Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

La Petite Baleen ~ the Premier Swim Program


La Petite Baleen is the Bay Area’s premier swim school since 1979. Year-round indoor swim schools offer private, semi-private and small group lessons to students ages 2 months and up. Our unique child development based curriculum is internationally recognized and award winning.  Our facilities are all custom built using cutting edge technology and filtration systems […]

What Are Your Birth Preferences?

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Having a baby is often an exciting time for new moms, yet it can also raise questions and concerns. Not all pregnancies are the same, even when you have had previous children. Some questions you may ask are: What choices do we have for our birthing experience? Do birth plans really work? Will my medical […]

Jewish Birth Preparation Class


Are you getting ready to have a baby? Sign up for a Jewish Birth Preparation workshop with Jewish Baby Network. This class is the perfect complement to your birth preparation classes. Our Jewish Expectant Parent Class will be held on Wednesday, February 25, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. at Parents Place in Palo Alto. It will […]

44 Fitness Hashtags to Achieve Your Goals

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Fitness dreams can get sticky if you are online 24/7. The amount of information available from fitness experts can be overwhelming. Being online 24/7 can be a benefit or curse to your fitness goals. There are a ton of fitness experts and trainers

Healthy Start to the New Year — Plus Bonus Recipe!

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When introducing new foods, it’s helpful to give kids what I call a “food bridge”—an easy path to help them travel from familiar foods to new foods. Take, for example, risotto with sautéed kale and bacon. Your kids probably like the flavor of pasta. Invite them to take a taster — one very, very, small […]

Personalized care for your special delivery


Every baby’s birth is a special delivery at El Camino Hospital. Attentive, compassionate nurses will do all they can honor your birth preferences— whether it’s a more holistic experience with midwife assistance or specialists with expertise in high-risk pregnancies. We are committed to a patient-centered, family friendly environment and we welcome the chance to help […]

PlushCare – A Virtual Urgent Care

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PlushCare is a virtual urgent care that serves both adults and children. Unlike other urgent cares, we do all visits with you either over the phone or on video chat. Our highly trained doctors from the best institutions in the world can diagnose, treat and prescribe medication for common medical problems all with the click […]

Making Smart Decisions about Feeding Young Kids

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When it comes to feeding infants and toddlers, parents today are bombarded by numerous, conflicting messages on what do: you should trust your children’s appetites and let them eat what they want, but don’t let them become overweight or there will be serious physical and psychological consequences; you should teach your children

Navigating Dinners with a Picky Eater: A No-Stress Holiday Guide

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Never is there a greater focus on food than at the holidays. And for parents of picky eaters, holiday meals can be immensely stressful family situations to navigate. If it wasn’t bad enough that you have to endure the never-ending playback of family stories from Great Aunt Bea, fate deals you a bum hand and […]

Member Musings: Body Image


Let’s talk body image. For years I’ve worked out really hard to get a “tight, toned body”.  Sometimes I feel really strong and toned, but most the time I am grabbing my extra weight and wishing it was gone. I know soooo many of you out there

Member Musings: What is Autism?


Autism is a genetically-based human neurological variant. The complex set of interrelated characteristics that distinguish autistic neurology from non-autistic neurology is not yet fully understood, but current evidence indicates that the central distinction is that autistic brains are characterized by

The Ultimate Baby Food Allergies Survival Guide – Part II

In Part I of this article, Lori discusses how to determine if your child has allergies. In Part II, she gives practical advice on how to safely navigate food allergens for both breastfed and formula fed babies.  What do you need to know if your baby is formula fed? If you are a formula feeding […]

The Ultimate Baby Food Allergies Survival Guide – Part I

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My daughter has an allergy or intolerance to each of the following: dairy, wheat, soy, eggs, and peanuts. She also may have celiac disease. The first symptoms of food allergies appeared when she was two weeks old, which is a really common time for symptoms to develop. At the time she was exclusively breastfed. She […]

Understanding How Kids Develop Healthy Eating & Exercise Habits

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With all of the media attention on the obesity epidemic over the past few years, many parents are understandably concerned about helping their children maintain a healthy weight. Some parents have cut out junk foods and sweets altogether, whereas others worry that doing so will make their children crave them more and overindulge whenever they […]

Breastfeeding & Pumping


If you’re breastfeeding a new baby, chances are at some point you’ll need to have someone else feed your baby. If you’re like millions of other moms, you may be wondering about how to pump and store milk, whether you’re going back to work or would like to be able to be away from the […]