Sports and Playground Injury Preparedness — #CMHmoms

  On the very first full day of school, I got the dreaded call that all parents of school-aged children fear. “Good morning, Katie. This is Nurse Erin from school. How are you today?” Immediately, my mind starts racing. I scour my brain for any sign of illness I may have missed … [Read more...]

Whole Body Healthcare — Children’s Mercy Hospital KC

Before I partnered with Children’s Mercy Hospital, I was starting to lose my faith in conventional doctors. You see, a few years ago, the pharmaceuticals I was taking for my autoimmune disease gave me some pretty severe side effects. When I was told (by my doctor) that the only option was to go on … [Read more...]

Food Allergy Awareness and Resources

Did you know that, according to a study released in 2013 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, food allergies among children increased approximately 50% between 1997 and 2011. Or, that every 3 minutes, a food allergy reaction sends someone to the emergency department – that is more than … [Read more...]

Children’s Mercy Hospital, Healing Through Ketosis, and My Friend Brock

Last month, as part of my partnership with Children’s Mercy Hospital, I had the opportunity to interview two of the experts from their Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, Lori Cull-Deshmukh, Masters Social Worker, and Lindsey Thompson, Nutrition Services Manager. Our focus was on the Ketogenic Diet, how … [Read more...]

Discover Children’s Mercy + Inside Pediatrics

Last month, I had the opportunity to attend a “Discover Children’s Mercy” event at Kansas City’s premiere children's hospital. It completely changed the way I look at pediatric doctors, nurses, and caregivers. Thankfully, neither of my kiddos have been admitted to Children’s Mercy Hospital (and I … [Read more...]