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Embracing Change, While Changing Diapers

By the time my twins were two, I had easily changed over 10,000 diapers.  Diapers so tiny they looked like they belonged to a doll and larger versions with cartoon characters and stretchy sides.  With each change in diaper size came a new phase.  Just when I felt competent in this daily ritual, a newly mobile infant’s wiggles would force me to be more present.  And then there was that period of time when play was far more interesting than a clean diaper, and I was reminded to slow down and be patient.  Or the period when a testing toddler wanted to do it themselves which reminded me to laugh, because really sometimes there is nothing left to do.  And while I do think of myself as a diaper duty master now, the mechanics of changing a diaper is the least of what I learned.  Change is a constant in motherhood, and a new season is always right around the corner.
When my kids began to show interest in potty training, one would assume that I was thrilled about outsourcing this task.  But cha…

Books


I Was a Preemie Just Like You

A celebration of the tiniest bundles of joy

Book Description


I Was a Preemie Just Like You is a sweet children's book that shows preemies what they went through, and that they are not alone. Colorful geometric illustrations and rhyming text reimagine the NICU experience as an amazing adventure. This book is perfect for preemies of any age but was developed specifically for toddlers as an introduction to their own premature start. I Was a Preemie Just Like You makes a great gift for new preemies, NICU grads, NICU Care Packages and your NICU library.

Praise 
"This book is a great way to explain to a child how they started off in life, that it wasn’t easy but they are strong, they are a fighter and they can be anything they want too."- The Honest Confessions of a NICU Mom

"Tackling this topic is not easy but Dunn does so with ease and understanding as well as joy. Yes, joy. She literally speaks to preemies in the book giving them permission to dream of their life outside of the NICU, of the adventures that await them in the big world outside of the hospital."- Preemie World 


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One of Two
A twin story about individuality

Book Description

When twin sheep are born on the farm, telling them apart proves to be trouble.  The twins set off on an adventure to make new friends who can tell them apart from each other, and in the process, they learn that everyone is unique. Colorful geometric illustrations and rhyming text teach twins that it’s always okay to be an individual.



Praise
"In One of Two, this is played out in the form of two adorable ewes that look alike but couldn’t be more different. Add in a whole host of farmyard animals and you have a fun book for bedside at the NICU, at home and all the way into the preschool years. PreemieWorld gives a huge thumbs up for Me Two Books hitting it out the park yet again."- Preemie World

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