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  How would you handle the following scenario? At the end of the day, supper time arrives, but there's no food prepared.  In fact, you're staring at a cupboard of almost-empty cereal boxes and a random can of peas. In our house, this either means making pancakes or ordering takeout. While neither option is the healthiest, the second makes our budget freak...
Great Expectations Four was the perfect number. As we sat on that bench in the rolling hills of West Virginia, looking up at the trees, we talked about how many children we wanted, if we were able. We were newly engaged. Nineteen and twenty-one, with big dreams and so much excitement for the future. In an attempt to be the organized and prepared...
New Kid on the Block When we moved to St. George in January of 2017, we didn’t have a place to live.  We’d seen options online that seemed probable but realized quickly that property managers often use old pictures to advertise homes.  So many houses are gorgeous right after they’re built, but a few years’ worth of renters living in...
Once upon a time, if I had an ache or pain that I felt needed attention from a pain reliever, I thought Tylenol (acetaminophen) was a great option.  Of course, with things like menstrual cramps I never relied just on Tylenol and usually went right for some form of ibuprophen instead.  But for lesser ailments, my view of Tylenol...
This past winter was a doozy. I had never felt so helpless. I mean, things were really bad in 2016.  I have been through some terrible health experiences before. But this past December-March seemed to be in competition with the horrors of 2016. If you have experienced mold toxicity to the degree that our families have, I know you understand. There’s really no way...
A stay in the NICU is a very hard phase to live through - for both the family and the baby. Many NICUs are not as family friendly as they like to think they are, and amenities and comforts for parents are often overlooked.  Of course the main goal is to provide the babies with child-centered care, which is...