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
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.

A young mother and her little daughter cooking.

Feeding and Eating

Cooking for Kids With Severe Food Allergies

Label reading and thoughtful food preparation are important when cooking for a child with severe food allergies.

Group of children in masquerade costumes paint gingerbread for the halloween holiday at home in the kitchen.

Feeding and Eating

Celebrating Halloween With Food Allergies

Food allergies can be safely managed during Halloween with care and thoughtful planning. Enjoy the spirit of the season safely with this guide!

Mom trying to educate her little one about healthy eating habits.

Feeding and Eating

How To Plan Events for Kids With Food Allergies

With careful planning, kids with food allergies can safely enjoy meals at special events.

A girl with a tray of food walking into the school cafeteria.

Feeding and Eating, Special Needs

Managing Food Allergies at School: A Comprehensive Guide

Students with food allergies require consistency from all school team members to avoid severe reactions and maintain a safe environment.

A cat in the house causes allergies in a child.

Health & Nutrition

When Do Pet Allergies Show Up in Babies?

Cat and dog allergens are common causes of pet allergies in young children. Allergy medicines and other strategies can help manage reactive symptoms.

The girl does not respond to the world around us.

Special Needs

What Is Heller’s Syndrome (Childhood Disintegrative Disorder)?

Childhood disintegrative disorder is marked by a child achieving normal developmental milestones, then demonstrating a loss of previously acquired skills.

Newborn baby crying on the bed.


Why Do Babies Cry in Their Sleep? Here Are 5 Reasons

Occasional crying while asleep is a normal feature of active sleep for many babies. Learn why babies cry in their sleep and what you can do about it here.