Monday, February 27, 2012

We're back!

We've had a crazy ride with our newest preemie - 5 days out of the NICU, she was admited to the PICU and stayed 90 days, coming home with a trach and ventilator. Those things are not new to us, because my son had them too, but it's a lot to get sorted out and situated now that we're home again.

So, hopefully things here will be back on track too.

First, there will be a newsletter going out soon for the full moon - are there any prayer/healing/energy requests?

Second, I have some initial blog buttons for your use - feel free to link away!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

October Newsletter: cancelled

It's been more than a little crazy here lately.  We're working on oral feeds with my daughter, so there's been even more time that I'm in the NICU (we're still working on breastfeeding as the primary feeding method). My son got Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease at daycare, and even with lots of handwashing, my daughter got it too, so we've had a sick cranky kid at home and a sick cranky kid at the hospital. And my son had surgery to sew his trach stoma shut (hooray for being able to put him in the bath tub without risking him pouring water straight into his lungs!).

So, all that said, I'm behind on the newsletter for this month, and planning to just skip it, but I want to give you a couple quick updates.

One mother amongst us is working with an artist friend of hers on logo ideas.

Another has put together a list of blogs and zines for us to approach with articles, posts, and press releases about the group. I've got a couple others to add to her list, and then we'll be looking for some help writing to the various publications to ask if they're interested in a guest post or article, and then on writing those pieces.

I am so grateful that they've jumped right in with both feet to keep things moving around here!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Prayer requests for October

Any requests for October's newsletter?

What about preemie stories? I'd love to feature your preemie next month :)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Seeking Sponsors

I'd like to go about sponsorship a little differently here. I don't see a need to build up a stash of cash for care packages at this time (because there aren't a lot of requests), so selling ads or otherwise asking people for money up front doesn't seem to be the right thing to do. Besides, then I'd have to do accounting, and I hate it with a passion.

Instead, I'd like to propose this:

I'd like to exchange site buttons with our supporters. I'll be making a special "I support Pagan Parents of Preemies"  button, and provide a sign-up form so we can keep track of supporters. Sign up, and post our button on your website, facebook, blog, or whatever, and give us a little exposure, and we'll post your button (125x125 max) on this blog in exchange. Supporters will be signed up to receive our newsletter each month, and will receive a special email when we need to put together a care package.

Supporters who help out with a care package when requested will get a special "Care Package Sponsor" button and will be listed on a thank you page here on the site.

Further, I'd like to seek out other ways of getting information on this project out there - writing articles for magazines, for instance, or guest posting on blogs. What about a give-away here on the blog? Something Pagan parenting related maybe, or something for Pagan kids? Anyone have a line on getting some things donated?

I'd also like, once we get a logo finalized, to get a little store going on zazzle or cafe press, with funds from there going towards advertising.

Got some other ideas? Let me know at - I'm definitely open to suggestions!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Seeking Your Stories

I'd like to start a regular feature each month profiling a Pagan preemie. Any interest in telling your story? I think there's value in knowing we're not alone, and that others have walked the same path we are.

Interested in telling us about your NICU journey and where you are now? Leave a comment, or email me at and we can work out details.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Monthly Healing & Energy Requests for September

Have you got any healing or energy requests for your preemies (no matter their current age) for this full moon? Let me know and I'll put them in the newsletter!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Pagan Parenting in the NICU ver 1.0

I'm pleased to announce the first edition of my ebook, "Pagan Parenting in the NICU." Comments & suggestions for updates are always welcome.

I'm hopeful that other parents will find this information helpful during their NICU stay. I'll be including a printed copy in each care package.

Download it now.