Did you know that having an abnormally high or low thyroid can cause you to miscarry and wreak havoc on your body? January is Thyroid Awareness Month? I thought talking about how vital our thyroid is to our body functions, including pregnancy, would be a great way to start the year off. One of the first things that I tell new clients is to have a blood test to check their … [Read more...] about Is Your Thyroid to Blame?
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Listed below are tips to easily encourage your little one to talk. Read on to learn how to help them expand their vocabulary and use language variety consistently. STOP talking I know this is probably the most difficult thing to do—but, you will be surprised once you stop talking how much more your toddler will talk. As a speech-language pathologist, I have to continuously … [Read more...] about 10 Easy Tips to Encourage your Toddler’s Language Growth
When I was pregnant, I knew I wanted to breastfeed my son. Ideally, I wanted to breastfeed for a year. But things rarely go according to plan, especially in motherhood. For many women, breastfeeding doesn’t come easily or naturally. During the eleven months that I was able to breastfeed my son, I dealt with a poor latch, low milk supply, and mastitis (twice). Very little … [Read more...] about How to Cope When Your Newborn Feeding Plan Doesn’t Work Out Like You Hoped
Last week, I was reading a news story about a group of teenagers from New Zealand who were stranded in the Caribbean at the beginning of the pandemic, having just completed a study-abroad sailing program. The educators in charge decided that the best course of action was to sail back to New Zealand with the teens, where they landed this week. The group has been practicing … [Read more...] about A New Kind of Mental Health Awareness: Fostering Mental Health While Practicing Physical Distancing
At first, you were taken in by his charm and impressed by his self-confidence. Those first dates often felt like a dream come true when he took charge and entertained you with his boisterous personality. Unfortunately, you are now having that heart-sinking feeling that what you once thought was strength is actually an over-inflated ego. Sadly, dating a man with a big ego leaves … [Read more...] about Dating a Man With a Big Ego