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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Does My Baby Need Vitamin D?

Ensuring your baby has an adequate amount of Vitamin D is very important. Your baby will need Vitamin D to work alongside calcium and phosphorus to strengthen his or her bones. This vitamin is crucial for the healthy development of your child’s skeletal system. Vitamin D has also been found to help the immune system fight [...]

Thursday, May 11, 2017

How Should I Teach My Baby to Eat Finger Food?

A mom in our KidNurse Community had a great question about how to teach a baby to eat finger food. It’s a question many of my patients’ parents have asked over the years, so I want to share my answer here along with a few tips to help all of you whose babies are getting [...]

Monday, May 8, 2017

The Truth About Vaccinated vs Unvaccinated Homeschoolers

Update: Since this blog post was published, the Journal of Translational Science (Open Access Text) has retracted the study. My mom sent me an article with a very intriguing headline: "The first-of-its-kind study of vaccinated vs. unvaccinated American homeschooled children shows who is really ailing…and parents should be worried.” Yikes. I immediately knew if what they [...]

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Introducing The KidNurse Community

One of the things I most enjoy about caring for kids, is getting to know their parents and supporting them as they navigate what is arguably the most wonderful and toughest job — raising happy, healthy kids. In the years since I launched KidNurse, it has been amazing to reach parents across the country, answering [...]

Monday, May 1, 2017

TEDx Talk: Why I Changed My Mind On Vaccines

The organizers of the Grand Canyon University TEDx event reached out to me in December and asked me to share my story about vaccinations. It was an amazing experience, and I was honored and humbled to be given the opportunity to share my message on the TEDx stage. In addition to explaining why I left [...]

Sunday, August 30, 2015

When Moms Make Mistakes…

I have been heavy-hearted for a particular mother this week. Really, because the implications of this mom’s story affects all mothers, I’ve been heavy-hearted for mothers in general. Eventually making my own leap to motherhood will carry a little more trepidation than it once did. Cherish Peterson has been deemed by many as one of [...]

Friday, June 26, 2015

A Note from the KidNurse: What You Should Know About Me

Hi Friends! I’m very excited about all the new readers that have joined our community after my series on essential oils! If you missed it, here is part one and part two. Because of the influx of comments, thoughts, and opinions I’ve received over the past few weeks, I wanted to take a few minutes [...]

Thursday, June 11, 2015

House of Cards: The Toxic Combination of Essential Oils and Multi-Level Marketing

*This is part two of my series on essential oils. I highly recommend you first read, Why Essential Oils Aren't Natural to learn my philosophy about essential oils.  Without a doubt, the essential oil revolution has rapidly grown in the past two decades due to the business model known as multi-level marketing (MLM). While essential oils [...]

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Why Essential Oils Aren’t “Natural”

“Essential oils aren’t ‘natural’? What?!?!” Yes. You heard me. In my opinion, essential oils are about as natural as aspirin or antibiotics. Are essential oils derived from nature? Well of course. But let me explain why I still believe they aren’t actually “natural.” You would have to have your head buried in the sand to [...]

Friday, May 29, 2015

Please take the 2015 KidNurse Reader Survey!

I am so excited to announce that we have some wonderful renovations underway here at KidNurse! In order to make KidNurse even better, my biggest priority is YOU! The number one reason I spend my time writing about children's health is because I want to share what I've learned as a pediatric nurse practitioner to enhance [...]