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staying healthy

Big And Happy

I must have been ten years old when I overheard an older cousin of mine say “I bet Tova will struggle with her weight her entire life, just like her mother”. I had no idea what he meant obviously—as far as I was concerned, there was nothing wrong with my...

Finding a Calm Amidst the Corona-chaos

Until now, COVID-19 or the coronavirus was something I saw on the news. But now my kids are home from school.

The Harder Days of Being a Special Needs Mom

When you have a child with significant special needs, your parenting experience is forever altered, and you are changed.

What It’s Really Like To Be a Parent with Chronic Illness

I had been struggling for months―sometimes feeling weak, other times having numbness. The doctor's couldn't figure out what was wrong.

Peloton Lady: I See You

When I first read about the controversy about the latest Peleton commercial, something about it (the story, not the ad) really bothered me.

Dear Sleepless Mom: It Gets Easier

Dear Sleepless Mom: I get it. Some babies are hard. Mine was. But I'll tell you something. With time, it does get easier.

Teaching our Children to Overcome Their Fears

“Noooooo,” my older son yelped as we got near the front of the ride, backing away.

I Joined the Club and Got My Special Pen

I always thought epipens were for kids with severe reactions to foods. I had no idea that I would be a candidate for one.

Accepting Who We Are is in This Moment

Sometimes we have these painful seasons in our lives that don’t ever seem to end.

Dear Mom and Dad (A Letter from Your ADHD Kid)

The first day of school has just passed. You adjusted my IEP at the end of last year and requested that I get the teacher who also has a son with ADHD.