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.

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.

October 30, 2018

Adult Health

Zika publicity has faded, but the health threat remains real

I could not remember the last time I had heard about the virus. It is no longer a topic of conversation among my friends, nor has it been on my radar in years. Is it still really a problem?

October 16, 2018

Women's Health

There are several types of miscarriage, but none are talked about enough

Though most miscarriages cannot be prevented, there are steps that expecting women can do to influence a healthy pregnancy and several risk factors associated with them.

October 15, 2018

Health Stories

Yesterday was my due date and today we remember those who have lost a baby

With one in four pregnancies ending in miscarriage, many women have gone through this. But no one really talks about it.

October 9, 2018


Playing favorites: When your toddler prefers one parent over another

Our immediate assumption was that Killian spends most of the day with me so that is why he has started favoring me. But it is a little more complex than that.

August 28, 2018


Is it appropriate to discipline other people’s children?

Supervision, encouragement and discipline are important to your child’s overall and social development. It is important to be engaged, involved and present. But does this philosophy apply to other people’s children?

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