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"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping,'" said Fred Rogers, the iconic creator and...
I held my breath when we had the amniocentesis. The scans weren't looking good, and the doctor had many concerns. He looked up at me with heavy eyes and said that this life was not going to be an...
I’ve likely had endometriosis most of my life but didn’t know it. I remember having painful cramps, leg pains, and heavy periods as a teenager that caused me to miss school and extracurricular activities. At the time, my ob/gyn...
“I think my child has an eating disorder.” Just this week, I’ve talked to multiple Jacksonville moms with children experiencing eating disorders. Each mother and father explain in detail the distress their child and family are going through. I quietly...
Hi. My name is Brittany, and I am a recovering people-pleasing perfectionist. I rely heavily on social media and magazines to tell me what is "in." Even though I try my hardest to fit in with the newest styles...
When you were pregnant, were you worried that your baby might have special needs? I was. Were you relieved when you found out that your baby would be typical? I was. Well, for many of us mamas in Jacksonville...
Providence Canyon, aka "The Little Grand Canyon," was a memorable day trip for our hike-loving family. Jacksonville is full of beautiful hiking trails, but some days you just crave a hike with a scenic view outside of flat-lying terrain. My...
Being active and staying healthy can be a challenge for busy families. We have put together the best spots for fitness and wellness in Jacksonville to encourage and educate families that when it comes to staying on the right...
Northeast Florida is making even more strides to ensure that our youngest and most vulnerable patients and their families receive the best neonatal and pediatric intensive care imaginable. Meet the newest addition to the Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville and...
Meal planning is not a one-size-fits-all kind of thing. Instead, do what works for you until it isn't working anymore and then switch it up again. For me, meal planning varies based on what my family and I have...
I can honestly say I was blessed to not have to deal with the fear of needles. Reading that sentence alone probably made someone cringe somewhere because of the word "needle." For the record, my husband is one of...
Last December, I found myself sitting at the hospice bedside with my grandfather. He fought a month-long battle with COVID-19, and although he tested negative before his release from the hospital, he passed a short time after. Anticipatory grief...

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