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The 4 P’s of Prematurity

Last year at this time my husband and I joined a distinct group few voluntarily join. We became preemie parents, more accurately micro-preemie parents, welcoming our daughter into the world fifteen weeks ahead of her due date. As her first birthday nears, I find myself turning inward, contemplating all that has transpired for our family […]

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I’m Sorry: A Man’s Miscarriage Journey

After years of infertility, this story shares a man’s perspective having just completed a first round of IVF. I always thought my wife would wake me, positive pregnancy test in hand. We’d turn into a mush of tears and relief. I held that thought for years, fighting to believe despite month after month of disappointment. But then […]

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Great Job Mom, Summer was a Success! 4 (Healthy) Ways to Reward Yourself that Don’t Cost a Fortune

Congratulations! You’ve made it to the summer finish line. The kiddos are headed back to school. Job well done! I have to admit, I’m sad. My kids are at such an awesome age (8 is great, as it turns out), and I don’t really want the summer to ever end. I get teary thinking about […]

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Read, Talk, Sing: Help Boost Your Child’s Brain Power!

We often see parents awestruck by how much their baby learns and grows in that first year of life. A baby actually starts developing communication skills from the moment they’re born. But did you know you can play a significant role in your child’s development with something as simple as reading, talking and singing that will positively impact […]

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October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. We invited a few local moms to share some heart-felt advice as we celebrate and embrace each other’s, and our children’s, differences.   A special “Thanks!” to Erin, Andrea, Candace, and Christine for putting this together.  You will see numerous postings on social media this month with facts and myths about […]

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Get Out the Door On Time with Less Stress

When my kids were little we had a morning routine that got us out the door on time every day without fail. I’d wake the girls at 7 a.m., we’d snuggle in our king-size bed (which was the best part!) and watch the first half of Arthur on PBS. Then, during “intermission” they’d race to […]

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