Category Archives: Health

When Should a Child Get Braces or Invisalign?

CHARLOTTESVILLE ORTHODONTICS SHARES TIPS ON KNOWING WHEN IT’S TIME TO STRAIGHTEN YOUR CHILD’S TEETH The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children visit an orthodontist at the age of 7, when permanent teeth begin to erupt and bites can be evaluated. At this age, issues such as cross-bites and crowding may become apparent. In addition […]

Essential Oils that Repel Ticks

LOCAL EXPERT ADVICE AND EASY IDEAS TO HELP REPEL TICKS & MOSQUITOES Warmer weather is here, meaning more time outside with the pesky insects that live there. As we all begin to spend more time in nature, sunscreen and bug spray are musts. Did you know essential oils can also help repel things like ticks and […]

Your Happiness Toolkit

ONE LOCAL MOM & CONFLICT RESOLUTION SPECIALIST SHARES HER EXPERIENCES AND ADVICE FOR FINDING YOUR OWN SELF-SERENITY   First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby in a baby carriage. This is what I was hoping for when I met my ex-husband seven years ago. The divorce took over nine months. In the […]

Young girl smiling with a big glass of milk

Boosting Immunity

HOW PARENTS CAN HELP KIDS STAY STRONG & HEALTHY Feeling like your child is always coming down with some new bug or infection? You’re not imagining it. Kids get sick more than adults because their immune systems are still developing. “Infants are born with a certain degree of immunity they received from their mothers in […]

You & Your Little Yogi

GETTING CONNECTED WITH YOUR MIND & BODY, AND YOUR FAMILY There are few absolute truths in life, but as a parent, I feel I can say one of them is that Charlottesville’s a great place to raise children. With the constant streaming of young families, this area boasts a huge number of resources and services […]

Teething Do’s & Don’ts

BEAT THE TEETHING STAGE WITH SOME SIMPLE FIXES Starting at around 6 months old, your baby just might sink her teeth into you. If it were a book series, there’d be 20 volumes, because that’s how many pearly whites erupt from a baby’s gums in her first three years of life. And let’s not forget […]

Active Family Fun

7 WAYS TO GET THE FAMILY UP & MOVING No matter whether your kids are in Zoom school, in-person or at daycare, everyone needs some physical activity in their lives, and incorporating it into daily and weekly routines will help your family lead a healthier and happier life! Exercise helps babies develop motor skills, and […]