Birth & Beyond Parenting

Hayes_Toddler Holidays_Small Posted By: Kate Hayes
Monday, January 09, 2017

Holidays with a Toddler

Mom Kate Hayes shares her favorite holiday moments. Read full post>>

Bensten_Sleep Myths_Small Posted By: Jessica Bensten
Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Say Good Night To These Five Bedtime Myths

Of all the things I know about getting a child to sleep, consistency is number one. Because the beginning of the year is the best time to refocus on priorities – like sleep – let’s dispel some myths going into 2017. Read full post>>

Bensten_Santas Sake_Small Posted By: Jessica Bensten
Thursday, December 22, 2016

For Santa's Sake

There’s a lot of excitement going on at our house. I have one particularly exuberant 8-year-old boy, Jackson, who keeps our advent calendar – and his mother – updated daily. Read full post>>

Hayes_Play Dates_Small Posted By: Kate Hayes
Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Power of Play Dates for Mom and Baby

Play dates aren't just for kids. Moms benefit too. Mom Kate Hayes shares how play dates are just as important for her as they are for her daughter. Read full post>>

Bensten_Breastfeeding_Small Posted By: Jessica Bensten
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Breastfeeding My Last Baby

Each nursing session we attempted took patience for both Abby and me. One day, when we had graduated to breastfeeding without help, those tiny little gray eyes peered up and saw me as Momma. My heart could barely take it. We were doing it! Read full post>>

Bensten_RSV_Small Posted By: Jessica Bensten
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

RSV Lockdown

Allow me to introduce you to RSV season, the time of year preemie parents fear the most. For preemies, catching RSV can turn into a hospital stay for bronchiolitis, pneumonia or worse. Thus, when November begins, so does what preemie parents call “RSV Lockdown.” Read full post>>