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The Exhausted Empath

It’s hard. It’s hard feeling as though you are everyone’s “person”. Most obviously, I am the go to for my kids; I am their person for the good, the bad, the really bad (teaching them that we don’t dunk our raisins in the toilet before we eat them). I am definitely their person. I am […]

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Congenital CMV: One Virus, Many Possible Outcomes

Ninety-one percent of women and expecting mothers do not know about Cytomegalovirus (CMV), yet it is the most common congenital viral infection in the United States. I was one who had never even heard the term “CMV” before meeting my sweet nephew, Emmit. Cytomegalovirus (pronounced sy·toe·MEG·a·low·vy·rus), often shortened to CMV, is a member of the […]

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Why Every Mom Needs a Selfie Stick

Okay, I am aware that I’m an extreme case when it comes to selfies, but admittedly I have an addictive personality… and isn’t the first step knowing and admitting you have a problem?  I have a problem, and I admit it.  Let’s move on.  Regardless, as moms, most of the time we find ourselves behind […]

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Ulitmate Guide to Summer in the Northland 2018

Ultimate Guide to Summer in the Northland 2018

Thank you to Vertical Endeavors for sponsoring our Ultimate Guide to Summer and for their commitment to being an source of family fun in all seasons of the year, including the summer months! Located in the heart of Canal Park, Vertical Endeavors offers climbing for all ages and abilities. They own the North Shore’s largest climbing facility as […]

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Living Day-to-Day: Navigating Mental Health After Trauma

After the birth of my fourth child, I had an Amniotic Fluid Embolism. I wrote in a previous post about it in case you are unfamiliar with the rare phenomenon. Coming home was terrifying because I was battling (and still battle with) short term memory loss (I’m a real life Dory!) and a litany of […]

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