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A Parents Guide to The NICU From a Neonatologist Here at Touro we understand that the NICU may be a scary and confusing place for parents. As “the Place where Babies Come from” we know that having a baby in...
I had my first baby in August of 2008. A beautiful baby girl! My husband and I were so excited! And... I was clueless about what to expect when I was discharged from the hospital... and I didn't even know...
Real talk. These two hospital photos were taken 19 months apart (August 2019 and March 2021). On the left is a brand new mom who ordered that sweet little “God knew my heart needed you” blanket as soon as she found...
Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Touro Infirmary. Breastfeeding During a Pandemic We’ve always known that breastfeeding is the best way to help your baby get a healthy start. Breastmilk provides new babies with the necessary nutrients they need to...
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...
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...