Compassion for the Killer: Mistakes in Medicine

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This post is part of the 1000 Voices Speak for Compassion initiative. Today is United Nations World Day of Social Justice. Please check out other ‘Voices’ by using #1000speak on Facebook and Twitter. The following is taken from excerpts of the book, Split the Baby: One Child’s Journey Through Medicine…

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Conquering the Mountain: Ski Camelback

(Camelback Ski Resort provided lessons and rentals so I could share this experience with you.) I went skiing. Actually, snowboarding. One I never thought I would do again. The other I thought I could never do. Well, hell to the haters – even my own demons – y’all! I have…

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Taking Back Camelback: Skiing for Healing

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Caution: Foul language ahead. Stop here if you are easily offended. Cause this isn’t meant for those that can’t take a hit. This came across my desk from a good friend whose husband died….from infection…during treatment for cancer….a few years after the buried their son….who was stillborn….at 9 months gestation.…

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From Pre-K Kids to The New Governor or Pennsylvania

This post originally appeared on MomsRising here.  I have spent the past year visiting and advocating for high quality pre-k classrooms in Pennsylvania. In the Fall as election day neared, I would ask the children what they thought it meant to be a “Governor of Pennsylvania”. The conversations were so…

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Baby Dies in Day Care: Do You Understand Quality Rankings?

A precious baby lost her life this week. Sadly, she is surely not the only one. Yet, every single one is too many and deserves to be remembered. This baby girl will be remembered for the place where she died – her day care center, Wyndmoor Learning Center in Willow…

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7 Tips To Help Your Child Sleep This Holiday Season

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7 Tips to Help Your Child Sleep this Holiday Season *Special Guest Post by Certified Child and baby Sleep Coach, Erica Desper   With the holidays rapidly approaching, your mind is likely spinning with thoughts of shopping, cooking, decorating, and packing. One thing that can easily be overlooked is how…

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#Rally4Babies: Pennsylvania Edition

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*This is cross-posted from MomsRising.org. Original post can be viewed here.  The White House Early Learning Summit is calling. Thanks to quality teaching and tireless dedication of early learning professionals over the past decades our country’s highest offices are now identifying that work as the pivotal piece to improving our…

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The Hard Rock Cafe: Philly Loves a Rockin’ Holiday

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    Philly rocks, right? Hard Rock Cafe Philly must be a natural part of the Center City Holiday experience. Perhaps. So eating under a giant guitar makes perfect sense. Of course, for those yogi-wannabes like me that worry their kid will be sitting in a noisy, over-crowded factory-like “dining…

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