Keeping Kids Safe While Mowing The Lawn

When I was a child, I always thought mowing the lawn looked cool. When I was old enough to help at home, my father would let me use the push mower to help mow our back yard but I don’t think I ever really understood the dangers of those mowers and just how sharp those blades were until years later when I was a pediatric resident working in the ER with grass in full bloom. I saw fingers and legs … [Read more...]

Don’t Let Special Dietary Needs Trick Your Child This Halloween

Hard to believe Halloween is two days away! Kids across the country are counting the hours until they can don their costumes and start their annual trek around their neighborhoods for treats. Treat gathering is a big more complicated these days with the amount of kids who have food allergies or chronic diseases that require special diets such as diabetes or celiac disease. But, with a bit of … [Read more...]

The Case of the Missing Tablecloth Rings In The New Year

Today is Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, year 5768 actually. As today approached, I found myself quickly entering autopilot to prepare. Cooking, shopping, contemplating...comes with the holiday week. The holiday actually starts the night before with a meal so in preparing for that I went to find a very special tablecloth given to me by my Nana, my mom's mom. This table cloth HAD to be on the … [Read more...]

Trick or Treat for Fun and Safety

Happy Halloween! I have fond memories of watching "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown" when I was a kid. Very cool that some childhood icons are timeless! As you head out tonight with your ghosts, witches, goblins, power rangers, knights, ballerinas, pirates, wrestlers, star wars Jedi, rock stars and friends, don't forget a few simple safety tips to keep the evening fun and safe for … [Read more...]