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Dry January: A Recap

  For the first time since turning 21 (aside from pregnancy), I went 25 days without drinking alcohol. Does that sound shocking to you? Or, does it feel pretty normal? The CDC says that women should have no more than 1 drink per day and binge drinking is stated as 4 or more drinks in one […]

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The Gift of Life: National Donor Day

For nearly a decade of my life, I had the honor of working as a pediatric transplant nurse. I cared for infants born with anatomical abnormalities that caused their tiny livers to fail. I held hands with terrified parents as we hurriedly ran through the pre-transplant checklist when they got “the call”. I laughed with […]

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Talking to Teens via Netflix’s Cheer

  Teens. Tough to crack. Tough to talk to, and they certainly aren’t wanting to spill their personal lives to parents, teachers, or mentors. If they are fortunate to have real, well-meaning, caring friends, they are luckier than most these days. Even then, they live in a harsh existence of social media fomo, one-upping, sexuality-exploration […]

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Am I a MOMpreneur?

I was a part of an online discussion lately about the term MOMpreneur. Someone asked about the word, and the responses were really mixed. Some identified with it, while others called it things like “demeaning” or “sexist.” Others fell somewhere in the middle and didn’t think the term was terrible, but also associated it with […]

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