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Back-to-School Stress Busters for Parents

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on Jul 28, 2015 in Milestones, Parenting

For many children in Baton Rouge, August 6 marks the first day of school. While you may be looking forward to having the kids out of the house and back to a structured routine, there’s a lot to do before that first day.

As families get ready for school, parents can be overwhelmed by the pressure that comes from getting school supplies, buying new clothes and making plans, as well as the daily work and household responsibilities. But back to school doesn’t have to mean back to the crazy life.

Fertility Corner: The Miracle of Conception

Posted by: Dr. John Storment on Jul 23, 2015 in Infertility

So you want to have a baby? Easy enough, you think. Man plus woman equals baby. But did you know that conception is relatively hard to come by? In any given month, couples aged 29-33 with normal functioning reproductive systems have only a 20-25% chance of conceiving. After six months of trying, only 60% of couples will conceive without medical assistance.

Why is Mother Nature so tricky? To understand, let’s take a look at the confluence of events and conditions between a man and a woman that must come together perfectly for their quest for a baby to actually occur:

What’s Going On In Baton Rouge This Weekend

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on Jul 17, 2015 in Family Fun

Weekend

If you’re looking for something fun to do with the family this weekend, the Mommy-Go-Round has got you covered with many events around town.

Check out our list of events happening in and around Baton Rouge this weekend, and have fun!

5 Do’s and Don’ts to Stay Healthy with Ice Cream

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on Jul 16, 2015 in health

488363209I scream, you scream, we all scream for … well, you get it.

July is National Ice Cream Month, and if that doesn’t whet your sugary sweet appetite, then a few minutes outside in the July heat will certainly have you screaming for the cold treat. While the occasional scoop won’t hurt, too much Ben and Jerry’s will put your nutrition goals on a rocky road.

As a Parent, It Is Our Duty to Keep Our Kids Safe

Posted by: Tamara Palmer on Jul 14, 2015 in health, Parenting

I have to talk about a serious topic today. If this hits a few buttons with the readers, I apologize, but this has just been tugging at me. It was the last straw when I saw another article in our Baton Rouge newspaper talking about it.

So what am I talking about?? Well, the safety of our children!!! As a parent, it is our duty to make sure that our children are safe and not in harm’s way. There have been too many times over the past few months that I hear about a parent neglecting the safety of their child. Most of the children are toddler age or younger.

The article that I am talking about today is here.

Eating Healthy on Vacation

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on Jul 09, 2015 in health

The following post was written by Paula Meeks, dietitian for Woman’s Hospital.

Summer time means summer vacations, and while you take a break from your daily stresses of life, don’t let your diet take a break from its healthy eating habits.

While it’s OK to splurge once in a while for some sweets or nice dinner, here are some tips for a fun and healthy vacation:

Outside Play and Children in Daycare

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on Jul 07, 2015 in Babies, Toddlers

The following post is written by Hope Juge, manager of the Woman’s Hospital Child Development Center.

Parents know that kids are full of energy and must have some physical activity to release their infinite supply of vigor. Sitting around all day without movement can drive a child, and subsequently their parents, mad with boredom.

So when parents are looking for a daycare center for their infant or toddler, it’s important to consider how much outdoor activity that center provides to its children. In order for a center to maintain a class “A” license, it must allow for a certain amount of specified outside activity.

Happy Fourth of July!

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on Jul 04, 2015 in Uncategorized

Healthier Alternatives to Traditional Fourth of July Food

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on Jul 02, 2015 in Family Fun, health, Parenting

164795509The following post was written by Brooke Schoonenberg, Dietitian at Woman’s Center for Wellness.

When most people think of the Fourth of July, they think of patriotism, freedom, and a good old BBQ!

Certain foods like hamburgers, hot dogs, and apple pie have become staples on many of our July 4 menus. Unfortunately, these foods can be very high in calories, fat, and sodium. However, there are alternatives on the market which still taste great but are healthier than their original versions. Let’s take a look:

Could Loud Noise from Fireworks Damage My Baby’s Ears?

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on Jun 30, 2015 in Babies, Parenting

The following post is written by pediatrician Dr. Alan Greene for Parents.com

Your baby will let you know whether this is a welcome experience for her or not. Some babies are transfixed with joy and others cry early and long.

Sitting a little farther back will increase the chances that she will like it and it will decrease the noise to protect her ears. All of our ears are vulnerable to loud noises, especially sustained loud noises (but she is not at any more risk than you are in that regard).

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