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September 20, 2022

Ep. 52 - Holistic approach to Life

Amanda Elise Love shares her story about being ill as a child and working through trauma to triumph. Many can relate to her story and how to overcome trauma to feel better in all aspects of your life. Life is about nourishing, whether we are talking...

September 13, 2022

Ep. 51 - Conscious Perspective

Children's Book author, Jay Aedo, discusses how his writings adds a twist. His mission is to encourage young readers to take responsibility for their actions and not blame others, speak up for themselves, go from being the victim to being triumphant,...

September 06, 2022

Ep. 50 - Collab with Dr. Dean Mitchell, The Smartest Doctor in the Room

As a Podcast host, one of the fun things I get to do is be a guest on other Podcasts!  Dr. Dean Mitchell, The Smartest Doctor in the Room, and I have a heart-to-heart discussion about Pediatrics and what families today are managing.

August 30, 2022

Ep. 49 - Is your child ready for a cell phone?

- Deciding if your child is ready for a cell phone can really be a difficult decision for parents and caregivers - Cell phones are different from other devices - There is so much to take into consideration when making this decision - Listen as I go...

August 23, 2022

Ep. 48 - Healthy School Lunches

Maureen Pisanick is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Pisanick Partners, LLC a nutrition consulting firm servicing early childhood and K-12 foodservice programs.  She currently supports over 40 school districts in Northeast Ohio in...

August 15, 2022

Ep. 47 - If not now then when?

Hey come and listen as we have a coffee talk and chat it up about “If not now then when?”  If you have something you want or something you are working towards this will provide insight into whether you are planning it out for the future or...

August 15, 2022

Ep. 47 - If not now then when?

Hey - come and listen as we have a coffee talk and chat it up about “If not now then when?”  If you have something you want or something you are working towards this will provide insight into whether you are planning it out for the future or...

August 10, 2022

Ep. 46 - College Send Off and Sibling Separation

Children all over the country are heading off the college...and sending your child off to college will make your heart burst with pride and heartache! Today we offer some tips for this new chapter for you and your family's life. And don’t forget you...

August 01, 2022

Ep. 45 - Sleep Conundrums

Sleep Consultants Beth Levy and Bridget Bowling stop by to talk about the confusing and difficult questions families have about sleep - sleep regression, night terrors, nightmares and any other reason infants and children wake up in the middle of the...

July 25, 2022

Ep. 44 - Exceptional Children in Special Education

Special education, or special needs education, is the practice of educating students with special needs in a way that addresses their individual differences and needs. Laws have been created to support all children in their ability to learn. These...

July 18, 2022

Ep. 43 - Balancing Hormones

Today my guest is Christy Romano, whi is a Certified Health Coach on a mission to help women tap into the power of nutrition, mindset and lifestyle changes to beat anxiety and FEEL good in their skin again.    It was Christy’s own...

July 11, 2022

Ep. 42 - Boxing and Kids

Last episode we recommended allowing your children to try different sports.   I spent some time with one of our producers at Pod Populi, Christian Porrello, who has experience with teaching kids boxing to learn more about this sport! Boxing...

July 04, 2022

Ep. 41 - Sports Specialization in Youth-Adolescent Athletes

Sports Specialization - Year-round training (greater than 8 months) to focus on a single sport at the exclusion of other sports, has increasingly become a common practice for those wanting to successfully compete at elite levels, often at the...

June 27, 2022

Ep. 40 - Kids Out, Bugs Out!

As the kids come out to play, so do the insects!  We've got tips to identify the most common types of bug bites, how to prevent them, and how to treat them. What symptoms to watch out for, the importance of choosing the right insect repellent for...

June 20, 2022

Ep. 39 - Study, Help!

Aimee Buckley joins the show, and explains Study Help Inc - how it got started and how it can help your child.  How can parents help their child thrive during the school year and the summer - and not lose academic ground over the summer....

June 13, 2022

Ep. 38 - Emotional Freedom Technique - EFT Tapping

Today's guest is Theresa Lear Levine. Theresa’s struggles as a successful mompreneur with trauma, ADHD and high functioning anxiety escalated into chaos, stickiness and self doubt and led her on a journey to regain inner peace, confidence and self...

June 06, 2022

Ep. 37 - Let’s go to the beach, baby!

I love summer and fun in the sun. What I don’t love is sunburns, especially when it comes to our little ones. As a pediatrician I get lots of questions about how to protect babies and children from the sun. So let’s have fun talking about...

May 31, 2022

Ep. 36 - Keeping our Children and our Community Safe regarding Firearms

Between 30 - 40 % of households have firearms, how do we keep our childrens safe from gun deaths, and teens safe from suicide by firearms? Owning a firearm, whether for target shooting, hunting or personal protection, comes with an ongoing commitment...

May 16, 2022

Ep. 35 - Seven Decisions for Success

The Traveler’s Gift, a book written by Andy Andrews, is about the divine adventure of a desperate man, David Ponder. Lauren, Gabe and I highlight the amazing lessons for life and success so eloquently described and intertwined in the Traveler’s...

May 09, 2022

Ep. 34 - Shortage of Infant Formula

Did you know that there is a national Baby Formula shortage? This was exacerbated the formula recall from a particular distributer, and parents are finding it hard to locate baby forumla - and when they do are limited in the amount they can purchase....

May 02, 2022

Ep. 33 - Responsive Parenting and Mindful Eating

We serve up a full dish on this one, and help you understand the importance of responsive feeding, and discuss strategies to improve dietary, weight and overall healthy outcomes in children. Learn how to balance food groups based on My Plate...

April 25, 2022

Ep. 32 - Bringing Home Baby #2...Recorded Live Pod-A-Palooza!

In this special live audience episode, Alex DeYoung joins me, she is a mom of two boys  -age 17 months and 8 weeks! Introducing and raising siblings is the trickiest balancing act for parents. There is no way to predict how a child will handle...

April 18, 2022

Ep. 31 - Solving Your Infant's Sleep Habits!

My guest today, Serena Girardi, is a pediatric sleep consultant with a love for babies and supporting new parents. She has a two-year background in nursing and now works alongside parents to set healthy sleep foundations for their newborns and helps...

April 11, 2022

Ep. 30 - Spring Forward Safely

The days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer and kids are spending more time outdoors. That means one thing...springtime is approaching! A season for hiking, grilling, gardening and outdoor fun.  But with spring also comes the...