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Friday, August 22, 2014

What’s in a Name? Everything.

*All names used in this blog are just examples and have never been patients of mine. Trust me though, even if I could tell you some of the names of children I've personally met, you wouldn't believe me. One of my biggest pet-peeves in pediatric practice today is baby names. We have a crisis going [...]

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 [...]

Friday, August 8, 2014

What Olivia Wilde Got Wrong About Breastfeeding

What they say breastfeeding your newborn looks like: What it usually looks like: Sheesh, Olivia’s beautiful alright, and Otis is pretty cute himself. I think we all saw the viral picture of Olivia Wilde breastfeeding her son for the latest edition of Glamour magazine. If you haven’t, read her interview here. As a pediatric nurse [...]

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 are probably a lying troll." "Her picture looks more like she runs an escort business...rather than her being an NP (Nurse [...]

Thursday, July 24, 2014

My Bone to Pick with Baby-Led Weaning

I have a bone to pick with baby-led weaning, literally. Baby-led weaning is a new feeding method in which children feed themselves independently from the first introduction of solid food - usually around 6 months. Rising in popularity, this new trend has babies forego "mush" (purées) and spoon feeding and go directly to solid foods [...]

Friday, July 18, 2014

Launch Day Giveaway!

KidNurse Launch Day Giveaway! Just under 2 weeks ago, I launched my very first E-Book: "Don't Sweat It! Fever Facts Every Parent Needs To Know!"and the response has been overwhelming! Literally hundreds of people have come aboard for the launch of my new blog,, and so, as a gesture of my thankfulness, I wanted [...]

Thursday, July 17, 2014

My Journey Leaving the Anti-Vaccination Movement

As a pediatric nurse practitioner, I have given thousands of vaccines to children. But most people don't know something very important about me. I have a history with vaccinations that I have kept quiet for a long time. I was a part of the anti-vaccination movement. I am the first born of four children to [...]

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Welcome to Kid Nurse!

This week, my 90 year-old incredibly beautiful and independent great-grandmother was hospitalized. Despite the circumstance, it was a lovely opportunity to spend more one-on-one time with her. While my husband, Daniel, and I were visiting, the physicians in charge of her care came by, and as a nurse practitioner myself, we starting talking about her [...]