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I find it fascinating how the rise of social media has changed how we as women lovingly brag about our children, and I ponder the consequences which come along with this new trend of plastering too many details of...
I had never carved a jack-o’-lantern, ever, until my oldest child was almost 5. Growing up, my mother had always led the charge to carve our pumpkin. It was the one thing about Halloween she enjoyed, and she’d soak and...
I heard something on a podcast recently that made me pause: apparently, the only way to truly let something go, to forgive someone or something, is to find gratitude for it. So perhaps finding gratitude for a miscarriage (or...
So, you all remember Hurricane Matthew, right? Jacksonville thankfully didn't get a direct hit, but we still got a lot of devastation anyway. And even as someone born and raised in Jacksonville, Matthew was a scary storm. We had...
Boy, oh, boy, nothing grabs peoples’ attention faster than a set of boobs, huh? Everyone’s got an opinion about what new mamas should be doing with their breasts and the milk that, in theory, is coming out of them. Much...
Many women wonder why during pregnancy, and even after pregnancy, they develop blue or purple bulgy veins, known as varicose veins, on their legs. Varicose veins are the result of faulty valves within your superficial vein system. Veins carry blood...
As I sit here, glass of wine in hand, babies asleep upstairs, I consider myself in a truly fortunate position to be writing about losing yet another pregnancy. I’m still two for five, you see, which is two more...
Parents Bethany Russel and Mikey Armanno had been anticipating the arrival of their third child on May 4. She was going to be their "Star Wars baby" but on Monday, April 29, their plan took an unexpected turn. After Bethany...
As an Ob/Gyn, expectant mothers frequently come to me with questions about what they are reading and hearing when it comes to pregnancy. In some cases, these myths may be misguided or create unnecessary concern. My goal here is...
Last month, a soon-to-be dad reached out on a meal-sharing site to ask for help. His wife was pregnant, and he wanted to be proactive in seeking help — including from, yes, strangers. He gave examples of favorite recipes...
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...
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...

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