Five Signs Your Child Should Quit a Sport

They say that a winner never quits, but is that old adage always true? We have all heard the age-old adage that quitters never win, and winners never quit, but as a parent, I don’t know if I agree. While its true that you don’t want to to raise a child to think that theyContinue reading “Five Signs Your Child Should Quit a Sport”

What to do When Your Kid Loses Their First Game

Teaching your kids how to lose with grace is a very important lesson. If your child is getting involved in sports, it’s pretty inevitable that they will eventually lose. Obviously, losing sucks for everyone, but as a parent it can be especially hard because your instinct is to protect your child from anything that willContinue reading “What to do When Your Kid Loses Their First Game”

How to Choose Age Appropriate Sports For Your Kids

When choosing a sport for your child, you should always choose something age appropriate. I know this probably isn’t something I need to say, but if you are thinking of enrolling your toddler in flag football, don’t. You would think that goes without saying, but I recently read a disturbing article on parents enrolling theirContinue reading “How to Choose Age Appropriate Sports For Your Kids”

Three East Ways to De-clutter Your Home Today

Organizing your home is the best way to create a stress-free life. I know that moms everywhere can relate to this, but the disorganization that can come along with having one or more kids can sometimes be catastrophic. Keeping an organized home is tantamount to living a life of reduced anxiety, but when you haveContinue reading “Three East Ways to De-clutter Your Home Today”

What to Do if You are Stung By a Jellyfish

Discover how to treat a jellyfish sting. Summer is here, so that means lots of long days at the beach with the kids, quietly worrying that they will get stung by a jellyfish, and you may have to urinate on your own child. Luckily, urination is not always necessary, and there are other ways toContinue reading “What to Do if You are Stung By a Jellyfish”

How to Stay Sane While Traveling with Four Kids

Traveling with any number of kids can be a challenging experience. As a full time doctor, mom, and wife, I will be the first to tell you that traveling is almost always a nightmare. Over the years I have learned to hone my particular skills of organization in regards to travel, and feel like IContinue reading “How to Stay Sane While Traveling with Four Kids”

Seven Tips to Stay Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

Cold and Flu season upon us, which for mothers, is like going to war with germs. Cold and flu season is no picnic for anyone, especially those of us who were blessed with multiple children. Every one of those kids goes out into the world every day with excellent chances of bringing home something superContinue reading “Seven Tips to Stay Healthy During Cold and Flu Season”

How to Tell if You Suffer From Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression affects up to 20% of new moms, but what are the symptoms? Postpartum depression (PPD) is one of those tricky syndromes that are hard to pin down, since they largely evolve emotions. Having a baby is one of the most emotionally-charged things you can do in your lifetime (I should know, I haveContinue reading “How to Tell if You Suffer From Postpartum Depression”

Back to School Organization: Tips and Tricks

As every parent knows, the back-to-school days are half stress, half relief. While is seems simple to just press play and put them on the bus, there is obviously a lot more to it (especially for a mother of 4)—50 forms, school supplies, extra clothes, volunteering obligations, committees, packing lunches everyday, school lunch menus, waterContinue reading “Back to School Organization: Tips and Tricks”

Three Workouts You Can Do with Your Baby

Just because you have a new baby doesn’t mean you can’t work out. One of the difficult things about being a new mom is trying to find time for exercise. While it’s true that breastfeeding helps shed baby weight, if we are really being honest, getting back to our pre-baby weight is something that weighsContinue reading “Three Workouts You Can Do with Your Baby”