Although we enjoy the tasty turkey and festive cheer, the holidays can still be stressful. You are likely to spend time with people who you don’t normally interact with and, family or not, some of those situations cause stress...
Our youngest son, almost 18 months old, recently had surgery on his thumb. He was born with an extra digit — a third thumb to be exact, so 11 fingers total. We decided for various reasons that it would...
Just like most of the more formative moments from my parenting career, it all started as a joke. My awesomely quirky son, inspired by a conversation at his Catholic school about making sacrifices for Lent, decided to go all...
  It's that time of year! Halloween is upon us, which equals lots of fun, spooky events, creative costumes, and — everyone's favorite — candy! But while one of the greatest Halloween traditions of all time is the mom-raiding of...
By simple definition, eczema can be described as "a group of conditions that cause the skin to become red, itchy and inflamed." But what it really should say is, "The disease by which will grant you sleepless, angry days...
The McKenzie Noelle Wilson Foundation has a track record for bringing impact locally and globally. One way they do this is through the annual McKenzie’s Run right here in Jacksonville. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the race...
The seasons are slowly changing in northeast Florida — and we don’t mean hurricane season! As we transition from summer to fall, you may notice extra sniffles around the house. Pediatric ENT Dr. Scott Brietzke with the Nemours Division...
It was Fourth of July week and we were enjoying a beach vacation when I noticed some bumps on my backside. It was uncomfortable when I wiped, but nothing unbearable. I spent some time with a hand mirror and...
Hey, you. Yes, you! I know you do it. We have all done it. And because you love yourself, this intervention is needed. I don’t want you to feel bombarded or judged, but I need you to step off...
Nothing says fall more than the first pumpkin spice latte of the season — especially in Jacksonville, because you know the weather isn’t quite screaming, "It's fall, y'all!" just yet. I am welcoming the cooler temperatures with open arms...
I’ve stared at this screen for way too long. If there is one thing I have avoided writing about lately, it is pediatric cancer. It is NICU talk. It is Wolfson’s Children’s Hospital. Simply driving past, it creates a...
Starbucks can be a much-needed pitstop when you're making a Target run, but sometimes, a mom needs a pick-me-up with a little more flavor. (And I'm not talking a grande PSL that packs a whopping 50 grams of sugar.)...

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