Unwrapping the gift of gratitude on Thanksgiving and everyday

This year has been a tough one for so many of us. We have faced monstrous natural disasters and so much turmoil and conflict in our world. But today I’m thankful for a little girl next to me on my bed, her tiny hand gripping my shirt gently, just to make sure I’m still here. I’m grateful for a little boy peacefully sleeping in his own bed, happy and strong in spite of all he has struggled through.

Aaachoo! Everything You Need to Know About the Flu!

It’s that dreaded time of year again. Snotty noses, fevers, body aches and sleepless nights abound. It’s flu season! Are you prepared? Dr. Gary Kramer and Dr. Rebecca Kimsey of Pediatric Specialists, Coral Gables are sharing their insights on flu prevention, when to visit the pediatrician and the difference between cold and flu!

A Miracle in her Living Room

Through it all, faith and prayers keep me going. Faith to know God is with me. And lots of prayer. From colds which cause uncommon havoc in a special needs child to allergies or even a runny nose. In the midst of all these trials, I bathe my son in prayer. 

How to Pick the Perfect Preschool

Once the tour was over, I told her I would be in touch and got back in to my car. Although I wasn’t quite sure what I was looking for yet, I knew this school wasn’t it. The Director had a dull look in her eyes. She seemed tired, burnt-out even, as though she should have retired some years ago, but kept going for the paycheck.

The Parental Chaos "Momager"

Parenting styles come in all shapes and sizes, no one has it all together. Stop worrying about being the perfect parent and focus on owning your parenting style. That’s all this thing is, owning your style and being present with your children.

Baked Chicken Egg Rolls

These baked egg rolls are easy to make and filled with healthy chicken and vegetables. Using a bag of store-bought raw slaw saves precious time as the vegetables are already prepped, and the fresh broccoli stalks, carrots and red cabbage are a power packed combo. We love making a big batch of these at home – they make a great snack and we even eat them for dinner. Plus they are much cheaper and healthier than the restaurant version!

Pumping for Survival

I attached the apparatus to myself and began the desperate task of pumping. In this case I wasn’t only pumping to feed my baby, it felt like I was pumping to save his life. At that point he was only getting nutrition through various IVs. They were waiting for my breast milk to start feeding him. I pumped and I pumped and I pumped…