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The Surprising Reasons Your Child May Need an Eye Exam Sponsored by Visionworks Do Children Need Eye Exams? Consider this: 25% of kids aged 5 to 17 have vision problems 83% of kids whose families earn less than twice the federal poverty level have not had an eye exam in the last year 60% of students classified as “problem learners” have undetected visual problems 39% of parents don’t realize behavioral problems can be an Continue Reading

It It’s “common knowledge” – as my two-year-old son would say – that becoming a parent makes you want to be a better person. Or, as in my case, mercilessly exposes all of your shortcomings, forcing you to endlessly entertain the ways in which you hope your child will be different than you, and will therefore be spared Continue Reading

Saying Goodbye to My Babymaking Days The other day I caught myself observing a mother wrangling a toddler and a baby: looking flushed and exhausted as she tried to buy some groceries. For many, many years this was me. For the past fifteen years I have been either pregnant or breastfeeding, or both. Managing multiple young children and juggling chores with a baby has Continue Reading

10 Myths Most of Us Actually Believed Before We Became Parents When it comes to parenting, there is an overabundance of information and opinions–especially for those planning their first child. In fact, some mistruths have become so common and accepted that they could even be called  a myth. Today I explore some common myths that you likely believed at some point before you became a parent. Of course, these Continue Reading

Mom Busting a Move During Labor Goes Viral In a new viral video, a heavily pregnant mother is seen dancing in her birthing room while her husband narrates and a nurse watches on, entertained. The mother, Yuki Nishitzawa, appears to be dealing with some intense contractions, and the dancing seems to help her power through them. Nishitzawa chose to have an unmedicated birth, and used alternative Continue Reading

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