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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Charlottesville And How To Teach Your Children About Racism Now

After the events in Charlottesville this weekend, I have deeply mourned the brokenness, division, and hatred we've seen so vividly displayed. While I can’t even begin to address all the deep pain and suffering, I can decry white supremacy, white nationalism, antisemitism and any form of evilness that fuels these bigoted philosophies. And I can [...]

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The Best Books To Read With Your Tweens And Teens

Continuing my best books to read with your kids series, I’ve gathered some of my favorite books for middle school and high school students with this list of the best books for teens. By the time your kids reach middle school and high school, you probably won't be reading books aloud together as often as you did when [...]

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The Best Books To Read With Your Elementary Aged Kids

To continue my best books to read with kids series, today I'm sharing some of my favorite books for kids grade 1-5 with this list of the best books for elementary students. As your kids get older, they will spend more time reading independently. It's still important to spend time reading together every day, both [...]

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 [...]

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Best Books For Babies And Toddlers

There is something you can do with your kids every day that will affect them for their whole lives: read together. Even reading with your kids for only 15 minutes a day makes a difference. Today I wanted to talk about some of the best books for babies and toddlers. I know it can be hard [...]

Friday, June 30, 2017

Your Kids Aren’t Dry Drowning (Because It’s Not Real)

You know there is an issue when medical providers are learning medical terms from social media, and not the other way around. That’s exactly what happened to me (and many of my colleagues) with dry drowning. A few summers ago, I read about dry drowning for the first time on Facebook. Since then, this misrepresented [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]