Alex

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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.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

My Son Was Addicted to Electronics

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There are few hard and fast rules at my house. We don’t jump on the couches. We take off our shoes. We don’t tell potty jokes or say bad words. We do not hit....

When Does Picky Eating Need Intervention? An Interview with EIRMC

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Is your child picky, or are they picky? And at what point does your child need intervention for their picky eating? I recently visited with Peter Nieman, a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) who works in...

We Love Minecraft

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I have always played video games. In our family, my two sisters and I were sandwiched between boy cousins with just a few other girls dotted in. Playdates with cousins involved hiding in the...

20 Budget-Friendly Meal Ideas for When You’re Short on Time

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Being a mother is hard. I’ve done the working mother route. I’ve done the stay-at-home mother route. And both of them have their challenges. For me, the biggest challenge is dinner. In both roles,...