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About Katie Dohman

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

Katie's Posts:

A Tale of Two Kidneys: Liam’s Story

At two months of age, baby Liam was diagnosed with end stage kidney failure. Not exactly what you think you’re going to hear when you think your baby has a case of terrible colic. The diagnosis came with a realization that not only was the health of their baby in grave danger, but that they would need to make huge […]

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

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 from a phone call, but their family wanted to let […]

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6 Games to Enhance Laughter and Fun

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 pocket of the folder with age-appropriate things baby hasn’t seen […]

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5 Easy-DIY Thank You Gifts

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 a nice and therapeutic fragrance, drop in 10 to 20 […]

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Life & Recovery after a Brain Aneurysm

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, save for some medicine-induced dreams. She spent those five weeks […]

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