Phone-Based Apps: A 21st Century Facelift for FABMs

I’ll never forget their conversation on that car ride home. I was driving back from a nationally recognized nursing research conference with graduate nursing students in my research group. I was horribly intimidated by their knowledge of research methods and how they could tear apart a study in minutes. They knew so much more about…

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The Secret of Cultivating Kindness

Comparison and competition. Everywhere you look there is comparison and competition. People are competing for your money, your time, your efforts. Comparison in the form of “Mommy Wars” are at a high, I’ve even heard other ladies say that they really can’t trust their “best friends” because at some point they are going to just…

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Why Are We So Afraid?

Before I even begin this article, let me warn you that there will be more questions than answers here.  Even so, the questions need to be asked; the conversations need to begin. Why are women so fearful of childbirth?  So much so that for many the thought of natural childbirth these days (without pain medication…

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They Call It The Curse

They call it, “The Curse.”  It’s a subject that makes us squirm in our seats or feel embarrassed in the grocery check-out line.  Most of us are not comfortable with the subject of menstruation.  We certainly don’t have positive associations with the event.  It’s gross.  Embarrassing.  Something we don’t want anyone to know about.  Uncomfortable…

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Girls!

Some women are dripping with diamonds, Some women are dripping with pearls Lucky me! Lucky me!  Look at what I’m dripping with: Little girls! I have three girls.  And when I say girls, I mean GIRLS.  With the exception of my middle one- she is a bit of a “tomboy” like I was when I…

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