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I’ll admit, I was slightly freaked out about adding a second kid to our family. I’d been warned by friends and even by strangers (thank you random dude at yoga with horror stories about his second baby) about how...
The first time I nursed in public I was on a busy Chicago roof deck in July. We had just taken the baby to his 6 week check-up with the pediatrician, and we hadn’t planned on stopping for lunch....
  I grew up terrified of giving birth. Between what I had heard in church about Eve’s punishment being painful childbirth and what my own mother had told me, I believed that giving birth would be the worst, most excruciating...
This summer our family will be welcoming a new little band member to our bunch! We are all over the moon excited for our newest little blessing to make his/her debut later this summer. It will be quite an adventure having...
During a recent dinner conversation, my family and I were talking about my best friends new baby. As my 4-year old daughter Kennedy popped the last bite of salmon into her mouth, she asked me what the baby liked...
A memory of a quick glance was all I received of my two little baby boys, who I was so anxious to meet. My eyes were watering and my throat was dry. Despite the layers of white hospital blankets...
Until I became a parent, I was often baffled by what to give a mom or family when they had a second (or third or fourth!) child. First babies are so easy to shop for; there are showers and...
(From a Mom who has been there) Wipes Warmer I never registered for this, and of my friends that had, said it wasn’t necessary and a complete waste of money. Babies will be fine without it.  Cute Newborn Outfits They grow out of...
During pregnancy, you have all kinds of decisions to make. Who should you tell first about the baby? Should you find out the gender or make it a surprise? Epidural, C-section or natural childbirth? Home birth, birthing center or hospital? What...
Do you get wafts of not-so-pleasant smell around your trash or diaper pail, too? Please say I'm not the only one. Do you also like to do super simple DIY crafts? Well you're in luck! Here is a quick...
We are so excited to share that one of our very favorite Madison-area businesses has been nominated for Madison Magazine's "Best of Madison" issue! A Healer's Hand is nominated for best Speciality Spa for Pregnancy and Postpartum Massage! If...
Having just had my third c-section I thought I would share my knowledge and experiences from a patient’s viewpoint in case the information might help someone. Maybe you are currently pregnant and are terrified your delivery may end up...

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