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...

The Journey: Milk to Starting Solid Food

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Most babies are ready to start some sort of solid food at 4 months of age. Enjoy the ride, it is fun seeing their little taste buds light up and experimenting with different foods...

Everything Changes, All the Time

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I used to think everything changed until it got to a point where it was static and life stayed the same after that. Routines, checklists, work -- that eventually I'd get to a point...

Dos and Donts for Supporting a Parent with a NICU Stay

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More babies than ever are having stays in the NICU. 77 for every 1,000 live births have some kind of NICU stay. For any parent who has spent time in a NICU you know...

Moms Guide to Baby-Led Weaning

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What is Baby-Led Weaning? First, it's not "weaning" per se; the focus is not on giving up breastmilk or formula. The focus is, instead, on adding (age-appropriate) solid foods (rather than purees) to your little...

Attachment Parenting: The Benefit of Touch

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If you didn’t know already, I’m a big advocate of hugging (see my blog post on why hugging is so good for you). So it shouldn’t come as a big surprise that I’m a...

These Are The Products I Wish I Had Registered For As A First Time...

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When I had my son, I didn’t know a thing about what he/we would really need. Luckily, I have an older sister who already had a baby. She was a great help in getting...

Just Born® Launches Adorable Baby Clothing at Kohl’s

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It doesn't get any more precious than this! Just Born® Baby Clothing has officially launched their New Fall Baby Collection at Kohls.com and select Kohl's stores. The collection consists of: bodysuits, gown and cap...

Guide to Austin Area Pediatricians

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We know that finding the right pediatrician for your kiddos is a daunting task with dozens of options all around the city. To help, we’ve compiled all of our favorite pediatric practices in one...