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Game On! Keeping Your Young Athlete Hydrated

By Admin | Sep 16, 2019

Dr. Tara M. Neumayr If you are like me, ‘Game Day’ is a level up in the daily challenge of parenting logistics.  First, I check the weather – Hot? Cold? Rainy? Windy? Humid?  Then it’s time to gather the gear: appropriate team jersey and matching shorts or pants; sport-specific socks; appropriate undergarments and provisional layers…

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Preparing for Pregnancy

By Admin | Aug 29, 2019

If you’re thinking about having a baby, there are a few things you can do before conceiving to ensure a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. Learn what board-certified obstetrician (OB) Cory Miller, MD, recommends as you prepare for the journey into motherhood. How do I choose an OB? One of your first decisions is…

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Making the First Day Easier

By Admin | Aug 14, 2019

Parents should remember that they need not wait until the first day of class to ask for help. Schools are open to address any concerns a parent or child might have, including the specific needs of a child, over the summer. The best time to get help might be one to two weeks before school…

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Bring the Family to the 2019 Baby Kid Expo West County!

By Admin | Jul 12, 2019

What if you could plan a fun day with the kids, and connect with businesses in our area as well? You can at the Baby Kid Expo event!  The 2nd Annual Baby Kid Expo West County will take place Saturday, August 10th at the Greensfelder Recreation Center, from 9:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.  Free Admission. The Baby…

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Top Notch Information at the Baby Kid Expo West County!

By Admin | Jul 8, 2019

The St. Louis Children’s Specialty Care Center (CSCC) provides advanced pediatric and adolescent care, close to home. While enjoying Baby Kid Expo – West County, experience the approachable expert advice available at the CSCC:• Stop by our Family Resource station to chat with trained experts who offer trusted pediatric health information for patients, families and…

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Go From Liking Your Body to Loving It

By Admin | Jul 8, 2019

Through diet and exercise,we aim to change the appearance of our bodies and reduce any body fat we do not want. With enough of these small changes your body can achieve results to improve your body shape and muscle development. But not everyone is built the same, and genetics inertia can inhibit those who put…

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Foss Swim School Opening in O’Fallon, MO

By Admin | Jun 11, 2019

Foss Swim School makes cannonballs possible. Mermaids, belly flops and submarine races, too. We believe it’s possible for every kid to learn to swim and love the water, and we’re excited to bring our proven curriculum to the St. Louis area when we open our new indoor swim school in O’Fallon this fall. Over 26…

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Is It a Cold or the Flu?

By Admin | Apr 14, 2019

by: Gina Allen, FNP, It can be hard to discern a common cold from the flu. A cold can be caused by more than 200 different viruses while the flu is often caused by the influenza A and B viruses. Here’s how to tell the difference between these two viral illnesses and what you can do…

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Building Confidence, Self Image and Self Worth

By Admin | Apr 14, 2019

The purpose behind the passion! Miss American Diamonds Pageant is a program of Nothing But Love Inc. Our mission is to uncover and discover the diamond that God placed inside of our participants. We are a program that welcomes each young lady to be herself why helping build her self confidence, self image, and self…

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Children’s at Progress West

By Admin | Dec 2, 2016

St. Charles County parents have convenient access to the highest-rated pediatric care in the metro area thanks to St. Louis Children’s Hospital at Progress West Hospital in O’Fallon, Missouri. Children are not small adults. They are special individuals who have age-specific developmental needs, along with weight-based interventions. So it’s crucial to have experienced pediatric nurses…

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Real Mom Talk: Why I Love Babywearing

By comstlco-admin | Nov 30, 2016

by Chelsea Fleming When I started working at Cotton Babies, I knew absolutely nothing about cloth diapers, babywearing… really, anything about babies. But it sure didn’t take me long to learn! In no time, I memorized the names and colors of every cloth diaper we sold and became increasingly excited to one day cloth diaper…

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Noodles & Company: Made. Different

By comstlco-admin | Nov 30, 2016

Made. Different. What does that mean? It means the dishes served by Noodles & Company, a fast-casual restaurant with seven area locations that serve classic noodle and pasta dishes inspired by cuisines from around the world, are free of artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, and sweeteners. It means that you can feel good about bringing your…

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Our Favorite Smoothies

By comstlco-admin | Nov 30, 2016

Who doesn’t love a time-saving meal? We all do! Whether it be a meal replacement, snack or protein boost, a smoothie can be the answer! The dietitians from Barnes-Jewish St. Peters and Progress West Hospitals did some research to see what recipes out there they’d recommend for busy moms on the go! Here are their…

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Kids and Exercise – the importance and when to start

By comstlco-admin | Nov 30, 2016

The problem: For many years health professionals, nutritionists, primary care providers, and government agencies have focused on the obesity trends of adults. Their focus has ranged from primary prevention, which is aimed at inhibiting the development of the disease, to early recognition of the disease and the development of the traditional healthcare model and philosophy.…

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Channeling your child’s energy: Ideas for parents to foster attention and executive functioning skills at home

By comstlco-admin | Nov 30, 2016

By Lisa Harker  St. Louis Children’s Hospital MomDocs  http://childrensmd.org/ If only I had half the energy that my kiddos have, a quarter of their creativity, and a tenth of their spirit. I would be so much more productive at work and at home. I may even finish those baby books. But instead, all too often…

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Writing a birth plan: 10 essential tips from a pediatrician and mom

By Admin | Jul 11, 2016

Written by: Kathleen Berchelmann, M.D.   When a laboring mom arrives at the hospital with a birth plan, nurses often roll their eyes and smirk, especially if it is a check-off-the-boxes and fill-in-the-blanks birth plan off a web site.  Why?  Because 80-90% of moms on the unit where I work arrive with a plan for natural…

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Why the Baby Kid Expo?

By comstlco-admin | Mar 9, 2016

Parenting isn’t easy, but luckily you’re not alone.  Every stage brings new challenges, joys, and needs. This year you might need advice on how to get your baby to sleep through the night and be looking to buy the cutest cozy socks for your little one.  As the year’s progress, you’ll want information on preschools…

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