When you become a mother, gears are shifted, and everything becomes about your child. It's pretty much inevitable that your days will become focused on feeding, bathing, nurturing, supervising, and managing your child's health and well-being. It's a natural shift, and...
  I grew up eating Ramen out of those square packages with a square packet full of chemicals known as the flavor packet. I cringe thinking about it now, but it was definitely a comfort food. I won’t buy them...
“Tonight I stood next to my daughter’s crib as tears started to build up. How could something so innocent, so beautiful, so wanted, bring so much hurt. Hurt because I feel guilty for feeling hurt, and hurt because after...
Moms let's face it, by baby number two we are all feeling a little saggy around the eyes, dull and plain when we look in the mirror, and our dimples have become "laugh lines." People say diamonds are a...
We’ve all seen the headlines. The flu is widespread in almost every state, and this year’s dominant strain is particularly severe. Most terrifying of all for parents, there have been 30 reported flu deaths in children. It’s enough to make...
Sing it with me now…. “It’s the most snotty-nosed tiiiiiiime of the year!” The time of year when tissues are shoved all snug in our pockets and yellow-ish liquids pour out from little noses. Delightful! As a Pediatric Sleep Consultant...
It’s October.  It is finally cooler, and the days are becoming shorter.  If you are anything at all like me, you are already burned out about the school year - the parent-teacher conferences, the homework, and the best and...
Understanding PANS

Understanding PANS

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  Our brains are fascinating. On my journey as a special needs parent, I learn much about how the brain works through neurologists, behavior analysts, and the power of Google. My fellow parents with medically complex children live in a constant...
Thanks to Dr. Stephen Bendheim from Virginia Physicians for Women for this guest post. I was asked a simple question: As a father, what would be your (my) perfect Valentine’s Day? The answer was simple: If I had my choice, I...
Sick season in the RVA is no joke. From November until March, there always seems to be some sort of bug lurking and waiting to latch on. Maybe it's our mild (most of the time) winter weather, or maybe we're...
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Being a Millennial Mom in 2019: What it’s Actually Like

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“I wouldn’t want to raise a kid today.” That’s what you’ll hear from most adults over the age of 50. As a 33-year-old “Millennial Mom”...