About Dana Rousmaniere

Dana Rousmaniere is a freelance writer who has written for Good Housekeeping, Women’s Health, The Atlantic online and more.

Articles by Dana

Comfort Your Child: Sick Day TLC

Comfort Your Child: Sick Day TLC

Help make your little one’s sick day a little better with some creative touches you can both feel good about. Feed a Cold Sick kids don’t always want to eat, but it’s important to make sure they get enough nutrients. Make a game of it by playing restaurant: Give your child a menu of healthy choices, write his “order” down on a notepad, then deliver the meal on a tray. Keep it fun with foods... 

Who Will Look After the Kids If/When Mom Can’t?

Who Will Look After the Kids If/When Mom Can’t?

Ten years ago, Kristine Breese found herself in a situation that turned out to be a wake-up call in more ways than one. At the age of 35, the mother of two went into cardiac arrest at her home in Carlsbad, California. And in that moment, Breese’s first thought was not what you would expect. “I thought ‘Who’s going to give the kids dinner?’” she says. She was even thinking about... 

Are Germ-killing Products Harming Your Child’s Health?

Are Germ-killing Products Harming Your Child’s Health?

Germ-killing toothpastes, antibacterial soaps, sanitizing deodorants, bacteria-banishing home cleaners. With all of these products on the market, you’d think everything in hand’s reach is likely to make your family sick. But are all germ-killing products really protecting us in the long run? To find out, we interviewed Jessica Snyder Sachs, author of Good Germs, Bad Germs: Health and Survival in... 

Icky Things Kids Do…Should We Worry??

Icky Things Kids Do…Should We Worry??

We’ve all been there: Your son drops an animal cracker on the floor, then bends over to pick it up and eat it. You think to yourself, “10-second rule!” No damage done, right? But how bad is it, really? Are you letting your kids pick up germs and bacteria, or are they actually boosting their immune systems? And what about all the other gross things kids do throughout the day? Inquiring moms need... 

Teach Your Kids to Stress Less

Teach Your Kids to Stress Less

Being a kid means being carefree, right? Not necessarily. According to a new survey by the American Psychological Association of 1,206 kids ages 8 to 17, one-third say they worry a great deal or a lot — and more than one-third report that they’re stressing more this year than last. Why are kids so stressed? Dr. Caron Goode, author of Help Kids Cope with Stress and Trauma, says that the onslaught...