Each year more than 3 million children around the world die from sepsis, the body's overwhelming response to an infection or injury, making it the largest killer of children around the globe. As summertime is approaching, a time when...
"Don't stay home just because you think you'll remember more," my own mother told me during my first pregnancy. I was talking to her about going back to work after maternity leave vs. staying home. "Whatever, Mom," I'm sure I...
When my daughter was only a few weeks old, my husband and I were admiring her as she slept and talking about all the things we couldn’t wait to do with her as she got older. I was imagining...
Rainy day blues? Not in our house! We welcome all seasons and weather 'round these parts. We especially treasure our rainy days because living here in sunny Florida usually has us craving a day of play indoors every so...
I click on every article I see about hospitality. I love the idea of come one, come all Sunday suppers, of friends popping in for coffee at any time, of people stopping by for dinner any day of the...
When Sandy Jacoby's husband Steve got laid off his job in 2012, they took a leap of faith by selling their car and house and moving to Nicaragua. They originally planned to live there for one year until they...
Nine months sounds like a long time, but it can be a whirlwind for pregnant women preparing for the day when their baby boy or girl arrives. In the days that follow, new mothers will learn how to change...
If you’re reading this, chances are you’re a mom who has clinked her glass at one of the millions of boozy-mom memes that permeate every corner of the Internet. Or maybe not. Maybe you’re a person who is angered...
For those of you who don't already know how our friendship began, Vicky and I met almost nine years ago in a moms' workout group called Stroller Strength. Having both just given birth to our first babies, we found...
Oh I know, toddlers can be little jerks. I have two 2-year-olds, and when they are both face down on the pavement screaming in protest over leaving their older brother's baseball practice, there's not much I can do but...
Act 1, Scene 1: 4-Year-Old, shouting (or his regular voice since they’re the same): I don’t want to put my shoes on! 2019 Mom, calmly with cheer and understanding: I see that you’re frustrated and aren’t feeling happy about getting your...
On a day when all four of my kids were out of school for some random holiday, it was warm enough to be outside. So we went for a walk to the playground and stayed until my youngest pooped,...

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