This blog is my heart and soul and this is where I let it all out.
All of it.
Yes, I research, digest, and then write about pertinent pediatric health topics. I will always do this. It has made me a better pediatrician.
But then…I also just write…straight from my heart about the hardest job we will ever have…parenting.
This blog has married quite nicely 3 of my greatest passions: mothering, doctoring, and writing.
The fact that you come here to read, relate, share, ask questions, teach, and commiserate at times is truly the drizzled caramel on top of my caramel macchiato. And for those of you who know me well, you know that’s my absolute favorite coffee treat.
So, to wrap up 2011, here are the top 5 blog posts that received the most views/clicks/shares this year. Enjoy and Happy New Year! I’m incredibly grateful for all of you and I wish you continued health and happiness in 2012.
A case of recurrent strep throat. What to do, when to get tested, and who may be a Group A Strep carrier.
It’s croup! This was my first Ask Dr.Mom post and was published in 2010. It’s still my #2 most visited post. That just goes to show how common it is and how unnerving that barking cough can be. This gives you the low down on Croup. Also read this one, my updated post on Croup from this year.
I just wrote this one 2 weeks ago. It blew up on facebook and so many told me how much they could relate. Many also told me they took their kids to the park that day or the next, even during the crunch time of the holidays. That face in the picture pretty much says it all.
This was the most emotionally charged post I have written to date. This one comes in close second. This too was written in 2010 and has 198 comments and counting. Women from all over the world contact me and share similar painful stories. I still cry when I read it. I keep meaning to write more about IGT, I think in 2012, I will be ready to.
It seems tantrums don’t magically disappear by age 5. In fact, they can make quite a strong comeback. Here’s why and what you can do to help your little one.
I hope you enjoy these and find them helpful. I would love to know what topics you would like to see covered here? I still take e-mails and questions so feel free to shoot one my way. Wishing you all a Happy New Year!