We’ve gotten lot of questions about pregnancy tests over the years (after all, that’s where the parenthood journey usually starts). Here’s a quick run-down of the most frequent topics for reference – if you want to hear yours truly explain it more, check our Instagram highlights @myvillagebaby Are home tests accurate? Short answer: yes. The […]

You’ve probably spent a lot of time and energy on getting ready for labor, birth or the arrival of your baby. You’ve had your shower or done all the shopping, the nursery is ready to go and the waiting game begins. What a lot of people bringing home their first baby don’t realize is that […]

Making your own baby food is something many parents dream about before their little one arrives. Some parents enjoy making all their babe’s purees and snacks from scratch while others switch over to premade food pretty quickly. I made the first few foods for all 3 of our kids from scratch and then switched to […]

We are continuing our focus on safety for September’s National Baby Safety Month with sibling safety. At some point, whether this is your second or third baby and you have a big sib to deal with or it’s your first baby and cousins or friends’ kids will be around, that older child will pose a […]

I can so clearly remember sitting down to make my first baby registry as a 3rd year family medicine resident. I was months from being a fully boarded ‘expert’ in family wellness. My nieces and nephews already numbered in the dozens. What I thought would be a fun wishlist adventure devolved into a tear-stained stress-fest […]

Why It Matters It’s National Baby Safety Month! We wanted to start by highlighting a safe and stylish nursery. Most parents-to-be set up their nursery before the baby arrives. You have weeks or even months to arrange everything just so. It’s easy to get sucked into trendy products that are oh-so-cute and not think about […]

In the Beginning With your first baby, the transition from being your own entity – thoughtful of the needs of others but not beholden to them 24 hours a day – to being a full-time servant to the needs of a tiny human is both abrupt and irreversible. I remember so clearly the moment it […]

Happy International Family Fun Month! We are going to be featuring lots of ways to enhance fun as a new family this month and to start, we’re talking play-spaces for babies. WHY IT MATTERS Do babies even need this stuff?? Certainly not at first. All newborns need for play are snuggles, a face to talk […]

Happy International Day of Friendship! In honor of the day, we wanted to give some advice on how to be an amazing friend and spoil a new parent. The transition from expecting, to being a new parent of a baby outside the womb is one of the absolute craziest life changes a human can experience. […]

WHY IT MATTERS There is a lot of confusing and alarmist information out there on the internet about the safety of basically everything in pregnancy. We all want to be safe, but also to not be deprived of allofthethings for 9+ months. Coffee is one that is hotly debated. Here’s the breakdown of real evidence […]