We are 22 days into the new year and people’s resolutions are falling by the wayside fast! According to Forbes, improved fitness is the number one New Years resolution. After big holidays filled with food and merriment, that makes...
Did you know that all D.C. Schools don't have full-time school nurse? Each public and charter school in D.C. has a nursing suite, the office where student vaccination record, medical history, and medications are kept. It’s the place where...
Take care of yourself, mama! You've heard it before, "put on your oxygen mask first;" "fill your own cup first;" "take care of yourself;" or "invest in self-care." Especially as a mom, you likely hear these phrases often. You KNOW taking...

Hospitalized with RSV

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My 6-month-old was hospitalized with RSV. And it was scary. It was stressful. It was, frankly, a lot to deal with. But I also learned a lot. So let’s talk about it. What is RSV? RSV really isn’t something that is...
Searching for the best pediatric dentists? Whether you're looking to book your baby's first appointment or in search of a new provider for your child, we've got you covered! Oral hygiene and health is essential for children right from the...
An anonymous, local DC area Pediatrician authored this sample letter to Representatives to take action on gun control reform. This was originally published on May 27, 2022 after the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas. We adjusted the wording so...
Like many babies born in 2020, our son was blessed with one of the silver linings of the coronavirus pandemic: a home with both parents around 24/7, for a time that extended beyond family leave. When my husband returned...
Just this past spring, my 7-year-old played flag football for the first time. He has always shown an interest in sports, so he joined the flag football team of our local league. I was excited, he was excited, and...
One of my very first patients at my office in 2011 recently came in and it led me down a nostalgic road. Looking at this picture made me think about how grateful I am to have been able to...
National Breastfeeding Month is still in full swing through August 31st so lets keep up the good work celebrating, promoting and normalizing breastfeeding.  Furthermore, we are celebrating Black Breastfeeding Week through August 31st to bring awareness to the benefits of Black...
In March, I had a four day in-patient hospital stay for severe tonsillitis and, what the doctor called, “sepsis-light”. While recovering at home afterwards I watched the movie “Wild”. It stars Reese Witherspoon as the real-life Cheryl Strayed on...
Birthing Doulas are in demand. Their skills, while not medical, are a tremendous help to mothers. Hiring a doula saved my life. She was my support person, educational resource, and advocate, and she made my birthing experience one for...
It is true; we are our children's first teachers. The beauty is they are our teachers. My son will be one at the end of the month, and I am amazed at how much I have learned from him....
Chances are, if you’ve heard of CrossFit, you’ve probably heard stories about people doing these off-the-wall, crazy hard workouts and only eating protein shakes. Ok, take that image and scale it way down- that’s the CrossFit that I’ve fallen...

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Easter Egg Hunts in the DC Area 2024

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Hippity, hoppity Easter’s on its way.  Easter decorations are up, and there is talk of the bunny in the house.  There are several Easter...

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