Specialty Sisters Talk

Hemo Mom Challenges Exposed

As a mom, my first priority when it comes to my kids is to make sure they are safe and healthy. ❣️ As a mom of a little boy who happens to save severe hemophilia b, my priority to him is not only to make sure he is safe and healthy, but that he is still doing things kids his age should be doing (which can be challenging as a parent). My biggest challenges have been sports and daycare. ❣️ It would be so easy and give me less anxiety if I could put him in a bubble forever but...

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Springing into Summer Reading

Springing into Summer Reading

Being at home, especially with school-age children, is a lot of work.  Most of our kiddos and students have been out of physical school since March. E-learning has it's upsides, but from speaking with most parents, reading is a huge concern because our students aren't getting that small group in reading to help them grow as individual learners.  Over summer, there is usually a "drop" of knowledge simply because specific knowledge is not activated.  So when we return to school in the fall, there's a slight "review" timeframe to help reactivate all that good stuff they've learned and pull it back to the...

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Another secret tip 🤫

As promised… another one of my hemo mom secrets. Let me start by saying I was the biggest skeptic before trying this. I thought about what I was hearing and reading from family, and the internet was crazy. I was wrong. Who likes to admit that, right? This new secret I discovered several months ago is a turmeric oil solution. This oil solution has done wonders for my son's target joints and my husband's bad knees. Turmeric can help reduce inflammation and can be used in several different ways. We already know from my previous post you can cook with...

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5 Ways to Keep Your Child's Brain Active Over Summer Break

Active Education School Summer Break Teacher

5 Ways to Keep Your Child's Brain Active Over Summer Break

I don't know about you, but schools closing due to a national pandemic isn't what I had in mind when I thought of the end of this year. Most of us teachers love the end of year celebrations, end of year gifts, hugs, tears, and pictures on the last day of school.  My job was slightly different through e-learning. I had constant web conferences, and a lot of what I did was help the students where to go even to find their assignments and trying to help them keep progress going with their independent reading. A lot of the students...

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Secret Diet Tips from a Hemo Mom

Diet Healthy eating Hemophilia Mom Tips

Secret Diet Tips from a Hemo Mom

Much comes with being the mother of a severe hemophiliac. One of the more difficult struggles I have had personally with all the new changes in the last year is diet. With severe hemophilia, the condition can target joints in the body. Meaning, if there is an injury to a joint, it can not only cause internal bleeding in that area, but also joints could have frequent inflammation. For Grayson, his "target" joints are his ankle and elbow. I did a lot of research in the beginning, trying to learn how to improve all aspects of his well being. I...

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