Is it possible that BabyShrink is approaching it's THIRD birthday? This site was launched with much anxiety on my part -- and also, great hopes and dreams. Sort of like having a REAL baby. Come to think of it, there are lots of similarities between writing a parenting column and having a baby -- the staggering amount of work -- 24/7 -- being one of them.
So as I was toiling away out here in my island home, pressing the "Publish" button every week and wondering whether anyone would even read my stuff, an interesting thing happened -- people DID start reading, and more importantly -- enjoying their parenting adventures a little more because of it.
So it comes with a great sense of satisfaction (and even joy) to announce the next step for me -- adding the title of "Expert", in affiliation with some pretty impressive folks. You've probably heard Dr. Oz talking about his great new health site, ShareCare, powered by some of the most prestigious names in the country. I'm excited to be on ShareCare -- here's my bio -- answering your questions about parenting, child development, and family life. It's a super user-friendly experience, so I hope you'll sign up today, along with the 200,000 others who have already jumped on board to Dr. Oz's Move It And Lose It personalized diet and fitness plan -- and countless others looking for real answers to health questions.
I'm also really excited to be featured alongside some awesome names in parenting and family health over at Parents.Com. They have a cool Q and A tool where you can submit questions -- and the panel of experts answers for you. Check me out on the same list with gurus like Dr. Harvey Karp (of "Happiest Baby on the Block" fame), Dr. Ari Brown (of the "Baby 411" series), and Dr. Alice Domar, a fellow shrink who's done tons of fantastic stuff on women's health at Harvard (among others).
Thanks for all of your support and encouragement -- as always, send me your parenting questions. In addition to these cool new ways to reach me, you can always comment here, tweet me, or drop me an email so that we can arrange some individualized Parent Coaching for you and your family. I'd love to talk with you personally.
Dr. Heather The BabyShrink