Parenting Preemies

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.”

Let Yourself Grieve

Let Yourself Grieve

by Maegan Sheiman NICU parents are no strangers to grief.  In an instant, we are forced to take in the feeling of loss in so many forms it seems impossible to balance.  As we watch our little ones’ struggle, we grieve their pain.  We grieve missing that magical birthing experience.  The moment when the doctor hands you your baby, […]

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 […]

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 […]