Parenthood

Being a Parent is more than just Parenting. It's about protecting and providing for another individual as well as yourself. That's what Parenthood is all about.

Parenthood

Dr. Cori On-Call: Being the New Kid
There is a natural amount of anxiety and excitement that comes with the start of the new school year and that is without the added drama of being the new kid.  The following are highlights from...
Back-to-School Highlights
Summer is over, so how do you get your kids excited about going back to school? Get them the best tools to start the school year right!Everything that you can think of, from cool new outfits,...
A List Of "Nevers” For New Fathers
Over the last six months I have learned a lot about being a father.  Most of the time it's total bliss, but let's get real: there are plenty of occasions (most of which happen between 2 and 6 a....
Grayson Spider
A few nights ago, I went to put Grayson down for bed. When I pulled his little blanket over him, a Brown Recluse spider slipped out, and landed on his chest. Now, if you know anything about Brown...
I'm a Grandpa!
I'm a Grandpa!
I'm a Grandpa!
I'm a Grandpa!
I come from a large family. I have seven brothers and one sister. You might have heard of us -- The Osmonds. While I grew up in a large family, my immediate family is rather small, comparatively. I...
Thoughts on Being a New Father
Thoughts on Being a New Father
I know it's a cliché, but it is so true: The first time you meet your baby, the first time you hold that little body in your arms--it changes your life forever. It did for me at least.It was 9:55am...
Upgrading to an iPhone 5?
Upgrading to an iPhone 5?
Perhaps you have noticed that the prices on the iPhone 5 are dropping. This is in preparation for the new iPhone version that will most likely hit the market this fall. Although Apple has not...
Fun Family Nights
Not too long ago, I realized that my family wasn't getting good quality time together. We were always so busy dealing with work, school, homework, dance classes, birthday parties, etc.... ...
Family Care Act
For most Infertility patients, Mother's Day is the most difficult holiday to get through.  When struggling to conceive, the reminder of what you are missing out on can be too much.  Often,...
The Travel Mamas' Guide by Colleen Lanin -- Book Review
In her new book, writer Colleen Lanin gives readers some great advice for traveling with children. The title, The Travel Mamas' Guide: How to Vacation with Babies and Children…AND STAY SANE,...
How to Care for Your Loved One Once They Move Into an Assisted Living Facility
Moving to an assisted living facility can be a stressful transition for everyone concerned, but it is also perfectly natural and understandable that there are bound to be a few bumps in the road...
Another Reason Not to Keep Guns in Your House
Last month, the senate failed to pass a proposal to create more expansive background checks for gun sales, a particularly dismal disappointment as we continue to mourn the loss at Sandy Hook and as...
Dr. Cori On-Call: Informed Medical Choices - Angelina Jolie's Preventative Double Mastectomy
Dr. Cori On-Call:  Informed Medical Choices and The Importance of Family History For anyone who hasn't heard, Angelina Jolie wrote an Op-Ed in Tuesday's New York Times about undergoing a...
Screen Free Week 2013
Next week, Monday, April 30th to Sunday, May 6th will be National Screen Free Week. The challenge to families is to try to spend one week without unnecessary screen time. In today's world it would be...
Summer Brain Games
For the second summer in a row, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, (MSI) will offer families the opportunity to keep kids engaged and have some fun together with its Summer Brain Games program...
Teens Making Wiser Decisions about Sex But What About Consent?
Good news for anxious parents! Teens are actually waiting longer to have sex and are more likely to use contraceptives when they decide to do it. So says a new study to be published in the upcoming...
Dr Cori On-Call:  TV, You Are What You See
A new study published this month in the journal Pediatrics may change what your pediatrician says to you about screen time at your child's next visit.  In an increasingly screen prone world, it...
Harsh Approach to Preventing Teen Pregnancy
Last week, New York City's Human Resources Administration launched a controversial effort to prevent teen pregnancy. Using an aggressive approach meant to provide prospective teen parents with...
Dr. Cori On-Call:  Dental Injuries -- Time is of the Essence!
Dental injuries are common in children.  These injuries can range from a small chip to knocking a tooth out of its socket completely.  Every parent should know beforehand the steps to take...
The Girlfriend:  Child Labor
When I was a kid if I got in trouble I got grounded: no TV, no phone, and no friends.  I was basically my parents little prisoner.  Punishment was pure boredom, but of course we were...