When you tell people you’re a black belt there are some pretty standard response you get: how long have you been doing it? What kind of martial arts do you do? Show me a cool move! More often than not,...
Is thinking about Halloween candy and its effect on your children's teeth enough to give you the chills?  Don't despair — you can be mindful of your child's health and still let them enjoy the special occasion. The decay process...
When you first find out you are pregnant, you’ll probably be drawn to the never-ending cycle of Googling about all-things baby, pregnancy, motherhood and birth related. (And let’s be honest, that non-stop Googling likely hasn’t ceased if your little...

The Truth About Teeth

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Tell me the truth: did you ever think about how and when your kid would lose her teeth?  Did you ever have any sense of what it might be like and how you might talk about it with your...
Parenting is a privilege and a joy. It can also leave you with so many questions, especially regarding care for your children and it can become overwhelming when you begin to research all of your options. Our partners at...
Our kids are headed back to school where they’ll be thrown into a sea of germs. It’s the perfect time to bust some of those health myths I commonly hear from parents so you can weather the return of...
The ability that we as women and mothers have to breastfeed is an incredible, wonderful gift. It's a miracle that our bodies can create food for our babies without much thought or effort on our part. It's even more...
Every mother’s breastfeeding journey is different and unique. And I wish someone had said that to me before I began my own journey. Before I was even pregnant, I knew that I had to breastfeed. All the women I knew...
I love people.  I am your typical ENFJ personality type, with emphasis on the “E” - Extrovert.  And, I love parties.  My first word was balloon.  There’s a reason why the home I grew up in is nicknamed “Kamp Klohs.” ...
I am currently pregnant with our 4th child, and this pregnancy has been tough. With it comes not only new thoughts and emotions surrounding what it will mean to raise four kids, but also new physical symptoms from another...
Whether your kids are enjoying splashing in the pool, athletics, or summer camps, we all know summer brings the biggest smiles! Summer is a great time to visit an orthodontist for the first time. Getting braces in the...
I was 26 when I first found out that I had melanoma. My dermatologist called me with biopsy results and I instantly knew it wasn't good news. A few days earlier, the dermatologist had removed the teeniest, tiniest little...
Anytime my kiddo gets sick, I immediately tense up while envisioning the trek through the germ-laden doctor’s office. I imagine it a bit like a pixelated, 90s-era dramatic video game. I see myself ducking, rolling and jumping to avoid...
“How will I know if my child needs orthodontics?” This is a very popular question I get often from parents seeking answers regarding their child’s smile. And it’s a great one! When you’re not in the business of building...

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Refreshed and Renewed: Vacation Bound

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Dear Mamas, "Refreshed and renewed" are the first words I wrote in my journal on January 3rd, 2020, as I sat looking out at a...

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