Cassie Richardson

mom's day out

Mom’s Day Out

What would you do if you had a day off to do whatever you want? Moms often fantasize about what they would do if they were alone for even a couple of hours. When...

I Will Comfort You When You Cry: Sleep Training

Going into motherhood, I was naïve to all the topics deemed controversial. I did not know the controversy around toys with batteries, clothes with characters, circumcision, what your stroller brand says about you, posting...
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Working From Home Saved My Career

I have a career in healthcare, and about six years into my career; I started to feel the burnout. I worked from the office full time, working too many hours per week, and was...

My Maternity Leave Binge Worthy TV Shows

I am a sucker for a good binge-worthy TV show. Just how people like to make you feel guilty for being a cat person, they also like you make you feel guilty for watching...

Breastfeeding Amidst A Formula Shortage

I gave birth to my first child in February 2020, two weeks before the world shut down. Even before being stuck at home with my new baby, I knew I wanted to try to...

It’s Okay To Be A Cat Person

I love my cats. The worst part about having cats is how hard people judge you for having them. I’m here to tell you that it is ok to be a cat person. To...

Welcome, Our Second Pandemic Baby

I had our first child, a son, two weeks before the world shut down. I did not know the term “pandemic baby” or “COVID” when we were pregnant. Our families visited us in the...

PCOS Awareness: My Struggle with Acne

Around 14 years old, I developed severe acne. While this was a blow to my teenage self-image, many teenagers around this time also developed acne. My parents started with my primary care physician, who...

I Love My Downtown Neighborhood: Bates-Hendricks

My husband and I are both transplants to the Indianapolis area. He moved to the area first, right after college. I followed a year later after I graduated. We lived on the Southside for...

The Magic of the Month of May in Indianapolis

It was May 2015, and we received free tickets to the Indianapolis Grand Prix from my husband’s work. We did not know a thing about Indycar or racing in general. We never watched NASCAR...

The RaDonda Vaught Verdict and The Impact on Healthcare

I am a pharmacist. My family and friends are pharmacists, nurses, doctors, and healthcare professionals. We took an oath to help patients. Just like everyone else, we can make errors. We understand the serious...

Non-Traditional Baby Shower Ideas

Millennials and Gen Z love to break tradition. We are going to many weddings now without bouquet tosses and first dances. Gender-neutral names are growing in popularity.  It was previously traditional to have a...

My Journey with an Autoimmune Thyroid Condition

No one wants to get a call from their doctor at 7:00 am saying, “Hi Cassie, do you have a minute to talk?” For me, that call came when my doctor wanted to discuss...

Why We Should Stop Using the Term “Working Moms”

When I was pregnant with our son, I never considered quitting my job and becoming a stay-at-home mom. During my maternity leave, I still never considered becoming a stay-at-home mom, and in fact, I...
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