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Looking for a Spring Sport? i9 Sports Can Help Find the Right Program For...

Playing sports should be fun— just ask i9 Sports!   A Big Decision for Parents   As a father of a 3-year-old and a former college athlete, I was eager to get my son enrolled in sports for...

Look How Far We’ve Come! An Ode to the Pandemic Mama

Pandemic mama, you are not alone.    My sweet baby boy made his appearance in January of 2020, just a couple of months before the world came to a sudden halt.   My husband and I were finalizing...

Dyspareunia: When Pain Gets in the Way of Intimacy

Dyspareunia, or painful sex, as it is more commonly known, is a condition that is not often talked about but is one that we see quite regularly at our pelvic physical therapy practice.      You might...

Sex Drive: Am I Normal? | Sexual Health Awareness Week

Talking about sex drive is still as taboo as discussing politics at Aunt Karen’s birthday party.   That’s because sex drive is complicated, to say the least. So many factors play into a woman’s desire to...
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The “Return to Work”-ing Mom

The call to return to work in-person is a major adjustment— take stock of your needs.   I was standing in an unusually long camp drop-off line when I got the email. I had 36 days...

Playing Outdoors: The Impact of Nature on Your Child’s Health

Playing outdoors impacts our kids in ways we never imagined!   “What impact does nature have on your child’s health?”     Everything! Research shows it's optimal for children to get 14+ hours a week of outside time.     The...
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What Would You Do with 10 Hours Alone? My Solo Self-Care Journey

I got in my car, and I drove five hours north. It was normally something I would have dreaded doing on my own, but this time I was armed with an audiobook and an...
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Losing Our Baby at 25 Weeks: Our Path to Surrogacy

The path to surrogacy is often one with more questions than answers.    In early January 2019, my husband, Seth, and I decided that it was time to start our own family. We met in graduate...

C’est La Vie! Why We Decided to Move to France During a Pandemic

My pandemic anxiety peaked around July. I could not deny that we would still be facing COVID-19 in the fall and needed to make difficult back-to-school decisions. This dilemma, coupled with months of political...
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Off to College During COVID: One Mother’s Story

When a child goes to college, it’s not a surprise. In fact, I trained for this day since my son, Bailey, was born, but his leaving was a day I dreaded. Ultimately, I wanted...