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4 Things to Remember When Traveling With a Baby
This is a guest post from writer Ophelia Richards. After staying home for more than a year, many parents are planning to venture out with their kids. A survey by Amex Trendex revealed that 52% of adults with children are traveling together...
Staff Spotlight: April Norman, Webstore Specialist
As part of our Stork Spotlight series, we had the opportunity to sit down with April Norman, Webstore Specialist, to talk about her own struggles with HG, how she manages to raise and homeschool three kiddos as a working mom,...
Holiday Travel, Postpartum Recovery, + Nursing
The holidays (and the traveling that often comes with it) were stressful enough when it was just you, but now you have a whole new person to care for!  Take a breath, mom. You’ve got this. If you’re newly postpartum, take...
Holiday Travel + Fertility
The holidays can be A LOT, especially if you’re trying to get pregnant. Travel can cause stress, which can affect your fertility, so be sure to practice relaxation techniques, such as breathing exercises. Try the box breath, where you breath in...
Holiday Travel + Pregnancy
Whether you’re traveling via plane, train, or automobile, having a pregnant belly can make traveling a little more uncomfortable. Your feet may be swollen, your back may be aching, and you have to pee all the time! Needless to say,...
Holiday Stress + Pregnancy
The festive decorations are up, the table’s set, the family’s all together. It’s feeling like the most wonderful time of the year … until the uncle you only see once a year wants to tell you all the things you’re...
Holiday Stress + Fertility
Advertising and culture paint the holidays as the most wonderful time of the year. In a lot of ways they are -- glimmering lights everywhere, vacation time to spend with your loved ones, all of the possibilities that the new...
Holiday Stress + Postpartum
When we were kids, the holidays conjured thoughts of lazy days relaxing on couches, playing in the snow, and leisurely opening piles of presents.  Now that we’re older, the holidays are full of sorting out schedules; overbearing relatives telling you...
Holiday Stress + Nursing
The holidays are here, and they can be stressful for you and your baby, especially if you're nursing. You may be dealing with: Your baby sleeping less at night due to a change in your routine. Loved ones wanting to...
Amy on Working With Fear
At my worst, I could barely speak. I didn’t have the strength to pick up a phone. The doctors had given me 24 hours to turn things around. Why me? Though it was so difficult and isolating, I felt at...
What Happens to Sperm in Pregnant Women?
If you’re newly pregnant, and especially if you’ve been trying to conceive for a while, you may be worried about how sex could affect your growing child. First of all, you might be wondering if you should even have vaginal...
Staff Spotlight: Mandi Koski, Amazon Account Director
As part of our Stork Spotlight series, we had the opportunity to sit down with Mandi Koski, our Amazon Account Director, to chat about her aspirations, her adorable dogs, and what it’s like to shop on Amazon all day. What...
Amy on Being Selected as Small Business of the Year
Last week, we were chosen as the Small Business of the Year by the St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce! When we received the award, one of the Chamber members joked, “We heard people told you not to move here....
Celebrate the Small Stuff
We always celebrate the big wins. The contracts getting signed, the deals being made, the products getting launched. Big wins are easy to celebrate. They’re recognizable (in fact, they kind of demand recognition). They represent the resolution or completion of...
How Do You Start Trying to Conceive?
Misconceptions about getting pregnant Growing up, pop culture and concerned parents might have made you think that getting pregnant was easy. Health counselors might have told you that if you looked at a boy the wrong way, you could get...
Staff Spotlight: Maren Meitzer, Director of Customer Obsession
As part of our Stork Spotlight series, we had the opportunity to sit down with our Director of Customer Obsession, Maren Meitzer, to chat about obsessing over customers and the products that support her on the daily. What do you...
Understanding Your Baby's Tongue-Tie
What's tongue-tie? A tongue-tie is a condition that babies are born with that restricts the movement of their tongue. Their tongue is “tied” to the bottom of their mouth by the lingual frenulum (the band of tissue that connects the...
Amy on the Wisdom of Glass Balls + Ham Sandwiches
I’ve always valued my time. (I even graduated high school and college early because I didn’t want to waste any of it.) I thrive under pressure and like it when I have a lot on my plate. I’m not naturally...
Birthing Ball 101
Maybe you’ve used an exercise ball before -- in the gym or as a fun alternative to a chair in your office. Birthing balls are basically the same thing, though they’re a little bigger and have an anti-slip surface. Some...
How to Talk to Your Loved Ones About Pregnancy Loss
There aren’t words to convey the grief that can come from a pregnancy loss. It is a difficult time for you and your partner, and it can be hard to figure out how to share with the people closest to...
How to Be Happy for Your Pregnant Friends
If you’re trying to conceive and struggling with infertility, putting on a happy face for your friends who are pregnant or new moms can be hard. While you feel happy for them, their joy can’t help but remind you of...