Meet Dr. Laura Howe, Pip & Grow Pediatric Advisor
Posted by: January 31, 2018 Safe SleepPublished on:
Dr. Laura Howe is a triple board-certified physician. Yep – that means she’s considered an expert in *three* medical specialties – pediatrics, internal medicine, and allergy/immunology. To say she’s a badass is an understatement. Somehow she also manages to be an amazing mom to her two children, Kate & Jackson, while having great adventures with her husband, Mike. We’re grateful for her guidance at every step of our product development process. We couldn’t do it without you, Dr. Laura!
What do you do for a living?
I am a pediatric and adult Allergist (physician).
What do you love most about the work you do?
Being able to make meaningful differences in the lives of my patients.
What’s the hardest part of your job?
Missing out on events with my children while I work.
What brings you joy?
Spending time with Jackson and Kate and watching them be joyful!
What’s your superpower?
Multitasking- I like to think so- my hubby might disagree!
What drew you to become a Pip & Grow advisor?
I am a strong proponent of childhood safety interventions with my pediatric background and was frustrated seeing all of the misinformation provided to friends about what is really safe and what isn’t. After seeing children admitted to the hospital with acute life threatening events in cribs as a pediatric intern, I wanted to do something to help educate others on safe sleep.
What do you tell yourself when mom-guilt takes over?
I try to tell myself that my kids would be proud to have a mom who is normal, has her own needs that need to be met, and is able to balance her marriage, her job and her children to the best of her ability.
On what occasion do you lie to your children?
When I think there is an important reason they don’t need to know the real answer yet, but my son is getting too smart for this now- he remembers everything!
What’s your top mom-fail moment?
When my daughter pooped in a pool last summer without a swim diaper on! Ew….
If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
Make yearly photobooks of my children. I am SO behind on this (ie haven’t started yet!)
What’s something you like to do the old-fashioned way?
Mail letters and receive them!
What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?
What’s the best thing you got from your parents?