Back-to-School Germs

It seems like the kids always get exposed to new germs the first month they’re back in school. Boogie Wipes surveyed parents with school-age children and found that 67% reported their kids were sick within the first month of returning to school in the fall. What can you do to... Read More

Talking to Your Pediatrician: Product Safety

We recognize one of the most important relationships for a family with young children is their relationship with their child’s pediatrician. Caregivers should feel comfortable openly discussing their concerns with their child’s pediatrician – from health questions to issues of safe sleep and product safety. Although families often have... Read More

Pediatric Health and Safety Guide

Oaklee’s guest post by Carson Gaffney, Program Associate for Kids In Danger, a Chicago-based nonprofit dedicated to improving children’s product safety. See our article Pediatric Health and Safety Guide. Parents, teachers, guardians, and even babysitters are all people who are routinely responsible for the care and well-being of children. Because... Read More

Spring Clean like a Green Machine

Want to make your own green cleaners to keep your house fresh the non-toxic way? Here are the basic supplies you’ll need: Distilled white vinegar (sold in the cooking section of most supermarkets) Baking soda Olive oil Borax (sold in a box in the laundry aisle) Liquid castile soap... Read More

5 Tips to Relieve Holiday Stress

Oaklee’s guest post by our organizational guru, Sue Becker, owner of From Piles to Smiles.   Reflect on what you want. Determine what you want to get out of the holidays. For example, do you want to spend quality time with family or friends, eat healthfully, or express gratitude... Read More

Staying Healthy Tips from Amita Health

Check out these Staying Healthy tips From Amita Health Medical Group.   Allergy season is here! Check with AMITA Health Medical Group’s Pediatricians for ways to ease your child’s sneezing and runny nose.         Beat the rush and schedule your child’s school or sports physical now. The... Read More

4 Tips to Add Balance to Your Child’s Life

As parents we make every effort to prepare our children for success and challenge them to achieve their full potential. However, a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) emphasizes that children need a balance between the demands of challenging academic and extracurricular activities and free and... Read More

Six Things You Need to Know About Concussions

Nearly 1 in 5 high school athletes will experience a concussion during the playing season! Concussions happen not only during football season, but also in baseball, soccer, softball and other non-contact sports as well. Dr. Adam Breiner, who practices family medicine at The NeuroEdge Brain Performance Center, shares six things parents,... Read More