In 2021, Julie Barzman suffered the devastating loss of her son, Blake, and quickly found that it would change her life forever.
Kyle Stefanski and his wife Julie Barzman join the podcast to discuss the Stefanski charity Rhonda’s Kiss that provides non-medical aid to cancer patients, Julie’s pregnancy journey and advice on how much rest new mothers need after birth.
One of the hardest things with grief, besides grieving itself, is allowing ourselves to heal. Healing may sound close to impossible at first; A betrayal, a delusion, complete absurdity while suffocating from a pain that takes over our world. It can stop time, make every little part of daily life seem like a mountain to climb. Yet it can transform wha[...]
STILLBIRTH - IS NOT A TOPIC I EVER THOUGHT I WOULD BE WRITING ABOUT. I predicted taking you along right until the end of my pregnancy, introducing you to a new little person and telling you everything about my labor story - my foreseeable and predictable ups-and-downs of a mother of two. With a heavy heart, I am not telling you the story I so ho[...]
I'm going to go straight to the point with this one. I have been thinking for months and months what I could've done differently during my pregnancy that would've (maybe) made the experience and the postpartum recovery easier. We're all different but there are things, hands down, that I wish I had known during pregnancy for how to handle postpartum.[...]
First and foremost, I'd like to stress that I am no expert. I am not a doctor and or professional in the medical field. I am a French woman living in America who went through postpartum depletion, had to self-diagnose myself, eventually received a diagnosis from an actual doctor and here I am telling you about my journey. Take what can serve[...]
Let's talk about my 21 baby must-haves because it’s pregnancy #2. This time around, I’m getting minimal baby stuff that are my babymust-haves and are a little easier on the eye. I have to admit that some baby furniture, pillows, loungers and bouncers….made my eyes and head hurt. Please note this list doesn’t include playtime options -[...]
Here are 6 Pregnancy 'Dont's' that I will NEVER repeat! Don't ask Dr. Google and Dr. Know-it-all-without-PHDs. Bye bye Dr. Google and the fake doctors of the world. I feel like I need to put this as NUMBER ONE of my 6 pregnancy 'dont's' that I will never repeat because omgeee has it been liberating to not Google each symptom that coul[...]
Dealing with postpartum depression? The baby blues is a very common reaction after childbirth, especially among new moms. It usually manifests itself in the form of mood swings, anxiety, crying spells, and difficulty sleeping. Most women have postpartum depression during the first two or three days after delivery, and it may last up to two weeks.[...]
Google has been a best friend to a lot of us. I mean, no wonder the FBI looks into people's Google search history when they're working on cases; it reveals a lot about you! Imagine what a pregnant woman is possibly researching, and that I'm sure you've looked up yourself if you're pregnant or once were. Firstly: don't trust everything Google[...]
Oh, the third…final…trimester…how I don't miss you. Well, maybe a little, I miss your tiny feet wiggling inside of my tummy, but I'm finally writing this post staring at your itty face sleeping on my breastfeeding pillow, which by the way is a must-have! Click here for all my baby must-haves! The reasons why I'm so late on this are: A)[...]
Hello second trimester, hello energy and a bit of ME back! First, thank you to Sparkling Mama that helped me keep up with my morning sickness during the first trimester, I was finally able to put it on the side this time around and not rely too much on it anymore! Sparkling Mama is this delicious ginger-tasting effervescent powder that you mix with[...]
It was very interesting to me to learn, after downloading five pregnancy apps after finding out I was pregnant, that for some women, the first trimester is their worst. And yes, downloading apps is the first thing I did, in case I'd miss any super vital important details on the complexity of making a human. I thought to myself, "Oh come on! how can a[...]
There's a serious baby boom! Or is it just me? Not just me...I'm sure you feel the same way! Therefore, I figured with Christmas coming and all these mamas to be, it would be fun to do a holiday gift list for all the preggers girls out there because they need extra love! HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR YOUR PREGNANT LADY In this blog are a few of my favorite thi[...]
I remember the day I found out I was pregnant, one of the first things that crossed my mind was "Oh my god! I'm going to have to give birth." Giving birth was honestly quite terrifying to think about but I always knew I wanted to become a mom...So I kinda had to deal with it! I remember on my way to buy my second pregnancy test, because I HAD to be su[...]
I didn't realize how much time my baby would spend in the stroller but also how much time I'd be pushing it! At first, I didn't do too much research and it just gave me an insane headache when I had to figure out what was the lightest or what was compatible with a car seat and which adapters work with the model...anyway! Let's just say they definitely[...]