How to Stop Breastfeeding Your Toddler at Night

How to Stop Breastfeeding Your Toddler at Night

How do you stop breastfeeding your toddler at night? Once that little one can run up to you and ask for milk, many of us Mom’s quickly cut back breastfeeding times during the day – especially when other people are around. But, for many, the feedings at nap...
How to Stop a Toddler from Picking at Her Face

How to Stop a Toddler from Picking at Her Face

How do you stop a toddler from picking at her face? This is my toddler’s worst habit. And she does it at the hardest times to stop – in the car, at bedtime, and generally whenever her overly concerned Mother is not watching. Typical. She has done it long...
The Scoop on Potty Training

The Scoop on Potty Training

What is the scoop on potty training? As the mother of a rambunctious 18-month-old daughter who constantly follows me into the bathroom and likes to throw toilet paper into the bowl, I’m tempted to start potty-training my little lady. The Family Physician in me,...
Is Your Child Addicted to Sugar?

Is Your Child Addicted to Sugar?

Is your child addicted to sugar? I actually started questioning this myself with the question: “Can a one-year-old be addicted to sugar?” That should be a rhetorical question. At my house, it’s not. And, if a one-year-old can be addicted to sugar, mine is....
Why You Should Drop Everything and Play

Why You Should Drop Everything and Play

I am not the “fun” parent by nature. I admit it. The task-oriented, perfection-driven, clean freak in me just struggles to drop everything and play. And I was acutely reminded of this on Saturday morning. While I worked on weight loss research for my blog,...