Aimee Gonzalez Niebuhr

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What I Learned From Having a NICU Baby

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September is Neonatal Intensive Care Awareness Month. It is a time to recognize the babies who begin their lives in the NICU and the medical providers who care for them. And it is important...
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The Seven Year Itch: When Motherhood Loses Its Joy

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Seven years ago, on the first of July, I was standing in my soon-to-be baby's nursery, heart aflutter with both excitement and trepidation. The first day of July meant that it was only one...
breastfeeding

Dear Breastfeeding Mama: I See You

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Dear Breastfeeding Mama, I see you. Though it may sometimes feel as though you are living in a world demanding you to cover up and hide away, I see you just as you are: mother and...

Normalize Breastfeeding

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I thought maybe I shouldn't share this here. They've told me my body is not what it used to be. (It is softer and stronger all at once.) I thought, perhaps, it was best to stay hidden...

Summer Learning Made Fun

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Summer is in full swing! Endless days are spent splashing and soaking up the sun. The only thing that lures our littles away from hours of play is the promise of a popsicle followed...
Summers of Childhood

The Summers of Childhood

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It's beginning. One minute you're perusing Pinterest for the perfect graduation gift idea for your nephew, and before you know it you've fallen down the rabbit hole into a new board titled "Summer Fun." You're...

100 Things To Do In Austin This Summer

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As each new season approaches, my family writes a bucket list of things we must do together. Summer Bucket List Brainstorm Day has become one of our favorite traditions! Best of all, the list...

Mother’s Day After Miscarriage

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"Happy Mother's Day." The text arrived during a joyful day of celebrating with my husband and two young boys. As soon as I saw it, sickness swelled in my stomach, and it wasn't just...

Honoring A Life: An Open Letter To The Sister That I Lost

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My baby sister; my beloved Shelby, I am writing to you in this beautiful month of April; a season of renewal. All about me the wildflowers are blooming and everywhere I turn I am reminded...

Big Kid Status: Helping Kids Enjoy The New Baby

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Bringing home a new baby is an exciting, joy-filled time, unless of course, you are the little one suddenly bumped up to Big Kid Status and left feeling like your whole world has been...