a sea otter breathing through an inhaler with a spacer being held by a trainer above her head.
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An Otter Got my Kid to Use an Inhaler

My preschooler has asthma. When he was diagnosed, we got books on asthma for kids and explored the Sesame Street A is For Asthma website (a wonderful resource for kids who like Sesame Street). But, nothing seemed get him interested in his daily inhaler with it’s spacer and mask that went over his mouth and …

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  • User AvatarRon Skurat That second paragraph is perfect - it's exactly what was floating around in the inchoate mess I call my mind, but couldn't put into words.... – Feb 14, 3:00 AM
  • User AvatarGiliell That's another aspect I totally forgot: Some people have to try for years to get pregnant. Should they have to completely arrange their lives around... – Feb 09, 4:29 PM
  • User Avatargreenstone123 I think I fall in that target demographic you talked about and I do drink alcohol and I don't use contraception and I have regular... – Feb 09, 9:10 AM
  • User Avatargreenstone123 So, the first infographic was filled with misinformation and then is followed by terrible advice that is to be used by doctors. WHAT! This is... – Feb 09, 8:46 AM
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Science

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If you think anti-vaxxers are nuts, check out the Food Babe Army

[CN: This post describes and includes images of harassment.] You probably saw the headlines. Mark Zuckerberg gets his baby vaccinated. Anti-vaxxers go nuts. “Nuts” meaning the usual accusation featuring some combination of poison, Autism and Big Pharma. Some called the picture a fake. Others argued that the billionaire was probably paid off. It was …

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Pregnancy & Childbirth

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The CDC Can Rip the Wine Glass Out of My Childbearing-Aged Hand

New CDC recommendations released Tuesday state that all women of childbearing age should abstain entirely from alcohol, unless they use contraceptives. Come again? On first reading, one might think that they are on to something. Everyone knows that drinking during pregnancy is bad. Well…the research is actually mixed. But, aside …

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Media & Tech

a sea otter breathing through an inhaler with a spacer being held by a trainer above her head.
HealthHow ToMedia & Technology

An Otter Got my Kid to Use an Inhaler

My preschooler has asthma. When he was diagnosed, we got books on asthma for kids and explored the Sesame Street A is For Asthma website (a wonderful resource for kids who like Sesame Street). But, nothing seemed get him interested in his daily inhaler with it’s spacer and mask that went over his mouth and …

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Parenting Styles

My first day as a mother. Picture taken by HT's father.
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No, My First Name Ain’t “Mama”

I consider myself a fairly open-minded person about any number of things. My kid comes out as pangender? No problem, as long as they’re happy and safe. Gay marriage? You love each other and want to be together in sickness and in health? Who am I to say you nay? …

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