We consulted a pediatric ER doctor and asked her your questions about how to keep the flu out of your home and away from your family.
Join Huntsville Hospital Foundation for the 14th annual Liz Hurley Ribbon Run on Saturday, Oct. 21. The 5K begins at 8 a.m., with the Survivors’ Walk at 10 a.m. Ribbon Run proceeds benefit the Liz Hurley Breast Cancer Fund, which has raised almost $3 million to support breast cancer awareness programs and to equip Huntsville […]
Nothing quite says fall to us here at Rocket City Mom like a caramel apple, a little kettle corn, and a pumpkin carving contest or two. You’re sure to find all that and a whole lot more in this long list of area fall festivals, carnivals and special events. Do you know of one we […]
“Boot Camp for New Dads” is a men-only workshop for guys expecting their first baby. During the workshop, veteran (new) dads (with their 2- to 9-month-old babies) address rookie dad-to-be concerns and questions by showing and sharing how they navigated the first months of parenthood. This licensed workshop is led by a trained coach who […]
Did you know suicide is now the second-leading cause of death for Alabama children 10-14 years old, behind only car wrecks? If you just did a double-take, you need to read more about SPEAK.
The Caring House in Huntsville provides a safe place for youth ages 3-18 and their families to cope with the death of a loved one and share their grief experiences with others.
Ovarian cancer has the highest fatality rate among gynecologic cancers and is the fifth-leading cause of cancer death in women, but early detection greatly increases the odds of survival.
These unique workshops are designed to be fun, pairing expectant fathers with veteran dads to practice diaper changes and ways to soothe a crying baby. But we also cover more serious topics for new dads.
Did you know heart disease is to blame in one out of every three female deaths? Or that mortality from heart disease is actually greater in women than men?
My relationship with my breasts is complicated. At times in my life I have loved them (age 15-30), at times I’ve hated them (age 9-14), and at still other times I have loved and hated them at the same time (age 30-40). Recently my boobs have accomplished some pretty amazing things, for which my children are very […]
On arrival we learned the situation was very critical, contractions had lessened to almost 2 minutes. It was too late to stop this delivery; it was too late for any sort of medication.
Just a few short months ago, I was celebrating my daughter’s 10th birthday, reminiscing about all of her childhood milestones, and marveling at what a wonderful young lady she’s becoming. I was not, however, thinking about the fact that I am now the mother of a pre-pubescent little girl. Sigh. Not unlike many parents, this […]
The care and treatment of women whose pregnancies are considered high risk is a medical specialty not available in many communities. In fact, the service is usually only found in large university connected hospitals. In Huntsville and the Tennessee Valley we’re fortunate to have Dr. Margaret Carter, the only full time Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) specialist […]
As we walked into the grocery store recently, my daughter asked, “How small was I when I was born?” Knowing that pounds and inches mean nothing to an 8-year-old, my husband said, “You were so small, my wedding band fit around your arm.” Ann Catherine’s eyes darted from Chris’ wedding band secured snugly on his […]