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Being a new parent can feel overwhelming

There is nothing quite as life-changing as becoming a parent. As a childless person you may have imagined what it would be like to become a parent. Maybe you pictured yourself rocking a sweet, sleeping baby; having fun picking out … Continue reading

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Trusting your instincts when something feels wrong during pregnancy

When I was pregnant with my first child, I was very fortunate to have a circle of friends to support me who had already travelled the path of parenthood.  The best advice that another mom gave me, and that I still use today, is to … Continue reading

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The HPV vaccine and boys

My 13 year old son recently had his yearly routine physical. Now that he’s in grade 8, I was asked to remain in the waiting area (yet another sign that he’s growing up!). The doctor still invited me in afterwards … Continue reading

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Autism spectrum disorder and wandering: A parent’s biggest worry

I recently had the privilege of speaking with Cindy, the mom of a four-year-old boy named Christopher.  Christopher has autism spectrum disorder.   I was listening to Cindy describe her daily routine and her story really opened my eyes to the … Continue reading

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda and Measles

With all the snow outside, I find myself thinking back to my childhood and some of the ways I would keep myself busy if it was too cold to play outside. I remember reading the book Matilda and watching Charlie … Continue reading

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