Chaunie Brusie, RN, BSN

Chaunie Brusie is a coffee mug addict, a labor and delivery nurse turned freelance writer, and a young(ish) mom of four. She is the author of "Tiny Blue Lines: Preparing For Your Baby, Moving Forward In Faith, & Reclaiming Your Life In An Unplanned Pregnancy" and "The Moments That Made You A Mother". She also runs Passion Meets Practicality, a community of tips + inspiration for work-at-home mothers.

Chaunie Brusie is a coffee mug addict, a labor and delivery nurse turned freelance writer, and a young(ish) mom of four. She is the author of "Tiny Blue Lines: Preparing For Your Baby, Moving Forward In Faith, & Reclaiming Your Life In An Unplanned Pregnancy" and "The Moments That Made You A Mother". She also runs Passion Meets Practicality, a community of tips + inspiration for work-at-home mothers.

Many women are searching for a hormone-free contraception option and a new app on the market, Natural Cycles, is hoping to reach those women looking for a different type of birth control. Natural Cycles is just one of the many apps on the market that help making charting your menstrual cycle super simple and user-friendly. ...

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Um, you guys, it's 70 degrees here in the Midwest today and after what has felt like the looongest winter ever (and I know, global warming is scary, but I am still very sick of the cold, dreary days we've had here, OK?), it was a literal breath of fresh air. I spent the morning frolicking outside with my kids and cleaning up the yard and I swear, ...

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Tamara Ecclestone is a 32-year-old heiress who lives in London and who has 262K followers on her Instagram account. She recently shared a beautiful image of her breastfeeding her two-and-a-half-year-old daughter with an important message. She wants everyone to know that there is no shame in extended breastfeeding. "Breastfeeding is a powerful ...

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After a long struggle with infertility, several devastating miscarriages, and two rounds of IVF, Michelle Blackmore, of Wylie, Texas, was finally pregnant. And she wanted to come up with the perfect way to surprise her husband with the news. And in a Facebook post, she shared the fun with the rest of the world when she enrolled the help of some ...

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If you're a woman, you know how frustrating family planning can be. We have come a long way as women. But it still feels like the brunt and responsibility of family planning rests firmly on our shoulders. Some women struggle with finding the right method of birth control that works for them. Hormonal birth control can have negative side effects, ...

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Even though I have done the pregnancy and mom thing with four babies (or maybe because I have) I try really hard not to be one of those parents. You know the kind I'm talking about, right? The know-it-all parent? The one who exchanges knowing looks with other "experienced" parents when you mention your TV time limits or how you never, ever ...

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According to a new study, there's a fertility aid lurking in your medicine cabinet that could just help you get pregnant faster -- aspirin. I have to admit that we rarely use it in our house. I've used baby aspirin for the kids a few times for a minor ache or pain, but for some reason, as adults we rarely use aspirin. I guess I associate it ...

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Call me crazy, but I swear twins are everywhere these days. From Beyonce dropping the twin bombshell that shocked the world to George Clooney, who once swore he would never marry or have kids, announcing that his super amazing wife, Amal, is pregnant with twins, it seems like everyone is having twins. And it's not just celebrities. Growing up, ...

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For, the past year, all I have been hearing my friends talk about is their Instant Pots. "You can cook, like, six chicken breasts in 20 minutes in it!" my sister-in-law raved to me. My social media feeds have been flooded with other moms sharing their Instant Pot successes, from hard-boiled eggs to pasta to even, in one particularly appetizing ...

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There are a lot of women who have given birth naturally and felt completely empowered by the experience. There are lots of women who have given birth without medication and have not even found the labor or delivery to be that painful. And there are women who have found the whole thing to be traumatic and incredibly painful. ...

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