I didn’t plan to have a pandemic baby. I got pregnant before it all started. Never did I think it would be such a different experience than with my first. Wearing a mask to appointments was so hard. I struggled...
Growing up, my parents didn’t talk to me about sex until it was far too late. The discussions we did have were always after the fact and each one was punitive. I definitely understand why they waited; their parents...
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 when your little one will...
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 Pediatric Therapy with EIRMC, about...

Quinceañeras Tradition

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I was born into a Hispanic family and like most Hispanics, we have a lot of traditions. One of those traditions is a Quinceañera. Most Americans know what a Quinceañera is but in case you don’t, I would like...
It’s 9:00 on a Tuesday morning, and I hear a blood-curdling scream coming from my daughter’s room. My four-year-old keeps repeating, “NORAH. We do NOT bite. NORAH! WE. DO. NOT. BITE!” There are more screams, and a few tears,...

Advice for the New Mom

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I just finished celebrating my daughter at her baby shower. At the shower, I handed out a paper asking for everyone's predictions and also their best advice for new moms. I thought I would share a few with you.  The...
Idaho Falls School District 91 wants to make sure you AND your child are ready for kindergarten. Here is a checklist of things that can help ensure you are prepared for that first day of class. And, while it may...
I cried this morning. More accurately, I scream-cried at my daughter and then sobbed in private while she continued steadfastly not eating her breakfast and not getting dressed. Last night we screamed in tandem while she argued with me...

Homeschooled During COVID

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We all agree that the year 2020 sucked. We all had to make some hard decisions such as working from home and homeschooling our kids. I ended up doing both of these things. When my work informed me that...

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They Don’t Call It Grand for Nothing – Summer Adventures in...

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Though I grew up in the area, it wasn’t until a few years ago that I visited Grand Teton National Park for the first...

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