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You Are My Sunshine :: A Letter to My NICU Baby

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You are my sunshine, My only sunshine. We were sure we couldn’t get pregnant naturally and were making moves to start IVF. But then, my baby...

Camping With a Baby? Don’t Forget These Must Haves!

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I was a Girl Scout growing up, and I feel fortunate to this day to have camped in a treehouse, cabin, tent, teepee —...

All Things Baby :: Boston-Area Resources for Pregnancy, Postpartum, and Newborn...

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Hooray! You're pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or recently had a baby. Now what? Pregnancy and postpartum can be filled with so much excitement and joy, but it can also be overwhelming to try to make the best decisions for your growing family. From prenatal and postpartum support to newborn nighttime challenges to pelvic floor therapy and nutrition, this guide has it all.

The Baby Who Made Me a Mom Is Turning 4

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For now, we take each day as it comes. We learn together, and we overcome together. And yes, four years later, we still rock in our chair together.

Toddler Adventures :: Surprise Food Likes

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When I found out I was pregnant, my biggest fear and most Googled subject was about food. I prayed and pep talked my son in utero about not being a picky eater. I kept a pretty balanced diet while pregnant, too, with my most specific cravings being apples, broccoli, and Honey Nut Cheerios (shout out to my husband for always coming home with what I wanted). 

Getting a Puppy Versus Having a Baby :: Are They Really...

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Yeah, that. "I babysat in college" is a great saying, but it doesn't mean you will have any idea what to do with a crying newborn at 2 a.m. when you haven't slept in three days. Likewise, even though we had an amazing dog for a decade, we adopted him after the puppy phase. Thus, my experience with a dog we got as a previously potty trained, past-the-teething-point, 7-month-old pup doesn't hold a candle to the 11-week-old shelter pup we just welcomed into our home. She is beautiful. And clueless. And a BABY.

Congrats on Your New Baby! But I’m Not Coming to Visit…

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Everyone gets so excited when family members or friends have a new baby, and we immediately want to see them. I have done the same. Each friend who has had a baby, the first question I used to ask is, "When can I come meet him/her? What can I bring you? I'll watch the baby while you sleep!" But, things have changed. My son got meningitis at 4 weeks old. 

My Baby Napped in Her Crib — Once

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It had been a very long day. A very long snow day. A very long snow day with a 4-year-old and an infant. An infant...

Surprise! Why We’re Waiting to Find Out Our Baby’s Gender

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I love surprises. I love experiencing surprises, and I love keeping surprises even more. We were astonished in November when we discovered we were expecting...

Navigating Early Intervention — Trust Your Gut

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My son "J" was born 10 days past his due date. But other than that, he was right on target for all the first-year milestones...