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It’s the start of a new year, and, as is tradition, most people have already outlined their resolutions for 2023. For some, they’ve set health-specific goals: eat healthier, go to the gym, drink more water, lose weight. Others want...
Thinking back on the early days of motherhood, I remember being introduced to water beads at a playdate. I thought they were the best thing ever! My children loved tactile sensory bins, and naturally, I thought water beads were...
For more than five years, I’ve graced you — or possibly upset you — with the blogs I’ve put out here. And for more than five years, it felt right — and incredibly fulfilling. I was in my mommy...
Five months after my 21st birthday, my husband and I decided to start trying to have a baby. I know what you’re thinking — are you insane?! You’re so young! You just started legally drinking... why do you want...
After giving birth to my first son 15 years ago, I wouldn’t have ever thought in a million years that I would be diagnosed with cancer. During my pregnancy around month four, while having an ultrasound, I found out I...
One of the first things out of the mouths of most well-meaning people (usually old ladies in the Publix checkout line) when they discover my daughter is adopted is, “Oh, what a gift!” Cue automatic cringe. Ask any member...
"Dear Lord," I prayed nightly for years. "Please keep us safe, healthy, and together." Safe and healthy made perfect sense. Any new mom, particularly those like me who suffered from a large degree of postpartum depression and anxiety, would be...
“But… what happened over there?” It was 1994, and we had just finished watching the feel-good flick Forrest Gump. My father had to wipe away tears during the Vietnam combat scene. I was 13 years old and didn’t understand....
"When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways — either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits or by using the challenge to find our inner strength." –Dalai Lama Happy Holidays! Happy Halloween! Happy...
I just wanted to go back to sleep. I must have been 8... maybe 9 years old at the time. I was traveling from the kitchen to my room after having a glass of water. It was around 11 p.m....
“I don’t like what I saw in the biopsy. I think you’re looking at early-stage breast cancer. I could be wrong, but I’m not usually wrong.” Two days later, my radiologist called to confirm her suspicions were true. Thus...
It's official — flu season is here. If you've been to the pharmacy or grocery store recently, you might have seen or heard reminders about getting the flu shot for you and your children. Although the flu hits annually,...

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