Hi there - my name is Allison Katz and I’m the Marketing Communications Manager here at Summer Infant. I am a wife, daughter, sister, aunt, friend and most recently mom to an adorable little boy we call Murph, Booger, and Scooter among many other names. You’ll hear me refer to him mostly as D in my posts.
I am excited to share my thoughts, feelings and stories about being a mom with you all, and of course hear what you have to say. You will come to realize that I am a very open and honest person. I love spending time with family and friends. They are everything to me! You’ll notice my posts will have a lot, if not everything to do with my personal life experiences, as a wife, a mom, a working professional and as someone who’s trying to “do it all” as they say. Becoming a mom has taught me to try and live more in the moment, take it day by day and to appreciate the good that happens and not to focus on the bad. It’s harder than it sounds, but I’m getting there.
I am a pediatrician and a mom. I grew up in NYC and although I moved to the suburbs I feel like a New Yorker at heart. I have two children and work hard at balancing my practice and time with my family.
Several years ago I started using the media as a way to broaden the reach of my pediatric practice. I enjoy sharing my advice and personal experiences with my patients, with my friends, and anyone else who is interested. I plan to blog about practical parenting advice that will jump start a conversation in our blogging community. After all, it's great to learn from others' experiences, and I hope adding a pediatrician's input into the conversation will enrich discussion.
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What's Dad Thinking?
I’m Jeff. I work in new product development and marketing at Summer Infant. Working on baby products, I’ve learned more than I ever expected to know about swaddling and baby tubs! The good news is that it’s helped me to feel more confident as a parent. There’s so much build up to the big day (labor and delivery) – and then suddenly you’re a parent – with no instruction manual.
The first time around worked out pretty nicely so here we go with baby number two. I have a lovely almost three-year old daughter, who I’ll refer to here as “D” and a baby boy on the way. My blog posts will hopefully share some of what dad might be thinking, as well as practical tips for things that have helped us along the way.
I am a pediatrician, seasoned mother and adoring grandmother. I grew up as the middle child among 5 in a military family, spending my childhood predominantly in northern Virginia and Hawaii, as well as on Guam in the Mariana Islands. I have 5 wonderful adult children (bookend boys and 3 girls), three amazing in-law children, and 6 delightful, young grandchildren.
While my most significant professional niche has been in the area of breastfeeding promotion and management, I also am passionate about educating parents concerning various aspects of children’s health and behavior. The pursuit of life balance is another major interest, arising from my own ongoing struggles with role overload and out of compassion for today’s generation of “too busy” parents. I look forward to sharing information about breastfeeding and other baby care concerns, and consider it a privilege to help inform, empower, and encourage new parents in their most awe-inspiring role!
Dr. Neifert is also the author of "Great Expectations: The Essential Guide to Breastfeeding
On occasion, Summer Infant employees and other moms and dads who have something unique to contribute will guest post on the Summer Infant blog. All guest posts by these bloggers are posted with this profile. Enjoy!