Alex, mother to three rambunctious boys, belongs to the niche made-for-TV-movie market where a city girl marries a country boy. As such, she has developed a new appreciation for dirt biking, camping, hiking, and all other outdoor adventures. She loves anything artistic, but suffers from “jack of all trades, master of none” syndrome. You can find her at home working on one of a billion unfinished projects. Having all boys has been a blessing in disguise because her true loves are Harry Potter and Legos. Her sisters jokingly say she is the best “brother” they ever had.
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What’s the Scoop on Baby Poop? A Conversation with EIRMC

Becoming a mom and experiencing some of my first anxieties about motherhood made me realize I care an awful lot about poop. Never in my life did I think I would care about poop,...
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RSV Season With EIRMC

RSV, or Respiratory Syncytial Virus, is a highly contagious virus that hospitalizes almost 60,000 children under the age of five every year. It can be extremely dangerous for children 6 months and younger and...

Talking About the Tough Stuff: Tips from an EIRMC Counselor

One universal truth is that we cannot always control what happens to us. While every parent wishes that they could shield their children from traumatic events, it just isn’t possible. Sicknesses, natural disasters, losses,...

Torticollis and Plagiocephaly :: A Conversation With EIRMC’s Pediatric Therapy Services

“Tummy Time” is not a new phrase to parents, but torticollis and plagiocephaly might be. Gratefully, I learned about both conditions just shortly after my own baby was born. Both plagiocephaly and torticollis present...

Walking Milestones :: Expert Insight From EIRMC’s Pediatric Physical Therapists

One of the biggest milestones that parents eagerly await is when our babies take their first steps. It’s this momentous, picture-worthy moment that very quickly reminds us we need to do more babyproofing! But...

Building Independence in Our Children: Resources from EIRMC’s Pediatric Occupational Therapists

Raising strong, independent children is probably the number one goal of most parents. We want our children to be productive, to find a place for themselves in the world, and to make smart choices...

I Am Happier When I Am a Working Mom

I remember sitting in a class where the professor told us that his wife was one of the most amazing people on the planet because she stayed home and raised their children. I remember...

The Idaho Falls Zoo Through My Children’s Eyes

I have admittedly never been an animal person. I recognize that this fact about myself makes me sound like a terrible person, but I have felt this way since I was a little girl....

Late Bloomer or Language Delay? Advice From an EIRMC Specialist

As parents, we are constantly wondering if our children are “on track”. Maybe you have seen another child at a playdate group who can already do x, y, or z, and you’re left wondering...

Constipation in Children: Problem Solving with an EIRMC Pediatric Occupational Therapist

As a parent, you quickly become very concerned about another human being’s pooping schedule. From the moment you give birth, you are told to begin tracking your baby’s bowel movements. Unfortunately, that tracking doesn’t...