Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (Myocarditis and the mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines)

Greetings, readers!  How many of you have heard about this myocarditis thing?  Did it scare you?  Of course it did, the headlines sound scary!  Have you been hoping I would chime in on this thing?  No?  Oh, OK.  We’ll, I’m going to anyway.  Here goes . . . First, what the heck is myocarditis anyway? ... Continue Reading →


Day 6 - Diphtheria "Why should she die of influenza, when she come through diphtheria right enough the year before? Fairly blue with it she was. They all thought she was dead. But my father, he kept ladling gin down her throat. Then she come to so sudden she bit the bowl right off the... Continue Reading →

Guest Post – Raising Anti-Racist White Kids

Hi, readers.  I hope everyone is well and safe out there.  I've been getting questions from my friends and patients about discussing current events with their children.  It's hard to protect children from frightening things happening in the world and honestly, I don't know that we want to.  For those of us who desire to... Continue Reading →

How To Drug Your Child

A buddy of mine suggested that I make a quick post to help parents figure out their child's dose of Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin (ibuprofen).  I think that's a swell idea so here goes.  If you kid has pain or fever, these are your go-to medications.  BUT, that's all they do.  These do nothing for... Continue Reading →

Back in Business

Hey, folks!  My blog has been pretty quiet for the last couple of . . . years.  Yeah, it's been literally years, and I'm sad about that, but you know how it is.  Life happens.  I'm a full-time practicing physician and mom of two kids and my husband works out of town a lot, which... Continue Reading →

Drowning Prevention, What You Need to Know

About four months ago, I was reading to my four-year-old when I received a text message from one of my close friends from residency.  It was a short message. Eleanor, the two-year-old daughter of another pediatrician friend, was dead. Her mom had taken her older sister to a riding lesson and Ellie was home with... Continue Reading →

Levi’s Legacy

Hey Readers, I have a long article on drowning prevention in the works that I'll be publishing very soon but I want to go ahead and share this with y'all.  This is my friend, Nicole.  She recently lost her precious three year old little boy to drowning.  I want you to read her story and... Continue Reading →

Tylenol After Vaccines

I get a lot of questions about administration of Tylenol to babies who have just received or are about to receive vaccines.  There are a number of rumors floating around out there in the mommynet about this one so let’s talk about it.  I want to address two big questions in particular.  First, should you... Continue Reading →

Blog at

Up ↑