Healing Mastitis Naturally: a how-to

Treating Mastitis Naturally: a how-to

Mastitis is an inflammation of the breast that can be caused by an obstruction or infection. Nothing has taken me “down for the count” like mastitis can; each time, I feel like I’ve been run over by a truck as I battle painful clogged ducts, flu-like symptoms and fevers. Many people choose antibiotics to treat […]

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Diversify Your Bookshelf!

Diversify Your Bookshelf!

A few weeks ago, I wrote this post on talking to your kids about race. In it, I mentioned that one of the best ways you can introduce diversity into your home is through books – and today, I have a few of our favorite titles to share with you. Even though there is a huge […]

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Every Pink Ribbon Tells a Story

Every Pink Ribbon Tells a Story

For some people, Breast Cancer Awareness Month may be merely about wearing pink ribbons. But for one Kansas City survivor, Breast Cancer Awareness Month may have saved her life. In October of 2010, Kim, age 49, saw pink ribbons for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and remembered she needed to schedule a mammogram – her first […]

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Mommy, cancer patient, survivor

Mommy, cancer patient, survivor

Kristen sat in the salon chair with her toddler son on her lap. Together, they watched in the mirror as her long blond hair got shorter and shorter. Finally, her husband and brother take the first shaves with the buzzer. Soon, the girl staring back at her in the mirror was bald. The story began […]

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School of Sewing

I Know A Girl …

… her name is Shea. Shea is the kind of girl everyone loves: she’s kind and funny. Smart and uber-talented. She is a wife, a mother of three, a former middle school math teacher, and a business owner; and if that list doesn’t impress you, then what if I told you she’s now a published […]

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The Bite Club.

The Bite Club

My phone vibrated in my purse as I pulled into a parking spot at work one recent Monday morning. I parked my car and checked the message, not at all expecting to read the words in front of me: “Sorry to report news like this so early in the day … your daughter bit another […]

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Camp Out! {as seen on Fox 4}

Bonfires, s’mores, and tents, oh my! The crispness in the air brings with it a new energy, a desire to get outside and enjoy all of the colors, scents, and cozy-up weather that Fall brings. Weekend camping adventures are only a car ride away – or maybe no further than your own backyard – so […]

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Squeeze Me: the Diary of a Mammogram Virgin

I loathe the smell of doctors’ offices, which hardly makes me unique. The smell of this one bothered me a bit more, possibly because the scent of my own fear was mixed into the energy around me. Then again, maybe it had something to do with the fact that I was ordered not to wear […]

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