How to Minimize Holiday Stress with a Newborn

Having a baby in the fall or winter is the sweetest. Cozy snuggles, the cutest little fuzzy outfits, and no guilt whatsoever on gloomy days spent entirely indoors, nursing by the fire. But for parents welcoming a baby in the colder months, an already stressful time of year can be even more so: the holidays.…

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Time to Fall Back: The End to Daylight Savings Time

Time to Fall Back: The End to Daylight Savings Time Sunday Nov 1st, 2020 at 2:00am is the end of Daylight savings time. Time to turn back the clocks and score another hour of sleep. Sounds delightful, right? Well, it is, unless you have a child that will be waking at 5:00am and then falling…

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There’s Physical Therapy for WHAT?

*A guest post from a pelvic health specialist* You know that silly phrase, “If I had a nickel”? Well, if I had a nickel for every time a new mom or birthing person says “I wish someone had told me…” — I would have mountains of nickels to dive into, Scrooge McDuck style. My heart…

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Bonding with my baby born via Surrogacy

The call came at 2:30am from our surrogate, who quietly informed me, “Are you ready to be parents tomorrow?” Our son, who was being carried by a gestational surrogate, was about to make his entrance into the world…3 weeks before the induction date, and over 1,000 miles away. So there we were, throwing last-minute items…

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Double The Fun

Did you just find out that you’re pregnant with twins? Double congratulations! Along with the awe and excitement, it’s totally normal to feel a bit overwhelmed when preparing for the arrival of your little ones. Thankfully, there are lots of wonderful support systems and products that help make life with two babies easier. Read on…

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Breastfeeding 101 — How does this work anyway?

Breastfeeding 101: One of the biggest fears I had before my baby was born was about breastfeeding. What if it didn’t work? What if I never made any milk? What if my body just didn’t know how to do it? What helped the most (besides having a school friend working on her Lactation Consultant certification…

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Judge Not

When my first child was an toddler, we lived in a neighborhood full of grammas. These old, Russian ladies would sit out on the sidewalk and watch over the all the buildings on our street. They knew everyone, and they knew the second someone stepped out of line. One day I was walking with the…

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Postpartum Preppers: Friends, Food, and your Freezer!

There are only so many things a newborn needs: sleep, shelter, and food. New mamas may need a few more things to stay comfy (frozen maxi-pads, anyone?), but one of them is most certainly food. Good food. Food that replenishes her body after the marathon of birth. Food that helps her body heal and make…

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Hospital Tours: Be the Annoying One

When I was pregnant, I was the annoying one. In my childbirth ed class, I knew every answer. I was the one reminding my midwife which tests and shots I was due for. I went on my hospital tour before I was even pregnant (and made my husband come too). No one quite understood my…

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Listening to your gut- parenting a complex child

Before I became a parent, I knew everything. I was going to be the best mom! I was going to raise well behaved, articulate children who ate all organic food and played imaginatively with hand carved, wooden toys…. ….and then I had Charlotte. From almost the very beginning, I could tell Charlotte was smart. I…

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