Eleanor Howard

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Couple’s Dermatologist Appointments Are a Thing Now

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Couples dermatologist appointments are great because you each have moral support and can hold the other accountable if they want to chicken out of the visit. Most procedures can be performed in the office during the appointment so no need to schedule another day to come in. Making a tandem appointment with a spouse is also helpful because the doctor can point out places to watch on the other in hard to see places like the back, neck, and top of the head.
When Parenting Ideas Change (but Strong Opinions Remain)

When Parenting Ideas Change (but Strong Opinions Remain)

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...there are a few HARD NOs that I decided long before I dated, got married and had children that actually stuck. My stance never waivered on certain deal breakers and absolutes. These rules are 110% true today with two kids as they were before I even gave birth.

Caring for Tricycles to Wheelchairs :: Moms Caught in the Middle

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I watched my friend’s profile as she spoke. The subtle way she bowed her head. Her nearly translucent eyelashes blinking away the afternoon sunlight. Her hands silently wrapping and unwrapping a Kleenex. Comforting and caring...

The Lasts are About You — the Firsts are About Your Kids

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When did we switch from acknowledging our child’s firsts, to focusing on their lasts? At what point did we stop lining their baby book with their first words, first bike ride, first sleepover and...

Parent Gender Roles Aren’t What They Used To Be…and I’m Glad!

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Parenting roles aren’t gender specific anymore. Nowadays, it seems that the majority of parents believe that “teamwork makes the dream work.” Responsibilities that once were handled by one parent or the other, now have...

Quiet Children in a Noisy World – Surviving Sound Stimulation

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The sheer terror on their faces on what was supposed to be a trip of a lifetime crushed me. It's the moment my husband and I realized our children had noise sensitivity that was more than the norm. They withdraw when they're in a noisy, confined space with thumping music and exuberant children.