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Why Every Mom Should Get Their Babies Vaccinated

Each year in April, the CDC partners with health professionals, community leaders, and parents to promote vaccination, improve health of children ages two and under, and encourage greater access to life-saving vaccines through National Infant Immunization Week. Unfortunately, vaccines have become controversial among many parents. This is largely due to a now-discredited report from a doctor who […]

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I Get Knocked Down… But I Get Up Again

Two years ago, I trained. I trained REALLY hard. I had my will tested the entire race. In the end, I felt like I failed… remember this? The sweet lady in the med tent tried to cheer me up in between my tears, but the nagging voice in my ear let me know I needed […]

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The All-in-One Home Gym Every Mom Needs

This post is brought to you by Ultimate Workout and Recovery.Constantly being around rambunctious and energetic children remind us that no matter how healthy people are, they can still get hurt or develop an illness. At any time as a mom, we can find ourselves injured and limited from activity and required to stay home, too. Or […]

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It’s True, I Have a Broken Vagina

For as long as I can remember, intercourse has been painful. I barely recall it being enjoyable in my 20s, but for the most part, it has hurt me more than it has pleasured me. Let me explain. I have been plagued with intolerable menstrual cramps, abdominal pain and heavy periods since my teens. Irritable […]

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Why I Walk for March for Babies

Jennifer’s story is brought to you by the March for Babies, sponsored by the March of Dimes.Growing up, I had heard of March of Dimes and my family always contributed when the envelope with the dime arrived in the mail. Little did I know that in 2011, my life would change in a way that put […]

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Have Another Baby in a Hospital? Heck No, I Won’t Go!

“Tieska, I want you to go with the flow.  If you feel the need to push, then push. Okay?” Ashleigh, the midwife on duty, moved back from the tub and into one of the comfortable chairs. I nodded in agreement as I sank deeper into the water as the next contraction came. By vigorously wiggling […]

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