Huffington Post

These were the Most Popular Names of the 80's.

(No, Hart wasn't on that name list. :)


Adorable Photos of Dogs and Puppies With Babies

(there are a few of Mack and Birdie if you flip through.  These are my favorite.)

Scary Mommy

The NICU Will Change You, And Other Things I Learned As a NICU Parent.

*Of note, I bawled when I read this article.  She nailed it.  I was forever changed and you're looking at my sweet tiny feet who struggled so many days to get bigger.  Nonetheless, our greatest sufferings often to turn to be our greatest gifts.  <3  Mack is this shot.

Very Well Family

What Having a Preemie Means for You and Your Premature Baby

The Guardan

Understanding the Rights of 'diblings'

Huffington Post, UK


How To Spot Sepsis In Babies: Jeremy Hunt Launches Campaign To Help Parents Recognise Symptoms

Good Housekeeping

40 things that didn't exist 40 years ago. (Aka:  Cake Smashes).  Of note, Hart ate most of Mack's that day.

Huffington Post, UK

11 Things Parents Of Premature Babies Worry About (And Words Of Comfort)

Very Well Family


Explanation of Dizygotic Twins

(Well, look at these guys.  They are definitely not identical.  We have a brunette and a blonde!)

Very Well Family

Why Developmental Care Is a Hallmark of NICU Strategy for Preemies


The Most Uncommon Baby Names Given in 2017 you'll be obsessed with.  Mack was used three times in this article.  They never mentioned Mack as a great name!  Bah.  :P 

Huffington Post / Quebec

(of note, I have no idea what that says or what this article about.  My Canadian friends who share the love fo Bernese Mountain Dogs knew it was Birdie as were excited to see it printed in their paper.  I can't remember what they said the article entailed.  She's a sweet and cute pup.  :)  We love her.


Taking Better Portraits with your DSLR Camera

The Bump

Is Skipping the incubator for immediate skin to skin better for preemies?

****  We sure think so.  We won awards on the unit for the number of hours we did kangarooing with them.  We didn't do it for the prizes but it was still fun to be acknowledge that the chairs hurt, your backs got sore, it had to be relatively quiet.  I miss those days some.  But I don't miss the oxygen problems, fears of a brain bleed, or fears a heart valve not healing.  We started skin to skin as soon as we could possibly touch them.  <3 

the Spruce

Twins Can Match on Halloween With These Costume Ideas.

Clinical OMIC'S

Researchers at Stanford University and Chan Zuckerberg Biohub have identified sets of cell-free RNA (cfRNA) biomarkers in the blood of pregnant women that can be used to estimate gestational age and delivery date with the same accuracy as ultrasound and can help to identify mothers who are likely to deliver preterm, up to two months ahead of labor.



Best mid-sized Cities for 2014:  Des Moines

Pop Sugar

Your Baby’s Monthly Milestones, According to a Pediatrician

Houston Chronicle 

Most Popular Baby Names in Each State:  2016