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Why I'll Always Mourn The Daughter I Never Had

Why I'll Always Mourn The Daughter I Never Had

02. 4.2014
I know that I've been given exactly the children I was meant to have and I love them with every fiber of my being. But still. There's a...

The Health Benefits Of Pets on Newborns

02. 4.2014
As of four days ago I am officially an uncle, its great. Working at a shelter i've heard hundreds of expecting parents tell us "We can't...
3 Very Different Babies Showed me the Way

3 Very Different Babies Showed me the Way

02. 3.2014
I could have written three books on babies, and they would have been very different ones. Truly now, I do believe that baby knows best....
Baby's First Surgery: The Perfectionectomy

Baby's First Surgery: The Perfectionectomy

02. 3.2014
Let it go. Your child was born with an abnormality, despite you doing everything right. You planned, you controlled, and still. Your beautiful...
A Mother's Needs: The Downside of Attachment Parenting

A Mother's Needs: The Downside of Attachment Parenting

02. 3.2014
Parts of attachment parenting were working for Max and I both; if he was calmer, I was calmer. Other parts were not working so well.
The Most Popular Baby Girl Names From 100 Years Ago -- And Where They Stand Now

The Most Popular Baby Girl Names From 100 Years Ago -- And Where They Stand Now

02. 2.2014
By Linda Rosenkrantz for Nameberry At the beginning of the year, we like to flip back the calendar a hundred years to see what the baby...
The Little Things No One Tells You About New Parenthood

The Little Things No One Tells You About New Parenthood

02. 1.2014
No one tells you that you'll shower with the curtain open, do silly dances, sing songs about diapers and their contents. That you'll eat...
9 Things I Didn't Know I'd Love About Being a Parent

9 Things I Didn't Know I'd Love About Being a Parent

01.31.2014
5. Your life will turn into a Broadway show where even going down the stairs requires a song and a dance. And these daily, impromptu performances...
Little Girl Is Really Excited To Find Out Her Baby Sibling's Gender, Until...

Little Girl Is Really Excited To Find Out Her Baby Sibling's Gender, Until...

Sarah Barness  01.31.2014
A baby's gender announcement is a joyous time for all. Well, maybe not for this little girl who really (REALLY) wished she was getting...
What Worries Me Most About My Baby's Surgery

What Worries Me Most About My Baby's Surgery

01.30.2014
In less than a week, my baby boy will have his head cut open from ear to ear. And I am terrified.
When You Have to Stand Up

When You Have to Stand Up

01.29.2014
How could an innocent baby be held accountable for the actions -- or lack of actions -- of some stupid adult? There was some mistake. Nervously...
6 Qualities Kids Need To Succeed -- And One They Don't

6 Qualities Kids Need To Succeed -- And One They Don't

01.29.2014
I've come to believe our job as parents is never to seek to develop confidence, but instead to encourage the right climate for it to grow....
17 Life Lessons For Our Soon-To-Be-Born Daughter

17 Life Lessons For Our Soon-To-Be-Born Daughter

01.28.2014
If you consistently turn your attention and work inward, focusing on learning and growth to make yourself better throughout your lifetime,...
So, What Is RIE Parenting?

So, What Is RIE Parenting?

Mandy Velez  01.28.2014
Imagine this scenario: Your baby cries, but instead of grabbing the diaper and performing a uniform change, you talk them through it. "I'm...