Smiles Are Contagious: 4-year-old Spreads Cheer One Smile at a Time

  “Zaidyn is beautiful,” Fareen Jivraj doted about her vivacious son. “He is full of love and care. He’s a very confident young boy, who loves unconditionally and innocently.” The abundant innocence of the 4-year-old is just one of the characteristics that makes Jivraj most proud of her son. She hopes others will get to [Continue Reading]

“151 Days in the NICU: The Story of My Miracle Micro-Preemies”

By Stephanie Laskoskie   Inevitably, when I tell people the story of our twins, their first response is, “Wow, there were truly angels watching over them.” Two years later and that response still makes me smile. When we found out we were pregnant with twins, we were truly overjoyed, as well as a bit overwhelmed [Continue Reading]

H.A.P.P.Y. Boot Camp Empowers Children to Make Healthier Choices

Going to the grocery store  will never be the same for  Elizabeth Pastrana and her daughter, Genesis, 12, who recently graduated from a specialized camp designed to teach kids how to exercise, eat healthy and build self-esteem. “Now, when I go out shopping and pick up sodas, Genesis will tell me that sodas aren’t allowed [Continue Reading]

Four for the Fourth: Houston Couple Welcomes Quadruplets Home from the Hospital

One Southwest Houston family has four reasons to celebrate this Fourth of July. This Independence Day, Linda and Thomas Agi welcomed home newborn quadruplets from the Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), four weeks after they made their debut in the world. The three girls and one boy were born June 1, [Continue Reading]

Is Your Toddler Eating Too Much Sugar?

By Lauren Ladd, MS, RD, LD When it comes to overconsumption, Americans typically take the cake.  Unfortunately, our young ones are no exception. A recent study found that toddlers in the United States are consuming too much added sugar, putting their health and wellbeing at risk.  According to the World Health Organization, increased sugar intake [Continue Reading]