Life After NICU

Social Distancing & the Village

Social Distancing & the Village

by Kristina Mulligan This world is in scary times as we deal with a global pandemic. COVID-19 is causing fear in many and panic in others. In some way, however, we all feel the anxiety – and possibly the soreness of dry hands. Social distancing and isolation has become the way of life for many, and […]

HELLP Us with a Preemie: A Military Family's Journey

HELLP Us with a Preemie: A Military Family’s Journey

“During a NICU experience, one resource could make all of the different for support, especially for military families.”

Life After Discharge

Life After Discharge

by Ali Dunn From the moment my twins were born at 28 weeks and admitted to the NICU, my first thought in the morning and my last thought at night was when will they come home. I just wanted it all to be over. After struggling for 3.5 years with infertility, I was tired of […]

Friends, Stop Apologizing

Friends, Stop Apologizing

by Kristina Mulligan Whenever I am discussing my son’s need for Early Intervention Services or any of his diagnoses with a peer, usually the first words out of their mouth is “I’m sorry.” And you know something? I’m likely guilty of this, too. It’s an instinct and sometimes the words just come out before you can […]

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 […]

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 […]

Your Best Will Always Be the Best for Them

Your Best Will Always Be the Best for Them

Written by Katie Hannigan You hear a lot about breastfeeding, but not often abut how hard it is. We are led to believe that it is easy because it is the natural way. It shouldn’t require any effort. But the test results have determined that is a lie.  This is even more true when it […]