The following data has been collected and analyzed over a period of approximately 2 years. The legitimacy and accuracy of these claims has not been independently verified by a research institution. Your toddler will require immediate lifesaving assistance after you’ve had approximately 1.4 teaspoons of hot coffee. 12.3% of all toddler sneezes will occur within… Read More Toddler Parenting Statistics
Some of us are losing sleep over the sink getting dirty. I’m serious, people live in fear of what will happen to them if their sink gets filled with dirty dishes. It’s silly right? You’re bound to cook and eat almost every day, it’s just a part of life and not a big deal. The… Read More No Use Crying Over Dirty Dishes
The first signs of preeclampsia and HELLP Syndrome (a life-threatening complication) appeared in late-January but I didn’t realize that I was in danger until February 12th, 2016. I woke up that morning screaming my husband’s name at the top of my lungs, convinced I was being attacked. The pain was absolutely unbearable, I couldn’t stop crying… Read More God HELLP Me
Before I was affected by post-traumatic stress disorder, my understanding of the condition was fairly limited. I thought it had to do with physical attacks against your body and how your brain responds. I never realized that a child’s medical trauma could create PTSD in a parent’s body. My introduction to parenting and PTSD came… Read More When A Child’s Trauma Creates A Parent’s PTSD
I’d never heard of preeclampsia or HELLP Syndrome before my diagnosis. Preeclampsia is a condition that causes high blood pressure, edema and protein in the urine during pregnancy. HELLP syndrome is a life-threatening variant of preeclampsia; its acronym stands for Hemolysis, Elevated Liver enzymes, and Low Platelets. These conditions are serious and usually develop later… Read More Before Preeclampsia: The Early Days
I’ve often said having a micro preemie is like landing on another planet. My emotions, physical state and surroundings were unlike anything I’d ever seen. I had absolutely nothing to compare the NICU to and without a frame of reference I felt like a stranger in a strange land. The needs of the smallest surviving… Read More Planet NICU
If you consider a “mother” as a job title, what would the description, expectations and duties include? A range of roles comes to mind such as nutritionist, nurse, chief financial officer, and so on. Each position performed every day with no benefits, no sick time, no paid or even unpaid vacation. Lets focus on just… Read More Mom Guilt: How do you plead?
Red rover, red rover, I call stay at home mom over! Hold on, I’m not talking about the well-dressed Pinterest Master with the folded laundry, quiet toddlers, clean car, and organized playroom. That is NOT the mama I’m trying to keep it real with. I’m looking for YOU, and you know who you are. The… Read More Where Are You, Stay at Home Mom?
Buggy had just been discharged from a 48 hour admission at CHOP for feeding intolerance. He was given IV gut rest and slowly we reintroduced his Elecare formula until he was deemed able to meet his hydration and calorie needs. We enjoyed a brief and temporary break from the projectile vomiting and severe bloating we’d… Read More Why We Switched to a Blended Diet
First and foremost, congratulations on the birth of your child. It may sound unusual considering the circumstances but you still brought a life into this world. It didn’t go the way you imagined and for that I am so very sorry. No one pictures a tiny micro preemie when they see the positive pregnancy test.… Read More Dear Terrified Micro Preemie Mom
As stay at home moms we get really good at tidying things up, including our recap of day-to-day occurrences to the point of flat out lying. It’s time to come clean mamas! So here’s what I honestly did one day: Washing that thing I just washed. Explaining for the tenth time in the past hour… Read More Honest Answers to “What are you doing?”