Cyberbullying
Jul16

Cyberbullying

My son is 10 years old and we’ve already dealt with bullying at school. The older he gets the more he’s being exposed to the online world. He asks about creating social media accounts and has a smart phone. With cyberbullying becoming a headline in the news every few months, I worry about my kids safety and well-being. Let’s have a discussion about cyberbullying and see how we can take control to protect our precious...

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3 Reasons Essential Oil Makes Kids Feel Better
May29

3 Reasons Essential Oil Makes Kids Feel Better

I love being called “Mommy” and I do my best to raise positive, kind and caring young men. But when my boys are sick or down, sometimes I feel helpless. Not every childhood ailment can be cured by a doctor. Sometimes it takes a little special “Mommy Love” to make them feel better. That’s why I want to give you 3 Reasons Essential Oil Makes Kids Feel Better….AND MOM’S TOO!  *The...

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Kids Should Do MORE Than Chores
Apr24

Kids Should Do MORE Than Chores

I’m a Mom of three boys. Life gets crazy around here. Boys are notorious for making a HUGEtastic mess. Yes, I made up that word! My kids love walking through the door and dropping their backpacks and socks as they go. Ugh! It’s seriously exhausting sometimes. I feel like my house is never clean and there are always a million things to do. Of course, my kids have some basic chores. They clean the table after dinner and take...

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Encourage Good Brushing Habits
Apr15

Encourage Good Brushing Habits

Did you know that if your teeth and gums are unhealthy, it can effect your overall health? That’s right! Think about it for a minute, everything in your body is interconnected. It’s important to find balance in your life and keep your entire body working properly. Your overall health is connected to everything from your mouth and teeth to your gut and skin.  I’ll admit, I’ve been a lazy Mom at...

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Is DEET Safe
Mar30

Is DEET Safe

Most of us have had the unfortunate experience of having an outdoor activity ruined by mosquitoes. Mosquito bites can be painful and itchy. Some bites swell and become irritated or even infected. To make matters worse, some mosquitoes carry encephalitis or the West Nile virus. This virus can cause serious complications for young children, the elderly or anyone with a compromised immune system. Ticks can carry other serious...

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Baby Check
Mar05

Baby Check

If you follow my blog, you know about my youngest son Alex, who’s constantly battling one illness or another. You can read My Son Has Asthma to see some of our history. My most recent ordeal with Alex started this weekend. Alex started complaining of a sore throat and headache on Sunday. By Monday he had fevers reaching to about 103.8. That’s a pretty high fever! Since then, we’ve confirmed...

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Six Things to Avoid When Choosing Cribs and Bedding for Your Baby
Feb19

Six Things to Avoid When Choosing Cribs and Bedding for Your Baby

Finding the right crib and bedding for your baby is one of the most important steps you will take as you prepare your home for the impending newborn. There’s so much to consider, which can be overwhelming at a time when there seems to be far too much to learn. There’s conflicting advice online about the most appropriate cribs and bedding, which can be confusing. In order to help you get started in creating a safe environment for your...

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The Outspoken Introvert
Jan15

The Outspoken Introvert

Hi, I’m Nicole and that’s me ‘The Outspoken Introvert’. It almost seems like an oxymoron doesn’t it? If you know anything about introverts, you know they keep their emotions inside. Introverts are introspective, choosing to analyze things internally rather than discuss them in groups. Yes, I am indeed an oxymoron. The problem is, I believe I’ve passed this trait on to my oldest son. OH BOY, just...

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To Work or Not to Work: That is the Question
Jan10

To Work or Not to Work: That is the Question

I know I’m not the only woman who has struggled with the decision to go back to work after having children. That’s why I’m writing this article. To Work or Not to Work: That is the Question! Were you a career-oriented woman before having children? Deciding whether or not to return to work after having children can be a difficult decision. Dreams For as long as I can remember, I wanted to work in healthcare. As a child I dreamed of...

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My Son has Asthma
Jan08

My Son has Asthma

If you’ve been following along, you know about my struggles with Alexander through infancy and allergies. As part of my journey to heal and find clarity, I’m letting you into my life. Join me as I explain our struggles with Alexander. Don’t miss: My Journey with a Sick Kid and My Son Has Allergies. This is the part where I learned My Son has Asthma…  As a Mom, there were many things I hoped to pass on...

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My Son has Allergies
Jan07

My Son has Allergies

As part of my New Year’s Resolution, I decided to use this blog to talk about difficulties I’ve faced. With open honesty, I’m letting you in. It started with My Journey with a Sick Kid. In the first post, I explained my struggles through infancy and the toddler years with my youngest son Alexander. Our journey continues as we discover my son has allergies, eczema and eventually asthma. If you can...

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My Journey with a Sick Kid
Jan06

My Journey with a Sick Kid

I love being a Mom. It’s an amazing experience! I have two intelligent, handsome boys. They light up my life and make my heart swell with love. There’s nothing quite like the love between a Mom and her son. But things haven’t always been smooth sailing. I want to share my story with you. This is My Journey with a Sick Kid and I hope it will help me heal and gain clarity by sharing it with you!   So there we...

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Cord Blood Banking
Sep11

Cord Blood Banking

If you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant, you owe it to yourself to learn about Cord Blood Banking. I worked in Pediatric Cancer Research for 8 years prior to starting this website, so I know how important stem cells can be. Stem cells found in cord blood and placenta blood have been used to successfully treat patients with cancer and other diseases. Since September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month,...

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National Childhood Cancer Awareness
Sep10

National Childhood Cancer Awareness

Did you know that Cancer claims over 1,500 lives a day? September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. With my background in Pediatric Cancer Research, this is something near and dear to my heart. Having a child diagnosed with cancer can be a heart wrenching and difficult journey for parents. We need more awareness, more research and more hope.  Childhood Cancer Causes While no one knows the exact cause of...

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A Mom’s Dinnertime Confession
Jan29

A Mom’s Dinnertime Confession

A Mom’s Dinnertime Confession I have a confession to make. I’m guilty of serving my kids special meals at dinnertime. There, I said it! I’m not a perfect mother, and sometimes I make 3 different meals at dinnertime just to keep my family happy. This is A Mom’s Dinnertime Confession!   I think all Moms are guilty of doing this from time to time. At least I hope so…because if not, I really look like a slacker right now!...

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