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...

Has Cooking Become a Dying Art?

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I am in a dinner rut. There I said it and I feel so much better now. Why is it so hard to get dinner on the table each night? We live in a world of curbside...

What I’ve Learned During My Son’s First Few Months of High School

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In retrospect, Niko was ready for high school and his readiness has made my heart at peace. Don’t get me wrong, he was nervous (as was I). However, I witnessed a transformation in him...

HALTS For Simpler Parenting

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When our children are young, communication can be incredibly frustrating. Usually it involves crying and acting out and other fun-filled behaviors that push our buttons. It can feel like panic and exhaustion and anger all bubble...

Praise the Pelvic Floor

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Sponsored by :: UT Health Austin Written by Lauryn Feil and Maureen Christian, PT, WCS, CLT Ladies. Let’s address the post-baby-sneeze-and-pee phenomenon. If you’re a mom, first-of-all, go you – you rockstar – for creating, nurturing and birthing...

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...

What To Do When Your Child Tells You She Is Fat

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In late 2017, I wrote a post called My Changing Body as a way to talk about body image and weight in ways women don’t discuss enough. I’ve never been fully satisfied with my...