Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Is All Screen Time The Same?

Since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, our family has been watching a lot more television while we do our...

What is Croup and How is it Treated?

Croup can be a very scary experience for parents.  Your child may have a cold and suddenly develop a hoarse voice, noisy breathing, and...

Do Tongue Ties Cause Breastfeeding Problems?

Madi did not have a tongue-tie and I struggled with breastfeeding her. George had a mild tongue-tie and I found it easier...

What are the Different Types of Insect Repellants and Are They Safe?

Mosquitoes are nuisances.  In Alberta, mosquitoes are everywhere and in some cases can ruin a perfect day outside if they are particularly high...

How to Use Pacifiers Safely

Before I became a mother, I did not realize how attached an infant can be to their pacifier (soother). Madi loved her...

Why We Need to Vaccinate as a Society

Previously I wrote a post about vaccines and autism that was very popular on life of dr. mom. Since then i've...

Can Having a Dog Reduce Your Child’s Risk of Developing Asthma?

My husband desperately wants a dog. He grew up with dogs and believes every kid deserves an animal companion. Madi also loves...

Introducing Peanuts and Tree Nuts

Collaborative post with Happy Family Organics Food allergy affects approximately 2% to 10% of the population. As food allergies become...

My child’s cold won’t go away, what should I do?

The common cold in children is (unsurprisingly) common and there are home remedies for cough and cold.  In fact, most children will...

What is Respiratory Syncytial Virus?

In a time when the world is overwhelmed by COVID-19, it is easy to minimize or forget other common ailments affecting our...