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Posted by: Tamara Palmer on May 28, 2015 in health, Parenting, Toddlers

That’s what my husband and I were last weekend.  Let’s start from the beginning.

I decided to take our son, Jr, to the New Orleans zoo for the first time ever on Sunday. He’s 2 ½ so it’s the perfect age for him to get all excited at the different animals. A friend of mine came along with her children and we made it a family affair while the hubbies stayed home to get some R&R. We had a great day, minus getting lost about 3 or 4 times. That zoo is WAY too big to be pushing around 3 toddlers and a 10-year-old. We learned our lesson, the next time, it’s the Baton Rouge zoo for us. Everything is basically in one big giant circle and it’s always easy to find your way out.

Can Children Develop Skin Cancer?

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on May 26, 2015 in health

May is National Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month. While it’s rare for children to develop melanoma and skin cancer, protecting them now with sunscreen and shade can make a big impact in their health later on in life.

The following information is provided by the Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge and was published by The Advocate.

QUESTION: Do children get skin cancer?

ANSWER: While pediatric skin cancer is rare, it is not unheard of. In addition, it is important to protect your children’s skin from the sun, as one blistering sunburn in childhood more than doubles the chance of developing melanoma later in life.

Happy Memorial Day from The Mommy-Go-Round

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on May 25, 2015 in Uncategorized

Children’s Allergies Nothing to Sneeze at This Year

Posted by: Dr. Ashley Lucas on May 21, 2015 in Toddlers

tissueSeasonal allergies have been worse than ever this year. Symptoms include runny nose, congestion, cough and itchy/watery eyes. These symptoms overlap with colds (upper respiratory infections) and sinusitis, and sometimes it can be hard to tell the difference.

Allergies are more common in older children and do not cause fever. Some children develop complications of allergies such as ear infections and asthma.

Seasonal allergies are usually caused by pollens, trees, grasses and flowers, whereas year-round allergies are more often due to indoor things like dust mites and mold.

Keeping Your Family Sniffle-Free This Allergy Season

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on May 19, 2015 in health

May is National Allergy and Asthma Awareness Month, and the 2015 allergy season has already been an extremely active one!

If you think your allergies are worse than usual, you may be right – warmer falls and exceptionally cold winters as we had this past year can cause trees and plants to produce more pollen.

Summer is Here, and So Are Summer Camps

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on May 18, 2015 in Parenting, Toddlers

Now that school is out and summer is here for children, families are stuck with the impossible task of finding ways to entertain the little ones and keep them active through the hot and humid Louisiana summer months.

Woman’s Center for Wellness can help you with its wide array of summer camps and classes designed for children of all ages.

Spend some time this summer getting your kids ready for success. Register for Jump Into Writing or TEAM Readers to improve your child’s handwriting or reading skills.

What’s Going On This Weekend in Baton Rouge

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on May 15, 2015 in Family Fun


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!

For the Love of Child Number 2

Posted by: Laurel Burgos on May 14, 2015 in Babies, Parenting, Pregnancy

I was talking to a friend yesterday and she told me that her and her husband were seriously considering having another child (child number 2 in her case) and she had a question for me that she thought would be silly or stupid. She prefaced her question with. . . “I know you love your kids, so this might sound stupid but. . .” Before she could ask the question I knew what she was going to say, “. . .I just don’t know how I can love another child like I love my first.”

Food for Thought About Food Allergies

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on May 12, 2015 in health, Parenting

The following post was written by Woman’s Nutrition Services Department.

May is Food Sensitivity Awareness month.  Researchers estimate that up to 15 million Americans have food allergies.   Food allergies affect up to 5% of children and 4% of adults causing an economic impact of nearly 25 billion dollars per year!

A food allergy is a specific and reproducible immune response to certain foods that you eat. It can be as mild as a rash or as severe as life threatening anaphylaxis.

According to the CDC, food allergies are on the rise and increased 18% between 1997 – 2007.  The reason for this is unclear.   

What’s Going On This Weekend in Baton Rouge

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on May 08, 2015 in Family Fun


Treat mom right this weekend with a fun and festive special event happening around town.

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

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