New parents share stories of the trials, joys, challenges and hopes of parenting
Learning to block out the barrage of baby blogs, books and social media to become my own parent
From fertility and pregnancy challenges to losing a child, my husband and I have endured the unimaginable.
More than a dozen procedures and one amazing baby later, I now seem like a ‘normal mom,’ but I never will be.
Fulfilling my dream of raising Jewish children with my non-Jewish, same-sex partner.
Whether your parenting journey has been simple or complicated, hilarious or heartbreaking -- we want to help you tell your story and share it with those who can relate to or learn from it.
Our newborn’s heart defect forced us early on to accept what we can’t change
How parenting got easier when I put aside the books -- and my expectations
All the medical advances in the baby-making business that made my pregnancy possible won’t change the fact that I’m going to be an older mom for the rest of my hopefully long life.
How our son’s stillbirth shattered our faith, and how we found it again.
What our family has learned navigating the in-law/grandparent-grandchild relationship and how we have made it a successful experience for all.
There’s nothing more joyful or difficult than being a new parent, and raising the perfect mensch is no small task. So, we at Oy!Chicago, in partnership with jBaby Chicago, thought we’d honor these parenting war stories with a special blog series, “Bringing Up Jewish Baby” to give a voice to parents who have been through it all -- the good, the bad, and the poop.