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Being a first-time parent can be equal parts exhausting and extraordinary. You might struggle to decipher every strange squeak or noise your newborn makes, wondering if it's totally normal — or something more serious. While the majority of skin...
"There's fluid in the uterus, but the lining is thick. But you may want to wait to transfer, with the fluid," the IVF doctor said to me. I was sitting on the table in the patient room, paper draped over...
When I was pregnant with my first baby, I spent several months researching and reading books on pregnancy, natural birth, baby sleep, and nutrition. I thought the hardest part of having a newborn would be labor and delivery itself......
I came across a quote recently that really resonated with me: "Self-care is giving the world the best of you instead of what's left of you." I believe there is a common misconception of what a great mom looks like....
Becoming a mom was the most life-altering, paradigm-shattering thing I’ve ever experienced. The birth of my first son broke apart my world and everything I knew about myself. It took me over a year and a half to put...
It’s a fact that most of the babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit are preemies. In Duval County, 11.4% of all babies are born prematurely. While I’m glad that the NICU is there for all of those sweet...
For every parent, whether you’re caring for your first baby or your seventh, there’s bound to come a moment when you wonder “Now what do I do?” Our friends at KinderCare have 50 years of experience caring for children,...
Everyone knows breastfeeding can be hard. Whether you pump, nurse or do something in between, the process is time-consuming and exhausting. As a stay-at-home mom, I’ve been able to mostly breastfeed and only had to pump on occasion. However,...
I’m no expert, but I’m somewhat confident my now 16-month-old son’s circumcision was not done correctly. I remember the doctor telling us on day two after his birth, that he would be back later to do the quick procedure....
As a young, first-time mother, Crystal imagined a bright future for her baby girl. She dreamed of reading books to her, singing special made-up songs to her, taking her to the river where she learned to fish, and all...
So, you all remember Hurricane Matthew, right? Jacksonville thankfully didn't get a direct hit, but we still got a lot of devastation anyway. And even as someone born and raised in Jacksonville, Matthew was a scary storm. We had...
The summer came and went for many, not fast enough for some, or way too fast for others — no matter which it was for you, it’s time to gear up for some one-on-one fun with your littles. Back...

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