August 2018

Green Over Screen: The Many Benefits of Outdoor Play

By |August 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|

We’ve all heard that spending time outdoors has so many benefits. In fact, many studies show a notable difference in kids who play outside versus the ones who play inside more: those that spend more time playing outside tend to be happier, more attentive, and less anxious. So if you’re trying to reduce screen time [...]

Why Slime, Squishies, and Putty May Be More Than Just A Trend

By |August 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|

From the time children are born through early childhood, they learn a lot about the world around them by using their five senses. Although exploring comes naturally to young children, it’s important that we give them different opportunities to explore using their sense of touch, seeing, hearing, tasting, and smelling. This is critical to their [...]

Galveston Parks for Fun-Filled Exercise

By |August 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Did you know that a child who exercises now is more likely to keep up the habit as an adult, and have a better quality of life as a result? You don’t have to pay for your child to play on a sports team to get them the exercise they need.  One of the great [...]

4 So-Called Healthy Foods That May Not Be So Healthy

By |August 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

We’ve all been warned numerous times about staying away from fast food, sodas, and processed meats. But there are plenty of foods marketed as “healthy” that we should really only eat in moderation. Take fruit snacks, for instance. Some really do contain antioxidants like vitamins C and E, but they are also full of sugar—sometimes [...]

Creating a Traveler’s First Aid Kit: Tips from an Emergency Room

By |August 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|

All you need is a few pieces of clothing and a little bit of sunshine for your vacation, right? Well, that’s if everything goes perfectly. But just like when you get blindsided by an accident or illness close to home, things can happen just as easily— if not more easily— while you’re traveling to unknown [...]

July 2018

Why Do I Have Year-Round Allergies?

By |July 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|

It’s summertime, that time of year when everyone is coughing and sneezing away from the high pollen count. But this isn’t anything new for you — it’s a year-round battle with allergies. And you’re not alone. Over 40 million people suffer from allergies and the majority of those  patients suffer from year-round allergies, according to [...]

Summertime Asthma

By |July 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Asthma is more common than you may think. The Center of Disease Control reported more than 6 million cases of childhood asthma in the US, affecting 1 in every 12 children. For some, it gets worse in the summertime. Why? Let’s take a closer look at the triggers of summertime asthma and how you can [...]

Summer Activities & Parenting: 3 Things You Shouldn’t Do With Your Kids Over the Summer

By |July 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Summer’s just around the bend, which can be an amazing time for your family. Who wouldn’t be excited for family vacationing, a trip to the amusement park, and long days at the neighborhood pool? But for the many days in between, it can be challenging to keep your kids occupied and productive. One good place [...]

What are the Signs of Secondary Drowning?

By |July 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|

From riding the ocean waves to participating in chicken fights in the neighborhood pool, most kids will spend time playing in the water this summer. While all parents know about the dangers of drowning, you might be less familiar with what ‘secondary drowning’ is.  Thankfully, secondary drownings are pretty rare, but they do happen. For [...]

How to Get Rid of Swimmer’s Ear

By |July 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|

With all the water play that happens in the summertime, it’s not uncommon for kids and adults to wind up getting water inside their ears from swimming or splashing around. This can lead to swimmer’s ear, an infection in the outer ear canal typically caused by moisture trapped in the ear after swimming. It doesn’t [...]