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I’m sure many of you have noticed that the past month or two has been very slow on Preemie Babies 101.  To be honest I’ve just kind of burned out.  I’ve said most everything I felt so anxious to share when I started the blog, my preemie is growing up, and my passions have skipped down different paths.

I would be very sad to see Preemie Babies 101 die, so I am looking for someone to take over.  I have had 2-3 people contact me interested in taking over Preemie Babies 101, but none of them were a preemie parent themselves.  There are more and more sites available where medical professionals have provided a community to help and support preemie parents, but I think a community that is run by a preemie parent who shares their firsthand experience, fears, successes, and advice is a rare treat.  I don’t want that to change.  A new preemie parent running the show would bring new flavor, insights, and information for all preemie parents who are fortunate enough to find Preemie Babies 101.

If you have a desire to help other parents, beyond just sharing your “story”, would like to keep Preemie Babies 101 alive, have ideas on how the site could improve, and get excited about sharing, learning, and connecting with others, I need you!  I need someone who would like to take over and make Preemie Babies 101 their own.  Preemie Babies 101 has been working its way up the search engine chain for the past 2 1/2 years and I think it has a good solid foundation to build on.  The more time I put into it the more response I get and it’s almost exponential.  I think it could grow like crazy with a motivated parent behind the scenes.

I have never tried to make money with Preemie Babies 101, but I think it would be fairly easy to do if you had enough desire.

So, I’m excited to hear from those of you who are interested in making Preemie Babies 101 your own.  You can simply contact me via the Contact page or send me an email.  Please give me a paragraph rundown of who you are, your preemie experience, and your ambitions for Preemie Babies 101.

Thank you everyone!  I have absolutely loved running the blog for the past few years, and the facebook page as well.  It has been immeasurably rewarding and the many preemie parents I have corresponded with have been inspiring and amazing people.  I hope one of you will be able to have the same experience soon.

With love,

Afton Mower

Afton Mower About Afton Mower

After Mower (UT) lost her firstborn son at 21 weeks.  Her daughter was born a year and a half later at 27 weeks.  The NICU was overwhelming and isolating and it was through those two experiences she was led to found this social hub for parents to find the support they needed. Afton also gave birth to another daughter, born two days overdue after four months of strict bedrest. She believes it is a tender experience to hold a special baby in your arms when his spirit returns to his heavenly home, a miracle to watch tiny babies survive the risks of prematurity and a blessing to hold a healthy full-term baby after months of difficulty and sacrifices.


  1. i would love to help take over the site im just not sure i have the time 🙁 i had my little baby at 30 weeks i had pre-clampsia he was 2 pound 13 he had a bleed on his brain deaf in his left ear and a heart mummer! but he his a lttle fighter, he is 2 in october and you would never no he was prem!

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