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The Year of Cancer

We call it The Year of Cancer. It was 2014, and I was staying home with my daughter, who was three years old at the time. I don’t mean to sound flippant, I deal with stress by making light. I know that compared to other cancer (or healthcare related) journeys, we got lucky. This story […]

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How to Have an Allergy Friendly Playdate

One of my sons, has Celiac Disease, he has extreme reactions to small amounts of gluten (found in many grains like wheat, rye, and barley and processed foods). He has another food allergy, too. Bonus: he’s 2 years old, so he constantly puts things is his mouth. Before having a child with Celiac, I don’t think […]

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Best Health and Tracking Devices for Moms

Staying on top of health and activity is often one of the first things that falls by the wayside once kids come into the picture. Between taking care of family and working or keeping the home from falling apart, the last thing many moms want to do is manually track their health. Although staying healthy is often […]

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Encapsulating My Placenta

Two years ago, I fought a nasty battle with postpartum depression. I lost myself completely, missed out on major milestones of my son’s life and nearly took my own. When the fog of postpartum depression finally lifted, I swore I would never put my family or myself through that hell again, yet a year later, I […]

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Hysterectomy at 34

When I could no longer take the pain and the blood, I knew it was time. Time to let go of my purpose as a woman, time to let go of the possibility of another baby and time to get over the thought of never again feeling life move inside of me. At 34, I […]

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Meet Dr. Laurel Willig, Kidney Doctor and Toddler Mom

Kansas City Moms Blog is thrilled to partner with Children’s Mercy on a six-part series featuring working moms at Children’s Mercy.Dr. Laurel Willig is a Pediatric Nephrologist (kidney doctor) at Children’s Mercy Hospital. She earned an M.D. from the Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa and also holds an M.S. in Epidemiology […]

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Healthy Eating in the Winter Months

With the frigid temps outside and oversized sweaters and comfy leggings on, all I want to do is cozy up and nosh on some comfort food. When hunger strikes, I don’t always want to whip up a light summer treat when it is 20 degrees out! Sure that might be healthier, but not so much during […]

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