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Symptoms to Take Notice of in Children

The NHS has been facing ever-increasing pressures in recent years, with slashed budgets, staff shortages and lack of resources taking its toll on the quality of care. One of the many ways we commonly see the impact of these pressures is in waiting times for GP…

Mother of the Bride Guide

The day you’ve dreamed of for years has finally arrived! Your little girl is all grown up and has chosen a partner to start her life with, and you are officially a MoB -- Mother of the Bride! While congratulatory remarks are appropriate at this juncture, so are a few…

How to Through A Larger Than Life Small Wedding on a Budget

This one is as simple as crowdfunding your honeymoon. It might sound strange at first, but do you really need another blender or set of dinner plates? Instead of having your guests purchase a bunch of things you’ll end up trying to return anyway, why not let them chip in for…

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Tubes & Teething: Someone up there has quite a sense of humor...

You will all be happy to here that I did not jump on the gurney when they wheeled my son off to surgery on Friday.  Actually, I barely had time to shed a tear, or read the first page of my People magazine before they were back with a crying, maniac in my arms.  The procedure went great, however, my little man is not a big fan of waking up from anesthesia with a bunch…

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Added by Martinis and Minivans on July 23, 2012 at 2:56pm — No Comments

Back in the Graduate School Saddle Again...

I’m about two thirds finished with my Master’s Degree in Counseling.  My sub-degree is in School Counseling.  I haven’t talked much about this side of my life because when this blog began, I was on summer break and started to focus predominantly on my writing.  However, my degree is something I am extremely proud of because growing up, my favorite phrase in school was, “I’m totally accepting of adequacy.”  I was perfectly happy to get B’s or C’s for grades.  If I didn’t love the subject…

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Added by Martinis and Minivans on July 11, 2012 at 11:15am — No Comments

How Do Women Even Shower When They Have 6 Kids???

I was at the pool this weekend and started talking to a woman holding an infant next to me.  She asked me if he was my first and I told her how he was actually my second.  I asked her the same.  She replied, “Oh no, he’s my sixth.”  I couldn’t hide the shock in my face.  Six kids?  Six???  She didn’t look like a character from a TLC show -  she looked like a woman my age. She had a great haircut, cute bathing suit, and didn’t look frazzled in the least.  How was that possible?  How could she…

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Added by Martinis and Minivans on July 9, 2012 at 11:41am — No Comments

I Now Understand Why Some Women Drink In the Afternoon...

My three year old daughter was sick this week.  Normally, she bounces down the stairs in the morning and asks me the same two questions – “What are we doing today?  Can I eat something?”  However, yesterday, she came down the stairs, looking like she was out on an all night bender, and said, “Mommy, my head hurts, can I lay down in your lap?”    As much as I love those cuddling moments with my child, I would trade them in a second to see that bouncing smiley face coming down the stairs. …

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Added by Martinis and Minivans on July 9, 2012 at 11:39am — No Comments

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