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{FB Chat} Coping While Under Quarantine

Looking at ways to celebrate the holidays and enjoy meaningful family time even when you hear the dreaded word “quarantine.” Emma Trenti Paroli, NICU mom of a 29-weeker and co-author of Preemies: the Essential Guide for Parents of Premature Babies and My Preemie App will joins us. [Read more]

Deck the Halls with Hand Sanitizer

So, you started isolation. Cue: hissing and booing. You made it through the first 2 months and by most accounts, it went rather smoothly. You really wanted to take your little pumpkin, or lion, or princess out for trick or treating but you held tight. You’ve loaded the pantry with the isolation artillery: Clorox wipes, […]

Surviving the Long Winter Quarantine

I called it the Long Winter, the one that barricaded me in my home with my preemie son. So far, it was the most challenging period of my life. People said that they felt sorry for us during the 150 days we had a preemie in the NICU, but as gut-wrenching as both NICU stays […]

Next FB Chat: Coping While Under Quarantine

Feeling Bah HumBug about the holidays this year?  Join us Wednesday, December 11th at 11:30 am CST on Hand to Hold’s Facebook Wall as we look at ways to celebrate the holidays and enjoy meaningful family time even when you hear the dreaded word “quarantine.”  Emma Trenti Paroli, NICU mom of a 29-weeker, co-author of Preemies: […]

Gearing Up for RSV Season (7 Ways You Can Help)

It’s RSV season – every preemie parent’s least favorite time of year. But for my family last year, we actually welcomed lock down and isolation! Our 23-weeker, Jax, had just gotten home from the hospital and my husband and I were quickly realizing that we were exhausted. I’m not talking about the typical first-time-parents-with-a-new-baby-exhausted (although there […]