Tips for Handling Social Media and Your Kids

Social media can seem like a scary, gnashing machine ready to chew up your precious darlings and ruin every job interview they have from now to forever, amen. Sexting. Bullying. A forever footprint. These are just a few of our least favorite things. But just take a moment and relax, friend. This is a soft […]

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The Truth About 10000 Steps and Your Health

by Ellen Williams, M.D. Hear my confession, oh Internet: I was a running snob. I looked down on walkers with 100% Grade A pure disdain with a heaping side of superiority. In the supermarket checkout line, I full-on “pfffted” at magazine headlines proclaiming, “Walk yourself thin.” I mean walking was for underachieving lazy people. Why […]

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Are Your Kids Driving The Bus?

This country is obsessed with labeling and categorizing. Seriously, you only have to look at diet plans on Pinterest or sports camps for your kids to know this is true. Parenting styles are by no means an exception to the categorizing craze. Everyone wants to find the perfect combination of techniques and tricks that magics […]

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Middle School Survival Guide: A Booklist and Podcast

For those of you keeping score at home we are both bursting at the seams with teens and tweens. Please send reinforcements in the form of Diet Coke and chocolate. Scratch that. We’re trying to be healthy. Just send lots of happy thoughts our way. We jest, but there’s truth here too. These years leading up […]

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Handy 5 Step Plan for Early Friend Drama

This week my friend sent up her bat signal on her Facebook page asking the rest of us for advice: her second grader was having trouble with friends at school during recess. Short of getting her own bad reputation on the playground, what should she do? Help me, friends of Facebook, you’re my only hope, […]

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5 Books We Are Sweet On

While chocolates, hearts, and flowers may be the way to some girls’ hearts, books are definitely the way to ours. If books fill you with a warm, happy feeling too, here are five that you might want to check out, download, or purchase for yourself or your sweetie. And if you are interested in hearing […]

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Herd Immunity: Anti-Vaxxers Are Killing It

In April 2014 I wrote about vaccines because there was a measles outbreak in New York City. An outbreak that should never have happened because there is a safe MMR (Measles/Mumps/Rubella) vaccine. With the dawning of outbreaks in Disneyland, and now possibly Arizona, it’s time to revisit the proof again. And I am talking PROOF. […]

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