A year ago, my son was about to turn 2 and had never said the word “Mama.” Or “Dada.” Or “ball.” Or “up.” Mason was silent and stoic, and we were nervous. Our pediatrician frowned at the communication questionnaires I filled out and recommended speech therapy. I frantically Googled things like “2 year...
Dear Preemie Mom, I’m sorry. I know most people aren’t giving their sympathy when a new baby arrives, but I think you might want to hear it. I wish I could have heard some of these things following the very premature...
On October 25, 1988, President Ronald Reagan declared October Infant and Pregnancy Loss Awareness Month. He said: “When a child loses his parent, they are called an orphan. When a spouse loses her or his partner, they are called a...
To My Darling Child in Your Heartbreak: I see your sadness and the way you question your worth and there are so many things I wish you knew. I know it is hard to hear, but they were not the...
It’s that time of year. The leaves are starting to turn colors and fall off the trees. The air is becoming more crisp. The days are shorter and the sunset is earlier. And in the world of photography, it’s...
School is back in session, the routine is setting in, and it is time for us moms to take a BREATH. Luckily, we have our friends at Salon Aria + Spa to help us out with that! Not only...
I know there are many of you out there who have a good group of girlfriends. You laugh and cry together. You have a group text together. You know pretty much everything about each other. You probably even refer...
I remember the day perfectly. It was a gorgeous, early spring day in Upstate New York.  My then 18-month old son and I were at the playground near our house playing and enjoying the beautiful sunshine. I had brought...
I know you see him. That boy who had to change out of his swimsuit right after he screamed at me at the pool. Yes, we just got here. BUT this is the time of year where I turn...
We all remember middle school friendships and how fickle they are. Loyalties and alliances changed as often as *NSYNC's outfits. These relationships seem to be getting trickier at an even younger age, as parents around the country report an...
My son recently turned 6, and we threw a big dinosaur-themed birthday party for him at the park. There were plenty of sweaty, screaming kids running around having a blast. There were treats, small favors, and games. There was a...
One in four women will experience a miscarriage in their lifetime. No one wants to be part of that 25 percent. But two years ago, I became part of that percentage. Losing our baby was truly heart-shattering. After nearly three...

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