Friday, February 22, 2019
I have received hundreds of messages and emails from mama’s out there asking me about sleep training!  The topic has been very popular, so I've decided to devote the week of February 10th to "Dr. Mom's Sleep Week."  As a...
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...
When I went through my medical training I thought putting your infant to sleep was as simple as putting your baby in the bassinet or crib. In fact, even when my patients came in complaining of how difficult it...