An Important Request I’m going to ask you to do me a favor by the end of this summer. It’s a simple request that will definitely give you peace of mind. All you have to do is make an appointment...
August is National Immunization Awareness Month. I wanted to take the opportunity this month to talk about vaccine hesitancy and share some resources. *This post is not medical advice, and the opinions discussed here are my own. Please discuss any...
Sound familiar? I wish I had my son’s taste for water. He’s always sipping on water and asking for more. I, on the other hand, like many of us, have to remind myself to drink water and must plot...
News Flash: The country is reopening. Life is looking more like it did before March 2020. We are getting back to normal! Travel has resumed and stores and businesses are booming once again. Finding a parking spot is like trying...
Hot Topics Over Chilled Beverages are conversations between contributor Charity and me. We realized that we are a unique pair: mom friends who often find themselves on different sides of parenting issues. However, we always find common ground and...
Dinnertime is definitely one of the busiest hours in our home. I used to ask my oldest daughter what she wanted for dinner. However, that came with too many requests. And it never included any vegetables or fruit, ever! This...
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Vaginal Health and Food

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On a daily basis, I think about food choices and how they affect my body, but I also have to think about how food affects my vaginal health.  Growing up, there wasn't much of a conversation around my vagina. I...
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You Are the One You Need

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Last month I wrote about Mental Health and Motherhood, and immediately I wanted to add an addendum. In my post, I listed a few key components of mental health for mothers based on my experience as a psychotherapist and...
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Mom Bod Summer

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“Hot girl summer, hot girl summer.” Anyone else tired of hearing this phrase? I feel like that’s all anyone is talking about now that we are “mostly” out of quarantine. As for me, I’m strictly “mom bod summer,” FUPA and...
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I Am a Cancer Survivor

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When I introduce myself to new people, I always share different parts of my identity depending upon the situation. I am a mom of two wonderful kids. I am a chemistry professor. I am originally from Michigan but love...

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Shop Fairfield County 2021 Holiday Gift Guide

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We are thrilled to share our seventh annual, locally-curated, and mom-approved holiday gift guide. With the holiday season rapidly approaching, we want to help...