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 do not find joy in scrapbooking, keeping a baby book, or keeping a photo album of my children’s milestones. And unfortunately, I often beat myself up about not fulfilling this “parenting duty”, the belief that we are supposed to capture every moment of our children’s lives.
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Yesterday I listened to a radio show about parenting, specifically how we can best raise successful children. Author Elizabeth Lesser described “two sides” of parenting, both vitally important for the successful development of a child. She described each side as a wing, because if used together they allow our children to fly.
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Sandy Bachman is a Certified Ayurveda Practitioner, Certified Yoga Teacher, Certified Clinical Aromatherapist and Certified Advanced Energy Healer living in Elmhurst. She was kind enough to share her passion and knowledge of therapeutic grade essential oils and offer parents new tools to deal with non emergency interventions. Read more ...
Do you remember when every moment was new? When every experience wasn’t burdened with, I’ve done this before, I hope this ends quickly, or I hope this doesn’t turn out like the last time… Read more ...
I started flipping through the pages and I realized quickly that this was a special book. I read a lot of self help and personal growth (my basement is filled with them), but this book was really speaking to me. Not only is it about self care and personal and spiritual awareness, it’s about how to engage the entire family and build a more conscious household. Read more ...