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Post Weaning Depression

Post Weaning Depression

Post Weaning Depression This is a much lesser known or talked about issue than post-partum depression. In fact, the DSM-IV doesn’t distinguish the two diagnoses, I suppose since it is for the most part the same physiology. Here’s what happens:  Post-partum, there is a huge dip in the amount of oxytocin produced after the spike […]

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You May Have to Milk Yourself…

15 Tips Your Lactation Consultant Failed to Tell You There are some amazing lactation consultants out there, no doubt. However, your time in the hospital is limited and post-discharge consults are great but typically only happen when someone is desperate.  Here are some specifics I wish my lactation peeps would have made clear. **Note – […]

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The Question Box

The Question Box – Because I Have NO Answers!

HELP! I am writing this to solicit feedback from all of you because I have a problem – I hope you can help. When I had my first I thought to myself that this parenting thing was easy after you semi-master the eating, sleeping and diapers.  I thought for a while that I could handle […]

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TV Guidelines for Babies

TV Guidelines for Babies

Tough subject, lots of opinions here! But don’t follow the crowd just because, make up your mind for yourself, and get educated…as with anything. You’re the parent and you need to do what’s best for you and your family. TV for kids. I’m specifically addressing newborn through 2 years old.    The current recommendation via […]

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Miami Valley Moms – Part VII: Angie

Welcome to Part II of the Miami Valley Moms series – where we moms get to know each other and the Dayton area.  Here we will interview moms all over the Miami Valley to get their opinion on everything from their favorite place for a date night to great parks in the area. Name: Angie […]

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Celebrate National Chocolate Pudding Day

It’s hard not to be transported back to your childhood when you think of chocolate pudding. Whether it was a dessert in your school lunch or a special treat from a grandparent, chances are it is associated with some fond memories. This year National Chocolate Pudding Day (did you know that existed?) is on June […]

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Cancer

Cancer Has Made Us Lucky!

I am about to say something that some people might not understand – so I encourage you to read my whole post to see why I am saying it. Cancer has made us lucky.   Yes lucky. To tell you the truth it’s all we’ve ever known as a family.  Before I met my husband Chris […]

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Moms & Mindfulness: 5 Tips to Reduce Stress

“The little things? The little moments? They aren’t little.” ~ Jon Kabot-Zinn As moms, it’s often hard to live in the moment. To really be present and mindful of what is happening within us and around us (especially with babies and toddlers underfoot). Our minds constantly churn with thoughts and judgments about ourselves and others. […]

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May is for Zebras: Ehlers-Danlos Awareness Month

Have you noticed zebras or zebra stripes popping up in your social media feed recently? Did you know that the zebra represents a connective tissue disorder called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome or EDS? May is national EDS awareness month! Our home is zebra print from top to bottom. What is EDS? Technical definition, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is […]

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