What are tonsils and why would a child need them removed?

What are tonsils and why would a doctor remove them?This is a great question that comes up a lot. Everyone has heard of tonsils, but very few people actually know what they are or what they do.

The tonsils are small balls of tissue on either side of the back of the throat. They are made of lymphatic tissue and their primary role is fighting infection. This role is especially important in Continue reading →

What every new parent should know after having a baby

What every new mom should know after having a babyWelcome to parenthood! Very simply put, your life will never be the same. I don’t think you can fully explain, or even really comprehend, what it is like to be a new parent until it happens to you. It’s as if you didn’t realize your heart could be so full, until you hold your firstborn. In that one moment Continue reading →

The secrets to (sort of) stress-free potty training

The secrets to (sort of) stress-free potty trainingPotty training is a huge developmental milestone for children. Unfortunately, for many parents, it’s often an incredibly frustrating experience. But it doesn’t have to be!

The main reason potty training can be such a difficult process is because parents are starting before their child is ready. On average, kids are ready for potty training between 2-4 years old Continue reading →