Thursday, February 21, 2019
The first time I went flying with Madi was from Edmonton to Vancouver when Madi was just 1 month old. We were going to visit my parents for the weekend, leaving Friday early evening and returning Sunday evening. I was so nervous flying with her and packed a large suitcase AND  a small carry-on for her. I...
For the past 6 months I have been travelling with my toddler Madi between Edmonton and Atlanta (We live in Atlanta for 4 weeks and then I work in Edmonton for 2 weeks at a time). What I learned is that travelling and time changes can affect your babies sleep. Even a 2 hour time...
If your reading this article, you’ve probably heard of sleep training and considered if it is the right idea for your family.  I wanted to start off by saying that sleep training is a hot topic in the Mom community, and some may even consider it controversial.  For me, sleep training is a personal decision that was...

Parenting

Life of Dr. Mom recognizes that the modern mom wants to be well-informed. With professional experience in mental health, and Pediatrics, Dr. Mom works to educate the modern mom with the most relevant up-to-date medical evidence to support their Parenting.

all the latest news

parenting

Parenting

Peanuts and Nuts- When Should I Expose My Little One ?

Before starting Med school, I remember being told that we should avoids peanuts and other common allergens (like tree nuts, other legumes, etc.) until...

First Time Travelling Away from your Baby: What to Know.

Madi was 15 months old when my husband and I went to a medical conference in Quebec City. It was the first time I...

FLYING WITH AN INFANT FOR A WEEKEND TRIP

The first time I went flying with Madi was from Edmonton to Vancouver when Madi was just 1 month old. We were...

How to transition your toddler from 2 naps to 1 per day – how...

In the spirit of "Sleep Week" I know many of you Mama's out there have struggled with your toddlers nap times, timing...

Quick, Easy and Nutritious Snacks

After having Madi I found it hard to find time to make myself nutritious snacks. The easiest things to grab are the pre-packaged processed...

Grandparents Spoiling with Sugar

Going through medical school and learning about the growing epidemic of childhood obesity has made more conscious of the food I prepare for Madi....

A step by step guide to sleep training your baby

If your reading this article, you’ve probably heard of sleep training and considered if it is the right idea for your family....

Is Sleep Training Bad For My Baby?….Should I Sleep Train My Baby?

When I went through my medical training I thought putting your infant to sleep was as simple as putting your baby in the bassinet...

Child Disciplining Methods: what are the ways to discipline your child

Parents often come into my medical practice asking for help or advice on parenting techniques, disciplining their children or managing unwanted behaviours.  I also...

Going on Vacation Without your Baby: Should I Worry About Unhealthy Attachment?

Graeme and I are leaving Madi for 6 days to go to Hawaii for our friends wedding. After I booked our flights to Hawaii...

My child won’t sleep! Why do children have difficulty sleeping.

I often get asked by parents "Why wont my child sleep," and "Why do some children have difficulty sleeping?" If your...

What can I do as a parent to help my kid with Attention Deficit...

Having a child diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) can be challenging. Compared to other children without ADHD, they can sometimes be more...

Sun Safety for Babies

Can babies wear sunscreen? How old do they have to be to wear sunscreen? Can you even take a baby into the sun? Surprisingly,...

How much sleep does my baby need: What is sleep and how does it...

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...

What are the best sleep training methods: How do I sleep train my baby?

As a physician I tell patient’s that it is safe to sleep train starting at 4-6 months as long as the infant has no...

Is Spanking Bad for your Child: Controversies and Childhood Outcomes

Parents always want to make the best decisions for their children, particularly when it comes to discipline. Everyone will have an opinion and try...

Breastfeeding Struggles

As a physician, I have counselled on the benefits of breastfeeding. I always encouraged breastfeeding as it’s more affordable, helps with bonding, and has...

How does travelling and time changes affect a toddlers sleep.

For the past 6 months I have been travelling with my toddler Madi between Edmonton and Atlanta (We live in Atlanta for...

How to Introduce Solids to Your Baby

Medical professionals say that solids can be introduced to an infant around 4-6 months old, and the first foods introduced should be iron-rich. As...

To Dine or Not to Dine Out (with a toddler)

Before Madi was born, my husband and I loved going out for dinner, but having a baby changed everything about going out to eat....

Travelling with Toddlers: What to bring when flying with a toddler

For the past 5 months, Madi and I have been commuting back and forth from Atlanta, Georgia to Edmonton, Alberta (Canada).  Dining, shopping, or...

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...

How can I get a good night’s sleep, and avoid insomnia and sleep deprivation?

All you Moms out there probably know the importance of a good nights rest. Without it, we are more cranky, irritable,...

Screen Time Paradigm

Growing up, my parents let my brother and me watch unlimited amounts of TV. I remember growing up not understanding why other children had...

Disclaimer

The content on this blog is provided solely for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for informed medical advice. Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health care professional regarding medical conditions or questions. By using this site, you are agreeing to our Terms and Conditions.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here