Rachel Zahn

Rachel Zahn

Rachel Zahn, MD is a pediatrician turned health writer who had three kids during medical school and pediatric training—crazy, huh?

Is my 4-year-old hyper?

I recently got a call from my son’s preschool teacher that left me with mouth wide open!

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The Glass is (at least) Half Full

The Glass is (at least) Half Full

While Mamas always try to focus on the positives of raising healthy, happy kiddos, sometimes the events of the day force us to explore disturbing topics and offer teachable moments on trends that — frankly — scare the bejeezus out of us. So it’s with great pleasure and some relief that we bring you a […]

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Boys in the Ladies’ Room

I’m a single mom … at what age is it no longer appropriate to bring a boy into the ladies restroom?

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Just a Sip?

Is it OK to give small tastes of beer or wine to our 3 and 5-year-old boys?

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Mamas LOVE this home remedy …

Mamas LOVE this home remedy …

OTC cough and cold remedies are unsafe for littles under age four, so try this next time yours is up at night.

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Is it a Cold or is it the Flu?

Is it a Cold or is it the Flu?

Some surefire tips can tell the difference …

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Baby, What a Big Surprise!

Baby, What a Big Surprise!

10 things that may amaze you about kidlet’s first year. Actually, 11.

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Give, Not Gimme

Give, Not Gimme

Are you a bit stressed out about the whole holiday-present- buying thing? Short on time and, maybe, short on funds? We sure are, but the good news is that it’s easy to make the holidays less about material gifts, and more about the feelings behind them — especially for the littles in your life. One […]

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Kids Travel Doc: The Go-To Guy for Families on the Go

Kids Travel Doc: The Go-To Guy for Families on the Go

Planning a trip with small humans over the holidays? Exotic destination or not, check this site before you go.

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ALL the 4-1-1 You’ll Ever Need to Feed Your Tiny Human

ALL the 4-1-1 You’ll Ever Need to Feed Your Tiny Human

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