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Consider this Self-Care Ritual for Your Mother’s Day

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Happy Mother’s Day! On this oh-so-deserved day to have all of your momness adored, we have an unconventional suggestion on how you can celebrate yourself. Maybe your family will treat you to breakfast in...

MERCY: Taking the Pain out of Childhood Illnesses

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To learn more, visit Mercy's website. Whether you're a new mom or a seasoned one, understanding how to keep your kids healthy is essential. Even if you think you know all of the tips and...

Clearing the Air: Vaping, Kids, and “The Talk”

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It isn’t your imagination. Moms (and dads) are noticing more and more kids vaping. There are plenty of reasons why it’s caught on so quickly. With “fun” flavors and toy-like pens, vaping seems downright...
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Infertility is Not a Secret Anymore: The Conversation Has Changed

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This Monday marked the start of National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW), an initiative started in 1989 by RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, and what is now the largest public awareness campaign that addresses the...

Finding Motherhood in the First Year

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I found out I was pregnant the week my husband and I packed a Uhaul bound for St. Louis. For almost two years, I wondered when I’d really arrive. I don’t mean in St. Louis....

LaunchCode: A Roadmap for Moms Considering a Career Change into Tech

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Embarking on a career comeback and considering the technology field? We have great news for you – the tech industry is growing rapidly and looking for new talent to jump into entry-level roles today....

Potty Training Tips from the Pros: Kiddie Academy

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Over the first two years alone, your child will need about 5,000 diaper changes. No wonder potty training is such a big milestone for you and your kiddo! While ditching the diapers can be...

Moms Need A Break

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At a recent monthly mom’s group meeting, I finally realized why parenting feels so exhausting. A lot of what we do is unseen, even by us. Call it the Motherload, default parenting, the second...

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy: Kids’ Edition

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“How long have you been dealing with the severe constipation and the skid marks in your underwear?”  The boy before me looked up with a mixture of exasperation and defeat.  “My entire life,” he said.  He was...

A Local Mom’s Ideas for an Expanded World View

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Depending on how you were raised, you might not have grown up discussing things like economic disparities, racial injustice, religion, or differences in sexual and gender identities. Talking about these topics with your kids...