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    How My ‘Nightmare’ Maternity Leave Became a ‘Joy’

    How My ‘Nightmare’ Maternity Leave Became a ‘Joy’

    The first in a series of profiles of real moms with real challenges…who were helped by SNOO. Allison, a C.P.A., was eagerly anticipating being off from work after the birth of her baby. But, within days, her joyous time turned into, in her words, “a nightmare.” “I met some work friends while I was on leave in the first few weeks, and they said, ‘Oh aren’t you glad you’re not at work?’ and I said, ‘Actually, I would love to...

    Your Baby Daddy / Mama Needs Some TLC, Too!

    Your Baby Daddy / Mama Needs Some TLC, Too!

    Once you and the love of your life have kids, your relationship changes. Like so many things about parenting, you may have heard people say that, but you didn’t really understand what they meant until you find yourself in the thick of it. Having a brand new bouncing baby in the house is so demanding and time-consuming. Every couple is different of course, but it's easy to feel like you're giving 110% effort (usually true) and your partner is only...

    To All the New Moms Feeling Anxiety...

    To All the New Moms Feeling Anxiety...

    Any mom who has felt fear and anxiety surrounding the birth of her new baby might wonder if these emotions could affect her baby. That was Trina’s big concern as a new mom. With her ruby lips and lush, black hair, Tatiana was exquisite. But her delicate form was balanced by a strong temperament. She inherited a passionate personality from her parents, which thrilled Trina and her husband, Mirko. But as the weeks went by, they wilted as Tatiana’s feistiness...

    The Top 10 Stresses of New Moms

    The Top 10 Stresses of New Moms

    Unless you’ve spent lots of time babysitting or helping with younger siblings, mothering is neither automatic nor instinctive. For most new parents, caring for a baby is the toughest job we’ve ever had. So don’t be surprised to find yourself wishing you had six arms—like a Hindu goddess. The Most Common New Mom Stresses 1. Intense fatigue2. Inexperience3. Isolation from family and friends4. Intrusive family and friends5. Inconsolable crying (the baby’s that is)6. Irritating arguments with your partner7. Instantly stopping work...

    Kangaroo Care’s Benefits Are Seen…Into Adulthood!

    Kangaroo Care’s Benefits Are Seen…Into Adulthood!

    Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) has just turned 20, and we’ve all received a gift—insight into the long-term benefits of this once daring, but now mainstream, baby care practice. A new study follows up with the preemies in the landmark trial—who are now young adults—and the findings are quite remarkable. Kangaroo Care's Near-Term Benefits For those unfamiliar with KMC, in its original form, preterm/low birthweight babies are strapped upright with skin touching skin to the mother's bosom and exclusively (or nearly...

    Millennials' Power to Change Parenting for the Better

    Millennials' Power to Change Parenting for the Better

    When you think of everything the average American parent tries to pack into 24 hours, it’s a miracle anyone gets through the day. Besides feeding, bathing and generally loving their kids, many parents work longer hours – 47 hours a week, according to a recent Gallup poll. Plus, our culture doesn’t make it easy for new parents. Moms and dads pay a chunk of their wages toward health insurance and child care. And, unlike Canadian or Swedish moms (among others) who are...