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Out of everything that I worried about as I became a new mom, sleep truly wasn’t something I worried about. That was one thing I thought I knew how to do. Though I am a first-time mom, I am not...
Over the last several years, there has been a dramatic push to enhance science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs in schools. Public and private educators alike, along with policy makers, have created initiatives that have called for an...
Hello, summertime! Summer is my favorite season! It's the time to be outdoors from sun up to sun down, spend time on the boat, in the pool, read books on the patio, drink lemonade, and catch fireflies. Summer is also trauma...
Food allergies among children is a growing public health concern in the United States.  I have been a nurse since 2012, and have worked with children of all ages with a number of different conditions.  However, I do not...
After two years of infertility treatments and two healthy IVF babies, my husband and I were confident that our family was complete. However, we had three embryos left that we were not going to use. We chose embryo adoption, donating...
I see a group of girls giggling. “You’re retarded!” One says to another. More giggles. I cringe. I take my son’s hand and walk a bit quicker. He doesn’t understand yet. Maybe he never will. But I do. I also understand...
Special thanks to our friends at Mercy Iowa City for sharing their stories, advice, and medical knowledge with us.  Today's story comes from Lisa, who is a PA at their office and whose daughter has congenital heart disease. February is...
The stories of my mother's childhood are ones I know well, but they aren't mine. They're hers, and they aren't just stories. They are truths, her truths. Her truths, like so many other children in this country, are filled...
I've noticed that in life there is a pressure to always be seen as busy with things we have to do. There is a pressure to only talk about how much we have on our to-do list related to...

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