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The HPV Vaccine :: We Need to Talk

We are grateful to UAB Women’s Services for connecting us with Dr. Warner Huh for this post. It is sponsored content.Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted infection, and that might be one reason people seem uncomfortable talking about it or about the vaccine that prevents it. (Side note: Hepatitis B is also sexually transmitted, […]

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Starting Off the New Year :: Planning Your Ideal Week

Before the Christmas holidays, I had a one-on-one meeting with my boss. We talked about goals for the upcoming year. My boss recently began using a planner called the Full Focus Planner which helps him plan his “ideal week.” This intrigued me. He said this planner is very helpful in planning, helping him to stay […]

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Motherhood Observations :: The Can-of-Peas Mom

I’ve spent a good amount of time observing children and parents throughout my life. You see, I majored in early childhood development in college, worked part-time at a local daycare, and later worked at a church’s Mother’s Day Out (MDO) program. While I certainly observed a lot about the children, what has stuck with me […]

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Realistic Family Goals for the New Year

“I don’t have time” and “I wish I could” are two phrases I’m guilty of using way too often. My husband constantly reminds me that realistic expectations yield a much better mood for everyone, and he has never been more right. I constantly find myself consumed in everyday life from our morning routine of rushing […]

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Talking Teeth at Shades Creek Dental

We love working with Shades Creek Dental as an advertising partner. This is sponsored content. Opinions are our own.Not Your Average Dentist Dentist. The mere mention of that word conjures up frightening images – blinding overhead lights, noisy drills, long needles filled with numbing medication that never numbs, and cringe-worthy pain. Many of us have […]

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Cavities in Kids :: Expert Advice

We are excited that our partners at Oak Mountain Pediatric Dentistry are accepting new patients! This is sponsored content, but we only bring you businesses we really do love! My 3-year-old recently had a cavity, and I was shocked by how much it bothered me. I thought I was doing everything right – dental visits […]

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Making Our Way In the Mommy Margin Moments

A few weeks ago I was talking with some momma friends about their careers (before mommyhood). I loved listening to them talk about all their achievements and their dreams for the future. What struck me was how many times I heard the phrase: “But I had to give all that up because of the kids . . […]

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4 Things I Learned Being a Camp Nurse

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to be a camp nurse for a week. I had been fortunate enough to go to overnight camp when I was a kid; one summer I loved it so much that I stayed four whole weeks! I vividly remember, years later, my favorite activities at camp: zip […]

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