Kristen

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Rainbows and Redecorating

So, remember 10 days ago when I broke my head? In the two days that followed Landon broke his fever (poor kid was super sick and could not wrap his …

Sunday, March 29, 2015

<b>Sunday, March 29, 2015</b> <b><br>Tonight's picture was taken on March 7, 2007. This photo always makes me laugh. For many reasons. First it is March! One would</b> …

What is the best way to introduce screen media to our three-and-a-half-year-old?

Q: What is the appropriate way to introduce screen media to our three-and-a-half-year-old son? We don’t own a TV, and our son’s exposure to screens …

Six tips to managing family life when your child has cancer - Boston Children's Hospital - Thriving blog

When our daughter, Ruby, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) at one and a half years old, my husband and I were immediately …

Cooking All The Things

Since our kitchen was completed the weekend before Christmas I've cooked every meal for every day we've been at home and it has been glorious. JP and …

No, you don't have to 'move on.' It's okay to grieve forever.

When I was three years old my brother was born. He had a heart condition, and after being in and out of hospital for the whole of his little life, he died when I was five. The time after he was gone was a long and empty period of terrible loneliness and the hollow aching of grief. His death has …

8 Lovely & Practical Things to Make With Your Kids this Holiday Season

(Image credit: Gathering Beauty)<p>I love handing my daughter a piece of paper and crayons and watching her go to town with her creativity. But it's …

Crafting

To cure almost always, to relieve often, to comfort if we have the time? <br>A Challenge to Palliative Care

<i>(Please welcome Cory Ingram, MD, MS, FAAHPM to Pallimed. Dr. Ingram recently attended the 2014 Palliative Care Congress in Montreal at McGill</i> …

Food Forts and Other Fun

JP's headlights just flashed up the driveway, home from his first "fight knight" at the Krav Maga studio since he took his summer break. He broke two …

Now @ Magic Beans: Meet the milestones: our favorite baby toys for each developmental stage

From her first smile to her first step, your baby spends her first year working her way through a series of physical milestones, building her …

Monday, June 23, 2014

<b>Monday, June 23, 2014</b> <b><br>Tonight's picture was taken in May of 2007. We took Mattie to Lancaster, PA that weekend. Outside one of the stores was this</b> …

6 great tips for getting the best Instagram photos of your kids

As a longtime photo enthusiast and avid storyteller, I’ve been a huge fan of Instagram since it dropped three years ago. Especially as a parent who …

Now @ Magic Beans: 4 Family fun Games from Blue Orange & 25% off through June 22!

Looking for high-quality games that maximize the fun? Look no farther than Blue Orange, the makers of “Hot Games for a Cool Planet,” founded in San …

Cancer

Boom.<p>On Friday, 5/30/14, I found out I had a Stage 4 lung cancer. People in my condition have about a year to live on average, and treatment is now …

6 ways to help your kids deal with anger

<i>Meaghan O’Keeffe, RN, BSN, is a mother, writer and nurse. She worked at Boston Children’s Hospital for nearly a decade, in both the Cardiac Intensive</i> …

Cases: Legacy Projects at the End of Life

Case: <br>F.B is an 90-year-old woman who initially presented with chest pain and shortness of breath and was found to have a large descending aortic …

Miscellany

I wonder how many posts I have in the last 7.5 years of blogging titled something like "miscellany" or "things." I'm guessing MANY. But that's …

Frozen and Food

To continue with my months-belated movie references, we finally watched American Hustle, Dallas Buyers club, and Frozen this weekend! So many Oscar …

Don't Help Your Kids With Their Homework

And other insights from a ground-breaking study of how parents impact children’s academic achievement<p>One of the central tenets of raising kids in America is that parents should be actively involved in their children’s education: meeting with teachers, volunteering at school, helping with homework, …

Chipotle Pork Soft Tacos

It looks like I'm on the Rachael Ray show today! <br>I'm sorry for the last minute notice, I only just found out about 4 seconds ago. :-) The show was …

Earnest blogging

I got the kindest email from a reader after I wrote about trying to come up with a list of things that bring me joy, and can I just say how surprised …

Why it's important to ask about your baby's heart during an ultrasound - Boston Children's Hospital Thriving Blog

Did you know that at least half of all babies born with a heart condition are not diagnosed during pregnancy? Heart defects can seriously impact a …

Paleo carrot soup

I mentioned in my thoughts about my recent juice cleanse that I have been inspired to start cooking more, and the day that I got to eat whole food …

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

<b>Wednesday, January 22, 2014</b> <b><br>Tonight's picture was taken in January of 2006. That particular day I brought gingerbread houses that I made from scratch</b> …

Making sure your children aren't driving distracted

A new study released by the prestigious <i>New England Journal of Medicine</i> attempts to show just how dangerous distracted driving can be for young …

Fancy Food and Smiles All Around

Yesterday I went to the world's hardest Barre class- my legs were quivering masses of almost-muscle when I stumbled out, but underneath all the …