Halloween is hiding just around the corner, like a costumed child waiting to pounce. Boo!
Some people like to lock their doors and ignore what they consider a faux-holiday. Some like to dress up and hand out candy and have an excuse to watch a horror film. And then there are those that go all out. My family falls into the last category.
October brings shorter days, cooler temperatures and falling leaves. It also brings awareness to breast cancer, a disease impacting millions of women each year. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and you’ve probably noticed pink ribbons appearing all over – on your favorite products, around your favorite stores and even on the uniforms of your favorite NFL teams. Read More
It’s fall. To some, this season may mean turning leaves, apples and pumpkins. But to a high school girl it means Homecoming, a dress and a dance.
To me, a mom of a high school freshman and sophomore, it means grab my wallet and grit my teeth.
Ever since I can remember I have always loved going to the dentist and I want my kids to love going to the dentist as well. When Cohen turned 3, I finally got to schedule his first dentist appointment. The first trip was completely different than what I was expecting. The dentist let me hold Cohen on my lap while he counted and brushed his teeth, letting Cohen realize what the dentist was there to do. This was not a traumatic experience at all.
As a doctor and a mother to three children, I understand the benefits of breastfeeding for both moms and babies. I also know from personal experience and from my patients the challenges that we experience as moms specifically related to breastfeeding. I am a mother to a three-year-old who exclusively breastfed his first year, and 16-month-old twins who received both breast milk and formula during their first year of life. Read More