I used to think that childhood cancer was rare - maybe one in a million children. I'll probably never even know someone with it. Right? That is exactly what I had thought before my son was diagnosed with Langerhans Cell...
As we celebrate twelve years post-op, it feels like we are so far removed from that day. But it was real. The fears were real, and the emotions were real.  I feel that it is essential to share our story...

Are You a Mompostor?

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Sometimes I walk out of a patient room and think to myself “I have no idea what I am doing.”  That’s right despite my 11 years of higher education, my 14 years of clinical medicine experience, countless awards, and...
We know that children need time running around the playground or engaged in free play; it’s essential for their well-being and development. But then we get older, and suddenly, our focus is shifted to “adulting” and all the responsibilities...
I’ve always liked being productive. In high school, I played sports and worked on top of a full course load. Through college and law school, I took a single summer off. I was used to juggling multiple commitments and...
Most of my social media and PMC posts are food-related. Yes, I love to cook, and I also love to eat! Most of the pictures you see @frommykitchentotheworld are actually of my husband’s dinner plate. I am a firm...
She looks normal. Why doesn't she participate? Why is her husband the one taking the kids to school every day? She's overweight; she can't be suffering from a gastro issue. She's lucky she married someone that would take care of their kids. These are...
In honor of Juvenile Arthritis Awareness month, I had the opportunity to spend some time discussing the subject with my mother. I’ve never experienced Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA) firsthand, but the further I get into motherhood, the more curious I...
Inhaling the sweet smell of her baby’s newness, a young mother cradles her baby's head in the crook of her neck. Her hand moves up, pausing for a few seconds on those sweet neck wrinkles. His head fits satisfyingly...
Lice. My head itches just saying that word out loud. Ugh...anyone else? There are many old wives' tales and superstitions about prevention and treatment. Which ones work? What is the most effective? Do you need to burn your sheets and towels?...

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Guide to Kids Eat Free/Cheap

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I'm sure the question "What are we eating for dinner?" comes up quite frequently at your house as it does in mine. And who...