Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease

Hand, foot and mouth disease is a common childhood virus. It is caused by the Coxsackie virus. This virus is common in the summer and early fall. It is highly contagious!!!! Often it will show up 3-7 days after your child has been exposed to it. A child is most infectious during the first week, easily spreading it to other …

Lovey: How and When

When to introduce a lovey The best time to introduce a lovey is around 4 to 6 months.  There is no longer a startle reflex (Moro) which mean baby can move and find their lovey and do what they need to to settle themselves down.  The key is to start early and let the attachment naturally develop.  After a few …

The Scoop On Humidifiers

This year has been AWFUL for colds and flus, and when you have a toddler in daycare, illness is nearly impossible to avoid. As a Registered Nurse who works with infants and children, moms always ask me how they can make being sick easier on their little ones. There are lots of RN approved tips and tricks, but one of …

Building Connection with a Family Physician

Finding a family physician can be a difficult task as a mom. Often, we are sent to family doctors because they are accepting patients and you are made to feel like there is no choice when deciding who plays a role in the health of your family. Sometimes we see the same doctor for years because our busy lives have …

An accurate study of life before and after kids.

I wrote this post about parenthood on my personal blog a few years ago and it showed up on my memories on Facebook. I had a good laugh remembering the day that this all became clear to me, so I thought I would share. I am not going to delve into the over talked about differences between people without kids …

The Best Bedtime Routine For Your Baby

There is no denying that it is Fall. The air is cooler, the leaves are falling and pumpkin spice lattes have arrived. I find Fall feels like a fresh start to me. I have the urge to clean and get things in order before winter arrives. It is also a great time to establish better routines. This post will deliver …

Reflux- how you tormented my babies!

I felt very alone- all my friends had babies that were so easy. Dream Babies!! They fed them and laid them down in their crib. Not me- every time I did they would start swallowing, then cry, vomit and wake up.  I spent 30 minutes after EVERY feed holding them upright before putting them back into their crib. They were …

5 Tips For Travelling With Kids

  Hi Mamas! We just returned from a 10 day family vacation. It was SO much fun, but I would be lying if I said I wasn’t a little nervous about traveling with a 4 year old and a 10 month old. This was our first long vacation with 2 children and it honestly went WAY smoother than I could …

Returning to Work and Coping with Separation Anxiety

If someone could create a living example of separation anxiety in a toddler, my little girl would be your case study. Before having my daughter I couldn’t have truly understood how children so young can struggle with such strong fears with seemingly no known cause. Then after learning and growing along beside my daughter, I realized that this can happen. …

The Solution for Teething

UGHHHHH teething. Every mama wonders and worries about teething and her babe. Babes can’t tell us if it truly is their teeth bothering them, or a host of other potential issues. Children have twenty baby teeth. That’s enough to make a mama cringe. So how do you cope with teething and make your baby comfortable through the process? On average …