Have you ever sat down at the dinner table ready for conversations with your spouse/partner about their day, only to find your preschooler interrupting with their own anecdotes and silly sounds? Maybe you have an older child who you're...
Hunger is a problem that is pervasive across the country, and it comes in many different forms. From food insecurity, struggling to feed your children, and food deserts, millions of families struggle with hunger every single day. And for...
How often are we, as moms, told to make sure we don't gain any weight, ever... but ESPECIALLY not during the holidays? On this week's episode of Fireflies and Whoopie Pie, Cassy wants you to throw all of that...
Today is National Mammography Day! Celebrated the third Friday of every October, during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, National Mammography Day serves as a reminder of how important mammograms are - and to schedule one if you haven't yet. This...
I had four kids before I realized I had depression. But there were concerns long before that -- concerns I never realized were based in truth. The signs were always there, but they got worse the older I got....
Parenting a child with special needs can be difficult, and it can easily feel like you're doing everything on your own -- and Down syndrome is no different. But it doesn't have to be isolating; there are tons of...
I was naïve to think that breastfeeding came naturally to a new mom. But that’s exactly what I thought: you give birth and your child instinctively knows how to breastfeed from day one. Boy was I wrong – breastfeeding...
Mamas, with July more than half over, I’m sure I’m not the only one experiencing... shall we call it “Summer Break Burnout?" I was all excited for summer break about two months ago, and now... well, let’s just say...
One of the best things about living in South Central PA is the weather. Take it from a Florida transplant: it's much nicer to have four actual seasons, including a relatively mild summer!, than it is to live in...
Earlier this year, we talked about starting a skincare routine... the basics of how to get started, what to use, and how to figure out what your skin needs. But now it's summer, and everything tends to get turned...

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