Common Sleep Problems In Kids

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My 7 year old daughter is always sleepy and her night time sleep habits are less than ideal.  It’s not unusual for her to visit me in the middle of the night when I’m feeding the baby or to hop in bed with me when my husband leaves for work at 4:00 a.m.  This has […]

What’s Eating Your Kids?

Childhood obesity is a growing problem in our society.  Children are consuming less healthy foods and maintaining sedentary lifestyles.  According to the Mayo Clinic’s web site, complications of excess weight in our children can include the following problems, among others: Type 2 diabetes High blood pressure Asthma and other respiratory problems Sleep disorders Eating disorders […]

Home Remedies That Work

Home remedies are often the stuff of old wives’ tales or crazy concoctions that aren’t really effective.  However, sometimes grandma’s cure-all can do the trick to help ease common ailments.  Let’s take a look at some health-related problems and the home remedies that can lessen their symptoms. Bee Stings – Meat tenderizer really will do […]

Children and Cough Medicine

Moms everywhere have heard the warnings about the use of cough medicine in children under six.  The FDA has acknowledged the fact that pediatricians see no benefit its use in young children and that countless ER visits in relation to children and cough meds have been documented; however, there is still no official ban on […]

The Importance of Early Detection

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Did you know that the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month organization has been promoting the visibility of breast cancer issues and highlighting the importance of early detection for more than 20 years? During menstruation, the breasts go through various changes.  Sometimes a lump may form, and in most […]

Meet Mary!

Mary Davis

Hello!  I’m Mary Davis, the new health and wellness writer for Moms In a Blog.  I’m a freelance writer who lives in western Pennsylvania with my husband and three children.  My kids range in age from 6 months to 9 years.  They’re constantly teaching me something new.  When not caring for my brood, you’ll usually […]