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An Exceptional Journey: Lessons on Working Motherhood from Janice Dean

I recently came upon the story of Janice Dean, a meteorologist for the FOXNews channel and mother of two young boys. Janices story of working motherhood was particularly interesting to me, as she has Multiple Sclerosis (MS), a chronic disease that attacks the central nervous system, which is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves.My blog, the PRIMARY DILEMMA, is about diversity among working mothers and the challenges that they face. Janices story of managing working motherhood with MS, amplifies the challenges of work-family balance and I thought could teach us all something about ourselves. I spoke with Janice on the phone, and the interview was thought-provoking and inspiring. The following are lessons that all working moms can learn from Janices exceptional journey.

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The President’s Volunteer Service Award

2023-2024 The President’s Volunteer Service Award We are pleased to share and announce! ModernMom is honored to serve as a Certifying Organization for the President's Volunteer Service Award. The President's Volunteer Service Award provides ModernMom with an opportunity to pay tribute to and celebrate our exceptional volunteers while acknowledging the significant difference they create. The…

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Content Guidelines

ModernMom’s Guidelines for Our Valued Content Contributors   At Modern Mom, our core values revolve around leaving a positive impact on the world, treating others as we'd like to be treated, and serving as role models for our children, nurturing the next generation to become exceptional individuals. We welcome you as part of our valued…

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Navigating Common Breastfeeding Concerns During the Uncertainty of a Pandemic

Breastfeeding can be complicated and difficult enough during “normal” times. However, new mothers’ concerns become magnified during a pandemic when in-person resources, like local breastfeeding classes, are not as available. As a certified lactation consultant, I’m here to help by sharing answers to the most common breastfeeding questions and concerns I receive from clients and…

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#ModernMomMondays: Episode One with Dr. Jill Garripoli Pedalino

In this episode, Winnie chats with award-winning pediatrician and author of The Universe Is Listening, Dr. Jill Garripoli Pedalino about the difficult decisions facing parents who are wondering if their kids should go back to school during these exceptional times. Everyone agrees that there are no perfect solutions, but there are several safety and lifestyle…