Tag: stress

Pregnant? Feeling forgetful? Absentminded?

Pregnant? Feeling forgetful? Absentminded?

You may be experiencing “pregnancy brain” also referred to as “momnesia.”  We hear from many women that they have a hard time concentrating and experi ...
The holidays are here…

The holidays are here…

Besides the usual stress of pregnancy and getting ready for your baby, the holidays often add more pressure, which can take a toll on your health. Fee ...
Caring for yourself as you care for your preemie

Caring for yourself as you care for your preemie

Getting through a pregnancy, having a baby in the NICU, and caring for a baby with special needs at home can take a physical and emotional toll on a w ...
Having a baby in the NICU can be stressful for siblings

Having a baby in the NICU can be stressful for siblings

Giving birth early and having a baby in the NICU is stressful for parents; but what is sometimes overlooked is how upsetting it is for the preemie’s s ...
Stop. Rest. Relax…Repeat.

Stop. Rest. Relax…Repeat.

I am not one who can easily relax. Usually, I need a brick wall in front of me to make me stop (or a cliff will do fine, too). Adrenaline runs throug ...
Do you know your baby’s different cries?

Do you know your baby’s different cries?

Yes…babies cry a lot; but, they cry for a reason. Your baby may be hungry, have a dirty diaper or he may not feel well. He may need to burp, have gas ...
Taking Thanksgiving in stride

Taking Thanksgiving in stride

Thanksgiving and the start of the holiday season is here. For children with special needs, the unstructured vacation time, introduction of new foods, ...
Staying positive in the NICU

Staying positive in the NICU

Having a baby in the NICU is stressful. Very stressful. When a baby is born prematurely, the roller coaster ride of the NICU experience is emotionally ...
Back to school is hard on kids and PARENTS!

Back to school is hard on kids and PARENTS!

It is back-to-school time… for parents. Yes, I know your kids are the ones who go to school, but going back to school is a feat for parents, too. F ...
Accommodations help vacationers with special needs

Accommodations help vacationers with special needs

Getting a change of scene, even for a day, is GOOD for you and your child with special needs. And now, it is getting easier to do. I have blogged a ...