Today we’re talking about parenting through the hard things. Stillbirth is a heavy weight to carry but it can be even harder when you have another person to take care of. Today I want to talk about how moms fight through that to still be present with their kids and slowly emerge from their grief. […]
What does a contraction feel like? We’ll talk about what to feel for them. How to know if they are just Braxton Hicks, and how to time them. This is part of my labor pain series. Be sure to check out that post that talks ALL about labor pain! As a labor nurse since 2001, […]
How old does a child need to be to babysit? Is there a specific age at which they have the maturity, qualifications and trust to get hired? Also, when can a sibling stay home with the children as your built-in babysitter? Let’s find out. But, before we start — if you’re looking to simplify your […]
Keeping a house can be OVERWHELMING. Especially when you have small children. Today we’re talking about what to do when you get that sinking feeling that you just don’t know HOW it’s going to all get done! Today’s guest is Carly Campbell from Mommy on Purpose. AND, if you’re a blogger you can find her […]
Having a hospital delivery without an epidural is likely going to take some planning. However, with some tips it’s totally do-able. Having a natural baby delivery is the goal of many women who come in to have a baby. They don’t want to have a home delivery, but they want as close to a natural […]
There is a firm foundation about what you should be doing to have a healthy pregnancy & breastfeed. Stop paying attention to gimics and ideas that really won’t help you I have seen SO many “lactation cookies” or “pregnancy smoothies” acting like you NEED those things to have a healthy baby.
An epidural is a process that you probably have a lot of questions about. What does it it feel like, look like — does it hurt? Let an L&D nurse of 17 years, plus the recipient of 3 epidurals, answer your questions! Does An Epidural Hurt? When people ask this question, I think you need […]
Epidurals during labor are a hot topic. This post is going to talk about the meaning, risks, if it hurts, side effects (both in labor & after the baby), the procedure and other alternative pain meds you can use during labor. **As always please take the advice of your physician over any advice on my […]
An epidural block isn’t your only analgesic or anesthetic option during childbirth. You can obtain relief for a vaginal delivery with both pharmacologic as well as drug-free ways for the pain of contractions.
Feeling like my kids hate me is something I have started to expect. This article will help you avoid mistakes when those painful words come out. Don’t push away, be the grown-up and still love them. It just happens… let’s talk about what to do when your kids say…. This post was originally written in […]