Favorite Diverse Board Books Featuring Faces of Color

As part of my commitment to raising race-conscious children, I’ve been diversifying our bookshelves—purchasing and checking out books from the library that feature faces and characters from all different races and ethnicities. I want...

March is Trisomy Awareness Month

The month of March recognizes many holidays, but did you know March is also Trisomy Awareness Month? Trisomy is possibly a term you heard during early pregnancy, or for some not at all. It...

10 Tips For A Healthy Pregnancy

Do you have a new baby on the way? Whether it be your first or tenth pregnancy, we’ve all heard the “advice” from well intentioned friends. But, with so much advice out there, how...
packing away the baby chapter

Packing Away the Baby Chapter

Some old burp cloths almost made me cry today. I spotted them, tucked away in a basket in the living room, and realized I don’t need them there anymore, ready to grab at the...
Gender Reveal

Socially Distant Gender Reveal Parties (that won’t burn down a forest)

Gender reveal parties have become almost as common as baby showers, and during a world-wide pandemic, parents-to-be may feel like they're missing out. Confetti cannons and colored cupcakes with all of your closest friends...

My toddler’s 20 months old. Yes, I’m still breastfeeding.

It's been a while since I wrote... anything. Between the quarantine, feeling like I had nothing to write about, not having time to write because I have a toddler at home and am working...
A Letter to My Last Child

To My Last Child – This is it.

Ok, I get it. You’re not a baby anymore. While I know that’s true with every fiber in my being, when I look at you, I can still see it. To my last child......

Heart Melting Photos of Dads Meeting Their Babies for the First Time

There are only a few moments in life that are transformative. The day you meet your new baby is one of them. It's a moment and a feeling that you can never duplicate, but...

Sometimes being told to stay-at-home puts families in danger-at-home

Between March 16 and April 5 of this year, SAFE had 41 child abuse/parenting related calls. Last year during the same timeframe, SAFE had just 17 calls. Our social media feeds are now filled with...

Birthing Centers & other Midwives/Doulas in the Austin Area

First of all, lets give a collective shout-out and silent prayer and thank you right now (join me as you read this!) to all of the local doctors and hospital staff members who are...