Checkup Newsroom (Mom)

2018
March
08,
2018
| 11:39 PM America/Chicago
Dr. Vanessa Charette provided wise counsel in her blog titled “Do you ‘Mom-Shame?’—Well Shame on You.” As a complement to that, I would like to propose an important next step—that we parents stop shaming ourselves. We almost all engage in this, and t...
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2016
November
02,
2016
| 04:05 PM America/Chicago
Stay at home moms report feeling guilty because they are not contributing to the family’s income, while working moms feel guilty because they are not at home with their children. Both can be a self-destructive losing battle. Guilt is a negative...
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November
01,
2016
| 05:48 PM America/Chicago
Adele, you are not alone.  The pop superstar gave an interview in the most recent edition of Vanity Fair and talked very frankly about her battle with postpartum depression, following the birth of her son. She said her postpartum depression made h...
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March
22,
2016
| 03:54 PM America/Chicago
Police in Benbrook, Texas, say they have "probable cause" to believe that Sofya Tsygankova killed her two little girls, ages 5 and 1, and then stabbed herself.  Unfortunately, stories of mothers harming their children have become far too prevalent...
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January
29,
2016
| 06:33 PM America/Chicago
Dear new moms, I have to start with an apology. It’s not that I didn’t care, or wasn’t concerned. I asked about feedings and dirty diapers. I asked about sleep positioning. I asked about your plans for vaccination. I educated on how to take ...
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2015
May
07,
2015
| 09:01 PM America/Chicago
Motherhood is a life-changing event and we celebrate them with these three stories: 8 isn't enough ... life with 9 children Nine children, ages 3 to 19 years old, make Mother’s Day a pretty special time for Kristy Goodnight. After all, that’s a...
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April
15,
2015
| 05:55 PM America/Chicago
Even the biggest “momma’s boy” needs his dad. Spending time with dad gives your child’s emotional health a leg up with quality father-child bonding time that can help him or her developing trusting relationships and appropriate behaviors. So how d...
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2014
June
04,
2014
| 04:30 PM America/Chicago
I don’t have to look at a watch to know when it’s time for lunch. At around 11:30 a.m. my stomach starts to grumble. I’m ready to eat. My gut kicked in once again on a Tuesday when my phone rang at 11 in the morning. It was my son’s school. Tr...
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May
09,
2014
| 06:38 PM America/Chicago
Mother's Day is this weekend (Dad/Daughter/Son, put down the phone/tablet/laptop and run to get a card or something).This video about the #WorldsToughestJob went viral last week.  If you haven't watched it yet, please do, it is worth your time.In thi...
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