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Scary Shit Series – Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) –

We all know kids are tiny germ vectors, arriving home with any number of disgusting illnesses to share with their unsuspecting families. Most are fairly inconsequential in the long run: colds, puke plagues, pink eye, etc. Parental war stories that are remembered mostly for the sheer amount of goop children can produce from various orifices. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is one childhood illness that has earned a nasty reputation, and for good reason.
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Turning Valentine's Day Inside Out With Mindfulness Crafts

Valentine's Day is a greeting card holiday. A lot of people hate the lesson it teaches -- the idea that you only have to show your love and feelings this one day every year. What if we take it and turn it into a time to help us get better at dealing with our day-to-day emotions? By helping our kids help themselves, we can teach them better tools to help others. Valentine's Day is all about feelings, so let's help our kids learn to deal with the feelings they have.
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6 Tips for Helping Siblings With Your Hospital Bed Rest

When you have big kids at home, hospital bed rest makes you grateful for five minutes of peace while simultaneously tearing your heart out. It makes an already painful time even trickier to navigate. When I was 29 weeks pregnant with my son I started bleeding - it was my daughter's fifth birthday. It had been a beautiful day - full of chaos, fun and good friends. By midnight, I would be in an ambulance on my way from our regional hospital to Duke.
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