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Bloom Into Motherhood: Raising Self Care with Self Awareness

With our Bloom event drawing near I wanted to make something special to share with the new and expecting moms. Being a mother is a blessing. There is something magical and humbling at the new and expecting stage. Whether it’s your 1st or 4th child, every pregnancy is special. They all are different in many […]

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One Small Voice

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  Although there is a month dedicated to the movement to end sexual violence, it still feels really uncomfortable to talk…or even type about.  Here let me hashtag it and see if it’s less awkward: #sexualassaultawarenessmonth  #SAAM Nope.  Still super hard.   I know I’m not alone.  One in three […]

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All “Thai’d” Up

“Heather, do you mind if I rub your belly?” In an instant, I traveled back in time six years, when I was pregnant with my youngest son and tolerating the passers-by in a random place like the grocery store, which seemed, at the time, to be a hub of older people who found it appealing […]

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Raising Teenagers: The Myth of Raging Hormones

There is a teenager living in your household–and it is like living through a reverse caterpillar-butterfly life cycle. As a young child, your offspring was like a beautiful butterfly: your concerns were keeping your butterfly/child fed and making sure it stayed within the confines of your garden. Your butterfly/child seemed content and carefree to be […]

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Look Deeper

Where did my baby go? And who the heck is this man-child standing in front of me? Also, what the heck do I do with him? My perspective on autism has definitely evolved as my son has grown. I remember first writing about this tiny little boy who had three-hour meltdowns, ate things off the […]

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Raising Bilingual Children When Only One Parent Is A Native Speaker

  I am currently raising two bilingual children in Pittsburgh, and it is important to me that they embrace, understand, and are fluent in the Spanish language. I was born in the beautiful island of the Dominican Republic (Caribbean) and my husband is Italian/German, so our daughters are really getting the best of both worlds. […]

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