Adjusting to a new school year: Back To School-itis


The news last week ran its usual array of back to school stories. One, in particular, caught my eye. The story was about back to school "nerves". It isn't one of the more popular topics covered by the news but a good one to note because it does occur in kids of all ages and is worth knowing about just in case your kids get some early school days jitters. I call this phenomenon "back to … [Read more...]

Back To School Tips


Preparing for a new school year can be  overwhelming and catch even the most organized parent off guard. It seems to come out of no where,  and suddenly families coast to coast find themselves back in  school mode. … [Read more...]

Survival Tips for Graduation Weekend

Graduation 2015

Do you have a graduate in your house? We do. Even as a "veteran" graduation parent, celebrating a graduation is still one of the most emotional roller coasters you'll ever experience. It's an awesome occasion but brings with it all sorts of emotions and chaos. … [Read more...]

Treating the flu in a year with an imperfect flu vaccine

Graphic: Americal Recall Center

You know it's here...the flu! People coughing and sneezing. Out from work and school. And, of course, the stories on the news about this year's flu vaccine mismatch between the circulating flu and the one in the the vaccine. … [Read more...]