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Meanderings at the End of my 3-Month Maternity Leave

maternity leave

I started back to work last Monday after an amazing three months of maternity leave (13 weeks, actually) with my two littles, baby Scarlett and my almost-4-year-old, Juliette. When I had Juliette four years ago, we were only in a position financially for me to take seven weeks off, and although it was definitely hard …

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The Dreaded Stomach Bug: Things to Watch for with your Little One as it Circulates in our Area

amanda magrini stomach bug

It’s one of the feared infections of childhood- the stomach bug, or “gastroenteritis”. Vomiting, diarrhea, and generally poor feeling kiddos, and desperate parents who are at a loss of what to do for them. My 3 and a half year old is in her first winter of preschool, so we’ve …

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Remember all the hype over West Nile virus??? It’s heeeeereeeeee….

west nile

If you haven’t heard, several mosquitos in Washoe County have tested positive for the West Nile Virus. RUN! HIDE IN YOUR HOMES!!!! Just kidding. But truly, let’s have a discussion about West Nile Virus and why it’s important. West Nile Virus is a viral infection (i.e. antibiotics can’t cure it) …

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Advice from the Momma Doc: Thinking about starting a family, or having another baby?

Photo credit: Pedro Ribeiro Simões

These days, more people are carefully planning when they start their families. In fact, according to the CDC’s National Vital Statistics Report, in 1980 the average age of first birth was 22.7, versus 26.3 in 2014. That’s a pretty significant shift over 26 years! I see most young couples spending more …

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