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Coping with Colic

Our family will be welcoming baby #3 in the next month and we are all beyond excited (and ready) to finally meet our next little guy. Of course, just the thought of adding a newborn with an almost-four year...
Local Midwife and Obstetricians Recognize Need For More Natural Birthing Experience for Women Needing C-Section—Inspires Change in Local Hospital Meriter - UnityPoint Health to offer New Family-Centered Birthing Experience                                              in C-Section Operating Rooms With one-third of all babies born via cesarean-section...
When I was eagerly awaiting the birth of my first son, I had grand visions of rocking him in his nursery while breastfeeding.  I, being the planner that I am, bought bottles and formula just to be prepared, but never...
Three and a half years ago I made one of the biggest decisions of my life: I left my full-tim job as a lawyer to stay at home with our first son.  Despite all the schooling I endured to get...
One of the most important issues to parents (and moms in particular) focuses on...yep, you guessed it - boobs! Once you have a a baby there will be much focus around those babies. From making milk, feeding, hurt, looking great...

My Journey With Breastfeeding

My first son was born five full weeks early. To stay I wasn't prepared for his arrival was an understatement.  That being said, there was one thing I was prepared for - breastfeeding. I always knew I would breastfeed...
When my youngest daughter was almost 4 months old, I was shocked to see some streaks of blood and mucus mixed in with her stool one afternoon, especially because she wasn’t ill. My shock quickly subsided and was replaced...
I always knew that when my first baby was born that I would breastfeed her (if I was so lucky to have a healthy milk supply!) And I was. Abundantly lucky – in fact so lucky that I was...

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We rock in black & white. Your heavy breaths crashing into my chest like waves breaking against the shore. I'm tired and yet I know one day your arms and legs will grow out of my arms and into the world....

Life in the NICU

On March 16th, 2014 my life completely changed. I went from being a mom of one to a mom of three. I also became a NICU mama. I gave birth to my twins at 30 weeks and 2 days...
  In parenthood, the days are long but the months are short. During maternity leave, the days can be an eternity and the months go by before you can blink. While I was lucky enough to spend my daughter's first...
15. Childbirth's the easy part. This may sound crazy, but really – pregnancy and childbirth are easier than what’s to come in the next 18+ years! I remember the pure bliss I felt immediately following the birth of my daughter...

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Sunflower Days at Eugsters Farm | July 2021

Nothing says summer like endless fields of beautiful sunflowers! And they are back this summer - Eugster's Farm will be hosting their 4th annual...