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Acute Myelitis - A Big Hairy Monster

Acute Myelitis – A Big Hairy Monster

The first thing I saw when I opened my Facebook feed this morning was this article posted by People Magazine entitled “Acute Flaccid Myelitis: Mysterious Disease has Sickened 103 Children Since August.”  My own personal mojo has kinda been missing the last few days, so I scanned past it, not wanting to ruin my mood […]

West Nile Virus – It CAN Happen to You!

Many of this summer’s news headlines are focused on the discovery of mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus, aerial spraying to help prevent it, and confirmed cases for those who contracted it.  If you’re anything like me, you tend to read these stories and move on with your day without giving it much thought.  You’ve been […]

Two Sides to Every Story

I, just like every other person in America, was horrified by the images and stories coming from Boston in the wake of the bombing earlier this week.  I tried to stay up-to-date on the latest information, but had to sneak glimpses of news coverage while turning on a kiddie show, or search for developments online […]

Dear Dove ~ Close, but No Cigar

Over the last few days, a new Dove video has been swirling around Facebook.  It appears that many people (both male and female) have had a very positive reaction to its message that women shouldn’t be so critical of themselves… that we are “more beautiful than we think.” But if I’m being honest, I haven’t […]

Cry Out!

Cry Out!

I hate watching the news.  I just can’t handle the burden of negativity that streams through the speakers and straight into my heart.  And today is no exception. Another bombing. After the initial shock, and lots of prayers, my mind went straight back to 10/10/10… the day Ryan ran the Chicago marathon.  That day marked […]


Goodness knows I try to stay as far away as I can from anything political… always have, and probably always will.  And now that I’m a mom, I can hardly even stomach watching the evening news since it’s always so negative.  However, it’s hard to ignore the most recent (and most popular) headline regarding the […]