A test that I didn't even know existed saved my child's life. September is Newborn Screening Awareness Month, and here is my story. On July 15, 2014, I gave birth to my first child. Delivery went okay and we had...
Written by: Christine Derengowski Can we put the question "are you their grandparent?" in the same DON'T ASK category with "are you pregnant?" With so many people starting their families later in life, there is a new offensive assumption being made-...
Recently, my oldest daughter broke her elbow. I mean, REALLY broke it. My poor girl ended up in surgery with a titanium screw {which she thinks is super cool, by the way}. As a parent, I can confidently say...
No one wants to deal with a bully. Let's have a close to the heart moment here. When it comes to a bully in the schoolyard it feels 100 times worse, because you're not there to go all mama...
We jumped in and opened our family business during the pandemic! Look, life has not been particularly fair towards us. It has sent us one unwelcomed experience after another. When all was said and done, we decided to make...
As my youngest’s first birthday quickly approaches, the baby stage items are on their way out. Time seems to never slow down as a mom; this is something that I constantly struggle with. As my youngest’s first birthday quickly...
My baby, Izabel, was 24 hours old when she was diagnosed with a heart condition and transported to a completely different hospital from me and her twin sister. The time after her birth and diagnosis was a confusing and painful...
I am the whitest white girl in America. My hair is so light that my eyelashes are invisible unless coated with a heavy dose of mascara. “Have you been crying?” is a question that my own mother routinely asks...
Can we stop the shaming? There is enough negativity in today's society and adding more isn't creating a healthy world for anyone. Think of it this way - if it was your sister, mom, friend, or self, being talked about...