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Our First Trip to the ER

CommentsPosted by: Laurel Burgos on Jun 23, 2015 in Babies, health, Parenting

I always envisioned my first trip to the ER would be in form of my 2-year-old falling off of his balance bike and hitting his head or missing a step on the playground and breaking an arm, but I never imagined that it would happen like this. . . It was a rainy morning and […]

Play it Safe this summer…Pointers on Poison Ivy

CommentsPosted by: Laura Boudreaux on Jun 18, 2015 in Babies, Parenting, Toddlers

Some of you may have heard the phrase, “Leaves of three, let them be!”  This refers to common poisonous plants that contain oil called urushiol, which is the toxin that causes the allergic reaction.  The three most common plants containing urushiol are poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac, which can all be found here […]

For Parents, It’s Wise to Think Before You Post

CommentsPosted by: Tamara Palmer on Jun 16, 2015 in Parenting, Toddlers

There’s an awesome term floating around in cyberspace world right now. Sharenting. This equates to Parenting+Sharing= Sharenting. ABCnews did an article on this exact topic. You can view their findings here. I wanted to talk on this topic because we live in such a social media based world and it seems as though everyone’s posting […]

Tips for Swimming Pool Safety this Summer

With school out and the summer heat rising, children in Baton Rouge will be looking for ways to cool off and have fun, and for many that means heading to the pool. But how can a parent make sure their child is safe in the pool? And when is the best age to start introducing […]

Sunscreen 101: Tips To Keep Your Kids Safe This Summer

Summer is just around the corner. So, it’s time to stock up on sunscreen for those pool parties and beach trips. To help prevent sunburn (and to some degree, skin cancer), find a sunscreen with an SPF (sun protection factor) of at least 15 – the higher the number, the better. Look for one that […]

What To Do With a Sick Baby And An Out-Of-Town Doctor

CommentsPosted by: Laurel Burgos on Jun 02, 2015 in Babies, health, Parenting

When people tell you that your second child will be completely different than your first, they are telling you the truth. I used to just blow them off and wonder really how different could it be, but then came sweet baby Abel. He was always a really good baby. From the start he slept really […]


CommentsPosted 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 […]

Summer is Here, and So Are Summer Camps

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 the Love of Child Number 2

CommentsPosted 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 […]

Food for Thought About Food Allergies

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 […]

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