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Down Syndrome doesn't mean disability. It means learning to see the ability. Down Syndrome doesn't mean life as you know it is over. It means your life is just beginning. When I was pregnant and learned my baby’s diagnosis of Trisomy...
Families who were already struggling to afford basic essential needs during the pandemic are now facing a heavier burden as the price of diapers rises nearly 14 percent, and companies have stated prices will rise again. Furthermore, diapers are...
This is my third trip into the throes of newborn life, and I can’t lie. I spend half of the time wondering why I started over again when my youngest was about to be in kindergarten (my partial freedom...
Dear New Mom, I know that right now it feels as if things are never going to change. You may have quarantined all of pregnancy. You may have had a virtual baby shower instead of an in-person one. Depending on...
Baby showers are simply a given, and although I am a mother, I sometimes have no idea what I should gift the expectant mom. Frankly, I have forgotten what items I loved during the newborn stage, and as time...
My parents wanted to give our toddlers a yearly membership gift to visit their favorite places. It turns out, there are endless options in and around Jacksonville! From parks to play spaces, here are some of our favorite local...
A mere three weeks before the grand opening of Bay & Bee's new location, life completely changed as we knew it. School and work were put on pause. Social distancing, hand sanitizer, face masks, and quarantine became a part...
With premature birth being the leading cause of death in children under 5 worldwide, World Prematurity Day is observed each year on November 17 to bring awareness to the concerns of babies born prematurely and their families. Music playing, fingers...
I hadn’t planned on writing anything about pregnancy loss this year. Sometimes it feels like maybe I talk about it too much. Sometimes it feels like it’s not something that people want to be reminded about. (Especially from a...
The Newborn Intensive Care Unit. There are so many things I can tell you about the NICU. I guess I should start by saying it is the most overwhelming place a new mom can be. Your first question after...
Right now, California is burning. The El Dorado Fire has burned over 12,000 acres near the San Bernardino National Forest, with an estimated 21,000 people forced to evacuate. And, ridiculously, it's all because of a gender reveal party. Some expectant...
Until I had my premature baby spend a week in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), I had no idea what it was like. Having your minutes-old baby snatched off your chest and rushed to the NICU because he...

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