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Health

A mouse in the house

by Karen on May 23, 2011

I’ve made no secret about my struggles with anxiety. I worry. Constantly. Less than two weeks after moving into our new home, and I’ve come to the conclusion that homeownership, while wonderful, has extended my list of worries by about a mile. At the top of my list? A MOUSE. In my kitchen. At least […]

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Let me start this by saying I would never condone risking the health of yourself or anyone in your family to save money, no matter what the cost. My family’s health is our top priority, and we will spend whatever is necessary to keep all of us well. That said, emergency room visits are outrageous. […]

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Ever since I started living frugally, one of the areas of my budget that continually leaves me feeling guilty is groceries. My husband is the cook, and he has extremely expensive tastes when it comes to cooking. I gave up trying to convince him to live on a beans and rice diet to save money […]

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I like to think I’m a pretty intelligent lady. And I know I’m cautious. Especially when it comes to my 3-month-old bundle of adorable, Mr. Judah Michael. I read manuals. I always follow instructions. I take the rules very. seriously. So when I installed Judah’s car seat back in November, and I couldn’t find a […]

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Resources for a dairy-free lifestyle

by Karen on February 11, 2011

It’s so overwhelming to consider cutting an entire food group out of my diet. I was already struggling to meet my daily calcium requirements, especially as a nursing mother. This is just going to make things that much harder. Not to mention, I love cheese, you guys. Like seriously love cheese.  This dairy-free thing is […]

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Slowly reentering the land of the living

by Karen on December 14, 2010

I just realized it’s been two weeks today since we brought Judah home from the hospital. Really? It’s only been two weeks? It feels like a lifetime. It’s amazing how difficult it’s been for me to do anything but care for Judah in those two weeks. Considering the fact that the boy can’t even roll […]

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So close yet so far away

by Karen on November 18, 2010

Today I’m 37 weeks pregnant. That means I’m medically considered “full term.” At this point, baby is pretty much done with all of his major development. For the next few weeks, he’ll just be gaining weight. Since big babies run in both of our families and rough estimates from my midwives have already determined he’s […]

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With baby due in the next month, I finally decided to stop living in denial and start dealing with the issue of health insurance for him. Unfortunately, it’s not a simple situation. Because I’m currently covered through my former employer’s insurance on COBRA and my husband is covered by a private insurance policy, we’re trying […]

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One of the funniest things I’ve noticed throughout my pregnancy is how little people know about midwives — especially young people who haven’t yet considered having children and older people who gave birth during a time when hospital births and obstetricians were pretty much the only option in the United States. Midwives are still much […]

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