Pregnancy & Signs of Gestational Diabetes Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a condition that affects between three and eight women out of every 100 pregnant women, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The condition occurs when your blood glucose (sugar) levels are higher than they should be. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) reports that signs … [Read more...] about Pregnancy & Signs of Gestational Diabetes
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My family loves celebrating “firsts.” First anything. First smile, first word, first birthday, first haircut - you get the idea. But on my daughter’s first day of school in her dual language (English/Korean) classroom, we got our first “are you her mother?” question. As a biracial mom raising multicultural children faced with questions like this, I have to remind myself … [Read more...] about “Are You Her Mother?”
Hearing the words "progressive degenerative genetic neurological disorder" is a shot to the heart. That's exactly what I felt like had happened. I had been fatally wounded, and I hadn't even seen the sniper. Being told by a (now, in my mind) nameless faceless doctor that my seemingly otherwise healthy ten-month old daughter was terminally ill had never even come across my … [Read more...] about What is Tay-Sachs Disease?
Sunday is Mother’s Day. This Mother’s Day 2010, I am a Blogger for the first time, which means I can profess my love for my mom TO THE WORLD! Mama I love you. You have been my best friend for the past 35 years. In fact, I will show you now for the first time, in honor of Mother’s Day, my tribute to you and dad in my upcoming book: “This book is dedicated to all the incredibly … [Read more...] about A Mother’s Day Tribute
Life can be funny. Gifts comes in strange places. Support is all around. Friday afternoon, I tweeted about TGIF, and about my favorite day of the week when I enjoy a nice dinner with my family, a good glass of Cabernet, and 20/20 (my favorite). However, this Friday night didn’t quite turn out the way I had planned. These things always happen to us for some reason. We … [Read more...] about The People You Meet