Category Archives: Health

Quitting Cold Turkey — Thumb-Sucking

So, as I’ve blogged before, youngest is my one & only thumb sucker. As we’ve noticed his baby teeth bulging out somewhat and how the cuteness factor (for others) of thumb-sucking decreases with increased age, dh & I have discussed … Continue reading

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Thumb Suckers

I have a thumb-sucking child. My first four children were happy with their pacifiers. We weaned them off before they were one year old. It worked great. My fifth child wouldn’t take a pacifier, but sure did like his thumb. … Continue reading

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Still Sick

I heard a hypothetical question on the radio the other day. They asked if you would rather have 30″ of snow all at once or have it come in small doses (1/2″-2″ at a time). We were not asked if … Continue reading

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Croup, Coughing, and Crying

I’m pretty sure it happened on the trip to the pediatrician, I just don’t know if it was in the pediatrician’s office or in the play area the kid’s visited afterward. Either way, Child #4 caught a respiratory illness that … Continue reading

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ER visit

I am not one who panics easily. I’m not one of those moms who takes their kids to the Emergency Room without a Darn Good Reason. One of those happened today, IMO. It was lunch time and I had water … Continue reading

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H1N1 or the regular flu?

I was listening to the top doctor in the state I live in talk on the radio the other day about the H1N1 flu. She promotes vaccines and is highly respected. I can’t remember her title, but she’s theĀ a medical … Continue reading

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Different Personalities

All my kids are different. Each one has his or her own personality, way of communicating, learning style, favorite activities, and way of interacting with others. This is evident every day. Take yesterday, for instance. It was a beautiful day, … Continue reading

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