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Kerry Jones, MPH, RDN, LDN

Why We Should Ditch the One Bite Rule

Have you ever told your child, “you need to take just one more bite?” If so, you are not alone! While the one bite rule may seem innocent enough, research has shown that the one bite rule is potentially harmful for children, especially those that are underweight or picky eaters.

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Charryse Johnson, LCMHC, NCC

Motherhood and The Battle Against “Thin Ideal”

When was the last time you ate consciously and freely without calculating or rationalizing your food choices? If it’s been longer than you care to admit, you’re not alone. We live in a culture that’s consumed with weight and body image, which is especially detrimental to mothers who have a heart to “do it all” and look like a picture of perfection.

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Dr. Joni Johnson, MD

My Child Has ADHD. Do I Have it Also?

Many adults have suffered in silence with undiagnosed ADHD. In my practice, I have diagnosed hundreds, if not thousands, of children and adolescents with ADHD. During that process there was one question that was almost always asked by concerned parents: “Could I also have ADHD?” Simply put, YES!

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Nicole Wallace, LCMHC

The Art of Decision Making

Decision making can often be a difficult process. Add in the uncertainties of the past year and it can become easy to get stuck in a state of indecision. Nicole Wallace, Licensed Mental Health Counselor explores the art of decision making and what the research says can help you overcome decision fatigue.

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Dr. Susan Lovelle, MD

4 Keys to a Great Night’s Sleep

Many of us suffer because we don’t get enough of good quality sleep every night. Before you resign yourself to another restless night and a less-than-productive day, try the tips offered by Dr. Susan Lovelle, MD. There’s also a downloadable PDF.

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Dr. Erkeda DeRouen, MD

Mommy Moments

As moms, you tend to put everyone ahead of yourself. With all that you need to do, don’t forget to take time for self care! Dr. Erkeda DeRouen provides some tips by using the word “self care” as an acrostic poem and downloadable image.

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Katherine Andrew, MPH, RD, LDN

Basil Spinach Pesto

Katherine shares a simple basil spinach pesto recipe that makes adding a sauce or dip to dinner especially easy!

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 Kerry Jones, MPH, RDN, LDN

Taking Kids from Yuck to Yum: 5 Steps to Help Your Picky Eater

If you have a picky eater at home, you are not alone! In fact, it is estimated that 20-50% of children, especially toddlers & preschoolers, are selective eaters. Even though it’s very common it can still cause frustration and worry for parents. Follow these 5 steps to help selective eaters explore new foods.

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Charryse Johnson, LCMHC

Working Through Trauma & Pain In The Body

Charryse explains the benefits of moving out of our minds, where we ruminate on things, and dropping down into the body to find a place of calm and rest. Charryse takes you through a meditation using your senses to engage in working through anything you may be carrying.

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Emily Chaffee, Fertility and Birth Doula, Childbirth Educator, Perinatal and Infant Massage Therapist

Informed Consent

As we navigate decisions associated with motherhood, we want to know that we are understanding what is being told to us in order to make an informed choice. However, it can be hard to know what to ask to be truly active in the consent process. As a fertility and birth doula, Emily shares ways that you can make an informed decision about a topic even if you are unfamiliar with it.

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Billie Karel, MPH, RD, LDN, CDCES

When Kids Gain Weight

As parents, it is our job to ground our children in a strong counter narrative: gaining weight is a normal part of growing up and being a human; kids’ bodies and adults’ bodies come in all different shapes and sizes, none inherently more valuable than the other; and our value as people does not depend on beauty, size, or health.

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Dr. Holly Durney, PT, OCS

What is Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy?

Pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) is a term used to describe a variety of disorders including pelvic pain and various types of incontinence or constipation. Postpartum pelvic floor dysfunction can result from both traumatic deliveries and from those free of complications. Pelvic floor physical therapy is an excellent resource for any postpartum mother, with or without dysfunction, to regain muscle strength and resume exercise without risk of injury.

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