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Month: October 2016

Why Tradition and Documentation Matter

Part of having a family is creating your own special traditions and documentations of them to look back on throughout all of your lives. With major holidays coming up back-to-back, we consulted with our contributor (who also happens to be an award-winning filmmaker whose work focuses on documentation and families) Susannah Ludwig, for her take on the importance on tradition and documentation.  This time of year is a special one. Halloween is rapidly approaching- filled with its fun, creativity and delights. And then, quite quickly, we are into the holiday season. Thanksgiving is up next and then the December...

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Cancer Survivors and All Women Alike find Solace Both in Lolly's Locks, and its Founder

We have here a great interview with Jamie Wright, who lost her mother to cancer about four years ago while, in the same timespan, she found out that both she and her sister have the BRCA2 gene mutation, which increases their risk of breast and ovarian cancer. Both Jaime and her sister have undergone double mastectomies to try to reduce their risk of the same illness that killed their mother. They have also started a charity, Lolly’s Locks, which helps cancer patients who’ve lost their hair look and feel their best by donating beautiful, high-quality wigs at no cost...

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Cancer Survivors and All Women Alike find Solace Both in Lolly’s Locks, and its Founder

We have here a great interview with Jamie Wright, who lost her mother to cancer about four years ago while, in the same timespan, she found out that both she and her sister have the BRCA2 gene mutation, which increases their risk of breast and ovarian cancer. Both Jaime and her sister have undergone double mastectomies to try to reduce their risk of the same illness that killed their mother. They have also started a charity, Lolly’s Locks, which helps cancer patients who’ve lost their hair look and feel their best by donating beautiful, high-quality wigs at no cost...

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Pregnancy After Loss: How to Move Past Fear and Into Connection

Fulheart Family Support Founder, Heidi Lengel, shares her expertise and advice on coping with a new pregnancy after a pregnancy loss. You can ease into the reality and enjoyment of pregnancy loss with the right support, self-care and acknowledgment of the conflicting feelings that come with expecting a baby after a miscarriage. “…the little grasses crack through stone, and they are green with life.” -Sylvia Plath Pregnancy after (pregnancy) loss: Wow, what a state of being, a place to be! Moving forward and growing your family after a pregnancy loss can be a complicated, beautiful, heart wrenching, and wonderful thing. In this article, we’ll...

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ICYMI: Philadelphia Baby & Family Expo: Favorite Brands & Services For Expectant & New Mamas

We had an amazing time at the First Annual Philadelphia Baby & Family Expo on October 16th and we’re already planning for next year. But, it was a whirlwind, and we didn’t get to spend as much time with all our exhibitors and vendors as we’d hoped, so our Philly editor decided to put up some of our highlights and most memorable brands and services for expectant, new and seasoned parents.  Stay tuned for another round up of some of the fab local, Philly-based products, shops and services that were also highlighted at the Philly Baby & Family Expo!...

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