Tag: Support

Labor and Delivery Take Three: Pain Meds and No Breastfeeding

Labor and Delivery Take Three: Pain Meds and No Breastfeeding
As the days creep closer and closer to the actual birth of baby #3, I realize I need to start thinking about my delivery plan and minor things like baby names. You see, the third time around, I haven’t had time to read the day-to-day updates about the progression of my baby and bask in... Read more »

A Spineless Parent Responds to CNN.com post: "Permissive Parents: Curb Your Brats"

A Spineless Parent Responds to CNN.com post: "Permissive Parents: Curb Your Brats"
I felt compelled to respond to a post I read yesterday, “Permissive Parents: Curb Your Brats” by LZ Granderson on CNN.com, and stand up for my spineless parenting style. I started out my parenting career with a lot of opinions and what I thought was a lot of patience. As the first 2.5 years of... Read more »

Take a Walk in the Park this Sunday to Fight Cystic Fibrosis!

Sunday, July 17 at the Strike and Spare in Lockport
Eleven years ago I received a phone call that my sister-in-law had given birth to my very first niece. I raced from NIU in DeKalb to the Western Suburbs in joyous anticipation of meeting the new addition to our family. I had failed to ask where Suzanne (my S-I-L) had delivered and in a day... Read more »
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Giving a Hand Up, Not a Hand Out

Image obtained from fiteresource.org
Inspired by a few amazing people in recent months, I am committed to writing about local and global individuals who are dedicating their lives to change the lives of others. From nonprofit organizations to super parents, a ripple effect of kindness is making a significant change to the whole world. But what can we do... Read more »

This too shall pass...meltdowns and temper tantrums

My almost 3-year-old daughter screams most of the day. So much, that I am surprised that the neighbors have not come by to see if the children are alright. The reasons for the screaming varies: the dog sniffing a stuffed animal or a sibling touching her favorite toy, top the list. Anne doesn’t discriminate. She... Read more »