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Teal’s the Deal for NOCC

Teal. It had never been a color I’d given a lot of thought to. I mean, it’s pretty, and I had always associated it with mermaids, but to add it to my wardrobe and my hair? Six years ago, I would have said, “You must be joking.” But six years ago, I didn’t know my […]

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When Your Mom Falls Out of a Tree (and Other Little Calamities You Probably Won’t See Coming)

“Hey, Mom’s fallen out of a tree and can’t move.” It wasn’t exactly the kind of text I was expecting to receive at 7:30 on a Thursday night…or any other night, for that matter. “Are you kidding? What do you mean she can’t move?” was my bewildered response. Holy moly, what now? This wasn’t how […]

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Getting through hard times

Five Lessons to Get You Through Hard Times

Every January brings mixed emotions to my heart. Five years ago,  my dear husband became so ill he almost died. He had septic shock, a raging infection which caused all his body organs to fail. We found ourselves in an intensive care unit given no chance for his survival, all while our six-year-old, three-year-old, and […]

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Therasuit Therapy at University Health System

We are honored to partner with University Health System to share this sponsored post highlighting the work of pediatric physical therapists at the UHS Reeves Rehabilitation Center. At University Health System’s Reeves Rehabilitation Center, an odd-looking suit is helping children learn to move more independently. It’s most appropriate for children with cerebral palsy or developmental delays, but […]

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When Things Break

When Things Break

Every mother knows the unmistakable sound of breaking glass: The high-pitched crash and splatter and the immediate cringe and grimace that comes with it. It happens in the middle of cooking dinner or right as you’re headed out the door. My immediate response is usually “Nobody move”—no need to be picking out slivers from my […]

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Battle Scars

It is hard for me to tell people that I had a crisis pregnancy. When you hear that phrase, you probably are like me and picture a young single girl, afraid to become a parent all on her own. But the truth for me is that I was already married, we both had great jobs, […]

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Domestic Violence: No Boundaries

Like freckles, left-handedness, and curly hair, domestic violence knows no boundaries. It thrives in affluent homes, comfortable suburban cul-de-sacs, rural midwestern farms, high-rise apartments, and auspicious public housing. Every day, women of all ages, races, and social status are pummeled with words and fists and held captive with invisible shackles. Domestic violence afflicts working women, […]

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