Today begins Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week, a time to spread information and support further research and advocacy for the most common birth defect. Congenital heart defects (CHD) affect
End of pregnancy often brings with several bouts of "nesting," the common urge to clean all the things, do all the things, organize all the things. Instead of spending time reorganizing your medicine cabinet, make your nesting moments more productive and practical by arranging your house to be
My mother used to talk about “BK” and “AK”—what life was like “before kids” and “after kids.” And she was right. When you stare into your baby’s eyes for the first time, it’s a milestone moment—the ultimate “after” to your life “before.” Becoming a parent, and understanding ho
Considering I literally asked out loud, “Why is there a baby crying in the other room?” the day I brought my first-born home, I’m hoping to be more prepared as I look forward to welcoming baby number two in a few months.
Becoming a mother was such a
As a new parent, the experience of bringing home and caring for your new baby in the first few months is the first true lesson in co-parenting, compromise, and communication. Now, as a parent of older children, let me also add that parenting in a child's first few months involves an extraordinary se