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The First 12 Days of Parenthood

Well, It’s time to change my bio. My newest baby is here. I will tell my birth story a little later (full of amazing feats of science and medicine bringing us both safely through the process). First, I would like to share a little song my spouse and I wrote …

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Can We Please Stop Scaring the Crap Out of New Parents?

I breastfed my son behind a curtain in the step down nursery, where babies rested in open cribs for a day to a week of monitoring. It was a huge difference from the intensive care nursery where my sons spent months. From the other side of the curtain, I heard a mother yell at …

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Does Baby Gizmo Have A Pseudoscience Problem?

Visit Babygizmo.com and at first glance you’ll find exactly what you’d expect from a site that calls itself as the “premier baby product resource” on the web. A review of a Melissa and Doug train table. A giveaway for a rockaRoo. A Youtube instructional video for mummy-esque Halloween mini-pizzas. And then there was the toothpaste.   …

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The NICU Part 2: Ridiculously Long List of Ways to Help a NICU Parent

Note: this is part two in an ongoing series about life as a long-term NICU parent. Find part 1 here. Before we had kids, our friends’ daughter was in the NICU for heart surgery. They were almost 5,000 miles away and nothing seemed helpful to send, so we did absolutely …

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