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By now you've read the headlines, maybe watched the press conference, and likely have Googled "Ebola." Yesterday, September 30, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that a patient tested positive for the Ebola virus right here in the...
I'll preface this piece by stating that I am not a doctor, nor am I dispensing medical advice. I'll also add that I have an auto-immune disease, rheumatoid arthritis, that causes some pain, inflammation, and fatigue on a daily...
Studies suggest that nearly 1 in 5 women will suffer from a postpartum mood disorder. If you or someone you know is suffering silently after the birth of a child, here are some ways to start the healing process.
For most children, ear tube surgery can relieve pain often caused by frequent ear infections. Most children with ear tubes do not experience complications and are able to continue on with higher levels of health. However, our story is a little different, in that my 7-year-old son has now had 10 ear tube surgeries because of an abnormality in his ear anatomy. This unfortunately makes us experts when it comes to this procedure and the aftercare processes.
When another adult approaches your kid and offers something without your prior approval (even if right in front of you), this shows the kiddo that the other adult has a direct relationship with him or her, and it's okay to consent without mommy. Set the boundary early that your kids aren't allowed to take things from others unless you personally tell them it's okay. 
Here is my monthly guide to the mom tune-up that will help ensure you are never running on empty and are always ready to go. You must take care of yourself, mama, before you can take care of little people. 
The current recommendations are to seek infertility treatment if you are younger than 35 and have not conceived after trying for 12 months. If you are 35 and older, you should seek care if haven’t conceived after six months. Fertility care can be difficult to understand with the medical jargon, but it is actually very simple.

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8 Tips for Making a DFW Family Staycation Smooth Sailing

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You have our permission to build a fort, have a pillow fight, even play with your (room service) food on your next family staycation in DFW.