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It Takes a Village: A community for first-time parents

9NEWS anchor Corey Rose is a new mom and inviting you along to join her motherhood journey.

DENVER — I’m a new mother to a sweet, chunky and energetic little boy who is a blessing, but also a challenge.

I quickly learned why families say the phrase, "It takes a village!" That's why I'm introducing you to my village, the women in my life who I've leaned on. That includes moms, friends and even neighbors – all who've been through it once, twice, or three times.

We talk about the good, the bad and the stinky, but the most important thing we do is help and encourage one another. 

The "It Takes a Village" series airs each Thursday on 9NEWS Mornings. The series also includes a weekly blog from Corey Rose and a new Facebook group called It Takes a Village Denver. 

As stories air, you can find them all here. (Note: Stories are listed in reverse chronological order from air-date.)

Bringing baby home during coronavirus

DBL host Sam Schacher joined Corey Rose to discuss expanding the family during coronavirus and the challenges. They also talked about post-partum depression.

Raising biracial children

Race has been a big topic in recent weeks and a Parker mom discussed her family's experiences raising biracial children.

Pregnancy during a pandemic

Pregnancy is a special time but with the coronavirus, it's also very uncertain and things are much different than during normal times.

Summer camps open during coronavirus

It's been a strange year due to coronavirus. In early June summer camps were finally allowed to open. This weeks's segment takes a look at the changes made to allow them to open safely.

Supporting military dads

A veterans' group organized a support group for military dads. Check out the video below to see how it's helping dads.

The impact of lack of sleep and how you can get more of it with little ones

Spending more time at home with your significant other? Here's some advice from a relationship expert

Many of us are working from home and spending more time with each other. It can lead to relationship stress. Watch the video below for some tips.

9NEWS reporter Sonia Gutierrez shares her cultural tradition regarding childbirth

Following the birth of her first son, she didn't leave the house for 40 days. Watch the video below for more about the tradition.

Virtual breastfeeding assistance for new moms

Breastfeeding can be challenging for some new moms who would normally visit with a lactation specialist for help. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic that might not be an option for everyone's health and safety. Watch the video below to learn about options for virtual assistance.

Working from home with children

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of people are working from home that typically don't do so. Many of them have children. Watch the video below for more about finding the balance between work and children.

The potential effects of COVID-19 on pregnancy

There are still a lot of unknowns but we looked at how COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus could impact pregnant women. You can find more information in the video below.

Corey Rose expands family again

Corey announced that she and her husband are expecting their second child. You can watch the full announcement below.

The reality of postpartum recovery

Recovering from childbirth isn't always pretty. Below is a look at the reality of recovery.

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Celebrating the significance of baby's first birthday

While you're celebrating their birthday, it's about a lot more than that. That first birthday is also about the things parents went through during that first year. Watch the video below for some perspective from our mom bloggers.

Developmental changes

As children enter the toddler stage, children can be challenging. Watch the video below for tips about navigating the developmental changes of children around their first birthday and into their toddler years.

Baby's one-year checkup

A lot of changes are happening around age one. They include things like transitioning to cow's milk or maybe even first steps. Watch the video below for more on the one-year milestone.

Baby's first travel

It can be stressful when traveling with baby for the first time. Watch the video below for some tips and tricks for other parents on how to get through it.

You're not alone, an honest discussion about the stresses of parenthood

It can be easy to assume you're the only mom or dad dealing with certain issues, especially when you see 'picture perfect' families on social media. One mom gets real about the struggles of parenting and striving to be perfect.

Leaving baby for the first time

It can be tough to leave your baby for the first time, especially if its overnight. When is the right time to do it? That was the topic this week, watch the video below for more on the discussion.

Tackling resolutions as parents

Many parents wanted to be more present for their kids during the new year. Watch the video below for more on those resolutions.


Surviving holiday break

The holidays are a wonderful time of year, but it can also be stressful. One factor in all that stress is the break from school and the daily routines. Here are some tips to help you make it through.

Baby Boom

There's are 11 moms-to-be all working at UCHealth Hospital in Highlands Ranch. Their story was featured this week.

Cold Remedies

We're talking about the flu and the cold. Dr. Adam Huff with Pediatric Pathways joined us to answer some of your questions about all the bugs that are going around.

Dad Hacks

Dads carry just as much of the workload as moms these dads. So this week we focused on them. We asked them to share some of their favorite "dad hacks".

Watch the video below to see what they said.

Being thankful

It's Thanksgiving, so we asked many of you to share what you're thankful this year. Watch the video for more on what some of you had to say.

Expectations versus reality

Motherhood is a difficult task. It comes with a lot of expectations, pressures and thoughts about what does (and doesn't) work. 

Watch the video below for a look at how those beliefs can be paralyzing — and how to overcome them and do the best you can. Family therapist Dr. Sheryl Ziegler discusses the issue.

Join the conversation in the It Takes a Village Facebook group.

Baby's first haircut

Many parents cringe at the thought of having scissors near their babies' faces. But what do you do when their hair really is in need of a solid trim-up?

Watch the video below to see one creative way and check out what other parents have to say about their child's first haircut.

Rashes and when you should worry

Most parents will encounter it at least once — red splotches appearing on their children's skin. 

Is it eczema? A diaper rash? Hives? Something more serious?

In the video below, Dr. Marc Abner with Greenwood Pediatrics discusses rashes and when parents might need to worry.

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