My adventure with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) began in earnest this year when my sons received this diagnosis. The doctor diagnosed my oldest son, 7, after we noticed that his difficulties controlling his impulses and focusing on any task...
My whole childhood felt centered around food and physical appearance. In an attempt to make sure I wouldn’t get fat (spoiler alert, I did) my mother drilled into me that clothes are made for tall and skinny people, so since...
All in the Family Both of my kids require occupational therapy as a part of their treatment plan. They both have a condition called sensory processing disorder (as do my husband and me) and we sought out this therapy on...
What if I can't take care of my kids? What if I can't do my daily activities? What if this is my life now? I recently found out that I have a rare and serious disease that mimics a stroke....
Who’s heard of a Kegel? My guess is most of you have. (Who also just tried to do a Kegel?) A Kegel is a pelvic floor muscle contraction. As a pelvic floor physical therapist, I talk about the pelvic floor...
As mothers, we struggle with prioritizing ourselves. We know “me time” is so critical to our physical and emotional wellbeing, but when the weight of day-to-day responsibilities feels oppressive, it is even more challenging to carve out time for fitness....
Have you ever felt like you were on the verge of a mental breakdown, but you just didn't have the time? Doesn't that just sound like such a mom thing? I recently had this feeling. I've had mild anxiety my...
Up In Smoke On June 6th, 2016 I smoked my last cigarette. Far too many years and thousands of dollars later. Wasted on absolutely nothing, literally up in smoke. I enjoyed it when I did it, missed it when I...
By Dr. Renee Bullis, PT, DPT.   Renee is one of our contributors and we are lucky to have her expertise to share. Remember to consult your own physician or medical professional for any medical needs! Do you accidentally pee when...
I used to almost gasp when I heard that a woman had a hysterectomy. I would think, "How terrible!" or "Poor Thing". I assumed that no woman would ever want her uterus or other reproductive organs removed unless there was...
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Tips for Dealing With COVID in Your Family: The Sickness and...

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You have taken all precautions that you can… Staying within your “bubble” for the most part. You rarely go out to eat at restaurants...