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,...
Are You the “Crazy Mom” before Vacation, too?

Are You the “Crazy Mom” before Vacation, too?

I remember vacations growing up. And I remember my Mom preparing for vacations. We all hid quietly in our rooms as long as we could to avoid her catching sight of us and giving us “the list.” You know – the list of things that she needed our help...
Worried about Your Teen and Drugs?

Worried about Your Teen and Drugs?

Here’s the thing: Many teens dabble with alcohol and marijuana these days. And tons of kids vape or JUUL. That may make you uncomfortable as a parent. Actually that should make you uncomfortable as a parent. But that does not mean that your child is an addict or...