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That Time I Had MRSA #BeAntibioticsAware

This is a post prepared under a contract funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and written on behalf of the Mom It Forward Influencer Network for use in CDC’s Be Antibiotics Aware educational effort. Opinions on this blog are my own and do not necessarily reflect the views of CDC. A couple of years ago, I got a hangnail while traveling in Nashville, Tennessee. I can’t leave things alone, so I pulled it, and it bled a little. And then I forgot about it. A week later, that little hangnail had turned all red. It was … Read more

You Are At Risk for Sepsis #GetAheadOfSepsis

This is a post prepared under a contract funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and written on behalf of the Mom It Forward Influencer Network for use in CDC’s Get Ahead of Sepsis educational effort. Opinions on this blog are my own and do not necessarily reflect the views of CDC.   Have you ever heard of sepsis? Chance are, you haven’t. I hadn’t, before it killed my mother. My mother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2013, and that was of course the root cause of her passing, but she developed an infection that led … Read more

Bouncing Back from Summer featuring a Bounce Giveaway

Summer is decidedly over. Tuesday is October 1, (!!!) and my children and I are already painting pumpkins and collecting acorns and making applesauce and eating pumpkin ice cream.  It is fall. And yet, we haven’t really left summer behind and gotten into the swing of our new homeschool year. I joked about the beginning of our school year. If you follow me on Instagram, you would have seen my tongue-in-cheek first week of school. On the first day of school, we played in the creek. On the second day of school, we ate ice cream at Hersheypark. On the … Read more