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Food Dye and Kids’ Behavior

All kids melt down sometimes, and mine are no exception. When my son was about 3 and a half, he started to have the occasional tantrum. I know that’s a normal part of development, but I didn’t realize other factors could be in the mix. You know how sometimes you see something, but you don’t […]

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Cross Country Initiation Motherhood Fail

Tip: When the paper says the cross country meet is at 5:30. That means the running starts at 5:30. I mistook it for gathering time. And I also thought it was a small event. So we were trying to get there at 5:15. But there were over 1,000 (are you kidding me?) people there, so […]

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Molluscum Contagiosum

Um, ‘scuse me? What’s that, and why do I need to know about it? I know, it sounds like a Harry Potter spell, doesn’t it? It’s a pox virus your kiddo can get from touching a contaminated surface. It causes little blister-like bumps that look like warts or white-head zits.  A  friend of mine’s daughter […]

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Q&A: What Happens When Your Child Gets Ear Tubes

When your child has multiple ear infections that require antibiotics, sometimes doctors recommend putting in tubes in. The tubes allow any fluids that build up to drain, which reduces the pressure and pain the child experiences. My sister has a lot of experience with this, so I decided to ask her a few questions about […]

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Tips for Kids Who are Constipated

Here are a few things I have learned about kids and constipation. What is causing/contributing to the constipation? In our experience: Diet - My youngest especially is not a lover of fibrous foods. He eats too much candy (though we have gotten a lot better). And he wasn’t drinking enough water. We are doing better with […]

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I Once Was Blind, But Now I See…And it’s AMAZING!!!

It’s the end of an era! – Monica from Friends Yesterday, was my last day to wear these bad  boys… As I mentioned, I went see Dr. Colby Stewart of Tennessee Lasik Associates to get my vision corrected yesterday. The Options I chose door #3 – Custom Lasik with Intralase, and so far I have […]

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Lasik: Not So Frequently Asked Questions

So, I am all set to have Lasik later today at Tennessee Lasik Associates with Dr. Colby Stewart who has performed almost 20,000 Lasik procedures! I’ve had a fabulous experience thus far, and the paperwork and online materials are very thorough. However, I did come up with a few extra questions that weren’t included in […]

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I Spy With My Little Eye…Lasik (Tomorrow!)

Confession Time I’ve never told anyone what I am about to tell you guys: When I was in the second grade and was called to the room where the school was conducting basic vision tests, I totally lied. I was eight, and I wanted glasses. Sorry, Mom. My mom took me to an ophthalmologist.  I […]

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Got Poison Ivy or Poison Oak?

My husband recently got poison ivy while working in the yard. I happened to mention it to my mother who told us about the GREATEST STUFF EVER for poison ivy or poison oak. It’s called Zanfel and my husband described it as “liquid sandpaper.” You can get it over-the-counter at Walgreens.  I’ll warn you, it’s […]

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A New Fitness Option: Stroller Strides

In honor of, you know, January, and everyone’s renewed focus on fitness…meet Holly! Holly is a mother of two and mompreneur who runs a fitness-related business called Stroller Strides. And while Holly’s business is located in Knoxville, Tenn. Stroller Strides has numerous locations around the U.S., which is why I thought this might be interesting […]

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