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Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Children's Hospital.  The truth about the summertime surge of RSV If you live in the South, you have likely heard that Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) has been running rampant, which is unusual for this...
Mom Guilt: The Working Mom, Breastfeeding Edition Becoming a mother brings its own sets of challenges. They all bring their own rollercoaster of emotions. One of the biggest difficulties mothers feel is the dreaded Mom Guilt. We all feel it...
Dear Sweet Baby Girl, You'll be here any day now, and we are all so excited to meet you! Daddy and I have been working hard on your nursery to get it just perfect for you, even though you'll be staying...
Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Lily House at Ursuline Academy. We are excited to share this new program with you!  Introducing Lily House at Ursuline Academy The Lily House at Ursuline Academy will serve boys and girls from 6...
If you know me, it goes without saying: I’m a worrier by nature. On a scale of 1-10, my average, casual anxiety level usually hangs out around a 7, ready to jump to an 8 or higher at any...
This month for our “Be the Change Spotlight” we’d like to introduce you to The New Orleans Breastfeeding Center ("NOBC"), an organization committed to providing high-quality, holistic, and evidence-based lactation and infant feeding support to families in the New...
Disclosure :: We recognize that much is actively changing in the childcare/educational climate at this time. Our sponsors at St. Martin's want you to know that they are available should you need assistance.  George Cottage and St. Martin's Are Available...
It has taken me years to get to the point where I am comfortable discussing this. Even now as I type these words, with my youngest days away from turning six years old, I am still going back and...
This month for our “Be the Change Spotlight” we'd like to introduce you to NOLA Baby Café, an organization committed to their mission to inspire, educate and support women and their families on their journey to a healthier life...
The struggle is real. Nine months of growing, growing, growing, and a million changes inside and outside of your body. Then your precious baby arrives and your post-partum path begins. My son is nine weeks old. He is an amazing...

The Power of Ruth

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When I became pregnant with my first daughter, I knew I was going to name her Jane. My husband wanted a different name. I knew I was going to get my way, but I entertained a conversation about names...
When we found out we were pregnant, I imagined many things in store for us.  Agonizing over fine details of his room was not one of those things, but alas, there I found myself endlessly mulling over an issue...
My pregnancy journey has been three years in the making. My husband and I first conceived in 2016. We were ecstatic (and terrified). Sadly, that pregnancy miscarried at just under 10 weeks. The path continued with a chemical pregnancy...
As the debate rages on between advocates for breastfeeding and those who prefer formula, statistics have revealed a stark and unfair reality: not all mothers in the United States have equal access to the care, knowledge, and support that...