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Baby Whisperer: The Travel Edition Standard

Black Belt Baby Whisperer The Travel Edition Whether you’re crossing South Dakota or taking a train, plane, or automobile cross-country, traveling with baby can be a daunting challenge…or a memorable adventure! It all depends on your parental ninja skills level of preparedness. A few helpful hints:   Go with the flow Don’t cling to the same schedule and habits you keep at home in a vain attempt at “normalcy.” If baby is hungry/sleepy/cranky, feed her, let her sleep, or soothe her in whatever way she needs. Babies don’t know about time zones or nap schedules, and it’s okay to set… Read More >>

10 Things I Learned Flying with a One-Year-Old Standard

10 Things I Learned Flying with a One-Year-Old My husband and I took our first flight with our daughter when she was eight months old and flew again when she was just over a year old. We definitely intend to continue air travel with our precious little carry-on, but there are a few things we have learned. 10 Gross things will happen, so just get over it now. My daughter loved licking the plane window and found a raisin to eat off the floor. We hadn’t brought raisins. 9 Anyone who plays peek-a-boo with your child on the plane had… Read More >>

The Amazing Brace :: A Treatment Timeline Standard

The Amazing Brace A Treatment Timeline For many of us, life at first seems to unfold without presenting any problems beyond our own ability to handle or to solve them. But then comes that moment in life when we suddenly realize how vulnerable we really are…  Read the full story of The Amazing Brace HERE.  Beginning at seven days old, Genevieve was double casted with full foot and leg casts that were changed each week for six weeks. At every casting appointment, Dr. Eckrich or his PA Heather Rice would remove the casts and stretch and massage Genevieve’s foot for a few… Read More >>

The Amazing Brace Standard

The Amazing Brace For many of us, life at first seems to unfold without presenting any problems beyond our own ability to handle or to solve them. But then comes that moment in life when we suddenly realize how vulnerable we really are. That moment for me happened on one of the best days of my life. On November 30, after a long labor, our second child Genevieve finally decided to make her grand entrance. When she was placed in my arms for the first time, I only saw perfection through my tear-filled eyes. Genevieve was the perfect addition to our… Read More >>

Beautifully Blended Standard

Beautifully Blended The two women sipping coffee are clearly friends; chatting about work and the kids’ school schedule, laughing about last week’s soccer game and sharing their plans for the weekend. So much so, you’d think these two women have been close friends for decades. They are friends, and “sister-wives,” as they jokingly call themselves, all because of one little boy. That boy is Jackson Handcock. He’s a wide-eyed 11-year-old with a gentle spirit, and this year he started his first year at Southwest Middle School as a sixth grader. He loves music and history; he also loves his parents… Read More >>