The Triumphant Child book review (& giveaway)

We all know how much I read about pregnancy–I was beyond prepared for that. But reading books about raising your baby? Nope, I skipped those. I thought, “It’s instinct, right?! No one needs to tell me how to raise my kid!” I can admit, I was wrong. It would have absolutely been useful to read parenting books when I was pregnant (when I had more time on my hands!) Sixty Second Parent has joined with a team of leading pediatric specialists to help you make “the leap from pregnancy

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Tender Lullabies: physiology puts baby to sleep

We have a lullaby CD… we have the lamb that plays white noise and heartbeat sounds… we have a teddy bear that does the same thing (with some birds chirping too!)… we have a swing and a sleeper and a pack n’play… I was feeling like we had tried all the sleep aids that we possibly could have. Sure Steve and I were getting along fine with Ryan, but sleep time has always been a bit difficult.

Then I was contacted to review a CD–Tender Lullabies: Soothing Classic Piano Melodies. I

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Cora’s Story fundraiser PRIZES!

So far we’ve raised $205 for Cora’s Story… you guys are wonderful! We have over a month left of raising money and to keep up the motivation, I’m going to let you know about all the great prizes that have been donated so far!

Remember, everyone who makes a monetary donation to Cora’s Story is entered to win these prizes ($1 donated = 1 entry). Cora’s Story is dedicated to educating and raising awareness on CHD (congenital heart disease). It’s the number one birth defect, affecting 1 in 100. Cora died

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Cora’s Story Fundraiser and Giveaway!

I have written on here before about Cora’s Story. Cora was a precious 5 day old baby girl when she died while breastfeeding in her mother’s arms from an undetected Congenital Heart Defect (CHD). CHD is the #1 birth defect and I bet most of you have never heard of it before. We need to change that!! Cora’s parents, Kristine and Ben, are now saving lives by raising awareness and educating on CHD and a simple test you can do when your baby is born, a pulse oximetry. Having a baby or know someone

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Guest Post for CHD Awareness Week

As you (should) know, Feb. 7-14th is Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) Awareness Week. I recently became familiar with CHD by learning from an amazingly strong mama on twitter. She is writing a guest post here today and I strongly urge you to read it and follow her on her mission. She is one incredible woman!


How Baby Dickey saves lives. A guest post for Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Week.

For those who don’t know me, my daughter, Cora, is a good friend of Ryan and his momma, Emily. They never

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CHD Awareness Week: baby gown giveaway

**CLOSED** **WINNER: #33, congrats 80skaty!! Winner has been emailed and has 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. Thanks all!**

I talked a bit about CHD Awareness Week and what CHD is in my post from yesterday. Today I’m going to talk a bit more about what YOU can do to help out. In exchange for you giving me your attention for just a few minutes while you read this post, I’m giving away a pink baby gown I made (in honor of Cora, who

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