I have been a family medicine practitioner for 19 years and have seen a lot of pediatric patients for the entirety of my career.
In the first fourteen years, I delivered babies and continued to follow them through their early years of life.
During the first 18 years, I observed obesity rates continually rise, but never at the rate I did during the COVID 19 pandemic.
We are living in greuling times. We are smack dab in the middle of a pandemic that has worn our patience thin.
As we poke around for ways to shelter from the Coronavirus pandemic, we can’t help but fret about our kids.
Children are born with immature immune systems, as fragile as lilies. With time, however, their immune systems toughen up.
With so many of us staying home more, cooking has become something that a lot of us have taken more of an interest in, and not just adults.
Kids have taken a shine to being in the kitchen more and what an awesome thing that is.
I know personally that my three are much more involved in cooking and baking then they have ever been.
It’s not something you think about before you’re in the thick of parenting because eating seems so “natural.”
Then suddenly, you find yourself asking, “How in the world do I get my child to eat something besides mac and cheese and dino nuggets?”
After a whirlwind morning finally managing to get the kids down for a nap, or on your way home from work after a long day that’s not even close to being over, you feel the stress eating rising and suddenly crave something salty or sweet and full of comfort.
As moms, food may be the way you deal with stress because the alternative is blowing your top and yelling at your kids.
One of the most satisfying moments in the life of a parent is the day a child finally becomes fully potty-trained.
No more diapers! No more middle-of-the-night sheet changes!
Pregnancy can be beautiful and exciting, but also scary and overwhelming at the same time. Your life is about to drastically change and not knowing what to expect can be really daunting!
I remember stressing about so many things when we were expecting our first child. Have we bought everything we need for our baby? What if birth doesn’t go as planned? Will I be a good mom?
A spiral of thoughts that was hard to stop.
Flu season is quickly approaching, which means moms all over the country are getting stocked up on Clorox wipes, hand sanitizers and other items for home remedies.
If you’re a second or third-time mom, you already know the drill.
However, if this is your first flu season with a baby there may be some things that you aren’t aware of.
Yes, you know there is a child obesity problem in America. CDC states that 13.7 million children between the ages of 2-19 years are suffering from obesity.
This is 18.7% of our children’s population and it is continuing to rise.
Sadly, my family were a part of these statistics.
The first time I had to leave my house and put that mask on my face, I HATED it.
Until recently, I may have been a little whiny and possibly slightly annoying about wearing it.
Okay, extremely annoying.
But before you judge me, let me explain.