Six Sticks Of Butter | Scarlette's Story


Today is World Prematurity Day and I am reposting what I wrote last year in honor of all babies born too soon You can go into your kitchen, open the refrigerator, remove a few sticks of butter and place them in the palms of  your hands. That's what it feels like to hold a one pound, eight ounce baby. The equivalent of six small sticks of butter. You only have a fleeting second of it, when a nurse instructs you to cup your hands inside the isolette just inches from the bed and gently lifts a tiny baby into them as she quickly changes out the bedding. The whole exchange takes place in less than a minute and she's gone again, the lid shut, … [Read more...]

GIVEAWAY | The Blog Book

My E-Book

It's finally here! I've been working on this little project for such a long time and I'm so excited to share it with you. The Blog Book is a 70 page e-book that I’ve written answering all of the questions that I am frequently asked about blogging. In this e-book I cover topics such as branding your blog, growing your readership, how to get good (free!) press, creating content and the most frequently asked question: how to make money from blogging. This little book is a labor of love. Once upon a time I wanted to learn about how bloggers are able to make an income from their blogs and so I went to a blog conference about it. Want to know what … [Read more...]

Micro-preemie & NICU FAQs | Part One

I asked in this post if anyone had any questions in relation to our experience w/having a micro-preemie and extended NICU stay. Here are my answers, in the hopes that they help someone else with a similar situation. Q: I'm curious about when you went to the doctor before you had Scarlette. (I don't think you've written about it before, but maybe I missed it?) You felt weird ... how? How did the doctor react? A: I wrote about that in our birth story. I basically felt a weird pinprick sensation. It was very slight. My doctor was incredibly kind, he was used to me being anxious and I think we both assumed due to my lack of … [Read more...]