The last full week of April is National Infertility Awareness Week! Did you know that 1 in 8 couples experiences infertility at some point? Or that 1 in 4 pregnancies is effected by loss? This is such an important week. Infertility is a very frequently misunderstood condition; Focus and even blame is often put towards women experiencing infertility, whereas fertility struggles are actually experienced almost equally between the sexes. Often times, people who are struggling wi
We've all heard the saying in regard to child-rearing, that it takes a village of people to come together during the difficult, yet rewarding life stage that a new baby brings. In previous times, this was often the work of an extended family; A new mother would bring their new baby into the world and be surrounded by grandmas and aunties: helping, experienced hands who could help a new parent through periods of physical and emotional exhaustion. In this day and age, many new
If you are expecting for the second time you may feel like you have done this all before. You know all about funny colors of baby poop, you've already practiced your swaddle and learned all the lullabies. You're familiar with how to install and buckle up a squishy newborn into a car seat. You are seasoned; this mom thing, you have got it down.
....But wait. You are bringing a new tiny baby home and maybe you have a young toddler or a preschooler who still needs you so much!