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 is a mental health disorder...
February 10th, 2015 is a day I won’t ever forget. I remember where I was and what I was doing, even if I don’t remember the exact words the genetic counselor said past “I’m sorry, I didn’t prepare you...
<< Related Article: The Delivery That I Never Knew I Wanted - Part 1 >> This was happening! As we drove, we called our parents to let them know what was going on. We then called our doula to fill her...
Breastfeeding is often a bigger challenge than families expect it to be. That’s where Lactation Consultants come in. Qualified Lactation Consultants have completed significant training and specialize in all things breastfeeding. They provide education and support on topics such...
This wasn't what we had hoped for. As we stared at the ultrasound screen in front of us, it confirmed that our baby was breech. This was not a new revelation to my husband and I. We had so...
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 that a partner can share...
Did you know that there are many specialists in the Rochester area who can help you when your infant has issues with sleeping and eating? Or specialists like pediatric chiropractors, occupational therapists or physical therapists? We're here to help...
Before we dive in, I want you to know that I am aware that not all women who desire to breastfeed their babies are able to. Several mama friends of mine have tried everything possible to get their milk...
There are several support groups for breastfeeding mothers and we have prepared some noteworthy resources that are available with our Guide To Breastfeeding Support Groups In Rochester. This information is accurate at the time of publishing and we will...
“She now weighs only five pounds and zero ounces,” said the doctor. I was at the pediatrician’s office for my daughter’s first check-up, just three days after she was born. I already knew that they would be concerned about the...

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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...

Comparing Different Routes To Adoption

Have you decided to pursue adoption, but are not sure what exact route to take? This decision will likely take layers of soul-searching, research,...

Autism Acceptance Month: Two Moms’ Perspectives

You know that feeling you get when you meet someone who has something niche in common with you? Like loving the same rare book,...

Making Cartoon Saturday For Our Kids

Do you remember waking up on Saturday and getting to turn on the tv and watch cartoons all morning? My husband and I do....

Reflections On Weaning My Baby

It's official. As of mid-January, my baby is now 100% weaned from breastfeeding. I'm still trying to figure out exactly how I feel about...

Spring Activities

April Events Calendar Printable

We have so much planned for this Spring and Summer, we can hardly keep it all straight! So we put everything together in one...

Park Playdates

Thank you to our Spring Park Playdate Sponsor! At Chick-fil-A Henrietta, we have the breakfast cravings you have been looking for! Stop by our store...

Coffee Shop Hop

Say that three times fast! We are having a Coffee Shop Hop on Friday mornings at 9:00am at different coffee shops around Rochester and...

Ultimate Guide To Spring Fun In Rochester

Spring is a time of renewal as we shed those snow coats and boots. There is so much to celebrate in spring in Rochester...

50 Things To Do During Spring Break

Spring Break is coming to Rochester! Need help keeping kids busy? Here are 50 Things To Do During Spring Break. Make your plans for the...