Tag Archives: Central Illinois

14Nov/17
Mother with baby in arms

Blissful, Bonded Postpartum

I remember how I felt the first time I saw the positive pregnancy test. Joy, trepidation, excitement, terror, love, anxiety, surprise, overwhelm, and optimism, all washing over me in one crazy tidal wave, engulfing meRead More…

06Oct/17
popcorn and a movie, waiting for baby,

Waiting for Baby. Let Your Heart Smile.

You know your estimated due date, but we know that is not an expiration date. It’s an estimate, a date given based on averages. Will you have your baby before or afterRead More…

26Sep/17
postpartum supermom newparent

Get Back in the Game. Postpartum Bad Advice.

Suck it up buttercup. Why are you so tired? You need to get back in the game. These are things that people say to us after we have a baby. But evenRead More…

19Sep/17
childbirth choices, parenting choices

Life is full of choices. Use your brain.

Choices. There are so many choices, so many paths. There are many reasons why a choice you make today might not be the same choice you make tomorrow. There are many variablesRead More…

07Sep/17
Happy Mother Touching Newborn Baby Daughters Nose

Sleep Training: It’s Not What You Think!

For far too long, I’ve watched new families receive the same tired advice from well-meaning friends and family (and sometimes strangers on the internet!): Sleep when the baby sleeps…an hour or twoRead More…

19Jan/16
cord blood banking

Cord blood banking and stem cells

Cord blood? Banking? If you have ever had a baby, or read a parenting magazine, or read an article on stem cells you have probably heard of cord blood banking. It’s notRead More…