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My Experience As A Special Needs Parent

My son is turning One this month. What has our first year with Rodrigo Ivan been like? Let’s recap! Rodrigo Iván was diagnosed with Translocation Down Syndrome at 1 week old. Translocation Down Syndrome falls under Trisomy 21 criteria. Meaning, he has an extra copy of the 21st chromosome. The difference here is that the […]

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Post-Partum Depression: Part III

Take a minute to catch up on my Post-Partum Depression series blog posts. Part I here and Part II here! I sent my midwife an email, asking her to meet with me. Unfortunately the communication between mothers and midwives is not quick. I was in a very serious situation and I needed help now! I […]

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Becoming A Charge Nurse

This week I decided to post about my current job position! I am a Charge Nurse II, at a dialysis outpatient clinic. How To Land The Position You Dream Of.. It is extremely important to keep your eye on the prize! Make sure to have that conversation on a regular basis with your current supervisor. […]

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Post-Partum Depression: Part II

Him: Are you ok? Me: (Crying) No. Him: What’s Wrong? Me: I don’t know, I just feel sad. Him: Why? Me: I don’t know, I am just not happy. My Husband That night I let all my emotions out. I had been “secretly” dealing with them. I think my husband knew before I did, that […]

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Quick Update: Blogger Life

Posting on Monday’s is not working for my life or my blog. I am changing my posting dates to Wednesday’s. Please keep updated on my 3 series blog post as they all come together to deliver a huge message on Post-Partum Depression. By the way, what would you like for me to write about? Remember […]

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Post-Partum Depression: Part I

Life As mentioned in my previous blog post, Mental Health is an important aspect of our lives. Life can take over and overshadow our health. Acknowledging that you are not in a stable mindset can prevent the domino effect of many mental illnesses. Disclosure It has been a long time coming and trying to find […]

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Expect The Unexpected

What is Mental Health? What is healthy for my mind is not healthy for yours and vice versa. A very controversial topic, but a very important one as well. According to mentalhealth.gov; Mental health includes our emotional, psychological and social well-being. So again, what is healhty for me may not be for you. Regardless of […]

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A Letter To My Son

Dear Rodrigo Ivan, God did not prepare us for the journey we would encounter the day you were born. Even when he knew I would be scared and anxious he chose me. He knew that I would walk with courage and strength holding you in my arms. Your parents are in love with you. You […]

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It’s Back to Work

As I’ve shared on one of my blog posts, I went back to work earlier than expected. My maternity leave started 05/21 to 07/02. I took exactly 6 weeks off. My short term disability was not approved and my paid time off and sick time were used up in 4 weeks. I have never been […]

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Twenty Nineteen

Where to begin? You would think I would learn from my past experiences that I need to slow down and not put too much on my plate. Guess what? I haven’t. Here I am once again feeling a bit overwhelmed. Let me give you an update. This year is very exciting. Actually the first part […]

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