Carolyn Smarszcz, BSN, RN

Carolyn Smarszcz, BSN, RN has been a professional nurse for over 20 years with experience in emergency and obstetric care and has also served as adjunct nursing faculty for a leading private college. Most recently, she has been an aspiring health content marketing writer.

 

Carolyn’s clinical specialties include stabilization of premature and ill newborns, postpartum care, and patient education. When she is not at the bedside, Carolyn enjoys spending time with her family and discovering new favorite lattes.

 

Interested in talking with Carolyn about your health content marketing writing project? Send her an email!

Carolyn Smarszcz, BSN, RN
Young parents comfort their cute daughter.

Behavior, Special Needs

How You Can Assist a Family Through Pediatric Mental Health Crises

Children may experience mental health crises for a variety of reasons. Even without psychiatric training, you can make a difference in a child’s life.

Kid with ADHD don't paying attention to his mother.

Behavior

Recognizing Borderline Personality Disorder in Children

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is usually diagnosed in early adulthood and is marked by extreme emotions and unstable relationships.

Anophthalmia

Eye Conditions and Syndromes, Visual Impairment

Anophthalmia: Navigating the Path from Diagnosis to Adaptation for Parents and Their Children

Anophthalmia is a rare disorder that results in childhood blindness. Early intervention services are important to help your baby maximize their potential.

Sensory experiences for an autistic boy.

Eye Conditions and Syndromes, Visual Impairment

What is Visual Sensory Stimulation?

Age-appropriate strategies to develop a person’s visual processing abilities are an important part of meeting the body’s sensory needs.

Attentive girl looking at her doctor.

Eye Conditions and Syndromes, Visual Impairment

Stargardt’s Disease: Navigating the Challenges of Juvenile Macular Degeneration

Stargardt’s disease is the most common form of inherited retinal disease. Many accommodations are available to help with low vision and vision loss.

Cuisine

Feeding and Eating

Unexpected Foods That Cause Allergen Cross-Reactivity

A variety of unexpected foods and environmental substances can trigger an allergic reaction through cross-reactivity to food proteins.

An anxious little girl.

Feeding and Eating

Easing Anxiety for Families Facing Food Allergies

Ongoing physical preparations and speaking openly about anxiety can ease the transition from diagnosis to living well with a food allergy.

Little girl teasing is putting fingers to nose with raspberry.

Feeding and Eating

Empowering Kids to Self-Manage Severe Food Allergies

With time, practice, and support, kids with food allergies can successfully manage their condition and necessary accommodations. Learn how right here.

Cute little children eating food at daycare centre.

Feeding and Eating

6 Tips for Food Allergy Safe Playdates

Food-allergic children can host and attend playdates. Open communication with the other child’s parents is important to ensure your child’s safety.

A young boy eating a tasty raspberry with yogurt.

Cooking and Kitchen Play, Feeding and Eating

13 Best Gluten-Free Snacks for Kids

The best gluten-free snacks for kids combine nutrients found in fruits and veggies with protein to provide optimal fuel for a growing child’s body.

Asian woman making healthy food salad.

Feeding and Eating

Avoiding Cross-Contamination for Kids With Food Allergies

Preventing exposure to food allergens through cross-contact can be done successfully through thoughtful planning and careful food preparation.

Happy mother and daughter reading nutrition label.

Feeding and Eating

Decoding Food Labels When Your Child Has Food Allergies

Time and practice are necessary to accurately interpret the presence of major food allergens on a product or food label.