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Invisalign: How to Handle Pain & Discomfort

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Invisalign. This is Keenan’s fifth month using Invisalign. The novelty has definitely worn off and he is starting to ask…often, “Are we there yet.” Not. Even. Close. Bud.  While he hasn’t had a lot of pain using the Invisalign trays (which is much different than my 17 […]

My Son's First Concussion: How Did I Not Know?

My Son’s First Concussion: How Did I Not Know?

Noah experienced his first concussion last month. It was a scary and bizarre experience and not at all how I expected it would be. I have always been afraid of concussions. My kids have played both football and lacrosse since they were young. Bones have been broken, by the truckload. Yet, somehow until last month, we […]

Invisalign: Getting Answers to My Questions

Invisalign: Getting Answers to My Questions

This post is sponsored by Invisalign. Years ago we took both kids to the dentist with the intention of finding out how much we would be spending on their orthodontic treatments. Translation…how many additional jobs would I need to pick up to maintain my passionate collection of clothing, shoes and wine while paying for their […]

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Ooph Summer Contract 2014: Free Printable

It’s June and the kids are either already out or about to be out of school. The rules for summer are completely different and setting expectations is the best way to keep you from screaming, “When does school start??” before July 1st. Below is a printable contract for you and the kids. Cross out what […]

Do You Diagnose Your Medical Concerns Online?

I do this thing where I self diagnose myself, my kids, my husband and even strangers. If you are reading this I am probably diagnosing you right this very second. I am a medical panicker. A bruise surely means leukemia. Lower back pain is a damaged internal organ. A headache is surely brain cancer. I […]


Teens and Pressure: Help Them Find Their Calm

Have you studied? Did you practice? Have you worked out? Have you done your homework? Clean your room. I just checked your grades online, you have got to get your GPA up or your college options are going to suck. Empty the dishwasher. Take out the trash please. You have a lacrosse tournament this weekend. […]

Care Package Ideas for Your College Son

Care Package Ideas for Your College Son

As you all know unless this is your first time here, my son left for college this fall. I can finally type that without crying, so that’s cool. Life gave me a swift kick in the gut with my mom passing away unexpectedly, an ooph moment if you will, shortly after he left and quite honestly it […]