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Join us every Monday in August for our annual Back to School Bootcamp BLOG edition! We will be sharing wisdom from some of our dear friends such as Dr. Chad Brandt, Anxiety and OCD Therapist, Diane Wilkes Tribitt, educator, author and founder of the Houston Vitiligo Awareness Movement, and Dr. Alana Kennedy-Naser, double board-certified Pediatrician and Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist, and founder of purePEDIATRICS and more!

Hand-washing causing dry, cracked skin? Here are some tips from our Friend, Dr. Meena!

By Kimberly Oehrlein | August 28, 2020 | Comments Off on Hand-washing causing dry, cracked skin? Here are some tips from our Friend, Dr. Meena!

“Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, Look how clean my two hands are, Soap and water, wash and scrub, Get those germs off rub-a-dub, Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, Look how clean my two hands are!” When you get tired of washing your […]

Back to School? Think Balance. Doctor’s Orders.

By Kimberly Oehrlein | August 20, 2020 | Comments Off on Back to School? Think Balance. Doctor’s Orders.

Join us for a quick and very insightful video interview with Dr. Alana Kennedy-Nasser as she shares with us how to keep kids safe as they go back to school in-person and how to keep kids developmentally “on track” as […]

Tips From A Teacher: Parents as partners, online enrichment and more!

By Kimberly Oehrlein | August 19, 2020 | Comments Off on Tips From A Teacher: Parents as partners, online enrichment and more!

A couple of weeks ago, as I began to work on plans for our Back to School Bootcamp Blog I reached out to one of my dear friends, who is a teacher and a mama and asked her, “What questions […]

Mental Health Matters In Our New Abnormal World – Back To School Boot Camp

By Kimberly Oehrlein | August 15, 2020 | Comments Off on Mental Health Matters In Our New Abnormal World – Back To School Boot Camp

What Is Mental Health? “Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at […]

Preparing families who are returning to in-person learning 

By Kimberly Oehrlein | August 14, 2020 | Comments Off on Preparing families who are returning to in-person learning 

 The beginning of a school year is full of excitement, trepidation, nerves, and anticipation. And that’s just for us parents! Ha! But, bad jokes aside, parents are experts at preparing their children for new experiences. We do it every day, […]

How to Talk to Children about COVID-19 and School – Back To School Bootcamp

By Kimberly Oehrlein | August 9, 2020 | Comments Off on How to Talk to Children about COVID-19 and School – Back To School Bootcamp

As we prepare for school to begin, those of us that are sending our kiddos slowly back out into the world may find ourselves explaining what has changed (again) in the last few months. After all, we have been explaining to […]

Validation Conversation – Back To School Boot Camp

By Kimberly Oehrlein | August 1, 2020 | Comments Off on Validation Conversation – Back To School Boot Camp

Validation Conversation:   “You’re ok, you’re ok, you’re ok, my little lamb,” I say while stroking my son’s back as he cries big fat wet wailing tears after shutting his fingers in a drawer. Of course, he is not ok. Shutting […]

Sharing our disappointment with our kids about our tough back to school decisions

By Kimberly Oehrlein | July 27, 2020 | Comments Off on Sharing our disappointment with our kids about our tough back to school decisions

School?! Home, Virtual, Traditional, and other and tricky decisions:   Lately, my social media feed has been flooded with this sentiment:  “When you get the news about school, Mama, take some time on your own to center yourself, and then tell your […]