Sarah E.

Sarah E.
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Sarah lives in Fairport with her husband, son, and Australian Shepard. She is the proud mom of a CDH survivor and NICU graduate. Having recently moved back to the area after spending almost a decade in Washington DC, she enjoys re-discovering her hometown, trips to the Finger Lakes, and quality time with family. Professionally, Sarah is a healthcare researcher, writer, and change management professional. Sarah is also a trained postpartum doula working toward certification.

Six Tips For Returning To Work After Baby

Returning to work after having a baby is a major milestone for working parents. Some parents are excited about to return to work and familiar routines. Some parents dread having to be away from...

Raising Hope and Awareness for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

April is Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) Awareness month. Odds are, you’ve never heard of CDH. I hadn’t either, until my son was diagnosed with it during a routine ultrasound. What is CDH? CDH is a...

What You Really Need For A Second Baby

Preparing for a second (or third) baby can feel a lot less daunting than the first time around. You likely feel confident in products and strategies that worked well the first time, that you...

10 Ways To Make Your Baby’s Nursery Safer

Setting up a nursery for your baby can be a fun project and opportunity to flex your creative muscles--from picking out furniture to choosing a theme and decor. Make sure your space doesn't just...

10 Ways To Support Families With A Baby In The NICU

An estimated 10-15% of babies require a NICU stay. My son was one of them. Our time in the NICU felt isolating and overwhelming. At the same time, my husband and I felt incredibly...

Ideas to De-Stress the Holidays

Sometimes, the holiday season can feel like it is filled with more stress than joy. That can be because of the natural business of the season. Or it can be because you are navigating...

Tips for Flying with Babies and Toddlers

“It’s not the destination, but the journey that matters.” That’s a philosophy I typically agree with – unless I am flying with my 18-month old. There is no denying that those first long-distance trips...

Six Facts About Perinatal Mental Health Every New Mom Should Know

The journey into motherhood is filled with joy, but it can be accompanied by unexpected challenges. One of the most common challenges is experiencing a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder, or "PMAD." A PMAD...

Four Library Card Hacks for Parents

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month. You probably know that a Monroe County Library System (MCLS) card gives you access to thousands of books, music recordings, and movies. But did you know that...

8 Tips to Make Your Breast Pumping Journey Easier

National Breastfeeding Awareness Month is a time to celebrate all breastfeeding journeys—including parents who feed their babies breastmilk with the help of a pump. Every pumping journey is unique. Some parents choose to pump so...