Posts by Aknapitsch

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The Importance of “The Wives”

by Aknapitsch

I’m blessed with a good-sized circle of friends.  Work friends, friends from church, friends in our neighborhood, etc.  Despite all this, some of my most valuable friendships are those with the other wives from playgroup.  We call ourselves the “Sugar Mommas”.  It’s an interesting group.  We’ve got a wide variety of ages, careers, interests, personalities […]

Feed the Baby

by Aknapitsch

This is part one of a multi-part series on nutrition and children. Stay tuned for older babies, toddlers and big kids! There are a myriad of choices to make when it comes to feeding your baby! Breast or bottle? Soy formula or regular? I’m going to try to dispel a bit of the mystery and […]

Surviving Stitches and Other Painful Procedures

by Aknapitsch

Some of my least favorite Mom moments are at the intersection of my roles as mom and physician.  I work hard to be “just” my kid’s Mom when they are sick or injured but it’s impossible to completely separate out the pediatrician part of me.  We most recently landed there when I got a text […]

Rear-facing Manifesto

by Aknapitsch

Okay manifesto might be a bit strong, but I’m back to tackle the rear-facing issue. Before, I start, I realize that many of you think I’m nuts. Give me three minutes of your time and read this with an open mind. Pretty please? Before I had kids of my own, one year olds were my […]

Buckles, Boosters and Backseats – Oh My!

by Aknapitsch

According to the CDC1, the most common cause of death for kids in the United States is injury from a motor vehicle collision. We spend time worrying about kidnapping, shark attacks, H1N1 and tick bites, but the van in our driveway is the real threat. I’m not a car seat fanatic by accident. Riding in […]

Potty Training

by Aknapitsch

When my oldest was a baby, I thought I was interested in early potty training. Others would tell me that early potty training trains parents not children. I didn’t care! If I had to remind him every hour for a year, I would have done it to get the poop in the potty. Unfortunately, my […]

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