Migraines- My Story

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The earliest memory I have of my migraines, I think I was about 9 years old. I was in my doctor’s office bathroom- I had shut off the lights, and was resting my forehead against the cool bar of the handicapped railing that stuck out from the wall. I could hear my doctor and my [...]

Walk Like a Penguin

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“Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.” ― Theodore Roosevelt This past Saturday, I participated [...]

Get Squashed

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With fall in full swing, I have cooked butternut or spaghetti squash almost every week.  I am amazed I never tasted winter squash  before I moved to New England.  I tried butternut squash for the first time when I went to my parents-in-law’s house for Thanksgiving, over 15 years ago.  At the time, she prepared [...]

No Rescue Parenting – Is it for you?

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As Matt Lauer said on the Today show this morning, “there is no shortage of chatter when it comes to modern parenting. from tough tactics to hand holding” — part of his introduction to guest, Jordana Horn, who recently wrote about her change in parenting strategy for her five children. Lauer also reviewed the popular definitions of parenting styles [...]

The Lactation Station is Now Closed

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It’s official, I have put away my nursing pads and stocked up on tampons. I am no longer a nursing mama. I’ve reached this milestone with both joy and sadness. No more pumping (hooray!) or worrying about how many drinks I can have with dinner. But this change also means I will miss that special [...]

Halloween is not my holiday!

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I am not a Halloween person. I never have been. I always came up with a last-minute costume idea, and I certainly wasn’t awarded any prizes for creativity. Now that I have a son, I am trying to be imaginative and plan ahead. However, costume selection in Miami has its challenges. First of all, it [...]

For the Love of Balls

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There are many things I like about my new gym.  There are also a few things I really miss from my old gym, namely its brand of medicine balls or wall balls.  I can just suck it up, stop being a princess and use the medicine balls at the gym or I can buy the [...]

Kiddieplanks

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So last week at the dinner table, my husband and I were asking our kids about their day at school.  I look forward to these suppertime chit-chats as you never know what you will hear out of the mouths of babes. My oldest daughter was excitedly recounting her day and telling us about P.E. “What [...]