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.

It seems like it's the question that will never have a "real" answer: Is one drink ok during pregnancy or not? So many women, doctors, and cultures have different answers to the eternal question about the safety of drinking during pregnancy. Some doctors say drinking--even one drink--is absolutely not worth any risk of potential harm to your baby. ...

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Many of us who are moms remember getting chickenpox as a kid. Maybe we remember the chickenpox as a few days of itchiness. Or our moms reminding us not to scratch the red bumps. Or that calamine bath that we had to take.  ...

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If you've been looking for an official pass to skip exercise during pregnancy, here it is! (But read the fine print carefully...) ...

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Despite what certain actresses might say, getting a C-section is NOT lazy. ...

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Halloween can be a challenging time if you have a child with an allergy, so if you're looking for ideas to have an allergy-friendly Halloween, here are some tips and tricks to make it happen.Even households that do not have children with allergies can help to make allergy-friendly Halloweens happen for their neighborhood. After all, what fun is ...

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You're finally home from the hospital, you've spent several days in the bliss of newborn life, cuddling and sleeping and trying to adjust to life as a mom. But now, one task is looming and you're kind of sort of dreading it ... The time has come to give your newborn baby her first bath. It's a task that should be totally simple, right? What ...

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Is the Owlet monitor the new must-have for parents of newborns? This story might convince you that it definitely is. ...

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If you're a mother, you may completely relate to the concept of being touched out. In fact, tell me if the following has ever happened to you ... It's late at night, you're finally tucked in your bed, away from the kids, the blissful comfort of the blanket wrapped just perfectly around your shoulders. You're just about to close your eyes when ...

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Thanks to some dedicated volunteers, knit hats may just be the latest thing that might help in the fight to prevent shaken baby syndrome.  Unfortunately, shaken baby syndrome is still a leading cause of death for infants in the United States. Shaken baby syndrome deaths are classified as child abuse and within child abuse, they are the #1 ...

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When you're pregnant, it can be natural to look around for examples of postpartum bodies. You may wonder what your own postpartum body will look like, you may ask for advice on how to best care for your postpartum body, and you may have some questions about what to expect.  Now, I know that as a first-time mom, I definitely had no idea what to ...

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