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Tweet I was really blown away by the response to my post last week about there not being a one-sized fits all method for raising kids. You guys, that post has been floating around in my head for MONTHS but I knew I wanted to say it well, and write it right, and offer encouragement […]



Why We Banked Cord Blood

by Lesley on September 11, 2013 · 0 comments

in babies,cancer

Tweet A lot of people have asked for more information about cord blood banking–the pros, the cons, and how it all works– so I decided to write a post about the process. We never considered banking cord blood when Anna was born. To be upfront, the costs to bank cord blood are often high, and […]



TweetWhen I got pregnant with Anna I was a neurotic typical first time mom when it came to finding the right prenatal care provider. Even though a few of my friends had great experiences with midwives, I didn’t understand the allure. In fact, I never considered anything other than a standard hospital delivery with a […]



Tweet I should have known better during theĀ 13 week ultrasound when the technician said the baby was curled in a ball making it difficult to take measurements. But it looks like a girl to me, she said. I should have known better during a 14 week ultrasound when the next technician said the baby kept […]



10 Gift Ideas for a Brand New Mom

by Lesley on January 14, 2013 · 8 comments

in babies

Tweet I LOVE giving presents, especially when people don’t expect them. I’ve noticed that when babies arrive, new moms are so focused on learning how to care for the little one they don’t always know how to take care of themselves. But in those early days and months, when sleep is fleeting and hormones are […]

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