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How much does your child’s homework dominate your weeknights? If you’re looking for a solution to this common challenge, I have a book suggestion for you: Visual Secrets for School Success: Read Faster, Write Better, Master Math and Spelling. Written...
Children are using handheld devices like smartphones more than ever. That’s hardly a news flash. But what about the possible consequences that excessive screen time is having on them, especially their vision?  As a developmental optometrist for 28 years, I’ve...
Note: This article originally appeared on MilwaukeeMom.com. “Why do my child’s eyes hurt?” I’ve heard versions of this question countless times over my 30 years as a developmental optometrist. Eye pain can take on many forms and has a number...
“We live in a world obsessed with drinking. We drink at baby showers and work events, brunch and book club, graduations and funerals. Yet no one ever questions alcohol’s ubiquity—in fact, the only thing ever questioned is why someone...
I was nominated to write this post because, "Julie likes to run a hundred miles (or something)," Fair enough. I DO like to run and yes, when I can, a trail is my first choice. Many of our family vacations involve...
Eighth-grader Rosie H. had always been a hardworking student. But as she got older, schoolwork got more difficult, and the main issue seemed to be reading.  Yes, she could read, but she didn’t seem to be understanding what she was...
(Madison, WI): Dr. Wendy Jin has joined UnityPoint Health - Meriter's pediatric team. Dr. Jin is a pediatrician at UnityPoint Health - Meriter's West Washington Clinic and McKee clinic and is now accepting new patients. Dr. Jin's approach to medicine has...
Pregnancy can spark anxiety even without a pandemic going on - especially for first- time mothers. Fears about COVID-19 can heighten this anxiety for women as they try to understand the risks of the virus, how it will affect their healthcare...
Children's healthcare in Madison is top notch. And parents know finding a healthcare provider for your child can be stressful - how do you know where to go and who to trust? We are so thankful for our Madison...
As moms there are SO many things that take up our time, energy and attention. We pour ourselves out every day into the people and pursuits we love, but although these are all good things, we often forget about taking...
(Madison, WI): While there are great options for your child to receive health care virtually, SSM Health Dean Medical Group pediatrician Sara Kreckman, MD, says there are a few reasons why bringing your child to an in-person well child...
“Is this the right choice?” A knot formed in my stomach as I read the 5:00AM text from my sister who was on her way to the hospital to have her ovaries, fallopian tubes and uterus removed. I stared...

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