childrens-health

Style

I Let My Daughter Wear Whatever She Wants

When I was 14 and graduating from junior high school, I wore what I damn well pleased. “What I damn well pleased” happened to be a slinky evening gown. It was a basic slinky evening gown, mind you, sleek and powder blue without frills. Since I was a late bloomer, I stuffed my foam bikini […]

Health

Questions to Ask When Choosing a Pediatrician

I had checklists for my checklists when I was expecting my first child. Already a pro at navigating message boards during my wedding planning, I pored through threads of advice for choosing the best pediatrician to curate my own. It was embarrassingly lengthy yet practical, and helped me narrow down the contenders before baby number […]

Health

The Hell Known As Pinkeye

Last month, just as we were nearing the end of school, the school nurse called me and let me know she thought my son had pink eye. “There have been a few other kids who have it, and it could be that he got something in his eye that irritated it, but you might want […]