Category Archives: Health, Healthcare and Nutrition

Complainer or Advocate?

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Photo: Jyn Meyer This is not my first time on bed rest, I was here last year for 3 weeks at the same hospital with PROM, but this time my condition is much more stable. There is a lot of hope and even enthusiasm from my doctors here. I guess it may be because I […]

Pole Dancing Mama

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Yes, it’s true; I am a pole dancing mama. But let’s get one thing straight before I continue — I do it for pleasure, not for profit. I don’t sneak out after I put my boys to bed and work in a dark bar to pay the bills. I have new respect for the girls […]

Itchy and Scratchy

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If you go through every hair on your child’s head and you find one louse, it doesn’t mean you can breathe a sigh of relief because your kid only has one louse. If means your kid has scores of very fast lice and one slow enough to get caught. Go buy something to kill them […]

Colic

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He was here. We had been waiting for 42 weeks. His due date had come and gone and still we had waited. He did not want to come out, did not want to meet us. It was cozy in there, squashed inside of me. Finally, fourteen days after he was supposed to arrive, he had […]

Donuts Anonymous

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We moms, including myself, talk a big game when it comes to the extreme measures we take to feed our families. We’re always bragging about spinach this or whole grain that, and I’m no different. I do try to squeeze in cooking wholesome meals when I’m not living in my car, but it’s about time […]

Sugar On My Mind

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One kitchen drawer holds my candy: Sweet Tarts, Sugar Babies, Spree, Gobstoppers. It’s not inconspicuous, this drawer. My husband Ron knows it’s there, as do most visitors —- the latter, admittedly, only because Ron delights in revealing my sordid addiction. “Look at this,” he’ll say, yanking open the drawer. “My wife’s habit.” As if anyone […]

Want Fries With That Cow?

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A while back my son and I visited the aquarium. After taking the train downtown, walking six blocks, peering through blue-green glass at the scores of aquatic life and completely exhausting the use of "whoa" and "that’s cool!", we were pretty darn hungry. And, as I’m a dad and am not biologically wired to plan […]