Less is More (when it comes to your kids toys)v

I started listening to a podcast on my maternity leave and I love what these women have to say about many aspects of the “mom-life”. Here is a snip-it of their opinion on dealing with too many toys, which I totally agree with! Toys can so easily take up more space than they’re worth (believe […]

Seat belts

  Do you know how important seat belts and car seats are? I do. On one terrible night in the ER, I remember a parade of paramedics rolling stretchers into the center. Blood everywhere, moaning and worried expressions by the emergency crews. The ER staff flew into action to treat the victims of the multiple […]

Conger’s Corner: Infant Sleep Routine

When can your baby sleep all thru the night?  It varies from infant to infant, of course.  However, babies can start skipping feeds in the middle of the night around the second month and give sleepy moms and dads 6 to 8 hours in a row.  Can they sleep longer?  Sure, I have some infants […]


  With finals this next week, I thought we’d talk about test anxiety. Test anxiety is a common source of stress for both students and parents. Despite your best efforts to help your child study more effectively, instructing your child how and what to study may actually increase their anxiety as your suggestions are likely […]

Kicking the Habit

 Did you know that starting to smoke when you are a teenager is much worse than when you are older? It’s not just more years of the toxins in your body, it’s the fact that when you start younger, it’s more likely you will become addicted. Within days to weeks of trying cigarettes, teens will […]

Conger’s Corner: TummyTime

Tummy time starts as soon as you bring your infant home.  We encourage all infants to sleep on their backs to prevent SIDS.  However, they need some time on tummies as well!  We recommend 20 min a day to help loosen neck muscles that may have been cramped in the womb.  If neck muscles are […]

Dog in a Pill?

More proof that dogs are man’s best friend. Researchers in Canada showed that babies born in households with pets have higher amounts of microbes that may lower their risk for allergies…and obesity!  Anita Kozyrskyj and her researchers analyzed over 700 children and found that babies exposed to pets had an abundance of ruminococcus and oscillospira… […]