Mom’s Guide To Conversations With Parents Of Medically Complex Kids

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When a child receives a complex medical diagnosis, it’s difficult to know the right thing to say to their parents. You want to be supportive and let them know you care. When my son...

No, I’m Not Sending My Kid To Pre-K, And That’s Okay

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My son is currently 3 ½ years old. Since he was about 2 ½ years old, people have asked me “when will he go to school?” I’ve always been very confused with this question....

Mom’s Guide To Creating the Best Birth Plan

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"Wait... I need a 'Birth Plan?' Isn't the plan to ... give birth?" When I signed up for the Bradley Birth Method class, we had no idea of the number of interventions possible during labor...

Homebody at Heart

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"Ain't nobody like a homebody." Is a sign you will see perched in a few different corners of Magnolia Market by Joanna and Chip Gaines. For those of you who are a homebody at heart,...

Baby Items Worth The Splurge

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Isn’t it overwhelming to search online for baby items? Reviews after reviews, gadgets for everything, and the list goes on.  Truth is, most of it you don’t need. Save the money you’d spend on...

Why I Stopped Drinking Diet Soda

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Many moons ago, my drink of choice was Coke Zero. When I became pregnant back in 2011, however, I remember reading that I should avoid drinking diet soda. Not only does diet soda oftentimes contain...

Winter Road Safety Tips For Families

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Sponsored By :: Apparent Insurance Winter is here and we all know what that means in Texas... icy roads and too many accidents. As parents, we want to make sure we are up to date on...

There’s No Hierarchy For Pain (And Other Lessons From The NICU)

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Ten weeks ago, I sat in my then three-day-old daughter’s isolation room in the NICU, sobbing to the head nurse. In between the sobs were apologies: “I’m sorry you have to waste your time comforting me....

Hey Pumping, Working Mom, You Get a Gold Star

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It’s baby round 2, pumping round 2. With my first, I was an exclusive pumper (EP). This next round, I was able to nurse. Now that I’m back at work, however, I’m basically back...

Raising A Child With The Same Personality

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I always thought it would be super fun to have a child who has a personality similar to my own-- and for the most part it is! However, there have been more challenges than...