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Category Archives: Health & Wellness

My daughter has selective mutism. It took almost six years to give her symptoms a name, but a Google search led me to this diagnosis and I once I read about it, I knew almost instantly that my daughter had it. Selective mutism is a rare childhood anxiety disorder in which a child is unable to […]

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I guess you could say I’ve been living under a rock because I’m super late to the Whole30 craze, but better late than never, right? I never really considered Whole30 or paid attention to what it was because I’m already a real foodie. We’ve been a real food family for almost five years now. Eating […]

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Tis the season for holiday baking and sweet treats around every corner, which is fun and exciting unless you’re the parent of a child with food allergies. At this time of year it seems like so many activities involve food and it is a challenge to constantly stay vigilant about everything from well-meaning strangers giving […]

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In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, I want to document my breastfeeding journey with my firstborn, my sweet Gabriella who had the patience to let me figure things out. There was never a question about if I would breastfeed; it’s been a part of my life since…well, since I was born and breastfed until I was […]

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Back in March I decided to get a new pair of running shoes and sign up for a 5K after a five-year hiatus from running. I use the term “running” loosely because I’ve never been much of a runner. I have a rocky relationship with this brutal form of exercise and the only thing that […]

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