Entries by Alison Days

Breastfeeding Concerns

A baby nursing at a mother’s breast… is an undeniable affirmation of our rootedness in nature. ~David Suzuki This post continues where the previous left off.  Let’s say you want to breastfeed, but you have encountered a few problems.  The most common issues women face in breastfeed involve getting the baby to latch correctly.  If […]

Benefits of Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is nature’s health plan. ~Author Unknown I often encounter new mothers who do not want to breastfeed their newborns.  When I ask why not, I encounter various answers ranging from, “I don’t like the idea of breastfeeding” and “I don’t think my baby is getting enough milk that way” to “my breasts hurt all […]

Holiday Safety Tips

The holidays with kids can be a wonderful time of year.  No matter the age, children love holidays.  They love the family get-togethers, the lights and decorations, the desserts, school vacations and, of course, the presents!  However, holidays can also bring up multiple safety issues.  Read some of the tips below so that you can […]

Let’s Talk about the Flu (Part 1)

“Influenza viruses are notorious for their rapid mutation and unpredictable behavior.” —-Margret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization 2006-present It is flu and cold season again and everywhere flu shots are being advertised.  Many people and families have questions about how the flu is different from other viruses and why they should get a flu […]

West Nile Virus, or The Problem With Mosquitoes

“Mosquitoes remind us that we are not as high up on the food chain as we think.” –Tom Wilson (American actor, writer and comedian) So far in Texas this summer, only 2 human cases of West Nile Virus has been reported.  However, the period when most people get infected is from July-September. Please keep in […]

Flash Floods

Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream…… Summer in El Paso can get very hot and then suddenly we can get several days of nonstop downpour.  These conditions make it very likely that we will have flash flooding, especially as the “monsoon” season of late July and August begins. A flash flood is […]

Summer Day Fun #3

Summer can be the setting for disaster from water and sun if you do not take precautions.  I will highlight a different potential summer danger once a week during June. Sometimes we like to play at the park and some kids will soon start sports practice for school, but beware of exercise in hot weather. […]

Summer Day Fun #2

Summer Day Fun The days are getting hotter and the kids are out of school.  You need a good way to keep everyone cool. What can you do but head to the pool? Days at the pool or lake or ocean are often the way we spend our summers and children adore the water and […]