“The irresistible temptation to ‘play’ with guns…” That description was the opening statement on a TV trailer for Diane Sawyer’s documentary on children and guns in the home. When my boys were small, I was adamant that we would not have toy guns in the house. I wanted my kids to know that guns were […]
I often wish I could write a prescription for play that reads: “Go Outside and Play” Sig: as directed and undirected is even better. Disp: Quantity Sufficient If daily outdoor play were a medicine, it would taste like bubble gum and be so good the kids would take it without fussing. It would help […]
Cameron Gallagher would have been bold enough to ask me, “what is a life meant to be?” I often think about that when I’m cooing and coaxing an infant into cooperating for a check up. I don’t remember every checkup I did for Cameron, but I do remember the day that I understood something very […]
As a physician and a mother, I’ve got a lot of experience on BOTH sides of the stethoscope. While I see patients every day in my concierge pediatrician office, I also make appointments to see the pediatrician for my own kids just like every other parent.
With the plates cleared and Thanksgiving over, I’m seeing countless containers of leftovers filling my fridge. It’s the right time to pitch this idea I’ve had to my family and hope they’re willing to consider one more of those ‘crazy pediatrician ideas’ I have. I want to help where I can eliminate food insecurity for […]
The DrDownload blog is about the health and well being of children. It’s spring as I write, and I could feature spring allergies or new sunscreen guidelines. But what I’ve really been fretting about lately is my own worries over the kids and… PROM. I’ve been pondering the wonderful experience that the prom can be […]