Something Doesn’t Feel Right

Sorry, no fancy pictures in this post. It is time for a reset. Do you ever feel like something is off?  Some days we wake up and the world feels aligned and well; other days nothing seems to make sense.  I think the latter has appeared more in our country since early March.  When the pandemic started toContinue reading “Something Doesn’t Feel Right”

Epigenetics and Childhood Obesity – Looking for the Origins of Our Obesity Epidemic

Childhood obesity, let alone obesity as a whole, has greatly impacted our health. The medical cost to our country continues to rise when managing the comorbidities of obesity. But what if we could stop obesity before it starts?

Anxiety and Kids – Ways to Help Them Manage

Growing up in West Virginia, I have little memory of anyone talking about anxiety. It was never a hot topic at school. No one on the news seemed to discuss it (although I am not sure I ever really paid attention to the news growing up). I have no recollection of my parents or otherContinue reading “Anxiety and Kids – Ways to Help Them Manage”

Picky Eaters – We All Have One

I’m pretty sure I drove my parents crazy as a kid.  I was what one would call a “picky eater.”  All I ever ate for dinner was plain pasta or rice with butter, peas, and occasionally chicken.  Sure the typical hot dog or pizza would pass my jawline, but put some meatloaf in front of me and IContinue reading “Picky Eaters – We All Have One”

Childhood Identity – Choose the Right Words

My family and I took a much needed vacation this last week.  Typically this leads to slightly more screen time than normal, and our younger son decided we HAD to watch Cars 3.  Again.  If you have kids, you have probably seen it.  If not, the general premise of this one (spoiler alert!) is Lightning McQueen is nearing theContinue reading “Childhood Identity – Choose the Right Words”

6. Kids and Hobbies – Do They Even Mesh?

This weekend I was outside hoping to do a little work on our garden.  I had recently built a new raised garden bed, and I was hoping to get the soil in and cucumbers planted.  We were in the backyard (me, wife, and two boys), and one would assume this would be an ideal timeContinue reading “6. Kids and Hobbies – Do They Even Mesh?”

5. The Art of Yelling

My twin sister and I were known as the “Temper Toffles” while in grade school.  Why, you may ask?  Our voices carried very well.  We would get into shouting matches while playing touch football at the bus stop.  We would yell when playing roller hockey with our friends up the street.  It wasn’t always yellingContinue reading “5. The Art of Yelling”

3. Does COVID-19 and Potty Training Really Have All That Much in Common?

Covid-19.  SARS-CoV-2.  Coronavirus.  “The Virus” as our kids seem to call it.  We all use different names for what is going on at home.  Our world has been turned around in many aspects due to the current pandemic plaguing our country and other countries around the world.  You can’t turn on a TV channel, radio station, Facebook newsfeed, or blog postContinue reading “3. Does COVID-19 and Potty Training Really Have All That Much in Common?”