Learning requires people not tablets


Infants learn language from high quality, responsive interactions with other people, usually their parents, for a host of reasons that research by my team and others is helping us to understand. 

Preemie Health Primer


The period of time before a child is born is an exciting one for expecting parents. As mothers’ due dates draw nearer, that anticipation only grows. 

Becoming Daddy


We have all heard the saying:  “Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a daddy” Well, I’m here to tell you that it is absolutely true. 

Baby bottle 101


If you breastfeed and never plan to use a pump, congrats! You won’t need to worry about picking out just the right baby bottle because--tag—you’re it!

Preparing the family dog for the arrival of a new baby


With a new baby on the way, expecting parents may feel a variety of emotions ranging from excitement to fear, and many have questions about raising dogs and kids together. 

Meeting meatless challenges


I faced a peculiar conundrum with my five-year-old this past Easter. One of her Easter-related activities at school involved painting real eggs in their kindergarten classroom and bringing them home. 

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