My middle son Joseph is THAT KID. You know the one. Broke his arm at 15 months from climbing out of the crib, had RSV as a baby that led to his asthma today, gets stung by a wasp...
Another night of a 3 a.m. wake-up call with my 6-year-old. “I just can’t sleep, Mom. I can’t turn my brain off.” The roller coaster of sleep in children seems impossible to solve. We have tried an abundance of...
There are so many jokes I could use to start this piece. Or so many raunchy jokes about poop and things like that. But the reality is, a colonoscopy is no joke and it just may save your life....
I am not proud of this, but I have admittedly been known to internally roll my eyes when I find myself caught up in conversations about self care. My first thought always seems to be “Who actually has time...
I recently had the chance to attend a virtual training led by my long-time friend Sonya Richardson. Sonya is a mom and grandma, a talented therapist and brain science expert. I learn something from her every time I have...
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During my plan time at school today, my co-teachers and I worked on our lesson plans for next week. We were trying to remember how we taught a certain reading concept, and my partner went to get her lesson...
Back when my oldest son was starting kindergarten, I'm pretty sure I said at LEAST once, "I literally cannot imagine any scenario in which I would choose to homeschool." Then COVID-19 came into the world like a caffeinated nuclear freight...
I would love a day off. An actual no work, no mile-long to-do list, no shuttling a tiny human all around town — day off. But right now, that is just not possible. While COVID has allowed our schedule to slow...
One year ago, I woke up and the day started out somewhat normal. Morning school drop-off, a few errands for PTO to set up a teacher/staff appreciation event, an hour or two of consulting work, school pick-up... then things...
By the end of the first week of January, about a day after people invaded the U.S. Capitol and killed their fellow Americans, I started seeing social media posts with things like "well there goes my dry January" and...
Making medical decisions for a child can be overwhelming. Seven years into parenting and I still wonder sometimes if I’ve made the right choices for them. For example, "Do we move forward with braces for our 6-year-old or wait?"...
Mend your health that is. With the pandemic, it seems like houseplants have moved their way back to being a home decor trend. You all know I love all things plenty and outdoors, so having a lot of greenery...
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Managing My Son’s Migraines

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The headaches started the summer before kindergarten. I blamed it on too much activity in the blazing August sun. The headaches continued into the first few months of kindergarten. I was coming to pick him up from school at least...
This post is sponsored by Children's Mercy. If your kid experiences frequent headaches, you are not alone. More than 40,000 kids in the Kansas City metro suffer from headaches. The good news is that headaches aren’t usually serious, but they...

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