Parenting | Polk County Moms

Vaccine Questions for Kids Ages 5-11

Caleb, age 8, after getting his first COVID-19 shot in Albany, NY With the recent approval of the Pfizer vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11, millions of parents nationwide have already vaccinated their kids—and millions more are weighing the decision. As parents, we always...

Sleep Better Tonight & Every Night

This story was contributed by our wellness columnist, Michelle Calarco. What parent doesn’t want a more restful night’s sleep? And yet many of us are struggling to fall and stay asleep. According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Halloween Books for Kids

  This story was contributed by Rosemary D’Urso of Library Mom! Follow her on instagram @librarymombooks.   It’s the season of ghosts and goblins and we are thrilled to share our list of brand-new picture books along with some timeless favorites that...

The Teal Pumpkin Project aims to make Halloween safe for all kids

For many, Halloween signifies carefree holiday fun. For families dealing with food allergies, it is a very scary holiday. Many traditional Halloween treats can cause life-threatening allergic reactions. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, about...

Non-Candy Items to Hand Out on Halloween

Making Halloween Safe for All Kids As I became more aware of the dangers of food allergies I began buying non-candy items to hand out during Halloween. It’s a small gesture but it makes a big impact especially on families who struggle with food allergies. These...

Our First Day of School Traditions

Can you believe school is already here? This year I have a middle schooler and that blows my mind. All of a sudden my small child isn’t that small. I want to be able to look back and remember different stages in his life growing up. A lot of the traditions I...

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