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If you’re a parent, you know it’s an exciting time when your child’s loose baby tooth starts wiggling.  You’ve probably taken a few cute pictures, talked about the tooth fairy, and wondered when the tooth will finally fall out.  But as the days go by and the tooth continues to dangle, you may start to...
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Bees might be cute, and vital to our environment, but there’s nothing that can ruin a fun summer day quite like a bee sting. My son is still traumatized from his brush with a wasp last summer. Those yellow jackets are really the worst! Bee stings can be very painful, and for some people, they...
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As we cope together in the face of senseless tragedy in Texas, we offer this to help guide you as your navigate conversations with your children. 1. Start the discussion. With upper elementary school aged kids and above, most experts agree that your role is to start the discussion and answer questions. Ask your kids...
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Cleaning your retainer is important for your oral health, and for making your retainer last a long time. With a ten-year-old son and eight-year-old daughter, we recently entered the exciting (and expensive!) world of orthodontic treatment. My main thought is: Why didn’t anyone tell me to start saving for this when the kids were newborns?...
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MKE With Kids is partnering with the Cudahy Healthy Department to raise awareness and erase any stigma surrounding postpartum depression and other disorders. OVERVIEW According to World Maternal Mental Health Day, as many as 1 in 5 women experience some type of perinatal mood and anxiety disorder (PMAD). Postpartum depression is perhaps the most well-known...
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Before the global pandemic, many parents tried to limit their kids’ screen time to the AAPA’s recommendation of 0-2 hours per day, depending on the child’s age. And now, we find ourselves in truly extraordinary circumstances, in which screen time is literally our children’s only way of connecting with their school and social lives. In...
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Health officials are saying that the spread of Coronavirus in the U.S. is a matter of “when” not “if”, so here are some things you can do *before* a COVID-19 outbreak arrives in Milwaukee. 1. Manage your expectations. A COVID-19 outbreak could last for a long time. Depending on the severity of the outbreak, public...
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Milwaukee is the city of festivals during the Summer and Fall, and many families want to get out and enjoy these fun-filled events. Heading to the Fiserv Forum or Miller Park with kids can also be a memorable adventure for everyone. But things can quickly turn scary in a crowd if you get separated from...
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Since January, I’ve been making small and gradual changes towards a more healthy lifestyle. And my kids have come along for the ride. They work out with me in the basement (i.e. dance around me while I trip over them). They eat more fruits, vegetables and whole grains. And most importantly, they have a healthy...
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