What It is Really Like: A Baby in the NICU

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*What It Is Really Like" is a new Baby Gizmo series of guest posts about what it is really like to be something, do something or experience something. It is a way to give our audience a voice and allow them to share their stories. If you'd like to submit an article/post to our What It is Really Like series, email us your story with "What It Is Really Like" in the … [Read more...]

What It Is Like To Be A NICU Parent


This is a guest post by Julian Reyes.Our journey begins a few years ago, as my wife and I agreed in the summer of 2011 to try to have children.  We also got married that summer.  However, it wasn't easy for us and we tried IVF.  On our first try, we were successful.  We decided to go with 2 embryos, and those embryos decided to become 3 babies - yup we were having … [Read more...]

Cloth Diaper Myth Busters

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BY: Shannon Griffith, owner of Green Diaper Babies, cloth diaper delivery service of Chicagoland.I’m sure you’ve heard it come up in your group of friends: CLOTH DIAPERS.  You know your “hippie” friends who have tried it and loved it; but there are also your friends who are clearly not interested.  Perhaps you find yourself deterred from trying cloth diapers or are just … [Read more...]

Sh*t People Say to New Moms

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Being a new mom is hard work. First, you have to carry the baby for 9 months and actually have the baby which is no easy task! Then you have to accept that having a baby basically changes your body, mind and soul forever and gives you lifetime membership to the best club in the world - motherhood.There are so many great things about being a new mom from the cuddles to the … [Read more...]

Things Our Kids Say… And Our UNSPOKEN Responses


I think horrible, awful things sometimes. When my kids ask dumb questions, repetitive questions, or just act ugly and get on my nerves. I have unfiltered banter in my own head to help keep my cool under the demands, pressure, and tomfoolery of raising children. Sometimes I’m truly in awe of how many questions they can ask in a single breath, and how truly ungrateful they can be … [Read more...]