Do you suffer from "Mommy or Daddy Brain?" Dr. Smith's knows that parents have a lot to balance - but dealing with diaper rash should be one less stress. Read more from Chicago moms and dads about how they handle mommy/daddy brain.
Ever wanted to explore the world back when dinosaurs were in charge? Here's your chance - an epic, beautiful 3-D movie that puts you right in the prehistoric action. Computer-animated dinos set out on an adventure to see if Patchi, an underdog dinosaur, can triumph. One Chicago Parent reader will win a family five-pack to see the film (opening Dec. 20) at the Classic Cinemas of their choice.
Seeking peace and serenity in the chaotic world of parenting.
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Meet Cathy Cassani Adams
About this blog
Cathy Cassani Adams is searching for greater meaning and higher
purpose. Her search has taken her down different paths, from the
aisles of the self-help section, to the workshops of gurus, to her
past experience as a child and family therapist at Children's
Memorial Hospital, to her current work as a certified Parent Coach
and yoga instructor. But her greatest lessons come from her
three beautiful daughters, ages 8, 6, and 3. Cathy is the
author of "The Self-Aware Parent: 19 Lessons for Growing
with Your Children.", she's an instructor in the Sociology
Department at Dominican
University, and she and her husband Todd host Zen Parenting Radio on
Pagatim.fm. Cathy lives
with her family in Elmhurst and she can be found at www.cathycassaniadams.com.
I am not suggesting we stop giving, but that we begin to use a different word to describe our desire to help – a word that has the potential to create a completely different kind of experience. Read more ...
Don’t give in to the belief that the world is falling apart and fall apart with it. Believe in something better, think out of the box and create something better in your day to day experiences. Read more ...
Instead of “knowing” their place in the world your children will look to you for their place in the world. And then when you aren’t available, they will look to others for their place in the world. And when others are quiet or unkind, they will believe they don’t have a place in the world. Read more ...
This is a key to emotional health. This is a key to your family’s emotional well being. This is a key to having your children accept all parts of themselves, even the parts that aren’t so pretty and we all try to pretend we don’t have. Read more ...
Listening to a little baby cry in a movie like this gave me a headache. It hurt even more because the parent was telling the baby to calm down instead of leaving the theater...how could this sensitive little being ever feel relaxed or content in such a situation?
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The truck to the left of me believed it was his turn and he almost hit the side of my car. And so the stories in my head began to swirl…It was my turn! I have 3 little girls in this car! What if he hit me! How dare he yell at me! It's his fault not mine!
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