April Moments

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

My newest soul sister: Thoughts on Chrissy Metz’s memoir

I don’t watch a lot of television, especially not network TV. So I am certainly no expert on shows and their popularity. However, I would venture to say that “This Is Us” is unique in the way it has gripped the country. And it’s on regular ol’ TV, not Netflix or Hulu. I am also […]

Why ‘Sleep when the baby sleeps’ is terrible advice

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. It assumes the baby actually sleeps OK, I know there’s no […]

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

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 […]

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