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Katie Dohman

Katie Dohman is a freelance writer and editor living in St. Paul with her husband, new baby girl, and two rescue mutts.

A Devoted Father with Guillain-Barré Walks His Daughter down the Aisle

Caitlin and her dad on her wedding day after his Guillian-Barré Syndrome diagnosis and recovery work.

After a business dinner in Virginia, 59-year-old Bob C. felt ill enough to call 911. Good thing he did: just hours later, he was unconscious and on life support. Doctors struggled for weeks to tease out his eventual diagnosis: Guillain-Barré Syndrome. His daughter, Caitlin, found out her father was sick […]

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6 Games to Enhance Laughter and Fun

Games for kids and adults to play anywhere.

Game days, whether on a rainy afternoon or a social gathering, have always been full of laughter, joy and memories. Here are six fun play anywhere/anytime games that people of all ages can enjoy. Tots Folder Fun Keep little hands busy with something unexpected: a plastic accordion file folder. Fill each […]

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5 Easy-DIY Thank You Gifts

DIY Gift Ideas

Treat Them Right Make a Body Scrub for a spa experience in their home shower. It takes two minutes. Mix together either 2 cups sugar (can be brown or granulated) and 1 cup carrier oil of your choice (olive oil is very moisturizing, as is coconut or jojoba). To add […]

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Life & Recovery after a Brain Aneurysm

Lisa – Brain Aneurysm Survivor with her family.

Lisa remembers getting up early one morning, taking a walk with her church group, then having a cup of cup of coffee. She looked at her watch and realized she was going to be late to her personal training appointment. And that’s all she remembers for the following five weeks, […]

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Four Funny, Fascinating Flicks

Four fun family flicks

It’s easy to lose sight of taking some time for yourself among all the preparations, expenditures, and obligations of being a caregiver. Sometimes it feels like taking a break is impossible, or that you need a two-week trip to the Bahamas (stat!) to lower the stress-o-meter. But sometimes, all you […]

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