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The future is far away and scary, but today is lovely.

Adrian H. Wood, PhD


Epilepsy & Surgery

Friday, September 17, 2021 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Epilepsy & Surgery

I was compensated by Med-IQ in collaboration with Duke Health to write about the risks of uncontrolled epilepsy and surgical treatment for epilepsy. All opinions are my own. This post is not intended to be a replacement for medical advice. The purpose of this post is to bring awareness to epilepsy and provide resources for further discussion. If you think you might have epilepsy, see your healthcare provider. While the world focuses on covid, many families have experienced healt ..

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The Truth About Epilepsy

Monday, July 26, 2021 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
The Truth About Epilepsy

I was compensated by Med-IQ in collaboration with Duke Health to write about the risks of uncontrolled epilepsy and surgical treatment for epilepsy. All opinions are my own. This post is not intended to be a replacement for medical advice. The purpose of this post is to bring awareness to epilepsy and provide resources for further discussion. If you think you might have epilepsy, see your healthcare provider. I remember the first time my son had a seizure. We threw him  ..

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This Thing Called Weight

Saturday, June 26, 2021 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
This Thing Called Weight

was compensated by Med-IQ through an educational grant from Novo Nordisk Inc. to write about the realities of obesity as a chronic disease. All opinions are my own. I’m just a regular mom. Once a skinny child and now, an overweight adult. The weight gain started in college and then, four kids happened. After their births, I navigated different weight loss programs and succeeded. But, never ever long term. And so, here my 46 year old self sits- at a cool 180 ..

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Sex Education in Goldsboro, NC

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Sex Education in Goldsboro, NC

I’m not one of those to shy away from tough conversations. I like honesty and transparency and, as the mom of four, we have a lot of conversations in our house, whether about loving a boy with autism or sex. “Making Proud Choices!” is the sex education curriculum that has been chosen by Wayne County Schools. I like their mission statement, truthfully. After all, I want my children to make good choices. The goal of “Making Proud Choices!” is to implement an eight hour curriculum ..

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Special Olympics

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Special Olympics

Real life doesn’t abide by our rules. The Special Olympics was never on my bucket list. Perhaps as a volunteer, but not as mom. Last year, I was the mom of a little boy who took part in Special Olympics for the very first time. Amos, just four years old, in a too big shirt and unkempt yellow hair, laughed and played amongst the cheers of his family. It was joyful, I hadn’t expected that. The whole lot of it- Special Olympics, being a special needs parent, a jo ..

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Dear Pender County Families

Monday, March 25, 2019 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Dear Pender County Families

You’ve been on my radar for quite a while. This fall, when the hurricane decimated your neck of the woods, I shared the story of your amazing community on my blog. I saw your public school system go beyond what’s detailed in a job description and work tirelessly to ensure children had clothes, food and yes, even Halloween costumes. I will never forget the thank you notes, emails, and weekend phone calls from school officials as they organized donations for Pender county familie ..

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Shout Out to the Soccer Moms

Saturday, March 23, 2019 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Shout Out to the Soccer Moms

Not the ones who look the picture of spring, but the ones freezing their asses off on metal bleachers in negative 20 wind chill. Not the ones who arrive with freshly cut orange slices, but the ones who arrive with an open pack of Oreos and a jug of powdered lemonade. Not the ones who come with words of encouragement, but the ones who curse by accident, I mean, it’s so f ing cold. Not the ones who bring chairs and hot cocoa, but the ones who can’t stop thinking about how go ..

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What Drives a Parent to Cheat?

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
What Drives a Parent to Cheat?

Thirty-three parents have been arrested in the largest college admissions scandal on record. The ultra wealthy including CEOs, celebrities, business leaders were charged with college coaches and William Singer, founder of “The Key.” According to the Key’s website, there are four principles: Coaching for the game of life, finding the right fit college, creating a personal brand, and beating the odds. Quite accurate, but in a way no one could have guessed. The investigation incl ..

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The Same Old Superintendent

Monday, March 04, 2019 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
The Same Old Superintendent

The Berkeley County School Board accepted Manny Arvon’s resignation and retirement after 45 years of “service.” He leaves with a pension of $14,250 per month and the ability to keep health insurance for him and his wife at a reduced rate. Following the decision, the Board named former Putnam County Schools Superintendent Harold “Chuck” Hatfield as the interim Superintendent. He will be paid $19,500 per month and the search for a permanent Superintendent will begin this summer.  ..

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Title One School

Sunday, March 03, 2019 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Title One School

You may not even know what that means. My four children attend a Title 1, public school. To qualify as a Title 1 School, at least 50% of your students must qualify for free or reduced lunch. At White Oak Elementary School (https://www.facebook.com/whiteoakelemschool/?__tn__=K-R&eid=ARD2Hogy80IBJ_7QvXzZGZbwWDlKOiTZXu4h5hnSHwJOguEw2ErVz7Uqhs0pgS8L2sgWfRM1OyB4Qdld&fref=mentions&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARBDEziIZXV8lBIM2w-2JNow8bSUTOK8VyX_ATk_gNZZwkj2Ma0FKapqbbZzCLRa-HYixxERnTu-3cj7Oi6 ..

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