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Healthy Children

Parenting philosophies aside, we can all agree that keeping our kids safe and healthy is priority No. 1. What’s likely not getting as much attention is your health, specifically your own mental and physical self-care (you know the saying about oxygen masks…).

 

NPN parents and experts have lots of advice and information about keeping everyone in the family healthy, whether you need help with nutrition, car seat safety, pediatrician visits, mental health concerns or just run-of-the-mill colds.

Your kid will hate some foods, and that's ok
It never ceases to amaze me how my two kids—born from the same womb—can be so different. I don't know why it still surprises me so much, but it always does. In areas where one excels, the other strugg...
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Coat or no? Car seat safety during the cold winter months
We sure know how to bundle up in the Midwest. We don’t let winter stop us from living life and enjoying the parks, zoos and fun outdoor activities. But it’s a lot of work to get all that winter gear o...
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To the moms running on fumes, this is how to refill the tank
Mom, have you ever had the feeling that you are running on fumes? Has your tank ever felt empty already when you were waking up in the morning? Have you gone to bed with your mind racing with all the ...
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Discussions

How are you modeling body love as a parent?

I was recently inspired by an email from Emily Oster that asked, "How are you modeling body love as a parent — and discovering it for yourself?"   I think I was mostly inspired by this question because I'd never really thought about it before. My kids constantly hear me praising them and p...

Orthodontist Recommendation

My daughter finally lost her last baby tooth so it's time to start thinking about orthodontia. We've been getting occasional consultations with the visiting orthodontist at Yummy Dental, but would like to get other recommendations for a good orthodontist in the city's North Side. Friends have referr...

Go-To Mealtime Hack for the Whole Family

Anyone else feeling incredibly unmotivated to cook for the family every night with this frigid and gray weather we’re having?! Is anybody also tired of ordering take-out? If you are…keep reading for an NPN exclusive deal! ☺️   Your new go-to, delicious, and exciting mealtime hack is Shef, ...

7-year old diagnosed with ADHD - should we medicate?

Our 7-year old DS was recently diagnosed with ADHD, and it’s all overwhelming.  We are getting support in place at school and are trying to figure out the medication question.  In theory we have always been against medicating our kids, but now that we’re actually in the situation, I just don’t know....

Premenopause...healing circle anyone?

Premenopause is a life stage millions of womyn are experiencing (typically sometime ages 35-55ish)! Anyone interested in joining in community to learn/share/heal together through this sometimes tumultuous period? Please see here for more details: bit.ly/Premenopause211   Having had a hyste...


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