April Moments

Maybe, just maybe, telling the story is just as important as the story itself

Why ‘Sleep when the baby sleeps’ is terrible advice

Vincent, letting everyone know how he feels about sleep.

If you are an expectant, first-time or veteran mom, you’ve likely heard this so-called advice: Sleep when the baby sleeps. Despite the vast popularity of this adage, I would like to tell you why it is quite possibly the worst “tip” in the parenting world. First, it assumes that the baby actually sleeps. OK, I know […]

When my newborn had a fever and we went to the ER

This picture of Vincent and Elliot was taken the night before he got sick.

Author’s note: The following story happened about six months ago. I held off writing about it until now for two reasons. 1) I had a lot of thoughts and emotions to process, and although writing can be part of my healing, I try never to make it the sole medicine. 2) The medical facility where this story unfolded […]

A seasonal shift: Adventures of a new stay-at-home mom


According to the calendar, spring has arrived. However, depending on where you live, the weather may not reflect the current season. Winter just doesn’t want to give up in some areas. Just as this seasonal shift is happening, so has a change occurred in our family. I never made a big announcement, but the exciting news is […]

The homebirth mindset: How prenatal care is unique

About 33 weeks pregnant with Vincent.

Author’s note: This is the third in a three-part series on the topic of homebirth. Read the first and the second. While my third pregnancy was my first time working with a homebirth midwife, I am no stranger to midwifery care. I relied on midwives for prenatal care during my previous two pregnancies, too. However, partnering with […]


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