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Staying Healthy as a Family

Staying Healthy as a Family

As a mom and a physician, I frequently think about my family’s health and how I can continually improve it. By no means do I ensure that my toddler only eats ‘healthy’ foods. Between the goldfish and fruit snacks, I feel most accomplished when he at least gets some calories in him. However, I do […]

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Advanced Maternal Age

Advanced Maternal Age. Denial. Twins. (And Mar-a-Lago.)

I waited a long time to get pregnant. Too long apparently, because once I began the process of fertility treatments at the age of 36, my chart proclaimed, “advanced maternal age.” Wait, what? Thirty-six just didn’t seem that old to me. I was in my second marriage, and thoroughly enjoying my life as a former-marketing-director-turned-nomad […]

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Company is Coming

Company is Coming: All-Time Most Popular Recipe for Busy Moms

What’s for Dinner? Let’s face it, we all need that one “no fear” recipe in our arsenal that we go to when company is coming.  No more panicking or fretting about likes, dislikes, allergies, gluten-free, how long it takes or if it is healthy enough.   All any of us want is an easy, sure-fire crowd […]

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Balance: A Lesson from my Pre-Teen

Initially, her response infuriated me inside. Relax? You’ve been handed an opportunity many children could only dream of, and you want to relax? Don’t you owe it to your teacher and school to represent them? Not to mention you’ve been given a gift, and we should share our gifts with the world. When I was […]

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DispatchHealth: The Must-Have Urgent Care Delivery Service for Moms

One child is sick and in need of urgent care. The other is having an epic meltdown. So what do you do? Pack their things, load up the car, travel to the nearest ER and sit in a crowded waiting room with two cranky kiddos. We’ve all been there. Instead of dragging your children out […]

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Go with your Gut, Dear Mama

Go with Your Gut, Dear Mama: Why You Know Your Kids Better than Anyone Else

My son was a mere 2 weeks old when I knew something was wrong.  He was sleeping 21+ hours a day. His skin had started getting darker. Nursing sessions seemed to get longer every time, and it was so hard to keep him awake during the process.  I had nursed my daughter for 13 months […]

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Choosing People Over Things

Choosing People Over Things

Slowly but surely, hand-held devices are infiltrating and controlling our lives and conversations.  A ring here, a ping there, and then an audible silence, luring our attention away from a real-time conversation toward a lifeless screen. Ring, Ring, Ring My daughter and I were recently sitting together at the island in our kitchen, fully engrossed […]

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Being Pregnant: Making the Case To Wait To Announce

Having reached a point where your grief has subsided to intermittent passing thoughts rather than a constant state of pain, technology throws a punch in the form of an algorithm from Facebook-land. A little message pops up to remind you that “5 years ago today you… were just letting everyone know that you “won’t actually […]

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How to Not Lose Yourself In Motherhood

How To Not Lose Yourself In Motherhood

When I was ten years old, I was caught in an undertow at Virginia Beach. The wave tumbled and tossed me, dragged me along the gritty ocean floor and then swirled me up again in a wet, relentless swirl. I lost myself for a moment, and when I recovered I felt disoriented and scraped up. [...]
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