Prematurity Awareness Month

September was NICU Awareness Month, and now November is Prematurity Awareness Month. Each of these do deserve their own months because babies can be in the NICU for many other reasons aside from being born premature. Preemies can face different challenges than full term babies, and us as parents have different experiences. Any baby born before 37 weeks is considered premature.  According to the March of Dimes: In the United…

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Christmas gift ideas for when your toy box is already overflowing.

Christmas Gift Ideas

Christmas Gift Ideas for when your toy box is already overflowing. It is hard to believe that it is already time to start thinking about the holidays and Christmas gift…

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What will you put on your baby registry?

My Baby Registry Must Haves

Thinking about where to begin with your baby registry? Starting your baby registry, especially as a first time mom can be very overwhelming! Everyone will have different ideas for your…

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NICU Awareness Month

September is NICU awareness month. I don’t think I will ever forget this. My daughter was born in September and went straight to the NICU. I was lucky to get…

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It can be confusing to answer how old your baby is when they are a preemie. Understanding adjusted and actual age helps with this.

How old is my preemie baby?

When you have a preemie, the question of how old they are can seem a little complicated. It makes sense though, once you understand it. Generally, a full term baby…

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The program MerryBody changed my relationship with diet and exercise.

How I learned to love exercise

Not long ago, I had no real interest in fitness or exercise. I knew I was supposed to exercise, but I did not enjoy it at all. It was something…

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How I practice self care. Sunflowers are not on the list but they are my favorite flower and they make me very happy so I'd say fresh cut ones are a part of my self care.

How I practice self care

When I am not taking care of myself, I can tell. First, I just don’t feel good. I typically will feel tired, lazy, and just blah. Also, my patience runs…

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