By: Dr. Tanvi Maharaja March is National Endometriosis Awareness Month, a common but often misdiagnosed condition that mostly affects women of child-bearing age. This condition is characterized by endometrial (inner lining of the uterus) or endometrial-like tissue deposits located outside of the uterus, usually in the pelvis, but occasionally elsewhere too. Literature suggests that tissue … More National Endometriosis Awareness Month
By: Cheryl Maguire When I became a stay-at-home mom I thought, “Finally I can be the boss”. The idea of not answering to anyone or to have the ability to create my own schedule was appealing. Obviously, these delusions of grandeur were construed while I was pregnant. Perhaps the combination of hormones and increased caloric … More Who’s the Real Boss?
By: Sandy Churchill Is there such a thing as a “nature hoarder”? Truly, I prefer the term “appreciator”, “collector” or “crafter”. As a six year-old, I scrambled to collect rocks and pebbles of myriad colors and unusual shapes, some sparkly, some striped, and tried to hoard them in my bureau drawer nicknamed by my mom … More Small Treasures
By: Barbara Schwartz As we get ready for Spring, we think about a lot of things: Easter, Passover, St. Patrick’s Day, sunshine and open windows! But what about donating blood? March is National Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month. Doesn’t sound very sexy, does it? The Bleeding Disorder Awareness campaign focuses mostly on Hemophilia and Von Willebrand’s Disease. Hemophilia … More Blood Donation
By: Heather O’Neill I was having dinner one night a few years ago with two young men who I have known for the past 20 years. I met them when they were about 13 and they have now become part of our family. We were discussing some of the events that were happening across the … More I Can’t Raise My Kids To Be Colorblind
By: Jennifer Lonergan Next week, October 7th-13th, is Mental Health Awareness Week. Now, if you are from my generation, chances are you don’t think this applies to you. But the truth is, mental health is for everyone. When I was growing up, anything related to mental health involved institutions and asylums unless it impacted your … More Mental Health Tip: Less Screen Time, More Family Time
By: Deirdre Littlefield I love watching your excitement as you prepare for the first day of Middle School. Your folders are labelled, hair is brushed, and your thick, new socks are pulled to the knees. I’m not sure if I should warn you about these next few years or just let you learn on your … More It’s Time For Middle School
By: Sandy Churchill September ushers in a whirlwind of emotions—wistfulness, energy, excitement, perhaps a last-minute scramble to get life together before the hustle and bustle of academic-year routines. Bathing suits and beach towels are packed away, replaced by schoolbooks, planners, backpacks, lunch bags, and fall clothes, as students head back to school. Some wisps of … More Back-to-School Learning Inspires Us All
Thank you to everyone who entered the Signature Moms Blogger contest this year! It always makes it difficult to narrow down our choices to only 5 new bloggers. After much deliberation, we have chosen the 5 ladies who will join Martianne, Sandy, Carolyn, Janice, Cheryl, and Deirdre as featured bloggers. Please welcome our new Signature Moms bloggers! They … More Meet Our Newest Signature Moms Bloggers!
Do you care for children? Are you from the South Shore? Do you like writing and want to be paid for it? Do you have parenting stories, tips, tricks, and experiences to share? If you answered yes to all of these questions then visit the Signature Healthcare Facebook page and let us know why you … More Tell Us Why You Should Be A Signature Mom Blogger