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Early Labor: My Labor has Started! Now What?!

By far, one of the most frequently asked questions from students in regard to labor is, "How do I know if I am really in labor?" Followed by, "If it is really labor, then what do I do?" OK, let's tackle the first question. As silly as it may sound, you will know it really is labor when the contractions do not stop. They typically start out feeling like menstrual cramp- like sensations that are perceivable for about 30-45 seconds. You may notice these crampy feelings coming somewhere... read more

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40 and Pregnant

As I write this to you, I am 20 weeks pregnant, filled with gratitude and feeling some precious little baby kicks in my belly. It’s a beautiful, amazing and surreal thing. Perhaps it’s even more amazing that I am healthily … read more

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Coping with ADHD: Meditation As My Life Jacket

The phone rang from my oldest son’s school. The school nurse was on the other end of the line. She started by telling me not to panic (which obviously means “start panicking now”). My son was on his way to … read more

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Nix Negotiations

We are grown-ups of the New Age, right? It is no longer a just-do-as-I-say world. We respect our kids and want them to feel heard and understood. If we are so awesome at this, then why am I spending hours … read more

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From Sniffles to Stitches: Caring for Your Child’s Health – Teleclass Re-Cap

As a parent, your child’s health is of the utmost importance. This week, we held an informative and important teleclass, generously sponsored by Pager and expertly presented by Kim Henderson, MD, JD, experienced emergency medicine physician and loving mother. The … read more

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Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: Step-Grandmother Discusses Her Favoritism

Dear Readers, In earlier columns I have addressed the topic of grandparent favoritism. In one of my columns a young mother writes about her concern that her children will be damaged by their grandmother’s favoritism, and in a second column, … read more

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Helping Kids Learn With Everyday Activities

When we took our daughter to her first evaluation before Kindergarten, we didn’t know she would be tested. They tested her alphabet and counting, and since it was an immersion school, they tested in both English and Spanish. She missed … read more

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The Mommy Friends Dating Game

Becoming a mother is an incredible, whirlwind journey that will leave you feeling fulfilled, honored, hopelessly in love, and utterly exhausted. You will undoubtedly have your good days and your bad days. Days when you feel completely on top of … read more

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