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COVID-19 has led to mental health challenges for many. It has been traumatizing for those who are on the front lines as well as those who have been indirectly exposed. I can name a million reason why people currently have...
There have been many differing opinions when it comes to how families are handling social isolation and distancing. Some families have a certain group of neighbor kids or cousins they allow their kids to play with. Some families disinfect...
Growing up, no one ever told me that mental health was important. I knew about people with disabilities or learning disorders, but I never knew anything about, depression, anxiety, etc. During college, my mood would change. I would go into...
There’s a meme floating around about how people should be using this time to better themselves. I thought to myself that whoever made that meme couldn’t be human! As I sit here with my “half -empty” glass of Rose’,...
Now we are moving into Phase One in reopening the city/state. It is what we all have been waiting for, some sort of light at the end of the tunnel of this weird end of the world feel we...
Like so many others these days, I’ve been cleaning out closets and doing my best to KonMari my life while we are still under quarantine. A few days ago, I found a box full of odds and ends from...
My Keto journey started in March of 2019. I packed on quite a bit of extra weight over the last few years, a side effect of my sobriety. They say you replace one vice for another. In my case,...
Let’s talk about Cesarean birth for a minute. Seems that the hype is all about giving birth vaginally and unmedicated, and for some reason, Cesarean birth is shamed or simply misunderstood. Like all births, Cesarean is beautiful. I personally...
I saw the metal sign above when I visited the mecca otherwise known as The Silos in Waco. I instantly knew it belonged in my daughter’s bedroom. It’s a message I share with her often as she’s already, at...
Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by the American Heart Association.  Join the American Heart Association for a Virtual COVID-19 Community Dialogue Many people within our communities are searching for information around COVID-19, including how the virus impacts those with heart...
Melanoma Awareness Month May is Melanoma Awareness Month and also the month that I lost my dad to that very disease. This year marks the sixth anniversary of his passing, and I can tell you that while it never gets...
It is an average day when I get into my car to head home from work. My mind going through the million open tabs like an internet browser of all the things that need to be done once I...
Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Children's Hospital New Orleans. Virtual Care for Kids from Children’s Hospital It’s April 2020, and the terms, “social distancing,” “quarantine,” and “COVID-19” are ones we’re all too familiar with. Just a few months...
My doctor warned me years prior that I may have some trouble conceiving when I was ready. While most women ovulate monthly, it was maybe once a year for me, making it extremely difficult to time a pregnancy. As...