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.

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?

January 11, 2019

Children's Health

Most kids aren’t getting enough physical activity. Are yours?

The American Heart Association suggest that children two years and older should be in motion with moderate-intensity for 60 minutes a day. That means an hour every day of jumping, running, kicking, playing and racing around. But a recent three-year study of nearly 8,000 children showed that only about five percent are physically active for an hour every day.

December 4, 2018


Holistic health hacks loved by moms

While glad to have a team of doctors and nurses available, I am also interested in at-home remedies for common ailments that would allow us to stay out of a germ-infested waiting room and avoid unnecessary medications. Here's a few.

November 27, 2018

Health Stories

Combating the loneliness of motherhood

Even though you now have your new best friend constantly with you, many new mothers feel isolated and lonely.

November 13, 2018


Experts say no yelling, no spanking ... so how should parents discipline their children?

Last week the American Academy of Pediatrics released new recommendations for the effective discipline of children and weighed in on a highly debated topic: whether or not you should spank your kids.

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