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A Mother’s Heart: How to Help it Heal After Severe Preeclampsia

It’s been four years, almost to the day, since I gave birth to my preemie at 29 weeks, weighing 2lb 6oz. Nothing at all like the big, bouncing baby boy I had been fantasizing about. Yet, he was the most beautiful, and tiniest, baby I had ever seen. Being rushed by ambulance because severe preeclampsia […]

{Professional Insight} Returning to Work After Having a Preemie

A similar version of this post was originally published in March of 2014. I’ve always been career driven, knowing since I was a child that I would someday be a television news anchor. Yet people often told me, “Your priorities will change once you have kids.” I didn’t believe them. I absolutely love my job, […]

{Book Review} Soon

We were graciously given a copy of Soon for review. All words and opinions are that of the blog author. What happens when a baby is born weeks or months before their due date? Soon takes the reader on a hopeful journey, honoring the fighting spirit of a preemie along the way. As preemie parents, […]

Celebrating NICU Life with Listen to Your Mother

Each spring, select cities throughout the U.S. and Canada host the annual storytelling show, Listen to Your Mother. Listen to Your Mother is a national series of locally-produced shows in which local writers, authors, storytellers, bloggers, and more take the stage to share their written works on the beauty and the beast that is motherhood. […]

10 Ways to Celebrate a NICU Mom on Mother’s Day

A similar  version of this post was originally published in May of 2013. From the moment I first laid eyes on my tiny one pounder baby girl, I wrestled with many emotions that caused me to question whether or not I deserved to be a mom. Of course, I did everything “right.” I took prenatals, […]