Win A Buzzy!

The generous folks over at MMJ labs (the makers of Buzzy for Shots) have kindly agreed to offer YOU the chance to win your very own Buzzy! ¬†or We love Buzzy for its ability to reduce pain for shots, from immunizations to home injections as well as minor skin irritations from bug bites, hives and […]

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BEE- Empowered

One of my favorite tips for getting kids comfortable with medical procedures is to let them be empowered. Giving them some control, whenever possible, can alleviate anxiety, and put them in a completely different frame of mind. When it comes to shots, letting the child choose the location (even as small of a choice as […]

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Magic Tricks For Needle Sticks

Magic tricks for needle sticks… kind of has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?   I would love to say that I came up with it, but I didn’t. I, ahem, borrowed it off the website of a very special product that I will tell you about later in the week. What makes the […]

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Do’s And Don’ts: Helping A Friend WIth A Sick Child

Having a chronically ill child creates a number of special challenges. Friends and family can make it infinitely easier, or much, much harder. A few weeks ago, this article “15 Do’s and Don’ts for Helping A Friend With A Sick Child In The Hospital” (originally published by the Huffington Post) was circulating, almost virally, on […]

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The Juvenile Arthritis Mom

Evidently I didn’t think I was busy enough. Homeschooling two kids with JA, a possible move in my future, 3 dogs (one with autoimmune disease too, go figure) criscossing the country for JA advocacy and clinics, plus that pesky divorce and soon to be ex… I decided to take on just a bit more. I […]

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I Am A Top Mommy

I am a Top Mommy. I’m not just saying that to make myself feel good (although just saying “I am a top mommy” just has a way of rolling off the tongue) Come to think of it, maybe I am… after all I am a single mom. I am the mom of two chronically ill […]

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