Wow, what a year. Part-time work in the NICU, great family times, managing a blog and building a new NICU store from the ground up has made for some crazy busy times. It'll be a year to remember!
It's been fun, no doubt, in large part thanks to meeting new people, either in person or via their writing online, who are striving to help NICU families. These are some of my favorite articles & stories of the year. I hope you'll check them all out - I promise you'll meet some great writers, parents, advocates and musicians who will broaden your perspective & brighten your world.
I'll admit - I KNOW there are other incredible articles I'm forgetting to include, because there are so many. Would you help add to the "best of 2014" by commenting with YOUR favorite?
Here's to a wonderful 2015! May it bring you peace, joy, and love. What more can we really hope for?
from NICU Healing
A new blog on the block - I love the fresh look, the calming and intelligent insights, and how she deftly combines professional knowledge with personal experience. Keep an eye on more great stuff from this site!
from Peek-A-Boo ICU
I appreciate this blog for many reasons, not least of which is because Jodi is a fellow NICU nurse , who I was also fortunate enough to meet this year at a NICU convention. She offers another thoughtful behind-the-scenes insight into the world of the NICU.
from Life With Jack
Jack's a micro preemie who is now 5 years old, and this blog gives an articulate, emotional and honest view into the long term joys and frustrations of life with a micro preemie. You also might enjoy these posts: Suffering and the Preemie Perspective or What Not to Say.
from Preemie Babies 101
This powerhouse blog with many contributors is chock FULL of wonderful insight from preemie experts.
from NICU Central
Last but not least, here's my favorite article from NICU Central in 2014. It was fun to write, and even more thrilling to hear back from so many readers in comments. What a joy to connect with so many. Thanks to everyone for sharing the article and sharing your stories!