Google+

Contact Us

Use the form on the right to contact us.

You can edit the text in this area, and change where the contact form on the right submits to, by entering edit mode using the modes on the bottom right. 

         

123 Street Avenue, City Town, 99999

(123) 555-6789

email@address.com

 

You can set your address, phone number, email and site description in the settings tab.
Link to read me page with more information.

newborn hospital hat blanket blue bedding.jpg

Articles

Filtering by Category: Emotions

Book Review: Far From The Tree - Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity

EveryTinyThing

Andrew Solomon has painstakingly and intelligently put together an extraordinary book, entitled Far From the Tree - Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity.  Published in 2012, this endearing, profound book introduces us to the eternal struggles of parenthood, as viewed from families with uniquely challenging circumstances, and it offers insight and hope for all of us who live side-by-side with such families....

Read More

One Powerful Way to Help a NICU Parent

EveryTinyThing

The NICU is full of suffering. There’s really no use sugar-coating it. A baby is suffering, and a mother is suffering, and a father is suffering, each in their own way. Sure, we all try hard to find the positive and make the best of it. In fact, I spend most of my time - as a bedside nurse as well as a writer here - trying to soften the pain and find the positives in the experience. It’s good to look at the bright side. But in truth, I find it refreshing - and so do most parents - to be honest and accepting of the undeniable pain that is present. For some families...

Read More

Possibilities and Promises - Surviving NEC and the NICU with preemie twins

EveryTinyThing

Finding out that I was pregnant was shocking. But hearing during my first ultrasound that I was carrying twins was completely surreal. My husband Jeff’s response upon leaving the exam room was, “Well, I’ve got your second name - Ripley, ‘cause I can’t (expletive) believe it.”  Two years prior to getting pregnant, it felt as if my world was ending....

Read More

NICU Support Groups - The Importance of Finding your Tribe

Trish

Rachel* hated big groups, and yet she found herself heading towards the strange little conference room in the basement of the hospital. After a month of hearing about the group,  she sheepishly opened the door - nervous, hesitant, maybe a little embarrassed? -  to participate in her hospital’s NICU support group.

She seriously considered turning around and heading home....

Read More

To the preemie I loved

Trish

Dear Joey, I know you don’t remember me, but I remember you. We met during an incredibly stressful time, under the bright glare and nervous energy of an operating room in a near panic. I was in surgical scrubs, cap, mask and gloves. You were newly born and struggling to live.  It was a long time ago...

Read More

NICU fun?!?

Trish

Are you ready for something new? I am. It's time to have a little FUN in the NICU. Wait, did I just write that? Can you really put "NICU" and "fun" in a sentence together? Yes, I did.  And, yes you can. At least, that's my goal....

Read More

The wisdom of a NICU mom

Trish

Dear new NICU mom, I

t’s a place you likely didn’t expect- sitting in the NICU, watching your tiny baby fight for it’s life. It’s a place you wouldn’t choose. And if you’re like me, you had every intention and dream of holding a healthy, plump baby on your chest shortly after delivery. A dream of leaving the hospital, baby in tow. And now, here you sit, watching your fragile baby through a plastic box...

Read More