Author Archive | Brieanne H.


So, You’re Facing a Major Diagnosis

Two short months ago, my baby received a Major Diagnosis (capital letters necessary). We took him to the hospital for croup. We brought him home with a diagnosis of left parietal encephalomalacia due to prenatal stroke, craniosynostosis, hemiplegia, hypertonia, and, eventually, cerebral palsy. Worst surprise ever? Worst surprise ever. I don’t claim to be an […]

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Father's Day for the Fatherless

Father’s Day for the Fatherless

It can be a little bleak not having a living or present father on Father’s Day. Or, let’s face it, for the whole month of June. Personally, my father died shortly after my eighth birthday, and for many years, Father’s Day (heck, the entire month of June) was kind of a punch in the gut. […]

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But What About Mom?

I read a LOT of articles about parenting, and babies, and what to do, and what not to do. I mean, I’m a 30-year-old mom. I’m kind of their target audience. I read articles about co-sleeping (we don’t do it), and so-called natural birth (ha), and breastfeeding (I do it six million times a day) […]

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How to Get a Lot for a Little: Couponing at CVS

If you’re like me, you find yourself running out of shampoo and deodorant and toothpaste at the worst possible times. So, last year, after one unfortunate day of smelling like my husband’s deodorant all day at work (sorry, honey!) I decided the time had come to build a little stockpile. I did a little research, […]

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Second Time Around: Feathering the Nest

Let’s start this post with a few disclaimers. I am not an interior decorator. Our house will never be featured in Architectural Digest. I don’t even have a bed frame after five years of marriage! That aside, I’m here to talk about nurseries, and “designing” them, particularly for the oft-shafted second baby. I get oddly […]

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