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Dads and the AAP

When I was a pediatric resident we were taught that if a father comes with a mother, or comes alone with the child, for a well child visit or a sick visit we should be suspicious that things were not going well for the family. Either the dad did not trust that Mom was a good mother, or was afraid she would say something negative about him. In any event, we were taught to try to see what was wrong.

The Little Belly That Won’t Go Away After Having Children

Diastasis Rectus Abdominis is a condition that most people are very unfamiliar with. I can say this term to many moms, and in return, I receive a blank stare. Though as soon as I say, “That little belly that won’t go away after having children,” ears perk up. “Oh yes,” I hear again and again, “I have one of those.”

Adventures in Brackets: Summer is the best time to begin orthodontic treatment

Summer break in Middle Tennessee is well underway, and as a mom of three daughters, I am looking at the calendar and our “appointment to do” list trying to make sure I get all of the necessary appointments in before school starts back in August. Too many summers have gone by with August’s arrival finding me scrambling to try to get everything crammed in the week before school starts – along with A LOT of other parents.

Captain D's Grilled Menu and Gift Card Giveaway!

The American Heart Association recommends we consume fish, especially fatty fish like tuna and salmon, at least twice per week. Fish can provide several valuable nutrients such as selenium and B vitamins. Fatty fish are a great sources of omega -3 fatty acids, vitamin D and sometimes calcium. When sourced responsibility they can be a more sustainable protein option over other meats like beef and pork.

Let's Go To The Park: Edwin Warner

Nashville is full of beautiful parks and greenways. This is a great way to spend time together as a family without having to spend money or wait in long lines to ride something. One of the first days of summer, I load up my car with my kids, my nephew, a cooler of food, wipes, and toys to play in the dirt and the creek. We head to the Nature Center on Hwy 100 which is part of Edwin Warner Park. My plan is to explore the park and just have fun.

Nutritious Noshing in Nashville

I used to think that the hectic schedules for busy families came in seasons. If we could just get through the holidays things will get easier. We’ll get back on track after softball season or when the school year finally end. I just need to make it through the summer and I’ll be back in my routine.