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Why This Occupational Therapist is Telling You That the Bumbo is a Dumbo

The Bumbo Seat I cringe when I see them on my friends’ baby registries. I know why they’re recommended to new moms: so they can shower/cook dinner/feed themselves/get a break, just for a few minutes. And that’s important stuff when you’re sleep deprived, not getting much help, responsible for other children, and you just NEED […]

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healthy kid snacks

Five (Truly) Healthy Kid Snacks, Part One

I’m jumping into the heart of the subject right out of the gate: kids eat a lot of refined carbohydrates. Goldfish, cereal, bread, frozen waffles, boxed mac n’ cheese, breaded chicken fingers…sound familiar? These foods are both convenient and hyper-palatable (meaning they excite your little one’s taste buds). They’re also reinforced by our government. The […]

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Fine Motor Skills–Get Your Child Ready to Hold a Pencil

As we head into the fall and “back to school” conversations begin, I find myself with several referrals related to kindergarten readiness. As a pediatric occupational therapist, parents seek out my services to make sure their child is equipped to handle the writing requirements of public school. I won’t get started on how I really […]

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5 Tips for Creating Your Birth Plan

5 Tips for Creating Your Birth Plan

Every doula knows that you can’t actually plan your birth because birth, by nature, is mysterious and spontaneous. It follows its own path, and no matter how hard we may want to control it, we can’t.  In fact, the best outcomes overall occur in those births that are allowed to unfold naturally, without intervention when possible. […]

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