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Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Touro Infirmary. Breastfeeding During a Pandemic We’ve always known that breastfeeding is the best way to help your baby get a healthy start. Breastmilk provides new babies with the necessary nutrients they need to...
I'm 39 now, but many moons ago, I was one of those people who was abnormally excited to turn 30. I’d thought, like many people, that my twenties would be a decade of adventures with the love of my life,...
Growing up, my sister and I were always very strong swimmers. We are 22 months apart, so we took the same swimming lessons, went to “stay away” summer camps, and frequently swam at friends and families’ pools. In fact,...
These days, nearly all of us have at least one social media account. There are so many social rules around social media, but like most socially imposed rules they are subjective and basically everyone just ends up doing what...
“Is anyone else cold?”  “Umm… No…”  I grabbed a blanket and threw on a jacket. So what if no one else was shivering in the car, in July, in Florida. The heat index outside was 110, but the air conditioning was...
For most of my life, I aspired to be a teacher or a nurse. I never went through a phase where I wanted to be an astronaut or President or anything else. I teetered between teacher and nurse throughout...
Eight or so months ago, I was on the fence about being vaccinated for Covid. It seemed, to me, too hastily sent to market, and I was suspicious. It was unproven, uncertain, unknown. I decided to wait until most...
I don't know about you, but when I became a mom, my taste changed. Well, maybe my taste didn't really change; maybe the change was more related to my priorities. I'm sure 100% of parents can identify with that....
I spent the night at my mom's house on a Friday night. It was February, the weather damp and chilly. My younger brother was in for the weekend from college, and he cooked breakfast for us the next morning....
Having worked in the emergency department for some time now, I feel like there are misconceptions about what it takes to keep an ER running smoothly. We encounter cases for which we have no time to prepare; that is...
I didn't expect to be here... In April 2013, I signed my daughter and myself up for a Mommy and Me gymnastics class. It was my mom guilt that brought me to the class to find a way to bond...
My first son was a certified in-utero kickboxer. When lying on my side trying to count his kicks, I’d often reach double or triple the number my doctor recommended I should feel. Both she and the ultrasound tech made...
Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by University Medical Center.  Everyone looks forward to summertime. It is the time of year that is less structured, with seasonal activities for the whole family to enjoy. But fun in the summertime can sometimes...
After three pregnancies and 11 years of parenting, I can honestly say that I have (mostly) worked out what works best for me as a mom, and I'm pretty comfortable with the choices I've made. Maybe I'm just older...