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I just finished watching "The Social Dilemma," a documentary released a few months ago on Netflix about the intent behind social media platforms. The producers talked to a variety of people—many of whom invented and engineered those platforms—about the...
It was my most difficult goodbye. We spent a month leaving jobs and schools; friends and people who had became family; favorite places and foods. I ate more currywurst und pommes and drank more espresso doppio and Hefeweizen than...
I find it near impossible to declutter and maintain my kids’ things. But like any mom knows, my best resource to solve this dilemma is another mother. So, for some tips to organizing my children’s countless belongings, I turned to...
It's that time of year again: beautiful formal gowns, perfectly manicured nails, and men in immaculate dress uniforms. Ball season only comes around once a year, and, for me, it is something I look forward to all year.  This year...
As I write this, I am several weeks into social distancing/quarantine/isolation in response to COVID-19. It is a surreal time to be sure. In fact, time itself has become an abstract concept. As I adapt to my new COVID-19 normal,...
The military life is full of ups and downs, ins and outs, hellos and goodbyes, friendships that last a season and some that last a lifetime. With all of the change and the chaos, I cannot begin to say...
I didn't intend to create a capsule wardrobe. It just happened. The first month back at work after having my youngest child, I was helping a patient who had been newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. We were were discussing energy...
Let me just preface this post by saying that I am in no way, a master of minimalism. I feel like on the scale of novice to expert, I am somewhere in the lower to middle half. I know...
Hi, my name is Michelle, and I am guilty of using the hypnotic powers of YouTube Kids to save my sanity.  Ok, great, we got that one out of the way.  Now, before you crucify me for rotting my children's brains...
It is fall, and I love it. It’s hard to give up an Alaskan summer, but as a prior Texas girl, one of the things I love about Alaska is the cool, crisp autumn. This year it came early,...
After my daughter was born, I was afraid I wasn't going to be able to continue breastfeeding exclusively once I returned to work. I had no idea if pumping throughout my work day was going to be successful. In an...
Welcome to our newest series. In "Friday Favorites," our team will share a handful of favorite items. These can range from clothes to beauty products to recipes to books and anything in between. In the last several days, the outrage...

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What Families With Rare Children Want You to Know

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Happy Rare Disease Day! Rare Disease Day celebrates the 300 million people worldwide who are living with a rare disease. There are over 6000...