At the Intersection of Life-Saving Help, Child Well-Being

Forty-seven percent of American children are starting school at a disadvantage, but the solution is simpler than you might think.  (Tweet that!) As obvious as it may sound, parents just have to read to their kids regularly at home. But …[ read more ]

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When Postpartum Packs a Punch: An Interview with the Author

“The world needs more educated conversations on maternal mental health,” [tweet that!] Kristina Cowan says in her new book. “We should have these talks until the truth becomes second nature” (p. 126). Two weeks ago, I reviewed Kristina’s book about …[ read more ]

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Book Review: When Postpartum Packs a Punch

“First I had a baby. Then I felt crazy.” (Tweet that!) To one degree or another, can’t all new moms relate to those opening lines of When Postpartum Packs a Punch? I first met the author, longtime journalist Kristina Cowan, at …[ read more ]

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Baby Shower Skit: Everything but the Crib

Ever notice how many things women put into and pull out of their diaper bags? (Tweet that!) I wrote this monologue, that’s part of a game, for my brother and sister-in-law’s shower. Feel free to use it for your own parties. Kudos to my mom, …[ read more ]

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Angelina’s Top 10 Quotes from 2016

Our younger daughter, Angelina Grace–aka “Beanie”–turned two in June. While her older sister, Michaela, is sassy, silly, and spirited, Beanie’s all sugar and spice. Sweet, girly, and affectionate, she also has an occasional terrible twos temper. Enjoy her best quotes from January through December 2016: 10 …[ read more ]

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