Mom's Healthy Snacks, Nutrition, Quick Tips :-), recipes, Small Doses

Mom’s Healthy Snacks #1 – Pears w/ Cinnamon

If you are like me, you are always looking for a healthy snack for the kids. So, I've decided to post healthy snack ideas for us all to enjoy. One of Joshua's favorites is Pears with Cinnamon! There is no secret to figuring this one out. Just cut up a pear, and sprinkle a little Cinnamon… Continue reading Mom’s Healthy Snacks #1 – Pears w/ Cinnamon

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!!

discipline, Mental Health, Parenting, Quick Tips :-), Sleep, Small Doses

Small Dose #13 – Getting the “Wild Things” back to a Sleep Routine

HI! I wanted to write a short post to help you get those kiddos back into a bedtime routine before school starts. If you are anything like us, your kids have had a liberal or non-existant sleep schedule during summer. That is one of the fun things about summer when you are a kid!! I… Continue reading Small Dose #13 – Getting the “Wild Things” back to a Sleep Routine

Parenting, Quick Tips :-), Small Doses, Sun safety

Small Dose #12 – SUNBLOCK IS A MUST!!

I think it goes without saying, SUNBURN CAN CAUSE CANCER!!  Our children depend on us to keep them safe, don't let them down when it comes to sun safety and their future! The burns that happen during childhood can put your child at greater risk for melanoma. Here are a few simple rules to follow when you… Continue reading Small Dose #12 – SUNBLOCK IS A MUST!!

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…

discipline, Mental Health, Parenting, Quick Tips :-), Small Doses

Small Dose #10 – Take it back…

Have you ever said something and then immediately thought, I wish I could take that back?? I'm guessing your answer is Yes!  We have all had those moments when we wish we could take back something we said.  I was chatting with a friend yesterday about the unfortunate reality that kids say things before they think,… Continue reading Small Dose #10 – Take it back…

Allergies, Parenting, Quick Tips :-), Small Doses

Small Dose #9 – Two Important tips that can help Allergy Sufferers

There are many things that you can do to help with your allergy symptoms. Here are 2 simple things you should do everyday that can make a HUGE difference... 1. Keep the windows closed!! Whatever is outside drifts in when you put the windows up in your home and the windows down in your car.… Continue reading Small Dose #9 – Two Important tips that can help Allergy Sufferers

Getting to Know You, Parenting, Quick Tips :-), Small Doses

Small Dose #8 – April Fool’s from Our “Out of the Box” Thinker!

(There was a picture here with about 15 toilet paper rolls inside my husbands pillowcase that said, "You just got pranked...", I guess it was "inappropriate" because it has disappeared from my post) 🙁 After tonight's post about ADHD and how creative these "out of the box" thinker's can be, I knew I needed to… Continue reading Small Dose #8 – April Fool’s from Our “Out of the Box” Thinker!

coping skills, Mental Health, Parenting, Quick Tips :-), Small Doses

Small Dose #7 – A little TLC goes a long way!

When your child is sick, the most important thing you can do is be there!! Last night when Drew Elizabeth was vomiting, even though I am a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, I couldn't do anything.....except BE THERE & LOVE HER! Just being there beside her between the bouts of vomiting made all the difference in the… Continue reading Small Dose #7 – A little TLC goes a long way!

medication safety, Parenting, Quick Tips :-), Small Doses

Small Dose #6 – Medication Conversions

I felt it was necessary to provide a resource of medication conversions based on my last post about Medication Safety. Children depend on their parents to keep them safe and healthy. Don't let them down! 1/4 tsp = 1.25cc 1/2 tsp = 2.5 cc 3/4 tsp = 3.75 cc 1 tsp = 5 cc 1… Continue reading Small Dose #6 – Medication Conversions