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Skin Cancer Awareness Month: Tips for Staying Safe

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Take care of yourself and protect you and those you love from the sun’s harmful UV rays.

Why Moms Should Get Sick Days

Whether you are a stay-at-home mom or a working mom, it’s a fact of life that moms don’t get sick days. Even with a supportive partner and a helpful “village,” most moms don’t get the rest they need when they are unwell.

There’s a New Drug for Postpartum Depression and It Isn’t All Good

I really want to celebrate the fact that there is finally a drug on the market specifically designed for fighting postpartum depression. But then I read about it.
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Will You #LightItUpBlue For Autism Awareness?

April is Autism Awareness Month. Show your support for individuals with autism: change your porch to a blue light and #LightItUpBlue.

I Didn’t Love My Son Right Away

When my first son was born, it took me a while to love him. I have to pause now and sit with that for a minute. I didn’t feel love for my firstborn son.

4 Ways to “Mom” When You’ve Got Nothing Left

Being a mom is HARD. Really hard. And sometimes you can feel like you've got nothing left to give. But you have to power through it.

How to Travel Gluten-Free

Following a gluten-free diet at home can feel like a challenge in and of itself, but hitting the road on a gluten-free diet can seem downright intimidating.

Why Do They Want Me to Watch them Poop?

Why in the world do they want me to watch them poop? Most people like privacy when they are using the commode, but my three kids, they prefer an audience. AND not just your regular onlooker, they want me to be a participatory observer and admirer.

Why I Chose to Have a Preventative Mastectomy

By the time I was 35 I’d had three scares.  Every time I’d had a mammogram, I’d had a lump. Every time it was followed by an MRI and a biopsy, and days of terror. 

5 Reasons to Take a Break from Reality

Every mom needs to take a break once in a while to relax, recharge and refresh. What if I told you you didn't have to feel guilty about it?