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October 5 has new meaning for our family this year as we celebrate Pause for PBD, the annual awareness day of The Global Foundation for Peroxisomal Disorders. At nearly five months old, our son, John, would be starting to hit...
I was a healthy, active child. I loved to swim and play cards and compete in just about anything. In fact, I joined multiple swim teams one summer, which is why I was so tired (or so we thought)....
As far as childhood surgeries go, a myringotomy (ear tube placement) is about as no-big-deal as you can get. It’s low risk, doesn’t require an IV, and is so fast that the allotted time from check-in to checkout is...
As parents we have all been there, and can relate to one simple question: "What did I do before kids?" We can joke about it, complain about it, but the reality is that there is some seriousness to it...
Have you ever thought once you weighed X amount you would be happy? That then everything in your world would be right? That you would like yourself and everything would just fall into place? I’m here to tell you please,...

The Whisper of Ovarian Cancer

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Ovarian cancer is often referred to as the cancer that whispers. This is because its symptoms are often quiet and go unnoticed, which results in 70% of cases being discovered in the later stages of the disease. My own experience...
So I went back and forth with the title… should I use the word “poop” or maybe say “stay regular”? I decided to stick with “poop” because it is what it is, and as parents, let’s be honest; we...
Resolutions are valuable. They are powerful commitments to ourselves to live better lives. For some of us, the New Year works as a time to implement these life changes. But here’s an idea for those of us who are...
In celebration of National Dental Hygiene Month, it seems only fitting to bring up the subject of periodontal disease. As a hygienist at Madison Smile Solutions, I get to go to battle for my patients, stepping up to the...
All of us here at Madison Moms Blog will never forget the moment we met our babies for the very first time. They were so small on the ultrasound screen, so full of life—squirming, wiggling, kicking. We could have...
Last fall I was participating in a trail race with a long-time running friend. As we reached a steep downhill littered with large rocks and roots, we slowed down a bit to watch our footing. As we did so,...
I was nominated to write this post because, "Julie likes to run a hundred miles (or something)," Fair enough. I DO like to run and yes, when I can, a trail is my first choice. Many of our family vacations involve...

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It’s Going to be More Important than Ever to Support Local...

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By now the COVID-19 virus has impacted hundreds (if not thousands) of small businesses in our community. People are postponing travel plans, they are...