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Highlights from September 2006

Fitness 101: Get Fast, Have Fun With a Fartlek: Energy Express

By Marilynn Preston Don't hold your nose when someone asks you if you've heard of a fartlek. It's the Swedish word for "speed play" and it's a simple, effective training technique you should know about if you want to condition...By Marilynn Preston Don't hold your nose when someone asks you if you've heard of a fartlek. It's the Swedish word for "speed play" and it's a simple, effective training technique you should know about if y... Read more

IM the Safe Way

By Margie Wylie This has probably happened to you at one time or another: Your computer goes "Ping! Ping! Ping!" while windows pop up on the screen with a string of text messages, as your kid hunches in her chair...By Margie Wylie This has probably happened to you at one time or another: Your computer goes "Ping! Ping! Ping!" while windows pop up on the screen with a string of text messages, as your kid hunches in her chair typing and chuck... Read more

Controlling Asthma During Pregnancy

Controlling asthma during pregnancy is extremely important, for the health of both mother and baby. Listen to experts explain what can happen if a woman's persistent asthma goes unchecked in the nine months before delivery. More than 17 million adult...Controlling asthma during pregnancy is extremely important, for the health of both mother and baby. Listen to experts explain what can happen if a woman's persistent asthma goes unchecked in the nine months before delivery. More ... Read more



Complete September 2006 Archive
Baby Shower Gift Ideas That Won't Put A Strain On Your Busy Schedule Or Budget
Forgetful Son: Good Enough Moms
Your Vitamin Needs
Nursing Comfort
Why Is My Child Always Sick?
Garlic Rosemary Mashed Potatoes
The Mover: Your Pre-Toddler, 10 - 20 Months
Step-by-Step Guide to Choosing a Pediatrician
Broken Bones
How to Help a Child Adjust to Kindergarten: Sylvia Rimm on Raising Kids
The Halloween Grinch (That's Me): MamaCooks
Pediatric Specialties
Cold and Flu Smarts for Kids
Make Bedtime Better
Make Herb Infusions Now--for Holiday Giving
Dealing With Common Ailments During Pregnancy
Heart Disease Facts: What Every Woman Should Know
Tracey's Craft Stuff That's Worth The $$$$: Kids Krafts
Go Away! You Can't Play!: The Problem-Solving Parent
Diaper Bag Round Up: Good Enough Stuff
Healthy Ideas for Juices and Smoothies
Revitalize Your Skin With Sugar Scrubs
How To Talk To Your Tween About Money
Extreme Elmo Makes Me See Red
5 Healthy Alternatives To Candy This Halloween
Creative Ways to Announce Your Pregnancy
Need a Break? Meditate!
Homework Help for Kids
Keeping Up With Your Kid-less Friends
Banana Bread
5 Steps to Kid-Friendly Surfing
The Butterfly: Your Talker, 28 - 38 Months
Slacklining: How To Feel Balance in Your Body: Energy Express
10 Easy Steps to Organize Your Clothes Closet
Recycled Maracas: Kids Krafts
The Builder: Your Toddler, 17 - 26 Months
The Toucher: Your Baby, 6 to 12 Months
Buzz Off! What to Do When You Get Stung
Attachment Parenting: Good Enough Moms
Post-Conception Preconceptions
Crispy Dijon Chicken
ENX Update: 30 Years and What Do I Know?: ENERGY EXPRESS
"I Knead Some Dough" Dough & Clay Recipes: Kids Krafts
Bonding - A Family Affair: The Problem-Solving Parent
Quesadilla Pizzas
Fruit Soups for Breakfast
The Weird World of Pregnancy
Welcome to MomTalk Kids Krafts
Unsavory Neighbors: MamaCooks
"So Ya Wanna Be A Princess" Hat: Kids Krafts
Demystifying Drug Categories for Pregnant Women
Carrying Twins
Boosting Baby's Brain Power in Utero
The Pregnant Vegetarian
Food Choices Have Significant Impact on Moods, Energy Levels
Popcorn: MamaCooks
Ovulation Calendar
No One Deserves Pureed Baloney
Middle School Blues
Vegetarian Fajitas
The Policy--Thumbprint Cookies: MamaCooks
A Vaccine to Wipe Out Cervical Cancer
Family Caretakers
Musical Suggestions for Children
Quiet Times
But Seriously, Katie: Lenore Skenazy
Mango Shrikhand: MamaCooks
Cleaning Up This Act Could Be Difficult!: Sylvia Rimm on Raising Kids
High-Energy Child Needs Limits: Sylvia Rimm On Raising Kids
When Does My Kid Need That? A Guide to Childhood Immunizations
Partial Irradiation Effective for Small, Early Breast Cancers: Your Health
Cocaine in a Can Beats Politicians in a Lather
Treatment of Single-Sided Deafness Improves Hearing; Quality of Life:Your Health
Just Say "No!" to the Dirty Dozen Fruits and Veggies
Limb-Salvaging Surgery Benefits Those With Bone Cancer: Your Health
Pros and Cons Of Preschool Disabilities Program: Sylvia Rimm on Raising Kids
Goblin's Delight: A Fortifying Stew for Trick-or-Treaters
The Art of Eating for Two
Your Child And Medication
Is Your Child Sports-Safe?
Labor and Delivery: What You Should Know About the Big Day
Grade Retention Doesn't Always Make the Grade: Sylvia Rimm on Raising Kids
Requiem for a Fish
Those Terrific Twos: The Problem-Solving Parent
Reclaiming Your Sex Life After the Baby
Have a Teen Driver? Learn How to Save Money on their Car Insurance
Backyard Sand Casting: Kids Krafts
The Expert: Your Young Preschooler, 44 to 50 Months
Stuffed French Toast with Fresh Berry Topping
Rising Risk--Substance Use and Our Daughters
Middle-Eastern Spinach Salad
Peer Pressure May Help: Sylvia Rimm on Raising Kids
Words Will Help Biting Disappear: Sylvia Rimm on Raising Kids
Fears Come From Somewhere: Sylvia Rimm on Raising Kids
Make Your Own Sand Art: Kids Krafts
Pregnancy: Medicine Chest Checklist
Dealing With Diaper Rash
The Observer: Your New Baby, Birth to 6 Months
Why Won't They Do that at Home?: The Problem-Solving Parent
Find the Right Daycare: Good Enough Stuff
Medical Advances Likely to Reduce Threat of Cervical Cancer: Your Health
Yo-Yo Painting: Kids Krafts
What is Your Family's Philosophy?: The Problem-Solving Parent
Abby Cadabby Makes Me Crabby: Lenore Skenazy
Managing Morning Sickness
Baby Yourself With Infant Beauty Products
"Stuck on you" Car Magnets: Kids Krafts
Teenage Brain: A Work In Progress
Depression: What Every Woman Should Know
Mom Having Difficulty Potty Training 3-Year-Old: Sylvia Rimm on Raising Kids
New Fears May Come With Brain Development: Sylvia Rimm on Raising Kids
Children Must Learn Healthy Competition: Sylvia Rimm on Raising Kids
Fearful Child Can Become Brave: Sylvia Rimm on Raising Kids
Infant First Aid
Nine Healthy Months: What Every Woman Should Know About Prenatal Care
Physically Active Teens Stay Out of Trouble
Twin Cities Parent-Child Classes: Good Enough Stuff
Start Chilling and Grilling
Finding Great Maternity Clothes: Good Enough Stuff
No Mess Painting: Kids Krafts
Twin Cities Child Care Centers
Work Projects With Dad Give Confidence: Sylvia Rimm on Raising Kids
Exercising Safely During Pregnancy
Age Nine Is Too Old for Thumb Sucking: Sylvia Rimm on Raising Kids
Baby-Proofing Your Home
Electrical Stimulation of Brain Improves Hand Function in Stroke Victims: Your Health
Revolutionize Your Relationship
Third Trimester Doctor Visits
Second Trimester Doctor Visits
First Trimester Doctor Visits
Twin Cities Youth Groups
Making Wind Fun For Fearful Child: Sylvia Rimm on Raising Kids
A Look At Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Minneapolis Schools' Arts for Academic Achievement Program
Rub - A - Dub Tub Paints: Kids Krafts
Fruit-a-licious Playdough: Kids Krafts
Edible Finger Paints: Kids Krafts
Pregnancy: Diaper Bag Checklist
Preparing for Delivery: The When and Why of C-sections
Calcium Supplements Do Little for Healthy Kids

September 2006 Archives

One-Day Get-Aways


By Elizabeth Wells Yes, that's the sound of the school bell again, but don't despair--you and your family can still build in a fun variation of the family vacation on the weekend or their next day off. Mini-vacations offer the...

By Elizabeth Wells

Yes, that's the sound of the school bell again, but don't despair--you and your family can still build in a fun variation of the family vacation on the weekend or their next day off. Mini-vacations offer the same spirit-renewing benefits as their longer counterparts. The LaClairs of upstate New York said that one-day trips are a good match because "they fit into our time schedule and budget."

And there are plenty of fun things to do right in your own backyard. The trick often is in finding them and getting everyone behind the idea.

One-Day Get-Aways.


Kids and Allergies


Allergies can leave children feeling sniffly, teary and itchy and take their toll at play and at school. Previously, allergy remedies left children feeling foggy and tired, but today there are a variety of choices for all ages that can...

Allergies can leave children feeling sniffly, teary and itchy and take their toll at play and at school. Previously, allergy remedies left children feeling foggy and tired, but today there are a variety of choices for all ages that can take care of symptoms without the unwanted side effects.

You know the signs. Itchy eyes, sneezing, runny nose, all good indications that you might be one of the 50 million Americans suffering from allergic rhinitis, commonly known as hay fever. But what many people don't know is that over six million children experience the same problem. Kids and Allergies.


When Your Baby Becomes A Big Sister or Big Brother


Your Baby Today: New Baby, New Mom: Relationships By Carol Harding for Your Baby Today I remember holding our first son in my arms just weeks before his sister was born, knowing that our lives would never be the...
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Your Baby Today: New Baby, New Mom: Relationships

By Carol Harding for Your Baby Today

I remember holding our first son in my arms just weeks before his sister was born, knowing that our lives would never be the same again. We had always wanted our children to have siblings, but now it seemed that our ... Continue reading When Your Baby Becomes A Big Sister or Big Brother.


The Best Stress Reducers for New Moms


By Kristyn Kusek for Your Baby Today

Motherhood doesn't come with a manual, which means you'll be doing lots of on-the-job training. Figuring out what works and what doesn't when it comes to caring for your infant can be pretty stressful at times. "With most jobs, we have time to get ready for our new roles," says Penny Shore, author of the ParentSmart book series. "But in the case of parenting, no one can be fully prepared for all o ... Continue reading The Best Stress Reducers for New Moms.

Ensuring Your Baby's Health: Pregnancy Screening Tests


By: Karen Barrow You may not mind much whether your baby is a boy or a girl, but you do care whether he or she is healthy. As part of your regular visits with an obstetrician, you will undergo a...

By: Karen Barrow

You may not mind much whether your baby is a boy or a girl, but you do care whether he or she is healthy. As part of your regular visits with an obstetrician, you will undergo a variety of tests that will help to monitor your baby's progress and ensure a healthy delivery.What screening tests do you need, and when should you expect them?

Routine Exams--At your first obstetrician's visit--and pretty much every one after--your doctor will measure your weight and the "height" of your uterus to track your baby's growth.

Ensuring Your Baby's Health: Pregnancy Screening Tests.


Trouble - i n - Laws: Good Enough Moms


A three-generational column by Dr. Marti Erickson with her daughter, Erin Erickson Garner, and her mom, Betty Farrell Q: My husband & I have been married for almost 7 years. Our wonderful son just turned 3 and our daughter is...

A three-generational column by Dr. Marti Erickson
with her daughter, Erin Erickson Garner, and her mom, Betty Farrell

Q: My husband & I have been married for almost 7 years. Our wonderful son just turned 3 and our daughter is due next month. We live about 1/2 mile from my in-laws and I fear that my meddling mother-in-law will constantly find things wrong with my daughter as she has done with our son from day one. At first he wasn't getting enough milk, then he didn't roll over soon enough, didn't clap his hands, walk or talk soon enough. Just after my son was born she came over to my house every single day, walking int ... Continue reading Trouble - i n - Laws: Good Enough Moms.


Pregnancy at 20, 30, 40


By Dana Sullivan for Your Baby Today You know from recent headlines that it's possible for women as old as 60 to become pregnant. But for the time being, most of us are choosing to embark on the journey of...

By Dana Sullivan for Your Baby Today

You know from recent headlines that it's possible for women as old as 60 to become pregnant. But for the time being, most of us are choosing to embark on the journey of parenthood much earlier. Even still, pregnancy at 20 is different from pregnancy at 40. Here's a look at the challenges of pregnancy by the decade. pregnantwoman.jpgPregnancy at 20, 30, 40.


Fitness 101: Get Fast, Have Fun With a Fartlek: Energy Express


By Marilynn Preston Don't hold your nose when someone asks you if you've heard of a fartlek. It's the Swedish word for "speed play" and it's a simple, effective training technique you should know about if you want to condition...

By Marilynn Preston

Don't hold your nose when someone asks you if you've heard of a fartlek. It's the Swedish word for "speed play" and it's a simple, effective training technique you should know about if you want to condition your body to run faster, walk longer or swim farther.

Fartlek training -- also known as interval training -- can be adapted to any aerobic activity. Here's a brief description of how it works. Let's say you're a runner and you want to improve your speed. No problem. Make your next run a training run and begin with a good five to 10-minute warm-up -- jogging at a relaxed pace -- ... Continue reading Fitness 101: Get Fast, Have Fun With a Fartlek: Energy Express.


IM the Safe Way


By Margie Wylie This has probably happened to you at one time or another: Your computer goes "Ping! Ping! Ping!" while windows pop up on the screen with a string of text messages, as your kid hunches in her chair...

By Margie Wylie

This has probably happened to you at one time or another: Your computer goes "Ping! Ping! Ping!" while windows pop up on the screen with a string of text messages, as your kid hunches in her chair typing and chuckling. What is she up to? It's called instant messaging and it seems everyone's doing it these days. Instant messaging (also known as IM) lets families and friends chat online as quickly as they can type.

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... Continue reading IM the Safe Way.

Controlling Asthma During Pregnancy


Controlling asthma during pregnancy is extremely important, for the health of both mother and baby. Listen to experts explain what can happen if a woman's persistent asthma goes unchecked in the nine months before delivery. More than 17 million adult...

Controlling asthma during pregnancy is extremely important, for the health of both mother and baby. Listen to experts explain what can happen if a woman's persistent asthma goes unchecked in the nine months before delivery.

More than 17 million adult Americans have asthma. Surveys show many are under treated, or untreated. When those who fail to control their asthma are women who are pregnant, two lives are put in harms' way.

It's certainly important that asthma be controlled during pregnancy for a number of reasons. Certainly the mother's discomfort is not the least among them. Not only is it important for the mother to fe ... Continue reading Controlling Asthma During Pregnancy.