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 13, 2018


Hand-foot-and-mouth disease is on the rise

When I first heard about hand-foot-and-mouth disease it sounded to me like some antiquated illness eradicated long ago.

August 7, 2018


The terrible twos: What to expect and how to deal

Showing affection, setting rules and being present and consistent in your teaching and discipline are key to helping your little one thrive through the toddler years. And for us parents, trying to find the sense of humor in it all is also paramount.

July 25, 2018


How to get your little one to nap and sleep through the night

As a first-time Mama, I know I am no sleep expert, but I have sought the advice and guidance my parents and Killian’s pediatrician. These resources have helped to guide the sleep strategies for my son that may also work for your children.

July 14, 2018

Children's Health

Raising green babies: Teaching our children to love and respect the environment

Now is the time for each of us to take responsibility for our own impact and make changes to boost our families’ eco-consciousness and social responsibility to benefit our children, communities and world.

June 26, 2018

Children's Health

The big problem with our over-sugared children in America

Children in the U.S. consume nearly 20 teaspoons of sugar every day – three times more than recommended – which negatively impacts their health immediately and for the rest of their lives.

June 12, 2018

Children's Health

Social media and child predators: A new campaign encourages parents to pause before they post

As pure as our intentions may be in posting pictures and videos of our children running around naked in the backyard or splashing in the bath, parents need to understand that there is a menacing presence online that seeks to take advantage of that information and media.

May 29, 2018

Children's Health

Music to their ears: Why you should play music for your children's developing brains

Time to turn on the music! Studies show that children who are exposed to music have improved language development, enhanced fine motor skills, better social skills, higher IQs, advanced spatial intelligence, increased concentration and basic memory recall.

May 17, 2018

Children's Health

Don't make these summer safety missteps

Prior to that first cannonball, here are some of the things I am keeping top of mind to ensure my son has a safe and happy summer whether at the beach, pool or on a boat.

May 1, 2018

Children's Health

Protecting our children from E. coli as outbreak worsens

Contaminated romaine lettuce from Arizona has been linked to more than 80 cases of E. coli infection in 19 states, with the most reported cases in Pennsylvania and New Jersey according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Salads may not seem like a common food for toddlers, but this outbreak most definitely poses a great risk to our children and pregnant women.

March 6, 2018

Health Insurance

The importance of health insurance for children

When you have a child, wellness visits, vaccinations, routine screenings and emergency visits for illness are par for the course. All of these things can really add up. Obtaining health insurance for our little ones, knowing they will be covered for wellness visits plus safeguarded in the event of the unexpected, is one less thing for us parents to worry about.

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