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Snow Cone Perspective


For Christmas this year, my mom took me and my oldest daughter on a cruise to Mexico. She did not invite my husband or my other kids, which might seem cruel, but really she was attempting to have a special mother-daughter, mother-daughter trip. And indeed it was. We had a …

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A Birth Story: Getting Out of My Own Way

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“I’m here for you.” I’m here for you too. The conversation was motivating and supportive. It also contained a strong recommendation not to watch the most recent episode of Grey’s Anatomy. She said nicely, “I would wait to watch that one if I were you.” So naturally, I watched the …

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Is Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Section (VBAC) an Option?


Cesarean section (C-section) rates are high — per the CDC, in 2015, 32 percent of all deliveries (first child or beyond) were C-section. For the state of Nevada, in 2012, 23.5 percent of all first deliveries were a C-section. And the data shows that if you have a C-section, the …

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F***ing Car Naps

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Fucking car naps. I’ll tell you what: When my baby is melting down and just won’t nap at home, or she woke up as I was crawling out of the bed before I wet the bed myself after holding it for the past hour trying to get her to sleep…it’s …

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Safe Mouthwashes for Kids

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I am asked regularly by my patient’s parents about the many mouthwashes on the market today and if children should be using them. There are many different types of mouthwashes with different benefits, such as, preventing tooth decay, freshening breath, reducing plaque, and preventing gingivitis. It can be overwhelming to …

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