Category: Kids

The Etc. of Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Depression  Noun  A feeling of deep sadness, anxiety, etc., that a woman feels after giving birth to a child  This is the Merriam-Webster definition of postpartum depression. They acknowledge the sadness. They acknowledge the anxiety. But what about the “etc.”? My experience of postpartum depression (PPD) involved a lot of etc., which left me feeling even more isolated, scared, and confused.   My goal

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5 Products Every Busy New Mom Needs in Her Life

I work 40 hours a week in a hospital as a clinical laboratory scientist, then come home and work the other 128 as a mom to a 4-month-old baby boy. Time is now extremely valuable, so I’m always seeking out ways to maximize it and streamline our family’s daily tasks. I’m also all about making

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How Hand Foot Mouth Disease Stole My Sanity

I never really paid attention to the sign on the door of my son’s daycare stating that a child in the facility had hand foot mouth disease, a highly contagious viral illness occurring mostly in children, characterized by a persistent fever and a rash or blisters on the hands, feet, and in/around the mouth. I’d

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