Happy Mother’s Day: Here’s to You, Mom

“Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother” -Oprah. We all have one. Whether biological or influential, we all have that woman who shaped us into who we are today. And let’s face it, most of us wouldn’t be where we are today if it wasn’t for our moms. Moms, you’re the everyday[…]

Understanding Your Baby’s Sleep Schedule

Parenting an infant can be both a blessing and a challenge. Part of the challenge is figuring out how to navigate their confusing sleep schedule and understanding their sleep behaviors. For adults, getting some much needed sleep at night after a busy and exhausting workday feels natural. However, we must remember that sleeping, just like[…]

Dangers of Sleep Deprivation: Simple Ways to Help Mom Catch Sleep

As a new or expecting parent, you are already well aware that newborns don’t sleep eight hours a night. If they did, you wouldn’t be reading this! Safe Sleep is important not only for your baby, like we discussed in our previous blogs, but it’s also extremely important for you to get the rest you[…]

Breastfeeding: One Way to Lower Your Baby’s Risk for SIDS

There is no replacement for breastmilk or the benefits it provides for both you and your baby. It nourishes your baby with everything he or she needs. Breast milk has many advantages over formula. For example, it’s made to meet the specific needs of your baby, and it changes as your baby grows to offer[…]

Separation Anxiety and Your Baby

Separation anxiety is a common part of a baby’s development that occurs between the ages of 4 to 6 months and lasts until about 24 months. During this stage, babies are starting to understand object permanence, which is the knowledge that an object (or a person) is still there even if they cannot see it.[…]

Remembering Finn

He is my cousin. But if you ask me, he was my nephew or my little brother because he was the closest thing I had to a brother — and I loved him like one. When I found out that Finn died, I was getting ready for school. I was in my room and I[…]

Finley Ellison’s Story

Dwayne: Finley was our third child, and we were not planning to have a third child. We were very surprised when we found out we were going to have him. I was very worried because I had two children, and the rushing and hustle-bustle of life, and then we’re going to add a third child[…]

Baby Bonding Tips

Many parents believe that bonding occurs when the baby and parents are both sleeping in the same bed, but this is not the case. Bonding occurs when the baby is awake and is feeding, bathing and playing with you throughout the day. Last week’s post talked about the dangers and high-risks that bed sharing poses[…]