Your teenager may not be as “lazy” as you give them credit for! It may be a matter of really working together to set them up for sleep success.  Somewhere between ages 12-19, your sweet little child flips a switch,...
How do I prepare for tornado season? It’s that time of year again, to clean the spiders out of your fraidy holes and get out your best “Gone Squatchin’” t-shirt in case you happen to make it on the...
It can be exhausting when your child has trouble falling asleep at night. As parents, our to-do list these days seems unending, and after a long day, the last thing we need is our child(ren) fighting us about sleep. As...
I wrote a book –Yes I did! It’s a children’s book full of lovely pictures and has a really sweet story. It’s also a book I hope you will never need to read… What? An author who doesn’t want you to read...
Children who have experienced intense events that threatened their safety, harmed them, or children who witnessed someone close to them harmed or threatened with harm, can have different needs than a child who has not suffered trauma. Trauma includes: ...
A Mom’s job is to be prepared for anything that comes along, right? When we have a baby, we pack our diaper bag with extra diapers, wipes, 2-3 outfits to replace the ones that will surely get soiled. We carefully...
It’s that time of year again that has everybody reflecting on how the previous year went, things they want to change, or new goals they’d like to meet. It’s always nice to push that restart button that comes with...
I'm not a physician, and this blog is not meant to be construed as medical advice. If you are concerned about your child's health, please take them to your pediatrician, the nearest urgent care or emergency room.  It was a...
The most wonderful words any cancer patient can hear is: “Congratulations! You are cancer free!” There are various terms for this miraculous time: No Evidence of Disease (N.E.D.) or remission, but they both come down to simply “there is no cancer...
When your child has cancer, you will do anything—ANYTHING to find treatment that promises healing. Everywhere you turn, people know just how to cure your precious little one. “Have you tried eating naturally?” “Maybe you should give mega doses of...
I gave my kids their first cell phones when they were in 3rd grade. I'm "that" mom, the one who starts the battle cry with your kids, "But everyone has a phone." I justified it, because their father and I are...
Nope, the gift wasn't a vacation, a fancy purse, flowers, or jewelry. It wasn't even therapy. It was a surgery. A surgery I had to fight tooth and nail for - with six different doctors to be exact! For my entire...

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