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complex medical mom

Transitioning Medically Complex Children From Hospital Care To Home Care

Connect Your Shield HealthCare care team supports your most fragile patients with Enteral+Oxygen Did...

Oscar Orozco
anxiety in children

Anxiety in Children: Accommodating Your Anxious Child in School and at Home

Anxiety can be a debilitating emotional experience. It has the ability to take a pleasant moment and...

Dr. Liz Matheis
gardening and children

Five Life Lessons Gardening Can Teach Your Child

I did not grow up on a farm. But I spent all my summers on one in rural Oklahoma. My grandparents...

Jamie Sumner
accessible aircraft lavatories law

This New Law Will Increase Airplane Lavatory Accessibility

This new law will increase airplane lavatory accessibility for those with disabilities. Here’s how...

Jamie Sumner
please watch your language

Please, Watch Your Language

Once a year, I begin the process of mentally and emotionally steeling myself for my son Charlie’s...

Jamie Sumner
Feeding Strategies Picky Eaters

Feeding Strategies for Picky Eaters

As mothers and parents, we can bear (or raise) multiple children, and yet each and every one is so...

Dr. Liz Matheis

Five Feeding Strategies for a Sick Kid

The week before winter break, my son Charlie came down with a cough. Nothing to be concerned about...

Jamie Sumner
what are birth defects

What are Birth Defects?

The word “defect” is a difficult word, especially when you are a parent. Medically...

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
Vital Importance of Getting Messy

The Vital Importance of Getting Messy

Last Spring while on a walk at a local farm to see the horses and climb through the haylofts and...

Jamie Sumner
adolescent with special needs

How do I Parent My Adolescent with Special Needs?

Raising an adolescent is hard. Really hard. Their moods change quickly – one minute they’re...

Dr. Liz Matheis