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Luxury of Healthcare for Kids!

I'm so lucky that Joanne Bamberger, aka PunditMom, let me go to her website and steal great content to use while I was on vacation. The PunditMom household is lucky when it comes to health insurance. Even though we pay the "full freight"…
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Christiane Northrup, MD on HPV Vaccine

I'm a waffler when it comes to the HPV Vaccine, a vaccine preventing some types of the human papillomavirus virus that can cause cervical cancer, for young girls. I want to prevent my daughter from getting HPV. But, I've read The Handmaiden's…
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Guest Post: Jeanne

Please welcome Jeanne from Jeanne's Endo Blog as today's guest blogger. Jeanne is the mother of one daughter and lives on the East Coast. She is also a women's health advocate, running a support group and a blog about endometriosis. Visit Blog…
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Empowering Girls: Dutch Blitz Has Body Issues

Dutch Blitz has some body image issues. She used to be a size 15 and she still feels unacceptably fat sometimes, though the scale and the tag in her clothes tell her she's not. I know this because I've read her very honest and poignant blogs…
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Empowering Girls: Lunchables

Throughout the school year Ainsley has harassed me nearly every day for a Lunchable or a tray. For most of the year she got a whole wheat ham sandwich, a fruit or vegetable and a juice box. I find my daughter is one of the very few kids who…

HPV Vaccine Reconsideration

by Tracee Sioux About a year ago I took a stance that all girls should have access to the HPV (human papillomavirus virus) in my article HPV Vaccine, Right of All Girls To Health. While I stand by my original logic, I've come across two bits…

RealAge Healthy Kids Test

by Tracee Sioux Have you seen that show Honey We're Killing the Kids? The show you a family with terrible eating habits, fast forward what they'll look like when they're 40 and predict their life expectancy? Of course they pick families…

Precocious Puberty

Did you know that it is now common for girls to start their menstrual cycles when they are nine years old? Pubic hair and breasts begin showing up one to two years prior to menstruation, which put many girls in precocious puberty or early puberty…