Caring for Kids…at Billings Clinic


B2S Getting back in the routine

Asthma b2s photo

August already!  Where did the summer go?  Of course all the back to school stuff has been in the stores, taunting us, for weeks now.  Soon the Halloween costumes will start coming out as well.  It’s as if time is in hyper-drive.  But, the kid’s “internal clock” has a way of knowing when it’s time … continue reading

The Stomach Flu

Little boy with stomach pain

The ‘stomach flu’ (gastroenteritis) is one of the most common reasons that we see kids in the pediatric office.  The typical stomach flu starts with about 24 hours of lots of vomiting followed by several days and up to a couple of weeks of diarrhea.  This is different than The Flu (short for influenza) of … continue reading

Healthy weight all year around

Healthy Kids

I just opened my cable/internet bill and it has gone up to more than $120/month for the most basic plan.  That is a ridiculous price to pay for something that sucks my family out of activity and onto the couch for hours at a time.  I almost had the guts to cancel cable, but when … continue reading

Caring for Kids… Who refuse to potty-train

Potty Training

It was exactly a week after my son’s 4th birthday when he announced that he was going to use the potty exclusively to do his business.  He finally threw in the towel…and the diapers…on his own time, certainly not mine.  I had spent the better part of a year begging, pleading, bribing, cajoling, manipulating, and … continue reading

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