Weak White Males and the Difference Race Makes in Preemies

If you are the Caucasian mother of a boy who was premature, you have likely heard this term before. This is also sometimes called “wimpy white boy syndrome” or just “white boy syndrome” so named because white males tend to do the worst when born prematurely. When you are going through the NICU experience, it is difficult to hear that your child may be the weakest simply because of his race. The NICU experience in and of itself is traumatic and hearing that phrase certainly doesn’t help. But it’s important to remember (if at all possible in the midst of … Continue reading

The Baby Blog Week in Review for Jan. 27 to Feb. 2

Good evening! I am writing this week’s baby blog in review. Heather has taken some time off today to spend with her daughter. If you want to see what’s going on new in Heather’s life, you can check out one of her recent blogs. If you missed something in the baby blog this week, check it out here to catch up! Saturday, January 27 In, As a Parent. . .I Have Arrived, I talk about how the newborn stage seems so difficult. But then it passes so quickly. If you need a little perspective, this is a great place to … Continue reading

‘Lotsa’ Helping and ‘Outsourcing’ with the New Baby

Are you wondering how you’ll get everything done with a new baby around the house? Are you constantly finding yourself falling behind on housework, or personal time, or anything else? This past weekend I found out about two very interesting services that let you ‘outsource’ your parenting duties. Lotsa Helping Hands This site is not specifically dedicated to mothers. I found out about it from a fellow MOM (mother of multiples) whose triplets were in the NICU for almost two months. However, it would really make a unique “present” for either a MOM or a mother who may be expecting … Continue reading