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{Because it's Not Coming Back} After I had my first child, I was in a rush to lose the baby weight. I didn’t have a template to follow and I didn’t know if my body would return to the way...
If you can’t find Vitamin N on the label of your kid’s vitamin bottle, have no fear. The N in Vitamin N stands for "nature." In other words, is your kid playing outside enough? How much time are average American...
  I have battled depression as long as I can remember. I didn’t label it as such when I was a teenager, I just remember mornings where I couldn’t get out of bed, and then the same thing happening for...
We are so excited to share that one of our very favorite Madison-area businesses has been nominated for Madison Magazine's "Best of Madison" issue! A Healer's Hand is nominated for best Speciality Spa for Pregnancy and Postpartum Massage! If...

Help End the Stigma

Friend, I've been there. Forget all the taboo discussing mental health! Do you want to know the plain and simple truth? It’s all a bunch of chemicals.   People usually maintain homeostasis, but sometimes stuff goes awry. Depression and anxiety are just words...
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...
The shopping cart. Symbol of consumerism and engine to every Target Mom Machine. But what about those cumbersome motorized shopping carts near the door of your favorite big box or grocery store? Who uses them? Injured people? Older adults? Not...

The Whisper of Ovarian Cancer

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...
Part 1 – Our strabismus burden Everyone loves baby photos! Those sweet cheeks and big, bright eyes… who could resist?! When my daughter turned five months old, we knew she was undeniably cute, but something was off. There was something...
I write about motherhood as an access point to the soul. Motherhood was the thing that cracked me open for the first time and exposed all my vulnerabilities. There was no hiding the unfamiliar, the learning curve of caring...

My Son Has a Fake Eye

This article is in support of August being the National Children’s Eyecare Awareness Month. If you’d like to see more eyecare articles, please click here! You read the title right. My son has a fake eye. We noticed at birth...
Four months ago, I gave birth to my second baby. As I write this, I’m in the throes of new motherhood. My hair is falling out (thank you, postpartum hair loss) and, to be brutally honest, I feel fat...

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Be Active Wisconsin | Community Challenge in March 2021

It’s been a year. An entire year since the pandemic kicked off in the US. It has been devastating, infuriating and life altering but...