Health

Should You Bank Your Cord Blood?

Should You Bank Your Cord Blood?

Four years ago, my husband and I learned we were expecting! Finally. After trying for years to conceive, my first thought was, “We are NOT ready for this.” So, like most first time mothers, I started researching. My best friend bought me the book Expecting 411. She warned me that some of the other pregnancy(…)

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What Happened When I Asked If Guns Were In the House

What Happened When I Asked If Guns Were In the House

The short answer? Absolutely nothing. Or rather, I got a straight reply, and then felt like a HUGE weight had been lifted from my shoulders. And so did the other mom – later, she thanked me for bringing it up. The question never fails to pause the conversation, but it’s imperative parents get more comfortable(…)

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What to Do in a Dental Emergency

What to Do in a Dental Emergency

Children find a way to get their mouth and teeth injured despite our best preventive measures as parents.  It’s part of growing up. There are all kinds of dental related injuries. You can always call the dentist if you are worried, but most dental “emergencies” are not really emergencies.  There are some things that are(…)

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Summer Makeup Tips for Busy Moms

Summer Makeup Tips for Busy Moms

“I’m melting!” screams the Wicked Witch of the West as Dorothy douses her. As I was readying my yard for a party last week, those words from The Wizard of Oz came to mind. It’s mid-July in the Deep South and from the looks of most of us, ladies, we’re melting. You can act like(…)

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Good Hair in Huntsville

Good Hair in Huntsville

My daughter has beautiful hair. I tell her so all the time. But you know what you’ll never hear me say to my daughter? … “You have good hair.” For me, that term – good hair –  is loaded with assumptions, not the least of which is the implication that some hair must also be(…)

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