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What Mom ::Really:: Wants for Christmas

Last year, Mandy came up with some truly great ideas for holiday gifts for the family that focused on experiences rather than stuff. There were things like memberships to local attractions, tickets to concerts and plays, gift cards for dinner at a kid-friendly restaurant—all great options for Christmas (or Hannukah!) gifts for the whole family. But […]

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The Food Allergy Mom’s Nemesis : Birthday Cake (and a list of Nashville-area food allergy friendly bakeries)

The first time we took my son to a birthday party for one of his friends, when everybody started singing and the birthday boy was getting ready to blow out the candles, I was by the door in near panic mode and planning the quickest escape route. My son had been diagnosed with a peanut […]

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Mommy’s First Mammogram

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Part of being aware is doing what you need to do to get screened for the disease—like doing self-exams and getting an annual mammogram. The American Cancer Society recommends getting yearly mammograms starting at age 40, but you and your doctor should always decide what’s best for you. I […]

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