In case returning to "real life" requires a little encouragement I listened this morning to the "Wait, We’re Not Ready" episode of the fabulous What Fresh Hell: Laughing in the Face of Motherhood podcast — and let me tell you,...
It is a sunny weekend and your kids are outside playing in the driveway. The next second, you hear the dreaded cry and the call for "Mooooom!" Your little one fell off her bike and hurt her ankle. You...
If you love someone who lives with depression, mania, or bipolar (1 or 2) this post may help you with acceptance and awareness of neurological-diversity. Or if you happen to be the person preparing for or receiving treatment for...
This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. I’ve lived...
I am not one for clichés about childrearing. I find them dismissive of the parenting experience and they only give me guilt about the moments when I am not appreciating everything. However, there is one cliché that, as much...
Congratulations on deciding to become a nurse! Here are my four tips to survive nursing school. My first major in college was dance, and I spent a few years after college doing what everyone does in the DC area:...
Confession: I have never had good skin. Since puberty I have been managing, covering, or obsessing over new breakouts. I got a brief respite from this in my twenties when I was having and nursing babies. I was relieved...
This April, like every April for the past 5 years, I asked myself: What should l share with friends and family for Autism Awareness Month? Lately, my focus is how to move from awareness to acceptance. Acceptance and Awareness When I...
Dear Drunk Driver, There are very few individuals who have caused such a significant effect on my life like you have. Your choices that epic night led up to an event that would connect us forever. Your decision to drive,...
Appreciating The Best In Us The greatest thing to come out of the last year is a deeper understanding of my family members. We were already tight knit, but we've grown closer being home together all the time. We see...
As the pandemic wears on, we are reminded to take care of ourselves and choose joy often. For me, self-care boils down to rest and relaxation. Here are my five favorite relaxation essentials. Reincarnation Tea From my hometown of Aurora, CO...
Searching for pediatric urgent care, and need it NOW? We've got you covered. DC Area Moms and Total Access Urgent Care are pleased to present you with this guide to local pediatric urgent care facilities. Check out the map or...
I have 5 personal assistants that help me with life with four children. They are not actual assistants, but rather mechanical devices, that literally help me be a better mom by being more organized, tidy, and helps me feel...
Each season brings it's own parenting challenges, but wintertime in a pandemic?! That's next level. With so many indoor venues still closed, and with continued concern over COVID spread, many families are hunkering down now more than ever before....

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