dairy free, digestive health, family, Family time, Getting to Know You, gluten free, health & wellness, healthy eating, Nutrition

My (Kinda) Healthy Thanksgiving

Hehehe, do you like how I threw in "kinda"? We all have to live a little, right?? Our family does a pretty simple Thanksgiving, but I know some people have an all out smorgasbord. What side of the party does your family fall on? My family does the traditional turkey thing. We started getting a… Continue reading My (Kinda) Healthy Thanksgiving

anxiety, communicating with your kids, death, family communication, Family time, pediatric mental health

What to tell the kids when Grandpa is sick… and isn’t going to get better

Keeping kids informed helps them understand what is going on. Kids know when things aren't quite right in the family. So, keeping important information from them can actually be more harmful than protective. So, what do you tell your little one when Grandpa is sick? You tell them the truth, on their level, of course.… Continue reading What to tell the kids when Grandpa is sick… and isn’t going to get better

Family time, Getting to Know You, Mental Health, Parenting

SnOw DaYs

Walking through my living room this morning picking up nerf bullets, I thought to myself, "Someday, I'm not going to have to pick these up." WAIT(!!!) just a minute.... Ummm... someday... I'm not going to have to pick up nerf bullets... or any kids toys, for that matter... At that moment, I decided how grateful… Continue reading SnOw DaYs

Family time, Fun snacks, gift idea, recipes

RUDOLPH NOSES (As requested by Drew)

Rudolph Noses are the delicious blending of pretzels, chocolate kisses, and M&Ms... Oh, it's so tasty... We were given these treats years ago from my BFF, Michelle. She makes all kinds of tasty goodies. Drew has since named them Rudolph noses. We've been making them for a couple years now, and give them as gifts to… Continue reading RUDOLPH NOSES (As requested by Drew)

children's literature, Family time, Reading Makes You Smarter...

Reading makes you smarter… No doubt about it!

Well, Hello there!! Wow, I can't believe it's been 2 months since I've had the time to check in and share. Time really goes by WAY to fast some days!  I started writing this blog to help share my pediatric and parenting insight, and now I sit here with Josh helping me enhance my blog...… Continue reading Reading makes you smarter… No doubt about it!

Family time, Mental Health, Parenting, self esteem in children

All you need is Love…

** Happy Valentine's Day!! ** Today is a great day to remember that the most important thing you can give your children is your love & your time!! Your time is not only the single most important thing you can give your child, it's also the one thing they want the most! Family time builds confidence and… Continue reading All you need is Love…

Family time, Getting to Know You, Mental Health, Parenting, self esteem in children, Small Doses

Small Dose #15 – Family Time is PRICELESS!! Happy Thanksgiving!!

Time spent together is one of the most valuable lessons you can teach your children! Children want nothing more than to be with their family and to be accepted! Family time increases self esteem, and makes for happy kids! No Doubt about it!! Here's hoping that this Thanksgiving is a good one for you and… Continue reading Small Dose #15 – Family Time is PRICELESS!! Happy Thanksgiving!!

coping skills, Family time, Getting to Know You, gift idea, self esteem in children, Uncategorized

One way to make ’em smile… Pets!

I have to tell you about the latest additions to our family! We brought home 2 little kittens today!! Drew and Josh are so excited! They chased the babies around the house for the first hour; until they realized that it would work better to sit and let the babies come to them. Initially, we… Continue reading One way to make ’em smile… Pets!

coping skills, Family time, Mental Health, Parenting, self esteem in children, Small Doses, Uncategorized

Small Dose #11 – Just 10-15 minutes a day…

SPENDING TIME WITH YOUR CHILD IS THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU CAN DO AS A PARENT!! The one thing I keep seeing in my practice is children that aren't getting enough time with Mom and/or Dad.  It is so obvious that kids just want to spend time with their parents. These children are sad… Continue reading Small Dose #11 – Just 10-15 minutes a day…