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Our journey began in the fall of 2013 when I was 32 weeks pregnant with twin boys. Being pregnant with twins means you have a lot of extra appointments and ultrasounds. Up until this appointment, I had received glowing...
I was at my son’s end-of-the-year kindergarten parent-teacher conference. “I think it would be wise to pursue testing for ADHD.” These were the words the teacher had just spoken. Really? I had heard words like that before. While in...
I just couldn’t let the month of October go by without doing a breast cancer post. One of my first posts for Birmingham Mom Collective was about losing my sister to the disease, and I always want to honor...
When is enough, enough? At what point in your relationship do you decide to walk out the door and never look back? What buttons must be pushed for you to walk away from the love of your life? To...
Pregnant, doing yoga at the YMCA during my lunch break, I caught a glimpse of an employee. A young lady with Down syndrome. She rode the bus by herself to work. Focused on her job, she would fuss at...
This post is very hard for me to type. It's not been long ago; therefore, it brings back strong emotions. I still do drive with my kids in the car. But I am 100 times more cautious...
September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and to be honest, it’s an awareness month I only recently learned about. In the time of social media, I think we’ve become accustomed to an influx of health-related articles for adults -- the benefits...
A year ago, we'd never have dreamed we'd be discussing proper mask wearing with our children. Yet, here we are, still in the middle of the global pandemic that is COVID-19. With schools, sports, and other extracurricular activities starting...
Have you had thoughts of hurting yourself? Have you felt like ending your life? Almost daily I pose these two questions to every child, teen, and adult who comes into my office. Sometimes I get mostly nos; but, other times...
We all know that sending your little one off to kindergarten is an emotional experience. I felt like I was hanging by a little thread that first week, knowing at any moment I might burst into tears. But couple...

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