Katie Gagnon

Katie Gagnon

Katie Gagnon is a public relations consultant and freelance writer from South Jersey. She founded Kathleen English Communications, LLC in 2009 in Philadelphia. A frequent flier and avid traveler, her favorite place in the world is the beach in Longport, NJ. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and son.

August 7, 2019

Children's Health

Winning mealtime: How to nourish your children and stop catering to picky eaters

Worried your baby is going to hate veggies? Feeling frustrated about your picky eater? Does mealtime feel like a battle with your kids? The good news is that there are ways to prevent or correct picky eating and take the fighting out of feeding. Here are some recommendations from doctors and parenting experts plus strategies that worked well with my son.

July 17, 2019

Women's Health

Today is #BumpDay: help spread word about rising maternal mortality rates in U.S.

Bump Day

July 9, 2019


Transitioning from one child to two

If you are getting ready to expand your family from one child to two, here are some things recommended by seasoned mothers, parenting experts and doctors.

June 6, 2019

Children's Health

Gun violence is a huge problem for U.S. children, so prevention is paramount

The United States has the highest rate of pediatric gun-related mortality of any industrialized country in the world. But that can be changed.

May 14, 2019

Children's Health

Lyme disease prevention for little ones

Preventing tick bites is the best way to protect yourself and your family from Lyme disease. Spring and summer are the peak seasons, so prepare to keep your family safe while you’re enjoying the great outdoors.

May 1, 2019


Picking (and getting into) the right preschool

Wait lists for private preschools in the Philadelphia region can be two-and-a-half years long. No one tells you that after your newborn’s first visit with the pediatrician, you should proceed directly to your pre-school’s enrollment office.

April 18, 2019

Children's Health

Parents, dental hygiene should begin at the first tooth

Too many little ones have poor oral health, due to an unhealthy diet and insufficient dental hygiene. Many parents do not realize how prevalent childhood tooth decay is until their kids are affected. But good dental care doesn't have to be difficult.

April 4, 2019

Children's Health

Is your child's hay fever making you go haywire?

Hay fever affects nearly 10 percent of children in America. Is your child one of them?

March 28, 2019


After two miscarriages, a rainbow baby is on the way

A rainbow follows a storm. It gives hope for happiness.

February 28, 2019

Children's Health

Protecting children or vexing anti-vaxxers?

New Jersey legislators have proposed removing the (frequently-fudged) religious exemption for vaccines. But should they?

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