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COVID-19
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Serious Illness

Why Shut-Downs Were the Right Choice

The shut-downs in areas with active outbreaks were the right choice, but four weeks was the right time frame. We have gone past that. WAY past that. (Areas that didn’t have a lot of cases were right not to shut down; there simply wasn’t a need to stop any transmission where there weren’t cases. ) […]

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I Rejoice for Her
COVID-19
Current Events
Extended Family
Grandparents
Health and Wellness
Serious Illness
Tough Topics

I Rejoice for Her

My Mother-in-Law died the Wednesday before Mother’s Day 2020 of COVID-19. The hardest thing is that the last time any of us saw her in person, she was well. At 90+, her memory was shot, but she was happy and physically well. (The image in this post is from the last time I saw her, […]

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COVID-19: My Views in a Nutshell
COVID-19
Current Events
Health and Wellness
Serious Illness

COVID-19: My Views In a Nutshell

Honestly, I’m tired of writing the same things over and over on Facebook. I’ve decided to write a series of posts about different subjects related to COVID-19 with what I’ve learned in the reading I’m doing.  So, here they are in a nutshell: The government was right to have a four-week shutdown, but areas like […]

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Caregiving
COVID-19
Grandparents
Health and Wellness
Serious Illness

COVID-19: All the Details Most Don’t Want

Mema and COVID-19 My mother-in-law was diagnosed with COVID-19 on April 29th. Most people speak in generalities, and how things feel. This is specifics – her O2 levels, lab results, and other clinical details that most people don’t know or ask about. I will keep updating it as her story unfolds. (Because of HIPPA, there […]

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5 Wordless Ways to Comfort
Bonding
Caregiving
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Life Skills
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Mental Health
Relationships
Serious Illness

5 Wordless Ways to Comfort Loved Ones

We all want to comfort the ones we love, especially our children, when they are upset or stressed but not all parents, or all kids, are comfortable talking about feelings. For that matter, a lot of times kids genuinely don’t understand what is upsetting them. There are times that trying to force a conversation makes […]

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The Kindness Challenge
Ethics and Morals
Family
Mental Health
Quick Tips
Relationships
Social Issues

The Kindness Challenge

Some kids were seemingly born kind. Then there’s the other 98%. The organization Kids for Peace has a Kindness Challenge. The goal is to simply be kinder to those around us. I love the idea! See what your family can come up with or try one of these suggestions. Compliment someone. Talk to someone who looks lonely. Do […]

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When Mental Illness Strikes Close to Home
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Mental Health
Social Issues

When Mental Illness Strikes Close to Home

When mental illness strikes close to home, it can be hard to know what to do. The first, and sometimes hardest, step is recognizing that it really is mental illness. When mental illness gets scary, it’s more than depression or anxiety. In the cases that impacted our family, it definitely involved delusions and paranoia. Thankfully, it […]

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Handling A Lice Outbreak Like a Boss
Elementary
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Health and Wellness
Little Kids
Preschool
School
School

Handling A Lice Outbreak Like a Boss

Lice are gross. We can all agree on that. And, like most gross things, they happen and there really isn’t a heck of a lot we can do about it. Sure, you can use shampoo to repel them and reduce the risk, but gross still happens. So how do you handle a lice outbreak like […]

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Raising Healthier Kids
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Health and Wellness

Raising Healthier Kids

Guest post by Vasilis Stefanou of TheLifeUpgrades.com. Even though I’m not a father, I dislike the idea that most of the kids in our days are raised in unhealthy ways and by the time they reach their teenage years have multiple health problems because of the living they are used to have. Why is that the case? […]

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Breastfeeding When You are a Wet Nurse
Ages and Stages
Family
From Mom
Health and Wellness
Little Kids
Your Wife

Breastfeeding When You Are A Wet Nurse

It may not be the oldest profession, but it’s gotta come close. No, not that one. Being a wet nurse. Wet nurses breastfeed babies who aren’t their own. Through much of history, wealthy families employed them to feed and take care of the children so the mom didn’t have to. But wet-nurses weren’t only for […]

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