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Breast Cancer Awareness

Nonprofit Spotlight: Reach Out for Life – Mammograms for Every Woman

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month Most of us know someone who has had or is currently fighting breast cancer. While there is much hope for treatment with good outcomes, the reality is that many women without traditional hereditary risk factors are being diagnosed at earlier ages. We are honored to share the story of […]

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Understanding PANS

Understanding PANS

  Our brains are fascinating. On my journey as a special needs parent, I learn much about how the brain works through neurologists, behavior analysts, and the power of Google. My fellow parents with medically complex children live in a constant state of brain overload. However, the Richmond network of special needs mothers use this […]

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How to Have a Fit Pregnancy

How to Have a Fit Pregnancy According to a Doctor Who Is Also a Mom!

  We are honored to share this post written by Dr. Cara Hartle of Virginia Physicians for Women. Multiple times throughout my week I am asked, Is it safe to exercise during my pregnancy? And the answer is typically, Yes! Absolutely! There are very few contraindications to exercise in pregnancy, and especially in early pregnancy. […]

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I Never Got Lice, But My Kid Did

I Never Got Lice, But My Kid Did

The tone in the classroom became serious. Teachers whispered as they led us down the elementary school hall in standard single file formation for an impromptu visit to the school gym. Confused students filled the chairs as each was asked, one-by-one, to walk to the front. The school nurse stood stoically in her white overcoat, […]

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Postpartum Depression

“But I’m a Therapist!” The Beast That Is Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

“Tonight I stood next to my daughter’s crib as tears started to build up. How could something so innocent, so beautiful, so wanted, bring so much hurt. Hurt because I feel guilty for feeling hurt, and hurt because after just 5 months, my marriage feels broken. Having a baby seemed like the perfect next step […]

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