Moms & Dads

A Lactation Consultant’s Guide to Breastfeeding

A Lactation Consultant’s Guide to Breastfeeding

By Guest Blogger Megan Dunn, IBCLC, a board certified lactation consultant When it comes to nourishing your baby, fed is always best. But if you choose breastfeeding, you’re bound to have questions along the way. With the right information and support, you can develop...

The College Send Off

The College Send Off

By Guest Blogger Kelly Hines Four days before my oldest child went to college, I bought 14 boxes of tampons and then sat and cried in the grocery store parking lot. Did I cry because I’d just spent a small fortune on feminine hygiene products? Did I cry because I was...

Rejection: How to Overcome The Fear Of It

Rejection: How to Overcome The Fear Of It

By Guest Blogger Juan Santos M.S., CRC, LCMHC If you're afraid of rejection, you might feel: As though you need to control everything. You use the control to avoid getting hurt. The control later comes back and makes you feel anxious. The anxiety grows over time, and...

No More Babies: To Cry or Not to Cry

No More Babies: To Cry or Not to Cry

By Guest Blogger Heather Keenan As I threw away the last pacifier in our house over the weekend, I was hit with a realization. It was the realization that there are no more babies in my house. Additionally, if things go as planned, there will not be anymore babies for...

September 17, 2022: Pregnant in the Piedmont

September 17, 2022: Pregnant in the Piedmont

Saturday, September 17, 2022 12 to 4 pm Outdoors at Hanes Mall, Novant Health location FREE ADMISSION For more information, click HERE Pregnant in the Piedmont is a pregnancy, baby, early childhood and parenting expo presented by Piedmont Doulas, a local business that...

Something About a Boy

Something About a Boy

By Guest Blogger Pam Hondros So I ordered this snazzy new “poppy” lip set from a friend who’s my “dealer” (like I pull up at her crib and she takes my money and next thing you know, a guy makes the drop...well, he’s the mailman but whatever). The day it arrived, as I...

We Could All Use a Day Off

We Could All Use a Day Off

By Guest Blogger Genevieve Condon We live in a society where we are told we have to hustle and work ourselves into the ground in order to be successful. A day off is for the weak.  And work-life balance? It’s more about survival. Balance doesn’t exist. We live for the...

A Mindful Mom: The Gray-Headed Bully

A Mindful Mom: The Gray-Headed Bully

By Guest Blogger Ellen Bryant Lloyd In recent years, stories about children who are bullied have increased exponentially. It breaks my heart every time I hear about a child who has been bullied to the point of being harmed by others or harming themselves. I have come...

Mom’s Summer Break Spa Day Giveaway

Mom’s Summer Break Spa Day Giveaway

By Guest Blogger Marissa Joyce, Gwyn Services It has been a long, hot few months! While it may still be summer, MOMS NEED A BREAK! Gwyn Services is celebrating the First Day of School by giving away a Spa Day for Two! No requirements to enter. Mom is an all-inclusive...

Blast from the Past

Blast from the Past

By Katie Moosbrugger Love a good blast from the past? This summer, try taking your kids back to the times when we were kids, when no one had fenced-in yards, hardly anyone had play sets (maybe a tree fort if they were lucky), our parents rarely signed us up for...

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