Just about everyone knows that temper tantrums are normal and that even the most mild-mannered and reasonable young children occasionally lose their cool. But that’s cold comfort when it’s your Continue reading →
As organizations dedicated to improving the health and well-being of children, both Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee know that being healthy does not just mean kids aren’t sick or that they have access Continue reading →
I got trained in CPR because my job as a child care provider required it. But I never dreamed that the first time I actually used it would be on my own daughter.
It all happened just a few weeks ago, when my 12-year-old daughter, Kylie, stopped by the Continue reading →
One of the joys of watching a child grow is seeing how they learn to communicate. Going from a baby who doesn’t seem to do much besides cry and sleep to a walking, talking machine is an incredible process. Sometimes, however, that process gets held up for one reason or Continue reading →
Between all the new moms who have been coming to my office lately, and the fact that I just had another little one myself, I’m definitely in new-mom mode. There are so many changes to deal with and skills to master as you help get this brand new life off to a good, healthy start. One of the Continue reading →
The rites of parenthood include watching your children grow, delighting in their every accomplishment, and … overruling their protests when it comes to taking a bath.
Kids just don’t care to take time out of their busy play schedules to get clean. Beyond the obvious Continue reading →
My husband and I made a hoverboard part of our Christmas shopping, figuring it would make the perfect gift for our oldest daughter. She would enjoy the challenge of riding it, and we would Continue reading →
At Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, you’ll find the only Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in the state that partners with the March of Dimes to bring in a dedicated specialist (such as myself) to help families during their time here. Our March of Dimes NICU Family Support Program offers classes Continue reading →
Adam Lemel wrote in his eighth-grade autobiography that he wanted to live a life he could be proud of.
That life would be tragically cut short, as Adam collapsed and died in 1999 while playing in a high school basketball game. His sudden death at age 17 was devastating for his family, friends Continue reading →