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Articles in Melanie Lemoine, Baby and Toddler and Home & Garden

7 Things to Remember When Your Child Throws a Tantrum

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When your child throws a tantrum, it is easy to get frustrated, overwhelmed, angry, and embarrassed, especially if the tantrum occurs in public. Unfortunately, the occasional tantrum cannot be avoided. They happen to every parent, but while your chil... Read full article

Gardening Can Build Healthier and Happier Kids

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Children today have access to lots of great and new technology that allows them to do so much from behind a screen. With a plethora of social media platforms and advancements in things like virtual reality, children are able to essentially go anywher... Read full article

In Search of “Buggy” Summer Adventures

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I like insects. There, I said it. I was the girl with the net in the yard catching creatures and keeping them in jars. I did a science fair project on beetles. I’ve always just thought these tiny beings were fascinating, and well, I still do. Think a... Read full article

Toxic Metals in Baby Food

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Pediatricians have long recommended simple, fresh staples like bananas and peas as healthy options for baby’s first solid foods–the less processing, the better. Those recommendations took on added importance when a new government report revealed neur... Read full article

Are Toddlers Socially Stunted? The Importance of Socialization

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The Internet has made it possible for adults to interact and work throughout the pandemic, but we have a generation of toddlers who have not had a playdate in over a year–if ever. Coaxing a two year old to sit in front of a screen and interact with a... Read full article



RSV Wave Starts Early

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RSV is a common respiratory virus that usually spikes in the cooler months of winter and early spring. This year has been somewhat unique with the spike starting in the summer.... Read full article

Keep the Bugs Away! Addressing Insects Before Entertaining Season

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Barbecues in the backyard or cocktails on the patio provide some fun ways to enjoy the great outdoors from the comforts of home. While friends and family flock to such entertaining opportunities, some unwanted guests may want to crash the festivities... Read full article

Deciding Whether to Travel with Baby or Your Breast Pump Can be Tricky

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When choosing whether to bring your pump or your baby on your next trip, consider this comprehensive meta-analysis outlining the merits and pitfalls of each option. It is based on my personal experience and my memory of it, which is poor, due to rea... Read full article

Santa and His Magic–In Full Effect for as Long as Possible

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When it’s all said and done, if my children have joyful memories, then I have given them a great gift.... Read full article

Want to Renovate? There’s a Timeline for That

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Home renovation projects are significant undertakings. Working with skilled and experienced contractors can ensure projects go smoothly and are completed promptly. Timing is a big consideration for homeowners as they begin renovating their homes, and... Read full article

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