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Pregnancy Is Not An Excuse

Pregnancy is not the time to let yourself go. It is not an excuse to eat whatever you want. It is not the time for you to rationalize that second piece of pie, or laying on the couch when you could be out for a walk. In fact, it’s just the opposite. When you’re pregnant, […]

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Rethink Your Drink

Disclaimer: We have partnered with TSET, to share with you their Shape the Future campaign to encourage you and your family to have better reasons why we should #RethinkYourDrinkOK. This time last year, I was sitting in my daughter’s pediatricians office for her three year well child visit. Her doctor had asked her a series […]

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Talking to Children About Sex: 10 Things All Parents Should Do

Say it loud, say it proud — Penis! Vagina! Masturbation! Piece of cake, right? Now say that in front of your kid… Believe it or not, talking about sex with our children is easy; at least when compared to talking to our children about healthy and safe relationships. I recently attended an event hosted by YES […]

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3 Things Your Pediatrician Wants You to Know

I’ve always said everyone needs a mechanic and a doctor in their family.  I’ve got the mechanic, but not the doctor.  But I am lucky enough to have my college roommate and life long friend who is a pediatrician.  And I’m still apologizing for the countless texts, phone calls, and freak-outs she has received from […]

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10 Ways to Create a Circle of Safety {Sexual Abuse Prevention}

Like any mother, I want to protect my children to the fullest extent possible while still encouraging them to be independent. I could choose to keep them home forever, never let them have sleepovers and assume everyone has the capability of being a bad person. Quite honestly? I wish I could do those things forever […]

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