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Reading to Your Preemie: One of the Greatest Gifts You Can Give

The first gift my preemie ever received was a book. A brand, new, book. It had been placed in a drawer next to his isolette. It didn’t really matter what book it was. What mattered is that it was there waiting for him. And for me and his dad.

Thanks to the phenomenal work of a special mom and her immense family of volunteers at Project Cameron’s Story, every baby that is admitted to my local hospital’s NICU is given a brand new book to keep. Why? some of you may ask. Well, when you read to preemies, two amazing things happen. [Read more]

Amblyopia: The Hidden Eye Problem

Before J left the NICU, a pediatric ophthalmologist cleared him of any vision problems caused by being on oxygen for 10 weeks or from being so premature. His vision developed normally, and by the time he was a toddler, my husband and I were pleasantly surprised by how good his vision was. He would point […]

Making the Most of Mealtime: 5 Foods that Promote Good Health

Mealtimes for our preemies. I already feel myself taking a deep breath. Such a sensitive topic. Not much puts me on the defense faster than talking about my child and how or what he eats. For many, meal time isn’t easy. You may have a child who is a picky eater, a child who doesn’t eat, a child […]