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October Tieks for Fall

Popping in to share a few of my writing pieces that aren’t on my blog, but are on the internet! These could also be called “The Fruits of Mom’s Panera Escape” since that is where I tend to do most of my focused writing these days :) And, as always, thank you so much for your love […]

Hi! Let’s Talk Vaccines …

vaccines

Elections are over, but that doesn’t mean controversial topics aren’t still a part of our everyday lives, amiright? So, in honor of Vaccine Awareness Week it only seems fitting that I spill a little on vaccinations … one of those hot topics that spark camps of strong opinions, like, REALLY strong opinions.  Here’s the scoop, well, […]

12 Fantastic Parenting Resource on Facebook

This is gonna be short and sweet. Pretty much, I gather a ton of parenting resources and wisdom from mamas all over the interweb. Facebook is one such place and these are some of my favorite pages to follow. They are more than just pages though – they are little communities where you can chat […]

Why We Will Be Waiving the Hepatitis B Vaccine

source Joining Julia at A Little Bit of All  of It for her Preparing for Birth Series. This week’s focus is New Baby Care. Want to participate? Learn about all the upcoming topics here! As soon as most American babies are earth side they are poked with their first vaccination – Hepatitis B in accordance […]

Vaccines, Part 5: Preventing Reactions

At the end of Dr. Hoffmann-Smith’s vaccination class he gave parents 8 questions to help prevent vaccine reactions. I felt like this was really helpful information since I think we’ll end up pursuing some of the recommended vaccines. Dr. Hoffmann-Smith believes many vaccine reactions aren’t reported which then skews statistics and doesn’t alert the public […]

Vaccines, Part 2: Being a Skeptic

Dr. Hofmann-Smith brought up some interesting questions about why vaccines have become so encouraged. Vaccines haven’t been around forever, but due to medical advancement we have seen a rush of research and implementation in the last 100 years. Why is that? Where did it all start? Is there a tipping point where vaccinations stop doing […]

Vaccines, Part 1: Seminar and Perspectives of Approach

Part of becoming a parent is being blasted with information. Imagine Midwest hail storm – golf ball size hail. That’s how it feels. I am literally darting for cover on a daily basis. Most of this is probably from my current ability to become extremely overwhelmed (thank you pregnancy hormones); other bit probably comes from […]

Vaccine Class

Tuesday night we attended the vaccine class which was the pinnacle of our research. It was all I had hoped for and more … great handouts, awesome Q & A and a wonderful perspective from a reliable source. If you live near Portland, Oregon I highly recommend checking out Dr. Hofmann-Smith’s seminar. Well worth the […]