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Bloom Mother’s Day Brunch 2017 {RECAP}

Disclosure :: Our events would not be possible without our amazing community sponsors. A huge thank you to Baton Rouge General Medical Center for hosting us. Thank you so much to Breast Pumps Louisiana, Associates in Pediatric Dentistry, Smile Generation, Cullen’s Babyland and Playland, Lemon Paisley, Pigtails and Crewcuts, Lil Squirts and Drybar.  Last Saturday, new and expecting […]

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Using a Menstrual Cup

Menstrual cups have gained quite a bit of attention recently. I myself became interested in using a menstrual cup as I had increasing concerns about the questionable chemicals and toxins in tampons and other feminine hygiene products. With touts of increased safety, ease of use and more “worry-free” time, I eagerly purchased a menstrual cup […]

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Can I Protect My Baby From Food Allergies?

Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Children’s Hospital. My oldest child is now 11 years old. I vividly remember the food-allergy challenges our family faced during my son’s preschool years. Times have changed, and the approach to infant feeding has changed drastically. Only a decade ago, the medical community recommended to delay the introduction […]

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Mindfulness for the Busy Mom

     Mindfulness. I admit, at first hearing, it can sound an awful lot like a therapy buzzword. You might have read about it or maybe seen something pinned, complete with the picture of a woman sitting cross-legged on the beach, perfectly fit, beautiful and at peace. Don’t feel bad. I’ve been tempted to roll […]

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I Wish I Had Known {Creating Awareness of Crohn’s Disease via Understanding}

The text read: “Mom, there’s blood. A lot.” After reading my 18-year-old son’s text, I called a specialty gastroenterology clinic. After giving the scheduling desk my son’s symptoms and birthdate, we had an appointment the next day. A next-day appointment for a new patient with a specialist? Sound the mom alarm bells. The doctor visit […]

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