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Sarah Kovac

Journalist and Editor

Kansas City, Missouri

Sarah Kovac

An award-winning memoirist and journalist, Sarah Kovac writes about issues pertaining to health, parenting and tech.

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New Autism Dispute: Is Circumcision a Factor?

A danish scientist suggests infant pain is at the heart of the disorder. Others disagree. In the U.S., slightly more than half of boys are circumcised at birth, a much higher percentage than in other industrialized nations. Proponents of circumcision cite lessened risks of sexual disease transmission and penile cancer as well as easier hygiene as the benefits of the practice.
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On Disability and Accepting Help

I'll never forget the glare I received from an elderly man when I stepped out of my car into the grocery-store parking lot one frigid January afternoon. Yes, I parked in the handicap spot, as my placard permitted, and yes, my legs work just fine. Better than fine, actually. It's the cold. Missouri winters aren't kind to my underdeveloped hands and arms.
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Memo to imperfect moms

It was one of those days when I would have given anything to be someone else. We were at the park and I watched my 3-year-old son climb the slide's ladder. He crossed the balance beam and conquered the climbing wall, and I just stood there, trying to tell my fears to shut up. I knew that, if he were to fall, these arms could not catch him.
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This kid's reaction to finding out he's cancer-free is a tearjerker.

In March 2013, Ben Morris had just turned 4 years old. That was when his parents, Casi and Mike Morris, learned he had cancer. A few short weeks later, acute lymphoblastic leukemia had transformed Ben from his rowdy self into a frail, weak child near death in a hospital bed. “We almost lost him,” Casi says.
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This Is What It's Like When Your Husband Has Parkinson's

As told to Sarah Kovac Don and Maura Horton had been married for 13 years when they found out Don was sick. Here, Maura shares how Parkinson's has impacted her husband's life, their relationship, and their family.
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8 Foods That Prove You Can Eat Healthy On a Budget

Whether you’re grocery shopping for one or trying to feed a large family, the bills can really add up—especially if you’re trying to make healthy choices. Wild salmon and organic produce aren’t cheap! But there are plenty of good-for-you items that offer a big nutritional bang for your buck. Here are 8 expert picks to add to your cart today.
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Keeping Tabs on My 6-Year-Old With the Tinitell Watch

My baby boy is growing up fast, despite my insistence that he stop it immediately. He'll be 7 years old soon, and I watch in terror and awe as he grows more independent by the day. I guess I can't complain too much, since he can now help with bigger chores; plus, he's an awesome big brother. But with each passing day, he detaches a little more, and I find myself worrying about him wandering too far, getting lost, or—heaven forbid—taken.
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Why Reading a Book Can Help Us Love Our Fellow Humans

defined as “the ability to understand and share the feelings of another”—can seem to be in short supply. Technology has made it possible to go hours, days, even weeks without encountering another human face-to-face. We can work from home, order groceries online, and stay in touch with friends and family through social media.
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I've Learned That Grace is Bigger Than Any Disability!

A profile of a 15-year-old who, despite only being able to use two fingers on each hand, is a classical pianist and just released an album of her music.
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Let Your Baby Eat Dirt

Spring has officially arrived, and here in the Midwest, everyone is out enjoying these first days of sunshine. My toddler points at the door all morning, begging to go play outside. Now that she’s experienced the grass between her chubby little toes, she can’t get enough. We were chatting across the fence with a neighbor when I noticed our little one had wandered over to our garden, which of course right now is nothing more than a dirt patch.
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Working from home or working alone?

I do most of my writing in my home office. It’s as far away from noise and people and life as I can physically get while being able to stay in my ratty t-shirt and sweat pants. It’s comfortable here. It’s quiet enough for me to think—a stark departure from my primary work of chasing my toddler and 6-year-old all day.
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How Your Vagina Changes During Menopause—And 5 Things You Can Do About It

Estrogen is responsible for keeping the vaginal walls lubed up, so as levels of this hormone start to dip, you may feel drier than ever. Tissue of the vulva and vagina becomes more thin and delicate, and the vagina becomes less elastic; the opening itself may even shrink in depth and diameter. Meanwhile, the pH of the vagina becomes less acidic, returning to pre-puberty levels.
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About

Sarah Kovac

Sarah Kovac's journalistic efforts tend to center around health, tech and parenting, but she's constantly looking for new ways to grow as a writer. As an inspirational memoirist and speaker, she has traveled all over the U.S. and to Canada to share her story of being a wife and mother despite a disability that forces her to use her feet for most daily tasks.

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Skills

  • Public Speaking
  • Editing
  • Writing