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We are a diverse group of women with diverse views, as outlined in our first blog post. Gun control is no exception. Our experience and perspectives range from desiring a complete ban on all weapons to having served in the armed forces and enjoying visits to the firing range. However, we encourage evidence based-parenting, seek … Continue reading Gun Safety and Children: Risks and Responsibilities of Gun Ownership
In this post, we’ll review the science about HPV, recommendations about this vaccination, the controversies, and my personal plans on vaccinating my family.
Some countries do not include the chickenpox vaccine in their schedule. This post explores why.
Is arsenic in rice safe? Does it cause cancer? Is rice cereal safe for children? These questions are explored in this post.
Cheap plastics usually end up in landfills. This post offers simple suggestions on how we can decrease our use of cheap plastic crap and save us some money, too.
In this post, we review the basics of genetic testing. There’s a growing number of services that offer testing for children. Many parents are curious about the accuracy of these tests, privacy, and more.
In our latest post, Layla reviews the use added hormones in poultry, pork, beef, and dairy. Are these safe? Why are they banned in certain countries? Do they cause early puberty? This post answers all these questions, and more.
I’m an ardent believer in the relative safety and efficacy of vaccines, but that doesn’t mean I enjoy having to take my kid to the doctor for shots. I’m relieved that my child is now in school and the bulk of vaccinations are behind us. When he was an infant, we carefully timed his feedings … Continue reading Why do kids get so many shots?
My kid got his first bike when he was 3. A two wheeler with training wheels. We taught him what to do, helped him balance, encouraged him, and by the time he was four, the training wheels were off. When he was five, we got him a scooter, and there wasn’t much to teach him: … Continue reading My kid wants to start skateboarding. Help!!