Amanda Roland

The Montessori Method: Toys that Teach

The Montessori method was developed in the early 1900s by an Italian scholar and scientist named Dr. Maria Montessori. She created schools for children in Italy that fostered “rigorous, self-motivated growth for children and adolescents in all areas of their… read more

Newborn Jaundice: Should I Be Worried?

Jaundice is caused by an excess amount of bilirubin in the baby's blood. Bilirubin is a yellow pigment in red blood cells, and if your new baby’s liver can’t remove the bilirubin from the blood, the yellow pigment will present… read more

Go Gluten-Free with These Tasty Snacks

Gluten-free foods have become extremely mainstream in grocery stores and restaurants, and for good reason. The Celiac Disease Center at the University of Chicago Medicine says that celiac disease (an immune reaction to eating gluten) affects every 1 in 133 healthy people in the… read more

Toddler Tantrums: From Destructive to Constructive

We all have our moments. Moments when emotions get the best of us, anger consumes us and scream-crying seems to be the only appropriate response. As adults, we can (hopefully) control these emotions and constructively deal with them. However, our kiddos can have a… read more

Toddler Toys

How to Get Toddler Toys Squeaky Clean

Most toddlers have no trouble collecting a mountain of toys thanks to generous family members and friends. As a parent, it’s your job to make sure their toys stay clean after your kiddo is finished playing with them and (probably) putting them… read more

food journaling

Health Trends: Try Food Journaling

Food journaling is a relatively new trend that is used in health circles. Many people associate food journaling with weight loss or exercise, and while that is a main use for it, it also has other purposes. Here are some… read more