Growing up, I spent a lot of time at my grandparents’ house. They lived about 10 minutes away and their place was my second home. I went there after school as a kid, and in high school, nearly every night to call my friends who lived in their phone prefix. In those days, long-distance was real AF and we didn’t have Facebook or texting. We didn’t get to speak until the next day … [Read more...] about How will the pandemic change you?
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We were on vacation and there was a tiny incident. Not even an incident. Yet it could have been. What was it? My husband, son, and I were walking to the St. Louis Cardinals Busch Stadium in St. Louis. We had parked our rental about five blocks away from the stadium, checked out the famous Arch, and then headed to the ballpark. As we were walking, we had to walk around … [Read more...] about Autism and the Scam
When it comes to my kids, one of the things that stresses me out is this whole idea of “specializing.” Since my daughter was four or five, I've watched as many of her friends have streamlined their focus on piano or guitar, on club soccer or volleyball teams, on ice skating or acting or singing or swimming or tennis or dance. The stakes seem to get really high really fast - … [Read more...] about It’s Ok To Let Our Kids Settle For “Good Enough”
I remember those last few weeks of first-time pregnancy like yesterday -- mostly, I was just freaked out. What the heck am I going to DO with a new baby?! I was the first of my friends to start a family and the internet hadn't quite yet exploded with never-ending pregnancy and parenting insight and instructions back then (in the old fashioned days of 2010), so I was pretty much … [Read more...] about 10 Things to Know Before Bringing Home a New Baby
Bleeding during pregnancy is fairly common but it can indicate a more serious complication. Knowing how much bleeding is too much during pregnancy can help you understand when you need to contact your doctor so you can get the medical help you need right away. Causes of First Trimester Bleeding Bleeding during the first trimester of pregnancy is fairly common and can often … [Read more...] about How Much Is Too Much Bleeding During Pregnancy?