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A Mom’s Guide to Summer Allergies in Paradise, Alias Sarasota

While allergies are usually associated with spring, summer allergies are really common. And, Sarasota, our paradise, is no exception. An allergy is a reaction of the body’s immune system when it has become too sensitive to a substance. There are many types of allergies: food, skin (eczema, dermatitis), pet, eye (conjunctivitis), mold, latex, and cockroach […]

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World Maternal Mental Health Week: Hang in there – an open letter to new moms

  In honor of World Maternal Mental Health Week… These are examples of the emotional struggles we can all face as we come home with a newborn: You’re in shock, your body feels sore. You open the door of your home, and the familiar smell hits you. It’s comforting. But it strangely feels quiet and empty without […]

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A Control Freak No More: Goodbye Perfectionism, Hello Appreciation

For as long as I can remember, I have been a self-proclaimed uptight, Type A, control freak. While still in high school and college, I would obsess about making perfect grades, practicing extracurricular activities, and creating dynamite presentations and reports.  If I wanted something, I would work hard towards that goal, and I would usually […]

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