Kortney Palmer Strecker

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6 Realistic Ways to Get ‘Me’ Time When You’re a Parent

Last night I stood on a train platform for 30 minutes, which meant that along with getting to day care 20 minutes past close, I had time to read a …

Day Care

Subscription Services Provide Book And Toy Options To Parents Of Brown Kids

"We hope to teach children that they are phenomenal little people who are capable of doing amazing things."<p>As the white mother to a black son, I am constantly searching for media and products that promote representation. I want my son to see himself reflected in the TV shows we watch, the books we …

Kids

These Preemie Parents Are Sharing Their NICU Photos to Give Others Hope

For parents of a preemie, the NICU can be confusing and terrifying. This couple is trying to help insert some hope.<p>"You simply cannot rush a miracle..."<p>So begins a recent Instagram post from Jourdan and Matt Moore, who welcomed twins Jaxson and Cadence four months early back in 2015. The duo spent …

This Couple's Birth Story Told Through a Chainsmokers Parody Is Everything

The spoof music video basically explains any mama-to-be's feelings on the drive to the hospital while in labor.<p>When I was pregnant with my son, my water broke in the middle of the night while my husband and I were sound asleep. After realizing what had happened, we quickly grabbed our stuff, hopped …

Why self-care is an important part of parenting, and how to make time for it

In traditional ground-fought wars, the command post behind the lines would often have hot coffee, good food and dry clothes. Was this because the generals were selfish? Or because they deserved it for having made the highest ranks in the military?<p>No, it was because if the command fell or …

Parenting

When To Go To The Hospital for Contractions

A perfect mix of excitement, naiveté, and anxiety makes a first-time mother scurry to the hospital even before real contractions begin. Actually, …

Pregnancy

7 Things Every New Mom Should Do After Childbirth For A Healthy & Happy Recovery

Having a baby is a beautiful thing. After all, we spend nine months growing a person! Nine months picking names, picking clothes, picking out all the …

Pregnancy

13 Benefits of Natural Childbirth

Birth has gone from being a normal biological process to a medicalized event. Epidurals, Pitocin, and IVs are the norm more often that not.It doesn’t …

Pregnancy

Why Natural Birth?

Over 80% of American women have an epidural during labor. Over 30% of women give birth via cesarean in the US. So you have to wonder, why would …

Pregnancy

11 Things Expecting Moms Can Learn From A Delivery Nurse

Being pregnant is both amazing and scary all at the same time. You don’t know what is going on with your baby, so every little thing sends you to the …

Pregnancy

Hospital Bag Checklist for the Minimalist Mom

Hospital Bag Checklist for the Minimalist Mom<p>Updated on December 2, 2015<p>Even minimalists like to be well prepared. Packing for the hospital is one of …

How to Have a Natural Hospital Birth

While giving birth at home or at a birthing center can be most advantageous for having a natural childbirth, the vast majority of women in the U.S. …

Pregnancy