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Micro Preemie Life, Beyond the First Year

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11 Ways to Help Avoid Seasonal Immune Challenges - Healthy Concepts with a Nutrition Bias

Get the best tips on how to help avoid those nasty seasonal immune challenges like colds. Everything from eating right to which supplements might help.

On Tuesday I had the opportunity to sit on a panel of former NICU parents talking to NICU nurses. The panel was part of a training session put on by the March of Dimes Parent Support team. The nurses listened … Continue reading → Nursing Career, Nicu Nursing, Nursing Degree, Preemie Babies, Preemies, Premature Baby, Nurse Quotes, Nicu Quotes, Preemie Quotes

The Love of a NICU Nurse - Ain't No Roller Coaster

On Tuesday I had the opportunity to sit on a panel of former NICU parents talking to NICU nurses. The panel was part of a training session put on by the March of Dimes Parent Support team. The nurses listened … Continue reading →

Love, no matter what / TED Talk: Andrew Solomon who is a writer and activist. He wrote: The Noonday Demon, An Atlas of Depression the best book I've read so far, on this subject (A.

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What is it like to raise a child who's different from you in some fundamental way (like a prodigy, or a differently abled kid, or a criminal)? In this quietl...

Cancer empathy cards: They say what patients REALLY want to hear After a friend died of cancer, Emily McDowell, a cancer survivor herself, designed a line of Empathy Cards for people with serious illness. Empathy Cards, Jesus E Maria, Everything Happens For A Reason, Just In Case, Decir No, Stationery, Told You So, Greeting Cards, Messages
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Cancer Survivor Creates Empathy Cards For People With Serious Illnesses

Emily McDowell, an artist whose fun and witty postcards have been featured before by Bored Panda, has a new series of postcards that are just as funny but far more meaningful as well. McDowell, a cancer survivor, created the Empathy Cards as meaningful and honest gifts for people suffering from serious illnesses.

I hope this never happens to me but if I hav a preemie I will be glad I pined this. Every Preemie Parent Should Read Hellp Syndrome, Baby Due, Micro Preemie, Miracle Baby, Preemies, Premature Baby, Read Later, Keep The Faith, Baby On The Way
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Posts of 2013 Every Preemie Parent Should Read - Ain't No Roller Coaster

Last year I shared the list of posts from around the blogger community that moved me the most. There are many, many fabulous posts, these are just the ones that for me, I remembered all year. These are the posts … Continue reading →

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Coming home with a medically complex child: Advice from a mom who has been there. Special Needs Mom, Micro Preemie, Volunteer Programs, Health Resources, Nicu, Going Home, Kids House, Pediatrics, Baby Care
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A Mom's Tips To Bring a Special Needs Child Home | Pediatric Home Service

When your child is in the hospital, the goal is to get home. Get tips from a mom who's been there on bringing her son with medical complexities home.

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Doing it All or Doing Nothing at All - Ain't No Roller Coaster

This month I’m featured by a local magazine, Herlife Magazine Twin Cities, as an example of a mom to a medically complex child who transitioned her new-found-passion into a more caring career. I’ll admit, on Mother’s Day when I went … Continue reading →

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To The Me Of 10 Years Ago

You will learn to be a fighter. You will find strength you never realized you had and overcome your fear of confrontation. You do this because not...

An End to Our Eczema Battle.and it's an Alcohol Free Hand Sanitizer Too - Ain't No Roller Coaster

An End to Our Eczema Battle...and it's an Alcohol Free Hand Sanitizer Too - Ain't No Roller Coaster

Most people are polite enough to not mention it. Doctors are not most people. Owen sees 7 specialists, each 3-5 times a year. I’ve heard it a lot these last couple of months. “Whoa, his skin is so clear!” Up … Continue reading →

Choosing Emma: When your Baby Falls between the Cracks of Viability - Ain't No Roller Coaster World Prematurity Day, Micro Preemie, Nicu, Roller Coaster, Fall, Random, Sweet, Autumn, Candy
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Welcome - Ain't No Roller Coaster

Welcome to Ain’t No Roller Coaster (ANRC); a blog about our family’s journey with prematurity and special needs. I focus my writing on Celebrating each milestone, Healing each layer of hurt and Connecting with those on a similar journey. … Continue reading →

I want to encourage all of our readers to write their own raise a Giant letter to their kids. Below is a helpful infographic with tips and tools for parents to get the conversation started. Let's all raise a Giant, and fight bullying together.

Raise A Giant. Write and share a letter to encourage kids to stand up to bullying

I love this because I think back to my own mom, and thought and still think she's the best mom EVER. And as adults you see your mom as a person more and realize she didn't have it all figured out any more than I do. Motivacional Quotes, Life Quotes Love, Quotable Quotes, Great Quotes, Quotes To Live By, Funny Quotes, Inspirational Quotes, Family Quotes, Motivational
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Behind every great kid is a mom who is pretty sure she's screwing it up.

A Thank You note to NICU staff: "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived; This is to have succeeded. Two Year Anniversary, Micro Preemie, Breathe Easy, Nicu, One Life, Thank You Notes, Roller Coaster, Emerson, Say Hello
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Two Years Home From the NICU - Ain't No Roller Coaster

Today is the two year anniversary of Owen’s home coming. We stopped down to the NICU today to say hello. Everyone was thrilled to see how big and strong he’s gotten. He walked all over and gave lots of air … Continue reading →

Being a giant isn't about being the biggest or the best. It's about finding the inner courage to rise above the crowd and do what is right. Help inspire a child by writing a letter encouraging them to stand up to bullying. Micro Preemie, Bullying Prevention, Stop Bullying, Do What Is Right, Stand Up, Raising, Finding Yourself, About Me Blog, Lettering
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