Friday, April 19, 2019
I vividly remember when Madi was 3 months old, it felt like just last week! At that time I felt like she was reaching all her developmental milestones so fast.  It really is true what my parents...
When Madi was 15 months old, we were at a play area and we met a little girl who was 16 months old. This little girl was speaking at a toddler level!  She was speaking in almost...
Well-baby checks with your doctor are important because they assess if your baby's development is on the right track or if additional support is needed.  In my busy medical practice, worried parents often come in asking when...
I have received hundreds of messages and emails from mama’s out there asking me about sleep training!  As a family doctor, I often get asked "how much sleep does my baby need."  The amount of sleep that we need...
As a parent, it’s easy to worry about your child’s development - especially in the early years when they are growing so fast.   Parents often come into my family medicine practice asking questions about their childs development. They will...
Parents often come into my medical practice asking for help or advice on parenting techniques, disciplining their children or managing unwanted behaviours.  I also often get asked what the best methods of discipline are for children of all ages. ...
Parents always want to make the best decisions for their children, particularly when it comes to discipline. Everyone will have an opinion and try to tell you how you should enforce household rules, but it seems like the most...
Madi was 15 months old when my husband and I went to a medical conference in Quebec City. It was the first time I ever travelled away from my baby.  It was also the first time I had ever...
My husband desperately wants a dog. He grew up with dogs and thinks every kid deserves an animal companion. Madi also loves being around animals - especially “puppies” (as she calls them). I don’t know whether or not we...

McDonald’s Playarea

I never thought I would say this, but I think McDonald’s in moderation (once a month for us) can be great for families. Before having Madi, the only time I would eat McDonald’s was on road trips. On cold...