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When Picky Eating Becomes a Problem

Children are known for their reluctance to try new foods and experiment with the unknown. The term “picky eater” is a common complaint among parents in my private practice. Many times it is a case of a child wanting more control over what they choose to eat during a meal, a mere exercise of power at the table.

An Incredibly Stupid Decision: We Got a Dog

We are so not dog people. In fact, we’re so far from dog people that we often make jokes about how weird dog people are.

Perhaps its something about growing older, or maybe things were getting too routine, but something in our crazy brains inspired us to acquire this puppy.

We’d been considering getting a dog for a while now. It was this itch that kept building. It was like a festering boil growing on our back. It was just enough out of our reach so that we couldn’t scratch it, and then we finally managed to get a hold of it (the dog, that is, not a boil, we don’t have boils… at least I don’t)

Exergen TemporalScanner Thermometer Review and Giveaway

Recently I received an Exergen TemporalScanner Thermometer to review and was pleasently surprised with just how simple and efficient it is. It’s so easy to use that even my toddler had it mastered in a matter of seconds and was going around the house attempting to get the temperature of everyone in sight.

In my opinion temporal artery scanning is the most efficient and therefore the best way to take the temperature of your child. In my experiences both as a nurse and a patient, temporal artery scanning caused the least discomfort and inconvenience for both the healthcare provider and the patient as well as providing and accurate temperature.

Plug It In & Play Disney Pixar Cars 2 Racing TV Game Review

Cars 2 Racing Wheel Plug & Play TV Game

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Jakks Pacific before, and they make some pretty neat kids toys. When I had the opportunity to review this $39.99 stand alone video game (Plug It In & Play Disney Pixar Cars 2 TV Game™), I was eager to test it out with my little boy. Although I honestly think the price is a little high for what it is, my little boy just about flipped out when he saw the packaging and has had so much fun “driving cars” since we plugged it in.

When Ty started play the game, and I questioned what he was doing, he informed me that I’d have to “Wait a second,” because he was “driving this car.”

Happy Thanksgiving: Being Thankful for my Blessings

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We do not set aside nearly enough time to express thanks for the many blessings that we have in our lives. I am glad that we have a day dedicated to be thankful and embracing family. Sometimes we forget just how fortunate we are and Thanksgiving is wonderful reminder to take a moment to count your many blessings.

In no particular order, and in no way encompassing the entirety of all things I am thankful for, I present to you some of my blog-worthy blessings:

Forever Lazy: When Products To Make Life Easier Just Go Too Far

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I am fairly sure that this may very well be this year’s hot Christmas item. It’s like the Snuggie to the next level. For a mere $29.99 (plus shipping, handling, and who-knows-whatever-other-fees-or-clubs they will charge your credit card) you can own these adult pajamas (complete with a fly zipper and a butt-flap) and not have to be inconvenienced by any of those other foolish methods of keeping warm like blankets, turning up the heat, or wearing regular clothes. You can’t be bothered to do any of those obviously expensive or boring traditional methods.

5 Summer Cold Remedies For Kids

Summer colds are a total bummer; and so is not having a good remedy for it.Being a nerdy nurse and all, I am often asked to pass along valuable information. Sometimes it’s information that is just not very valuable. Other times the information has value, but I can’t bring myself to write anything about it …

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