While we often think of rainbows as fun ways to add colorful whimsy to a party, they can take on a much deeper significance when you’re talking to a pregnant mother or planning a baby shower. A rainbow baby is a child born after miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss, or other fertility-related trauma. And while preparing […]
To ensure our kids are getting the kind of play they need, we need to understand a term that has become so common. What is free play? Learn how it helps kids develop & strengthens your bond with them.
So, you just spent hours figuring out when to go to the hospital for labor; you got there and birthed your beautiful baby; and now you’re postpartum! Congrats, mama! You did a HUGE and amazing thing, and we’re SUPER proud of you. When postpartum mamas finally get home with their tiny new bundle, most of […]
Valentine’s day is upon us, and for those of us who procrastinate (or who are just really busy), it’s JUST ABOUT TIME TO PANIC. But, fret ye not, mamas of elementary and preschool aged kids! We have you covered. We’re talking EASY kids Valentine party ideas. We’ve got tons of kids Valentine games (for preschoolers […]
When people think about miscarriage (if they take the time to think about it at all), most imagine bleeding. But did you know it’s possible to lose a pregnancy and not know it because your body doesn’t recognize the loss? Missed miscarriage stories are so important for loss moms going through the heartbreaking experience of […]
If you know me on this site, you know me as the childfree editor of Undefining Motherhood. That sounds like an oxymoron, but stay with me. I may experience what I call “fertility apathy,” but I’m also a diehard champion of moms and kids everywhere. Just because I’m not a mom in the traditional sense […]
Stuck looking for good sensory activities for babies while stuck at home? We've got you covered with educational ideas that will entertain parents too!
Have you ever been in a medical situation where you wish you’d known how to advocate for yourself? Speak up? Be heard? This is why patient empowerment is so important. As women, many of us have stories we could tell about moments when we wished we’d spoken up for ourselves in doctor’s offices and in […]
I hate being pregnant. I had my first child at age 33 via labor induction, which ultimately led to 22 hours of labor, 2 of which were spent pushing, only to end up with a late night emergency cesarean section. I only knew the birthing process to be long, painful, and at great cost to […]
Let’s face it: naming a child is probably one of the most stressful things you’ll do as you prepare for their arrival. Some parents have names chosen before conception, while others struggle to come up with a unique, meaningful name for their child. We know people who weren’t allowed to leave the hospital because they […]