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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

4 Signs of Dehydration that 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 or diarrhea. My little patients have been [...]

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 [...]

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Violence, Horror, & the Paranormal: Is Your Child Ready?

People who know me very well know that I love to decorate. It’s one of my favorite hobbies and I love decorating my house for different holidays. The only thing that makes decorating better is if you can find wonderful deals. My husband wondered why I came home from Hobby Lobby last year with a [...]

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Snapchat and Your Child: What Every Parent Needs to Know

Snapchat, a popular picture messaging app, has been hacked. This app’s claim to fame is that users are able to send images to other users that will “disappear” after a certain amount of time (usually 1-10 seconds). However, up to 200,000 personal images have been stolen, making this the largest leak of personal photos ever [...]

Friday, August 15, 2014

Robin Williams, Depression, and 4 Things You Must Know About Your Child’s Mental Health

Since Monday, the world has mourned the death of Robin Williams. At first, I actually thought it couldn't be true, but as the reports continued, I was shocked to hear that the quintessential comedian and actor of my childhood was no longer with us. Robin Williams was larger-than-life and brought so much joy. I can't [...]

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Why Your Pediatric Health Provider Actually Wants You to Vaccinate Your Child

"It is worse than pre meditated MURDER to be telling people that vaccines are safe." "You cannot make POISONS safe even in the witches brews called vaccines." "I don't even believe you are real...you are probably a lying troll." "Her picture looks more like she runs an escort business...rather than her being an NP (Nurse [...]