Every year it happens. Word starts spreading about the germs going around. Kids diagnosed with the flu. Stomach bugs spreading like wildfire. The coughs ringing through the halls at school. Over the years, I have amassed an arsenal of tricks...
Are you craving Spring?  I sure am.  I'm craving a fresh sense of purpose and perspective that so many of us associate with this time of year.  We all want to hear that Spring is the time for renewal but...
Let’s talk about food! It is one of the best topics out there right?! As co-owner and coach at a fitness facility, I get asked about nutrition often and one question that I am always asked is this: “I...
Tonight, after I put my kids to bed and finally had a moment to myself, I thought of the ways I inadvertently give people in my life my emotional and sometimes physical leftovers. No, I am not talking about food anymore. I am talking about giving those we love the most in our life, the cold and unappealing leftovers of our day. 
The divorce journey is a process.  With some days that are just very very hard.  The days when the self-doubt is high and the tears are easy.  On those days you need your support system.  But at the same...
The summer before my daughter's freshman year of high school, at marching band camp, we got an early education we weren't expecting.  We learned that a combination of teens, cell phones and nude pics could result in pornography charges. ...
When my oldest was “sleep training” (I don’t even really know what that term means, so I probably wasn’t truly sleep training), I worked long and hard to get him to sleep in until seven. He was definitely an...
Fall is here, and that means something different for our military friends and family. It means another season of deployments and trainings are starting. It's not that this time of the year means that deployments and trainings are more frequent....
I've been thinking a lot about health, wellness, happiness and... detox during this pandemic season. And it's got me thinking about Barbie... well, kind of. Do you remember the Barbie Girl song by Aqua? “I'm a Barbie girl in a Barbie world; Life...
In my last post for this collective, we tackled a mini science lesson on decoding the not-so-straightforward sunscreen label in light of Skin Cancer Awareness Month. I’m a mama and a pediatrician and a mega nerd, making matters of sun...

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