• Preventing Injuries this Fall Sports Season

    Preventing Injuries this Fall Sports Season

    Happy Fall! 🍂   Fall means it’s time for school routines, pumpkins, crockpot meals, and…Fall sports seasons! Maybe your family is getting back into sports after an extended break during the pandemic or you’re trying out a sport for the first time! Either way, it is important to discuss children’s wellness and injury prevention to keep upRead more

  • Catholic Wellness Answers, Episode 8: Infant Feeding

    Catholic Wellness Answers, Episode 8: Infant Feeding

    Does the rapidly evolving field of food allergies leave you confused? With all the articles about infant feeding out there, how is a parent to know what to actually feed their babies? During this webinar, Dr. Sweeney reviewed the current recommended strategies to prevent both food allergies and celiac disease. She also discussed the strategiesRead more

  • A Little-Known Benefit of using NFP: Ovulation Tracking

    A Little-Known Benefit of using NFP: Ovulation Tracking

    Many Catholics are familiar with the benefits of using natural family planning (NFP) in married life. The ability to abstain from or try to achieve pregnancy each cycle, increased communication and intimacy in marriage, and an ability to be open to God’s will for our lives and family size are familiar pluses of NFP. However,Read more

  • How to Ease into Exercise after an Injury

    How to Ease into Exercise after an Injury

    So, you’ve been injured, you rested, and now you want to get back into your exercise routine but don’t know where to start. There are many things to consider before jumping back into your exercise routine.  Are you still having pain?  If so, how intense?  Does the pain cause you to limp or alter your form?  Are you stillRead more

  • Flying with Kids

    Flying with Kids

    When our family arrives at the airport, everyone looks at us.  A few people smile at our kids, ages 1, 3, 6, and 8, but most people start to look nervous once they realize they are about to spend several hours on an airplane with us.  The bolder ones ask me, “Are you done yet?” Read more

  • MyCatholicDoctor selected as FINALIST in the OSV Challenge

    MyCatholicDoctor selected as FINALIST in the OSV Challenge

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MyCatholicDoctor selected as Finalist in the OSV Challenge August 30, 2021 – MyCatholicDoctor is thrilled to have been selected as a finalist in the OSV Challenge! What is the OSV Challenge? It’s Catholic Shark Tank! The OSV Institute for Catholic Innovation announced the next phase of the 2021 OSV Challenge, a multi-roundRead more

  • Bedtime with the iPad: Total Mom Fail

    Bedtime with the iPad: Total Mom Fail

    It’s 10:15 pm and my 2 1/2 –year-old is still awake, touching my mouse while I try to type.  She took a late nap and now we’re paying the consequences.  A few months ago the same thing happened and I did the unthinkable—I put her back in her bed, with the iPad. Total mom fail—isn’tRead more

  • Back to School, Back to Sleep! 10 tips to finding your sleep routine

    Back to School, Back to Sleep! 10 tips to finding your sleep routine

    “The road to academic success is paved with sleep,” according to Dr. James Kemp, the director of the St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Sleep helps kids do well in school, improves social functioning, prevents illness and injuries, and even prevents obesity.  But American children don’t sleep enough.  With touch-screens luring children to avoid bed, we haveRead more

  • Catholic Wellness Answers, Episode 7: Stress, Anxiety, and Feeling Overwhelmed

    Catholic Wellness Answers, Episode 7: Stress, Anxiety, and Feeling Overwhelmed

    Have you ever felt stressed, anxious, overwhelmed, or even that you might be burnt-out?  While these feelings aren’t new to the human condition, it seems our modern world nurtures these sentiments more effectively than calmness, centeredness, and connectedness.  Modern neuroscience has taught us much about how these two different states (stress vs calm) are activatedRead more

  • 10 Tips for Flying with Breast Milk

    10 Tips for Flying with Breast Milk

    I’ve heard many horror stories about flying with breast milk, from security agents that forced moms to dump out milk to broken bottles.  I’ve also made a few mistakes myself, once causing me to throw out several days of expressed milk.  I’ve taken countless business trips while breastfeeding my four children, and these are  myRead more

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