I was 18 weeks pregnant when my high-risk OB (advanced maternal age and conceived by IVF) saw it on the ultrasound. He pointed to the screen and said, “This thumb appears to be wider than the other one. It’s...
As moms, we want to remember the firsts, the “big” moments and the little ones. The smiles (and tears!), laughter and hugs and this time of motherhood and parenting that go too fast. To help you capture these moments before...
Two years after I married my husband, we decided it was time to start a family. We got pregnant with our son, Aiden, right away with no problem. I was one of those annoying women who “felt better pregnant...
Now that I am a mom, and a very proud member of 20+ mom support groups on Facebook, one of the most common questions I notice being posted is some version of "What kind of IUD should I get?"...
Often throughout my life, my father has said to me, "Don't be so hard on yourself!" Of course, in high school and college, and while looking for jobs and looking for a better job, and during grad school, I'd...
When preparing for a baby, new parents invest time and money into baby proofing their home so their little one is safe as they learn and grow in their new environment. They install covers for electrical outlets and locks...
"Wait. There are timers for your nipples?" I sat smugly in the corner at yet another baby shower, and this was the response I blurted out when the mom-to-be was overcome with jubilation opening the gift that was her breastfeeding timer....
Before having kids, I thought the hardest part of being a new mom would be the sleepless nights. Don’t get me wrong, those are hard (thank you, coffee), but I never even considered the myriad of concerns and issues...
"I'm not sure what I should be teaching our son," I recently said to my husband of our 18-month-old son, Archer. "He can say all of 12 words. Isn't it a little early to be teaching him numbers and...
It's been seven years since I had my first baby. Needless to say, a lot has changed over the years in terms of baby products and innovation. When we went to do our registry for my now 10-week old,...
Rock-a-bye baby, mama needs sleep. We all know parenthood is an incredibly amazing, exciting and special time in our lives, but it can also be tiring, stressful and downright overwhelming. 'Will you please come home with us?' After Nurse & Nurture’s president,...
This "season of life" with babies is almost behind me now. Last month our twins turned 2 years old. They were our last (third and fourth) babies. Our oldest will be 10 in the fall. So for almost 10...

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