Why we chose a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine for our family

Why we chose a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine for our Family- This Mama Loves

When we were expecting our first child, choosing a pediatrician was super simple. I was managing a psychology practice one floor above a really amazing pediatrics practice in the town we lived. It was ridiculously easy. One item on the "parents-to-be checklist" was knocked off quickly.  This post about why we chose a Doctor of ...

Grieving a loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer's Disease takes it all from them, but those of us left behind can #ShareTheirMemories to keep them alive. - This Mama Loves

I was at the grocery store today, opening the door to put my groceries away. I turned, and saw a man walking across the parking lot who could have been my dad 10 years ago.  A puffy winter coat, and a russian-style winter hat set above his ears, just like dad always wore. It was ...

Making Realistic Resolutions

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I need to lose weight and get more active, and of course every year my resolution is to eat healthier and exercise more- just like millions of other Americans. But by mid February January ( let's be real here) I have fallen off the healthy wagon. I haven't made realistic resolutions in the past. This ...

Wintertime Tips for Easing Eczema

Wintertime Tips for Easing Eczema

Winter is here even if the snow isn't.  Actually, it is finally snowing out today.  The weather has been really strange here for this time of year.  We'll have days of bitter cold and wind with blowing snow followed by days on end of rain and mild temps and then a return of the cold ...

Cuties Fruit is back once again!

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One of my most favorite snacks for all happens to come in it's own packaging, it's super easy to bring places and it's really rather healthy.  It's also got a fun name AND is back in stores. It's America's fave fresh fruit brand, Cuties! Either way, their sweet, tiny little delicious selves are back in ...

Mom’s Sickness Fighting Basket for Cold & Flu Season

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It's 11 p.m. and we're home snuggled in bed, 25 minutes from the nearest store that is open.  I hear the whimpering from the kids' rooms and I know one of them isn't feeling well.  I can't count the number of times I've put everyone down for bed, seemingly happy and healthy, only to have someone ...

Until Every Child is Well- Stories from patient families

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I think they are probably some of the words that every parent dreads the most.  I know for me, the mere thought of hearing that one of my children has cancer (or any serious illness) brings me to my knees.  Before I was born my aunt and uncle lost a daughter to cancer when she ...

Just Say Yes To An Online Doctor Visit

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I recently had my annual physical exam with my general practitioner. I had several tests done, including blood work, looking for various issues. Because anemia and high cholesterol run in my family, I am on medications to correct those conditions. My blood work came back on those and the medication is working great! My iron ...

How to Avoid a Holiday Disaster: Thanksgiving 911

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My first Thanksgiving that I cooked was a holiday disaster all around.  My upset stomach started hours before the guests arrived...and only got worse with the 'helpful' tips and suggestions from the guests who showed up two hours late. I darn near burned the turkey, forgot the giblets in the bird, and the stuffing went straight ...

Breast Cancer Does Not Discriminate

Breast Cancer Does Not Discriminate

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Bring Your Brave campaign for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I remember the phone call like it was last night.  I was pregnant with my first child, only a few months away from her birth when one of ...