Rhiannon Williams

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How to Claim Power Back from People Who Piss You Off.

<i>This article was written nearly two years ago, and never published, so it’s not a current situation in my life.</i><p>This morning had the potential to get …

42 Struggles Only People With ADHD Will Understand

While some individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) may find it difficult focusing at all, others are super focused on the …

The Honest Toddler: A Child's Guide to Parenting Kindle Edition

As seen on <i>Good Morning America</i>, the irreverent, bracingly honest, and “awfully funny” (<i>The Boston Globe</i>) satirical parenting guide from the …

why being a mom is enough.

I’m talking about simply being a mom.<p>I’m talking about getting up in the morning, slapping your face with water, looking in the mirror, sighing, …

Motherhood

"You're a stay-at-home mom? What do you DO all day?"

It’s happened twice in a week, and they were both women. Anyone ought to have more class than this, but women — especially women — should damn well …

The New Stay-at-Home Mom

Forget everything you've heard about stay-at-home moms. A new generation is starting their own businesses, blogging and working at …

Parenting

How to Thrive As a SAHM

Being a full-time, stay-at-home mom is an amazing job. <i>I love it!</i> However, I meet <i>many</i> moms that can lose their edge when it comes to thriving in the …

So You Think That’s Baby Proofed?!

Image via Shutterstock<p>They say that no two kids are alike. One child may be book smart and verbose, while another child is athletic and bold. Or you …

10 Lies Mothers Tell to Excuse Their Child’s Behavior

Image via Shutterstock<p>Having a child is a tough job. You know, the whole getting pregnant, staying pregnant, dealing with morning sickness, gaining …

Hand to Hold

Find helpful resources for your family, in the NICU and beyond.<p>Learn about our peer mentoring and community volunteer opportunities.<p>Find support to …

Doing the NICU More Than Once

With my history of premature labor, scarred tissue, a classical c-section… the list could go on… we almost knew that our last child, Evie, would be …

Hello, My Name is Guilt

My first Mother’s Day and Day 63 in the NICU.<p>I pushed the elevator button for the 7th floor. The doors opened, we stepped off and started the …

Am I a Mother?

This question echoed in my mind. In the days after my daughter’s premature birth, I often wondered if I could call myself a mother. It sounds a …

Embracing Delays For Our School Bound Preemie - Hand to Hold

Building for a brighter future<p>Our son Jayden has accomplished so much in his first three years. How he has grown as an explorer, learner, and social …

The Strength of My Husband, An Amazing NICU Dad - Hand to Hold

Having a baby in the neonatal intensive care unit is a very personal experience. While we face many similar circumstances and the same uncertainty of …

The NICU and Its Many Emotions - Hand to Hold

Kangaroo care with my micro-preemie twins<p>I recently stumbled upon a little life lesson in the strangest of places. My kids and I sat down on the sofa …

{Professional Insight} A Journalist Shares Her Take on Writing as Therapy

<b>You never forget the day your preemie was born.</b><p>You probably didn’t expect it. You definitely didn’t want it. And, if you’re like me, it led to many …

Your Preemie is Turning One! And Other Firsts

Kylie, and her dad, learning how to ride her first bike<p>I remember sitting in the NICU, looking at my sweet and very tiny baby girl. We were just …

Help For a Traumatic Delivery and Postpartum Depression

It was the day I'd been waiting for: I would meet my little girl and become a mom. I expected to experience joy, triumph in my strength as a woman, and overwhelming love as she entered the world. Instead, I experienced my daughter's birth in a state of terror, wondering if I would die.<p>My pregnancy …

Dear NICU Nurse - Hand to Hold

Dear NICU Nurse,<p>Our 24 weeker, Tucker, with his primary nurses a few weeks before he was discharged.<p>To be honest, I never knew you existed. Back when …

Dear NICU Nurse

Dear NICU Nurse,<p>To be honest, I never knew you existed. Back when our birth plan included a fat baby, balloons and a two-day celebratory hospital stay, I had never seen you. I had never seen a NICU. Most of the world hasn't. There may have been a brief, "This is the Neonatal floor" whilst drudging …

How NICU Nurses Make a Big Impact

Ok, so you have just delivered your baby early, very early. They are premature beyond your imagination (13 weeks early for me) and they take your …

10 Life Lessons from the NICU

If you’ve never stepped foot in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), you might be tempted to think it’s a bustling place filled with baby noises …

Rehashing Old NICU Feelings - Hand to Hold

Despite a relatively quiet 25 days in the NICU, I still had a hard time managing the ups and down that come with it. While I was thrilled to be a …

Marriage Counseling and the NICU

It’s no surprise that having a baby in the NICU can put an incredible strain on a relationship. My husband and I were not strangers to marriage …

Our First NICU Visit Post-Graduation - Hand to Hold

At times while visiting our sweet, tiny girl in the NICU, I would hear a knock at the door of the nurse’s station. It wasn’t the normal entrance to …

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Find helpful resources for your family, in the NICU and beyond.<p>Learn about our peer mentoring and community volunteer opportunities.<p>Find support to …