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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Best Books For Preschoolers And Kindergarteners

Last week I shared a list of books for babies and toddlers. To continue this book theme, I have a list of the best books for preschoolers and kindergarteners for you today. Whether you are homeschooling your kids or they are attending school outside of the home, it is important to make time every day for reading [...]

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

To The Mom At Her Wit’s End With Picky Eaters

KidNurse Community Question: “I’m looking for advice on picky eaters. My children are three and four years old and refuse to try new things. They have a total of about 4 food items they will eat and turn up their noses at everything else. At what point should I tell them they have no choice [...]

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Children’s Benadryl Dosage Chart

Benadryl (also known by it’s generic name: diphenhydramine) is a common allergy medication used in children. Benadryl is an antihistamine and it treats symptoms like runny nose, sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and hives. Over the years, parents have asked me many questions about the usage of Benadryl and the correct children's Benadryl dosage. Children's Benadryl [...]

Monday, May 22, 2017

End Playdate Meltdowns With These Magic Words

Playdate meltdowns are never fun. When I was a little girl, I idolized my older cousins. I still remember what it felt like to go over to their house for playdates, holidays, and special occasions. Jumping endlessly on their trampoline. A massive array of new toys to play with. Learning what “big girls” do. I [...]

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

4 Signs Of Dehydration Every Parent Needs To Know

Ladies and gentlemen, I’ve dealt with more vomiting and diarrhea the past 2-3 weeks than I would like to describe… or smell. While my job isn’t always glamorous, I really do love it. Truly, every parent knows there are few things sadder than watching your child experience vomiting, diarrhea, or dehydration. My little patients have [...]

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A Psychiatrist’s Letter to Young People about Fifty Shades of Grey

*This is a guest post from Dr. Miriam Grossman, a psychiatrist who specializes in child and adolescent care. The post was originally published on her blog. Dr. Grossman hit the nail on the head with this post, and I believe this information is so important (especially for our teenagers) that I was given permission to [...]

Monday, February 23, 2015

Exercise Advice from The Workout Mama

This post is a guest blog from Tamara Buschel, aka The Workout Mama. She is a wonderful friend of mine and was a huge encouragement to me when I decided to enter the blogging world. She is married to Josh, a firefighter, and mama to Caden and Maisie. Josh and Tamara are amazing parents, and it's such [...]

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Does Your Child Have ‘the Flu’? Understanding Influenza vs. the Common Cold

Flu season is here! And oh boy, has it truly arrived. The sounds of coughing and hacking and the smell of Lysol has been inescapable at my office the past several weeks. In my part of Arizona, we have seen 218% more influenza this season compared to last season. Yikes! That means that influenza cases [...]

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

6 Fun Activities that Teach Thankfulness this Thanksgiving

My favorite holiday is nearly upon us! I survived a sea of grocery shoppers tonight so now I can be excited about the upcoming family, friends, food, and the beautiful opportunity to stop and focus on giving thanks! The cool fall breeze is in the air, the food is ready to be prepared with the [...]

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The Only Thing More Important Than Voting Today Is Bringing Your Child With You

As I sit at home this morning browsing through campaign material, proposition information and candidate profiles, I am overwhelmed with gratitude that I live in a country where my voice can be heard. Where my opinion matters and I am a part of the process. Where I have a say when it comes to changing [...]