MandeeHello everyone. My name is Mandee and I am a full time mom, wife and pediatric, registered nurse. I work outside the home 36 hours a week and am a stay at home mommy, for two wonderful kiddos, the other 4 days. I work in a large pediatric hospital and have learned many little tricks and insights that I love to share with others.


I work in pediatrics. Getting a child to laugh is one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever experienced.

When you are a nurse, you know that every day you will touch a life or a life will touch yours.


Our goal is to educate, encourage, and entertain as we provide general pediatric advice. However, please understand that Tricks of the Trade does not replace your relationship with your pediatric health care provider. We encourage parents to address specific questions about their children’s health with their pediatrician and not to delay seeking this advice because of content learned from Tricks of the Trade. Please know also that while our anecdotes are based on real patients, identifying features have been changed in order to protect patient confidentiality.