Heredity isn’t the only way that families share health concerns. Many times, when you experience a health issue—or go through a trying medical situation with a family member—it is nearly impossible to keep the threat of it out of...

Ramadan During Quarantine

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Across the globe, roughly 1.8 billion Muslims are beginning to take part in the holy month of Ramadan. For those who may not be familiar, Ramadan is a month of purification when Muslims dedicate themselves to serving God and...
Before I ever became a wife or mother, I had always dreamed of having my own family. I wanted the husband, the house with the white picket fence, and a bunch of children running around in it. I knew...

Enough is Enough

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Almost immediately after learning that we were all going to be quarantined in our houses for an indeterminate amount of time (remember when we all thought it was going to be just two weeks?), the lists started: "50 Fun...
13 years ago today Sergeant Jesse Rice and Staff Sergeant Shane Becker were on duty in Iraq with the U.S. Army when an insurgent pulled out a pistol and shot them both. The details of the report were grim:...
Part I: Twins I have a set of 7 year old twin boys. And these past 7 yeas have been a roller coaster ride. Whenever someone approaches us in public, they say, “Awwww, they’re so handsome. I wish I had...
March 21st is World Down Syndrome day. Excited yet? Do you know what this day means? Have you heard of World Down Syndrome day? Do you know what to do? Down Syndrome entered my world on June 30, 2014. Before...
Today my son had his 6 month check-up and I didn’t tell the pediatrician the truth. Without even thinking about it, the answer I knew he wanted shot out of my mouth.  Now, before we all go jumping to conclusions...
I know that’s an odd thing to hear. As mothers, we’re supposed to teach our children how to respect us. So why would I say that about my son? Because I’m a stepmom. My son is my son, no ifs, ands,...
No one likes having to take sick days. However, there's a certain cruelty involved when you feel like death warmed over yet still have to do all the things. When I was a kid, I remember sick days as time...

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A Guide to {LOCAL} Boxed Kits & Subscription Boxes

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Small businesses are really thinking outside the box during this time of pandemic (or inside the box. get it? box kits? whew. ok. this...
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2020 Summer Camp Guide