Looking back, I could kick myself for not noticing her decline sooner. It happened rapidly (within 3-4 weeks) and right before our eyes. I was quick to rationalize my concerns about her lack of movement. She was constantly swaddled and snuggly sweet. Surely she was just a lazy baby? She smiled and cooed and won […]
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Through trial, and lots of error, I have found a couple of options to help manage our out of pocket (OOP) medical expenses — a Health Savings Account (HSA) and a Flexible Spending Account (FSA).
Fast forward several years and my youngest son is now living with Celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that over time causes intestinal damage when you eat gluten or wheat. His doctor confirmed the only “treatment” would be for him to adhere to a strict, gluten-free diet. This time I had no choice but to educate […]
You want to have a plan in place before the first day of school — a plan that is known by the administration and all staff members with whom your child will come in contact. The more lead time you have, the smoother the transition and the more time you have to iron out rough […]
For food allergy families, navigating school — whether for toddlers or elementary and beyond — is very much a big part of school choice and school preparation. It is an extra layer to consider and, quite frankly, does require initiative and involvement above and beyond the more common school experience. So where do you start, […]
As parents, you want to do everything you can to protect your children from harm. Well, here’s your chance. And it’s SIMPLE. When your child is in or around water, do not take your eyes off them. Get in the water with them and always be within arm’s reach. Drownings can happen to even the […]
I feel a sense of responsibility to equip my fellow mommas with some early detection tips along with some easy prevention suggestions. It is my hope that, if you tuck this information into the back of your mind, you and your loved ones will be spared from living with Lyme or other tick borne illnesses.