanie Mullen on October 13, 2009 at 12:24pm —
Our worst fears have finally come true. Overweight teens are dying from heart disease. Pediatricians have long feared that the rising number of severely obese children and teens would soon start to suffer from adult complications of obesity, like heart attacks, strokes, and death. And now it is happening.
According to the St. Louis County medical examiner, a 13-year old football player who collapsed during football practice died as a direct result of “hypertensive cardiovascular… Continue
Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on October 12, 2009 at 2:47pm —
Well it been a week here..trying to keep the kids busy..sometimes I think summer break is too long but other times I love being with my kids all summer since it seems during the year it so busy with me teaching and them going to school all day and then homework...But this week it normal Florida weather...sunny then downpours so it been more downpours this week so I am really hoping this weekend is sunny...I took the kids to a place called Chuck E cheese which they enjoy going and always seem to… Continue
Added by Sue Turner on July 10, 2009 at 4:31pm —
Healthy Birthday Snack Ideas:
A child’s school birthday celebration should be centered around the child; instead, it has become centered around cupcakes. Parents bring in these unhealthy treats and kids rejoice. Yet with the current child obesity crisis, many are rethinking this caloric tradition. In response, I have created this list of healthy birthday school celebrations. Enjoy them! And please, let me know if you have any additional suggestions.
Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on June 30, 2009 at 1:50pm —
The Cupcake Wars: As Seen in the NY Times (Plus More!)
Last week, there was an article in the NY Times about Meme Roth and her fight with her children’s school concerning school birthday parties and cupcakes.
What sets her off is the junk food served on special occasions: the cupcakes that come out for every birthday, the doughnuts her children were once given in gym, the sugary “Fun-Dip” packets that some parent provided the whole class on Valentine’s Day.
“I thought… Continue
Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on June 25, 2009 at 9:36pm —
Its difficult enough -- no, I am not complaining -- keeping up with my blogs so, sadly, to blog here at Mom Bloggers too is overwhelming. Please come see at my blogs.
365 Days of Christmas -- http://365-days-of-christmas.blogspot.com/
365 Days of Memories -- http://365-days-of-memories.blogspot.com/
365 Days of Organization -- http://365-days-of-organization.blogspot.com/
All Things Cherished -- http://allthingscherished.blogspot.com/
Cherished Memories --… Continue
Added by Storm on June 12, 2009 at 9:10pm —
The hubby and I are "negotiating" on baby names right now and it got me to wondering... what's with all the crazy celebrity baby names? Check out my daily post on ChitChatMom.com
Added by ChitChatMom on May 6, 2009 at 10:16am —
If you missed the segment on The Today Show
yesterday about how important it is to secure your furniture to the wall when you have a kiddo in the house, you can watch it at ChitChatMom.com
. Have you anchored your TV, bookcases, etc. to the walls?
Added by ChitChatMom on May 5, 2009 at 10:01am —
Mamas... I've got a serious question on my mind. Can I use a rocker recliner instead of a traditional rocking chair in the baby girl's nursery? Check out my new post at ChitChatMom.com
and let me know what you think?!
Added by ChitChatMom on May 4, 2009 at 10:05am —
...is a volunteer run virtual community you must check out if you love someone who struggles with an eating disorder or body image issues.
As described on their website, F.E.A.S.T. "is an… Continue
Added by Kate McLaughlin on April 1, 2009 at 12:30pm —
LeapFrog has launched 1 Million Reading Hours in conjunction with the NEA’s National Reading Month, to bring attention to literacy and to encourage families to make time to read together. By pledging to set aside at least 10 minutes a day, we, as parents can contribute to the national goal of 1 million reading hours committed. More important, we can reinforce the importance of shared reading time in our own family. All participants will receive… Continue
Added by Stacie in Atlanta on March 23, 2009 at 9:04pm —
Raising your child to appreciate the natural life is not as easy as one would expect. In our society we have become addicted to chemicals and convenience. I have no doubt that this addiction, like any, will be the one to do us in. It's sad but true that advertising companies begin targeting your child as young as one and that by three they will be able to recognize the majority of brands and start asking for them. My child has never set foot inside a Wal-Mart and has eaten at McDonald's twice… Continue
Added by Sarah on November 20, 2008 at 9:30am —