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Traveling with Baby
The first time I ever got on an airplane, I was 10. My family was taking a month-long vacation to Colombia, where all of my father’s relatives...

Fighting the Fat Genes with a Few Healthy Choices
When I was a kid, I was stick thin. I never thought twice about my weight, ate whatever I wanted and didn’t have the good sense to be grateful for...

No More Tummy Troubles: One Benefit to Rethinking Your Drink (And A Giveaway, Too!)
When my older son started kindergarten, I had the daily task of making his lunch. Up until then, lunch and snacks were provided by his daycare, and...

Thirty Days and Nights in the NICU
During an emergency, a hospital can be both the friendliest — and scariest — place on Earth. Our son, Louis, was born more than eight...

Best Start Dads are Rad
Best Start would like to wish all fathers a Happy Fathers Day! While moms are often celebrated, sometimes dads get the short end of the stick. We want...
An intubated female premature infant born prem...
Good Things Come in Small Packages - A Preemie Story.
They say all good things are worth waiting for. But as I anxiously waited to enter the operating room while they prepared my wife for an emergency...

My Kid Costs HOW MUCH?
I found out recently that my family was the largest contributor to our school’s grocery store rewards program last year. My oldest son told us this...
Newborn baby boy
The Circumcision Decision
My husband and I decided to have our boys circumcised at the hospital. There was no ceremony or party, even though my religion does call for rituals...

Transitional Kindergarten Part II: Sometimes, You've Just Gotta Trust Your Gut
The envelope from the school district arrived and I put it aside so my husband and I could open it together. It was silly to be so nervous, really...

Stepping Up and Stepping Out With the Family
One recent morning, as I hurriedly tried to get breakfast on the table, I noticed my older son walking around the living room. And walking, and...

Transitional Kindergarten and Tough Choices
As I’ve mentioned before, we’ve had some behavioral issues with my younger son. What I haven’t mentioned is that, despite our challenges, he is...
People with Asperger's Syndrome are often preo...
Does My Child Have Autism? Autism Awareness and Action
My neighbor’s son has autism. My friend’s son has autism. My cousin’s son has autism, albeit a high functioning form on the spectrum known as...

A colorful ORANGE dinner
I like to make dinner fun by involving the kids in meal planning as well as cooking. By doing that it helps introduce them to foods they may not eat...

10 Kid-Friendly Things to Do at CicLAvia
A new and healthy way to explore Los Angeles is by participating in CicLAvia this Sunday. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., more than seven miles of streets...

Teaching Your Child About Strangers Without Causing Fear
The safety of my kids is something I think about constantly, as I’m sure it’s certainly a topic on every parent’s mind. When I was growing up...

justJENN Recipe: Cornflake Chicken
While strolling through the supermarket I allow my kids the luxury of choosing their own cereal, which can sometimes lead to some sugar-y choices. So...

Weekly Trip to the Farmers Market
Every week I take my kids to the Farmer’s Market. Luckily here in Los Angeles we have plenty of local markets to choose from with good produce...

Get Going on Childproofing Before Your Kid is on the Go
When my first son was born, we didn’t rush around trying to childproof our home. We figured, since all he did was lie there gurgling and pooping, we...

Childhood Grief: Parenting Tips for Coping with Loss
The first time my kids experienced death was when their preschool teacher passed away from cancer. She was very private about her health – none...
Sunkist oranges, bananas, pears, apples, and a...
How To Get Kids to Eat Bruised Fruit­­
When we busy moms head to the store to replenish our pantries with groceries, a visit through the produce section is a must. We know that fruit is...
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