Working from Home with a Toddler: A Battle for Attention

Working from Home with a Toddler: A Battle for Attention

My son scribbles on my notepad while I am on a work conference call. If there is one positive thing that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought it’s more time with family. With the shelter in place order, everyone has to stay home--forcing more family time and home activities. For those who can work from home, [...]

Ribeye Steak Dinner in 15 Minutes? Yes!

Ribeye Steak Dinner in 15 Minutes? Yes!

Ribeye steak with a baked potato and green beans with almonds Still don’t know what to make for dinner? How does a ribeye steak cooked in butter, thyme and rosemary sound? Bonus: it’s super easy! The other day I had two ribeye steaks my husband purchased to cook dinner. He wasn't able to cook them [...]

Learning About Kidney Health Can Be Fun For Kids

Learning About Kidney Health Can Be Fun For Kids

Today is Take Your Child to Work Day, but due to COVID-19, most kids have already been watching their parents work from home over the past month. Parents have not only been homeschooling, but also supplementing their child's education to keep them busy with various activities. I recently learned from Fresenius Medical Care North America [...]

Cascarones Fill Easter With Confetti-Filled Fun

Cascarones Fill Easter With Confetti-Filled Fun

Easter basket filled with cascarones. For everyone who celebrates it, Easter is a holiday that commemorates the resurrection of Jesus. For some Latinos, Easter also means it is time for cascarones! Now that my son is two years old, I am excited to finally introduce him to the fun of cascarones. A cascaron is a [...]

Bye Bye Binkies!

Bye Bye Binkies!

Weaning off our son from his beloved binky was hard. I don't know how some parents are able to do it cold turkey without shedding a tear. I can only assume that the child is not that attached to the pacifier. Hearing my son cry was hard--and we did not do it cold turkey! Considering [...]

What They Don’t Tell You About Toddlers

What They Don’t Tell You About Toddlers

What does a hematoma, a busted lip, a scratched out cheek, and bruised forehead have in common? A toddler! I am not talking about an angry toddler, but rather a happy, sweet and active toddler who has no concept of what he is doing when he is playing. In this example, the victim is me [...]