CHILDREN AND MEDIA SAFETY

 Becoming a parent has changed the way I think about the media.  It has made me much more aware of what is on the television, music playing, and eventually, I will have to try to control what my precious little girl sees on the internet.  It's daunting Read More
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WHAT I HOPE THEY ALWAYS KNOW: NICOLE GONALEZ

I've never met the mother in today's WHAT I HOPE THEY ALWAYS KNOW feature, but all I have to do is simply look at her blog or Instagram feed and I can feel the love she has for her beautiful 22-month-old little boy.  I'm excited to share the sweet Read More
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WHAT I HOPE THEY ALWAYS KNOW: STACEY SARGENT

Mothers have all kinds of wishes for their children.  Hopes and dreams and prayers of happiness and fulfillment for the little ones entrusted to their care.  I started writing letters to my Ruby as soon as I found out I was expecting.  I continued Read More
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{UN}EXPECTED: MELISSA JENSEN

It wasn't supposed to happen like this-- none of it.  Melissa Jensen had plans.  A baby, especially one with complications, wasn't in those plans.  But life had plans of its own.  And they started with a positive pregnancy test nearly one year ago. Melissa Read More
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ONE

My sweet Ruby, It's over-- your first year of life.  Twelve whole months have passed since I held you for the first time and looked into your beautiful eyes.  It passed in a blink and I find myself constantly wanting to freeze time, push the Read More
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I BECAME A MOTHER: RACHEL THURSTON

The search was different this time.  Not just a hunt for a home to raise their soon to be family of four, but a place to become that family.  An address where the newest member of their family would take his first breath, open his eyes for the first Read More
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