Checkup Newsroom (vanessa charette)

2017
December
28,
2017
| 04:31 AM America/Chicago
As she watched her 9 year old struggle to learn a new soccer move in the backyard, Vanessa Charette, M.D., realized she was watching her son grow up right in front of her eyes. I felt myself learning more about being a parent,” Dr. Charette, a Coo...
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2016
December
07,
2016
| 06:09 PM America/Chicago
The first time it happened, my youngest boy was 2 years old. I dropped him off at preschool in 40 degree weather and explained to the teacher that he refused to wear pants. So, I left him in shorts and with a jacket. He was fine. The next year I conv...
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2015
May
07,
2015
| 10:57 PM America/Chicago
There is a book called "The Going to Bed Book" that I read every night to my boys. For my youngest it became more than just a bedtime story--it was a recitation almost like a prayer. After story time was over and I rocked him in the glider he had me ...
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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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2014
August
04,
2014
| 06:59 PM America/Chicago
“What are you reading this summer?”If you have been in for a well check this summer, you may have heard me ask your child this question. Why do I ask?  I ask because I am genuinely interested. I have gotten some great recommendations of books for my ...
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July
21,
2014
| 04:04 PM America/Chicago
This morning I seriously had a discussion with my 6 year old about how many times he can wear shorts without washing.Him: “They don't look dirty.”Me: “But you sweat and they smell.”Him: “Mom only my head sweats.”Ya right!Today clean shorts are on my ...
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