The Waiting Room
Musings from years of addressing parental concerns and watching my children grow up.
Take two dreams and call me in the morning. By Brian Thornburg, MSM, DO, FAAPSleep is an ever-changing curiosity. Infants and children fight it, teenscan’t avoid it, and adults crave...Read more
A Case for Unplugging Your Children and Going Outside
Today's typical childhood experience does not include having the Great Outdoors right off the steps of the porch. Most children are programmed throughout their day and will spend 50% less time outside during their childhood than their parents did.Read more
The Greatest Generation
Today we honor fallen veterans. I recommend you watch Honor Flight, a powerful and uplifting feature-length documentary film that chronicles a dedicated group of Midwesterners as they rally together to fly...Read more
Feeding the ADHD Squirrel
You are what you eat. Ugh! Hated hearing those words from moms as I grew up. Apparently I wanted to be cinnamon frosted pop tart. I see so many comedy...Read more
How To Be A Better Playmate and Sneak in a Little Exercise at the Same Time
How many times have you heard your kids ask you, "Can you play with me?" If your household is anything like mine, this question usually comes when you're elbow deep...Read more
Probiotic Snacks for Everyone
Regular consumption of probiotics can lead to weight loss, a stronger immune system, a well balanced digestive system, improved mental health, and so much more.Read more
NO for the YES!
Okay, all you overscheduled and tired parents. Like a love letter, I wrote this just for you. I am a single parent with eight children. As my friends from college say to me, “Whenever I feel down I just think of you.” Best friends like kids always tell the truth. I am your best parenting friend and this is the truth.Read more
Healthy Treats for the On-The-Go Family
With a busy schedule, it may be difficult to find the time to meal prep let alone healthy snacks. It can become a chore and buying healthy snacks at the store often adds up. So what do you do if you are a parent on-the-go, but also want to make sure your family is consuming nutritious options?Read more
Building a Child’s Happy Brain
The human body produces hundreds of neurochemicals. They are key to our physical and mental wellbeing.
Mom Influence on Healthy Eating
By combining healthy habits with positive experiences, your influence as a mom on your family’s health can be very impactful.Read more