Hand to Hold's Official Blog: Written by Parents for Parents

112 Miles for 112 Days in the NICU

Lord help me, I hate to run! Seriously, I really want to be a runner! I want one of those cool 26.2 car window decals. I want to experience that runner’s high people keep telling me about. I set a goal to run 112 miles in one month in honor of my children and the […]

Understanding Neonatal Care & NICU Levels

You’ve entered the world of preemie parenthood, and suddenly it’s a whole new ballgame in which you didn’t plan to play. There are rules, lights, sounds, and lots of talks that might seem foreign to you. When parenting a preemie, learning all about the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and what NICU levels mean can […]

3 Ways your End-of-Year Gift will Help NICU Families

There are only a few days left in the year, which means only a few days left to make your 2017 tax-deductible gift to Hand to Hold! To kick off our end-of-year campaign, we’re bringing you three ways your gift will be put to use supporting families in the NICU and long after they leave the […]

Unique Ways to Support NICU Parents: Ideas for a NICU Care Basket

Your family member or friend just had a preemie baby, and you are desperate to provide help and support wherever possible but aren’t quite sure where to start. The first weeks and sometimes months, while the baby is in the NICU, are very stressful for parents. One of the most thoughtful ways to support parents […]

In a Crisis, Communities Save Us

It’s no secret that our communities are hurting, given the recent national tragedies that have befallen us. Our hearts go out to those affected by these terrible events. I’m reminded of words from the lovable Mister Rogers, a quote that always seems to circulate on social media in times of crisis: “When I was a […]