Author: LeeAnn Browett

Mammograms-What I Wish More Moms Knew

I may have the closest watched breasts in town. I have dense breasts with cysts and microcalcifications. It sounds way more dramatic than it actually is—the largest cyst measures less than one centimeter in diameter. My mammograms are accompanied by ultrasounds and occur every six months because radiologists cannot always see my cysts through dense

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Packing for College: 2019 v. 1990

In a month my oldest son will be heading to Boston to begin his freshman year of college. It’s time to let my baby go and it’s not easy. He’s ready. Me? Not so much. I’m feeling overwhelmed and I’ve been coping by helping him prepare and pack. In the process, I’ve come to realize

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An Open Letter to the Stranger Who Scolded My Child in Public

Chairs and stage

     I really didn’t like you at first, I’m not going to lie. My seven year old loves The Sound of Music movie. He happily sings the Rodgers and Hammerstein songs at home as he plays and it warms my heart. My son loves the theater, too. When I saw the play was coming

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Fifty Fabulous Quotes for Those Turning Fifty

My husband turned fifty earlier this month.  I wanted to give him a gift that was purposeful, somehow acknowledging this milestone in meaningful way.  I struggled with how to do that. Then the idea of compiling fabulous quotes for someone turning fifty came to me.  Whenever I have searched for meaning, needed inspiration, or struggled

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