The Best New Mom Advice I Had to Give in 2013

I can’t believe in just a few days, 2013 will fade away into a brand new year. I feel like since May (and more specifically, since Judah’s arrival), it’s been full steam ahead here in the Team Zoll household! As new parents, Larry and I have learned a lot over the last 7.5 months with […] {{ Thanks for reading and subscribing! ...more

#ThanksgivingProject: Days 1-4

Over at Disney Baby today, I talk about a little experiment I’m trying every day this month in honor of Thanksgiving: the #ThanksgivingProject. Every day this month, I’m going to take some time to stop and name something for which I’m grateful about being Judah’s mom. It’s a new spin on a concept known as […] {{ Thanks for reading and subscribing! ...more

Judah’s Birth Story, Part 2

We pick up from where we left off here. Dear Judah, While your father was out meeting with clients in Shanghai, marveling at this new international experience, I was running around a bit like a madwoman. The Wednesday before you were born was an extremely busy day ....more

Judah’s Birth Story: Part 1

Judah is already four months old! I can’t believe how incredibly fast the time has gone. Our house is full of smiles and coos and the occasional rolling over from tummy to back ....more

Having Some Things, Some of the Time

It’s kind of like “having it all.” As a WAMH, I’ve been told that I’m living the dream: I work at home, I take care of my child – no need for daycare. No need to pump during lunch breaks because I can just pick up Judah from his lounger or swing and feed him […] {{ Thanks for reading and subscribing! Read the full post over at TeamZoll.com ....more

Why “Sum Ting Wong” and “Ho Lee Fuk” Aren’t Funny At All

Oh hey look guys, isn’t this funny? “Sum Ting Wong”? “Bang Ding Ow”? ...more

Sinking/Floating

You almost died. You were five days old and five weeks early and you almost died. When the doctors and nurses rushed into your room, this little world within a world within the NICU, your dad and I looked at each other and we knew it was bad ....more

A Tkhine on the Eve of Your Bris

Tkhine: prayers written for Jewish women, by Jewish women, originally dating from the 17th century and now being reclaimed as a source of feminine influence and divinity in modern Jewish life. “Welcome, welcome to this breathtaking world. We have been waiting for you. Waiting to see your beautiful face, to hear the sound of your [...] {{ Thanks for reading and subscribing! Read the full post over at TeamZoll.com. All content copyright Keiko Zoll & TeamZoll.com ....more

The Long Road Home

It’s official: Judah is OUT of the NICU! Things moved *very* quickly in the last two weeks, once he was allowed to resume oral feedings. He got a mix of boob and bottle, as much as my schedule could allow and soon he graduated from one oral feeding daily to eight feeds by mouth. Before [...] {{ Thanks for reading and subscribing! Read the full post over at TeamZoll.com. All content copyright Keiko Zoll & TeamZoll.com ....more

The Escape & Progress Made

Another pumping session, another post from my phone. It’s been almost 48 hours since I was at the hospital. I left Friday night, renting a car to drive up to Salem with the intention of finishing Judah’s nursery so it would be done and ready by the time we came home (which is still TBD [...] {{ Thanks for reading and subscribing! Read the full post over at TeamZoll.com. All content copyright Keiko Zoll & TeamZoll.com ....more