Bringing Home one Preemie Twin Before the Other

Bringing Home one Preemie Twin Before the Other

By Jessica Whiteman “Bittersweet” is the main word that comes to mind on the day we took Jack home before Owen. While we were thrilled to get Jack home and away from the NICU, it felt wrong. Wrong having to take him away from his brother who had been with him since the womb. Wrong […]

Things Preemie Parents Don't Want You to Know (But You Should..)

Things Preemie Parents Don’t Want You to Know (But You Should..)

by Kristina Mulligan Life as a preemie parent is a journey like no other. It’s filled with so many obvious difficulties, but also various hidden struggles that are unexpected and that people may not consider. It’s an ongoing battle with many stages throughout a parent and child’s life, mentally, emotionally, and physically. Here is what […]

Self Care Tips for the NICU Parent

Self Care Tips for the NICU Parent

by Maegan Sheiman The NICU is not exactly a place of rest and relaxation.  As a parent of a NICU baby it can feel like you are constantly drowning in a sea of uncertainty, stress, sleep deprivation, medical terminology and emotional turmoil. All of this can pile on quickly, if not all at once, and it is […]

Coping with Life Outside the NICU

Coping with Life Outside the NICU

by Erica Johnson The Beginning Having a child is filled with peaks and valleys. Having a preemie is filled with those same peaks and valleys, but having a micro-preemie sometimes the valleys outweigh the peaks. My lovely daughter Avery was born at 25 weeks 3 days gestation. She is my first born and of course […]

Interview with a Preemie Dad

Interview with a Preemie Dad

by Kristina Mulligan As a preemie mom, I’ve had the opportunity to be relatively vocal about our family’s experiences in the NICU and beyond, but my husband, DJ, hasn’t necessarily gotten to do the same. I decided to sit down with him and ask some important questions to give him his own voice, and to […]

NICU Dads - Thank You for Being Superheroes!

NICU Dads – Thank You for Being Superheroes!

by Lindsay Nolan I was scrolling through Instagram at about 3 a.m. while my husband, Danny slept on the couch next to me. My internal clock was a bit off; the NICU does that to you. It was about two weeks into our stay at the hospital and I was deciding on which filters to […]

Celebrations & Sensory Kids

Celebrations & Sensory Kids

by Kristina Mulligan Though the holiday season is behind us, celebrations are year-round. Especially with the nicer weather trying it’s hardest to stay constant and summer right around the corner, get-togethers are becoming more frequent. There are things that are important to remember if a child with sensory processing disorder is a part of your […]