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11. How Should I Handle Screentime as a Parent?

11. How Should I Handle Screentime as a Parent?

Recently, a mom on Instagram messaged me about phones. She was afraid that her phone usage was getting out of hand, and felt bad for being frequently distracted in front of her children. I know I’ve been there, and I’m guessing you have too. It can be a struggle to...

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8. Why I Take Cold Showers

As you may have heard in last week’s episode, I’ve been doing parenting polls on Instagram lately. It’s a fantastic way to find new things to incorporate into my parenting or share with other parents! Last week, my wife and I went out on our first date since our new...

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7. How to Pray as a Family

Lately, I’ve been doing parenting polls in my Instagram stories, and learning more about what other parents are doing! I recently did a parenting poll asking whether people pray as a family, and among my followers, 86% of respondents answered “yes.” Among those,...

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6. How to Choose a Pediatrician

My wife and I just had our beautiful fifth baby, Gloria Benedicta Boucher, two weeks ago! You can see her on Instagram. I might be just a little bit biased, but I think she’s one of the greatest babies of all time. Overall, everything with our other kids have gone...

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Recent Posts

“Whats the scoop on introducing peanuts?”

I get asked about introducing peanut to babies on a daily basis. It’s so confusing and the messages are all tangled up. “They used to say no peanut butter until age one or even two and now I think it's 6 months? I'm so confused." I created this quick video tutorial to...

Why is introducing baby foods so complicated??

(I made a nifty little guide to go along with this post that you can put on your fridge.  Click here to get my Cave Baby Feeding Regimen guide.)   "I've read so much about starting solids on the internet....I'm more confused than ever!" a recent parent disclosed...

Be a screentime model

“What’s the best way to get him to make good screen choices?” a mom asked me several weeks ago at a well visit for her 8 year old.  As I had walked into the room, I noticed both her child and she were on their own phones….absorbed in their own screens as they waited...

Getting ears pierced by my pediatrician!?

A doctor that pierces ears??? I never thought I'd end up piercing ears when I went into medical school.  Heck, I'd never even SEEN an ear pierced until about a year ago.  However, I got sick of treating infected ear lobs from patients who got their ears pierced at the...

Ignoring your child’s tears

Our two boys started karate tonight.   We’ve wanted to get them into something new and something to build their confidence.  Our older son is very very bright and gets easily frustrated when things don’t go his way. Don’t even think about playing UNO with him unless...

“Do we need an owellete?”

“My friend said to get an owelette….do we need one?” a parent asked at a recent prenatal class.   This question has become so common that I preemptively bring it up when talking with expectant parents.   If you haven’t heard, there are all these new gadgets to...

Uncertainty

Our 4 year old really really wanted to get on the upper portion of the the structure at our nearby playground.  It’s a special area where only the "big kids" get to go, the slides are longer/faster/curvier, and it’s where is older siblings retreat when they want to...

Pump & dump is a myth

If you’ve ever talked with a nursing mom, you’ve probably heard them speak with frustration about the return of alcohol into their lives.  Many moms excitedly look forward to the chance to enjoy a glass of wine, can of beer, or their favorite mixed drink after 9...

A well balanced (media) diet

“How much screen time should we let him have?” asked a mom at a recent two year well visit.   “That IS the question of the decade” I replied, “and honestly at this point I don’t know what the best answer is.” Screen time.  Our parents never asked our doctors about...