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Articles in Joy Holden, Health and Wellness and Jodi Carson

When Weight is a Concern

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Healthy Discussions With Your Teenager... Read full article

Choosing a Guardian

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Before I had children, I had a very spontaneous, adventurous, try-anything-once mentality. Having children put the brakes on that because now I have something, or someone, to live for. I gladly took myself out of the middle of my world and centered m... Read full article

Summer Learning Loss is Real: Here are 9 Fun Ways to Prevent It

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Education experts have known for some time that children who don't go to school throughout the year can experience learning loss when the summertime hits. Still, most schools and districts have yet to extend the school year in light of this informati... Read full article

There is Hope: An Inside Look at Domestic Violence

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“He’s teasing you because he likes you,” is a phrase we have all heard from grown ups after sharing our experiences on the playground with them. It’s usually meant to describe the moment when a member of the opposite sex would tease, push, or pull ou... Read full article

Mom, Can I Have a Cell Phone?: Navigating Through the Big Decision

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Does your child NEED a cell phone? Maybe not, but if they do, you need to know how to keep them safe.... Read full article



The Stress of Leaving Your Child at Daycare

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Soon, dropping your child off at daycare will just be part of your work day routine. That doesn’t mean you won’t have bad days. You’ll still miss that time with her.... Read full article

10 Tips to Put a Stop to Bad Biting Habits

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Young children bite for a variety of reasons—teething, feeling frustrated, seeking attention, looking for a reaction, or just exploring their world. With a little guidance, however, the behavior can stop. Here are 10 tips to help: Address it immedia... Read full article

Baby Cavities Be Gone!

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Why should parents worry about cavities in their little ones when the baby teeth are going to fall out anyway? The big answer is that decay in those little teeth can have serious and far-reaching health consequences. As a result, an unprecedented num... Read full article

Active-Shooter Drills At School

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Mommy, all of my friends at school don’t fit in the closet in our classroom.” Kate said this as such an offhand comment that I almost missed it. When I asked why everyone was trying to fit into the closet, the answer occurred to me even as she was ex... Read full article

Silent Sickness: Living with Postpartum Depression

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“I remember thinking, if I took enough sleeping pills, my husband would come home in time to take care of the kids, and I just wouldn’t wake up.”... Read full article

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