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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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