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Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. Please start an exercise routine responsibly.  With everyone hunkering down at home, we have to alter our routines and figure out a new normal. One thing that I refuse to give us is...
The outbreak of coronavirus is increasing stress and anxiety for all of us. We are in this together. NOLA residents aren't strangers to trauma bonds; our community has come together in the past during trauma. COVID-19 is an international...
Trying to keep my mind off the craziness that is “The Rona,” I tend to stress eat. As I’m working on my health and fitness journey, I must say that this isn’t helping at all.  As I was talking...
So we did it. We pulled our kids in. COVID-19 claimed 2 lives in our area overnight. As I write this, there are 74 confirmed cases in Jefferson/Orleans. What I originally pushed aside as an over exaggeration is quickly becoming...
The Great Debate I need a moment. This weekend has been overwhelming with COVID-19 and the changes it has brought with it, and you cannot escape the discussions around it. We all know the great parent debates: breast or formula,...

The NICU and COVID-19

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Visitation Is Limited These times are scary and the unknown is even scarier. We are being told to practice social distancing, schools have closed, and our friends are working from home. We don't know if or when things will return...
I never thought I would be grateful for Hurricane Katrina. Certainly, I learned much about humanity, family, and resiliency. And for those lessons and experiences, I am grateful. I would not have met my now ex-husband, if not for...
With all of this hysteria about the Coronavirus, there’s one thing that surprised me. Well, two. For the record, I washed my hands before this Coronavirus started. Did you know that there are people out there in the world...
I don’t remember exactly how old I was when I heard it, or even exactly how it was worded, but at some point someone told me something along the lines of, “people who are afraid to leave their houses...
Disclosure: I am not in any way a medical professional. Please seek advice from a qualified medical professional if you have questions regarding COVID-19. Additionally, this is not an opening for a vaccine debate, please use your internet voice...
In one of my earliest memories of seeing my late father angry, I am biking alongside him as he runs around the LSU lakes when a car comes speeding too fast around a curve. I can remember my dad’s...
I have been battling with my “conscience” about whether I should spend money on myself. I guess that most of us can agree that when it comes to spending money on the kids, being clothes, shoes or even toys,...
Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Children's Hospital New Orleans. Mardi Gras is officially over which means king cakes are no longer our go-to lunch at the office or at home. The array of flavors and what...
Note: This post is a brief description of my personal, medical journey. Please speak to your doctor before starting or discontinuing any medications. Unmedicated :: Seeing Myself Through New Eyes I've been on various medications for years, almost as long as...

 

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