“Tissue mommy! I need a tissue!!” Your child comes running at you, with double-barreled boogies from both nostrils. Ugh. It’s definitely that time of the year! But, come late winter/early spring, it can be tough to know if it’s due to a cold, or allergies. Which is why I’m always being asked by moms around this time, “Is it a cold or allergies?” As an ER doctor, mom … [Read more...] about Is It A Cold Or Allergies?
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The holidays are for fun and relaxation. There’s no school, no homework, and lots of free time. But a prolonged break from the classroom can cause math brain drain. This means some students will lose the math skills they learned prior to the break. Math is the last thing most kids want to think about during a break, but here are some fun ways to lessen math brain drain. Make … [Read more...] about Ideas to Help Reduce Math Brain Drain During Holiday Break
The other day my kids were out with a friend whose family took them to pizza for dinner. One of my daughters is picky, and it’s not always easy to get her to eat food with a lot of nutritional value - she’d be happy to eat crackers or candy all day! The other mom reported back to me excitedly that my daughter had eaten a ton - lots of the dough of the pizza and a lot of … [Read more...] about Healthy Pizza Recipe For Picky “Just The Crust” Kids
Every mom has experienced them, and if you're not at that stage yet...just wait! The stroke of the clock that ushers in your child's toddler years also starts the ruthless era of the temper tantrum. Patty Onderko from Parenting.com helped us figure out the rationale behind your child's emotional explosions. Good Lord, can't they just behave? Well, it turns out, no, they … [Read more...] about Taming the Temper Tantrum
There’s always that moment when you hear yourself say something to your child and mentally cringe. For some of us mothers, it happens once every now and then; for others, it’s a lot more frequent. It happens every time a "Mommy Motto" slips from your lips - all the sayings we heard from our mothers growing up and promised we would never use on our own children. But of … [Read more...] about 10 Things You Swore You’d Never Say