Category: Baby

Why You Should Read to Your Newborn

I’m sure you know that reading to your older child is super important and has so many benefits for their developing brains.

But what about reading to your newborn baby?

Is it really necessary when they’re that little? Here are some incredible reasons why you should read to your newborn and how it impacts their development.

Infant Loss: A Heartbreakingly Honest Account of Losing Our Beloved Son William

To write about my son William is extremely hard and emotional for me.

It is just such a sad story, there is no pot of gold at the end of this rainbow.

Just raw emotion and heart break. I want to write this though and put myself out there because the incidence of late term miscarriages, still birth & neonatal death is so prevalent but not spoken about and if you are one of the unlucky ones, it’s a very lonely and daunting experience.

10 Easy Ways to Involve New Dads in Baby Care

Giving birth the first time was terrifying, traumatic, messy and beautiful all at the same time.

I was totally unprepared for the episiotomy, gigantic, postpartum mommy diapers, hemorrhoids, sleep-deprivation and cracked and bleeding nipples. And the emotions, oh, my!

I felt like I was alone in my suffering, because it’s human nature to feel that way in the midst of such shocking and excruciating changes.

What A New Mom REALLY Needs In Her Hospital Bag For Birth

Hey new-to-be mama!

Your about ready to pop and feeling all the emotions about having a baby….trust me, I remember!

I also remember how frazzled I was about packing my hospital bag for labor and birth. I wanted to include IT ALL and with with my first son, I did just that. We had two, yes count them TWO bags with us during our whopping one-night all-inclusive stay at resort hospital.

How the Story of My Premature Boy Can Help First Time Moms

People often compliment my premature son because they haven’t seen a 1-year-old so active.

I always smile, and with wholehearted joy, I explain that my son is actually 2 years-old. And then I say, out of habit, “He’s just small.”

But he’s not just small.

My son was born at 31 weeks of gestation after many complications with my pregnancy.