Serious Illness

5 Wordless Ways to Comfort Loved Ones

5 Wordless Ways to Comfort

We all want to comfort the ones we love, especially our children, when they are upset or stressed but not all parents, or all kids, are comfortable talking about feelings. For that matter, a lot of times kids genuinely don’t understand what is upsetting them. There are times that trying to force a conversation makes Read More

Having the First Responder Gene

Originally published on The Moderate Mom. How would you react in a disaster? Would / do you freeze, panic, or act? I don’t know what the term is, really, but I’ve always thought of it as having the First Responder Gene.  It doesn’t have anything to do with working as a First Responder – EMT Read More

The Problem with Vaccines Today

The Problem with Vaccines Today

Originally published on The Moderate Mom.  Doctors and Trust My kids have had all their vaccines on the standard schedule, except for Gardisal (not taken), Rotavirus (hunted down so my child could have it), and flu vaccines (they have them, but not every year). I am not going to discuss the autism-vaccine link because it Read More