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Merriam Webster’s definition for adoption is “the act or process of adopting a child; the act or process of beginning to use something new or different; the act or process of giving official acceptance or approval to something.” During my...
Let’s face it: the actual physical process of birthing babies is not a very beautiful or breathtaking scene! This incredibly hard act of “labor” could definitely make Mike Rowe’s top 10 list of “World’s Dirtiest Jobs!” Yet, as a...
“Why fit in when you were born to stand out,” says the sensible Dr. Seuss. This quote fits this year's World Down Syndrome Day well. On Saturday, March 21st, the entire world will celebrate people living with an extra 21st chromosome who...
“Is Halloween real?” my three-year-old asked last night. We’ve been talking about real and imaginary a lot lately, so with pumpkins appearing everywhere, I wasn’t surprised by the question. A holiday built around dressing up and eating candy doesn’t...
Writer's Note :: I wrote this post at 4 weeks, 6 days postpartum. I thought I was adapting to life as a mom of 3 and no longer suffering from the anxious thoughts that plagued me in the early...
Disclosure: our partners at Charlie Banana sponsored this post. It's Never Too Late to Switch to Cloth Diapering When I was pregnant with twins, it totally altered the way I designed my registry, both for good and for bad. I eliminated much of...
To the daughter I will never have :: I dreamed of you. Well not of "you" per se, but of the idea of you, the notion of your existence in my life ... in our lives. I am an extremely...
Why I Choose Modern Medicine This is not a post to say how I am better than you or care about my children more. We are all doing the best we can and make decisions based on what we feel...
Diagnosis: My Daughter Has Apraxia of Speech According to a blog I refer to frequently, “Childhood Apraxia of Speech is a relatively uncommon speech disorder. It is a neurological disorder caused by problems with motor planning and programming of the...
Congratulations! You are pregnant! Whether it's your first, second, third or - bless your heart - fourth or onward, you have many beautiful and challenging moments ahead. These memories will include the birth of your little ones, which from...
  How To Start a Garden I've been herb and veggie gardening for several years. Every spring, I look forward to planting a few items so that I can watch them grow, gain pride in my achievement, and most importantly, save...
Throughout my life, the holidays have always been just like the song - the most wonderful time of the year. We had so many traditions that you would think we were the Claus family. Every moment from November through...
Today on the blog – in conjunction with Touro Infirmary – we are absolutely thrilled to be opening a dialog about sleep through our “Rest Assured: You Are Not Alone” series. As moms we are all often sleep deprived,...
Due to more environmental awareness in recent years, cloth diapering has been making a comeback. These aren’t the cloth diapers of our childhood though, the white ones that were folded and pinned in place with a needle the size...