If you are concerned about measles, you need to know this

I’m concerned that in this frenzy around measles, that those people who are afraid of the unvaccinated, are urging everyone TO get vaccinated without understanding an important factor. (See “Can I have visitors” section in the photo above.) Recently vaccinated people can shed the virus for weeks, and even months, after receiving a live vaccine […]

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Why Deflate-Gate should matter to every parent

As this whole “Deflate-Gate” frenzy continues, I can’t help but finally speak up about it – yet it’s not in the way that you’d think. No, I’m not succumbing to the need to defend one side or the other, or to tell everyone what I think about it. Over the last two weeks, I’ve seen friends […]

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A parenting “win”

We all have those moments.  Where amongst all the doubt, the uncertainty, and the journey, we get a sign. We get a sign, that even though we make mistakes, and we aren’t perfect as parents, that perhaps we are doing something right. Maybe we aren’t as “together” as we thought we’d be as a parent. […]

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A moment in time

I had one of those moments today……you know, those moments that touch your heart, and you wish you could bottle it.   Freeze time in some way.  Capture it on instant replay in your mind and relive it when you feel down. But you can’t. This Monday morning, I was dropping my 9 year old off […]

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A Conscious Parent’s Guide to Summer

It’s summer! Kids are out of school! Beautiful weather, longer days, family vacations, more playdates, the list goes on and on! Aaaannnnd then, reality hits. (Yes, it’s OK to sort of dread this time of year. ) It is during the summer months, or school vacations in general, that I get the most frantic “We […]

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