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26 Chicago Inspired Baby Names

In a city ripe with history, architecture, public figures, and tradition, finding inspiration for you’re child’s name may be on the next street you turn down! Here are some of our favorites: Lincoln Willis Anderson Frank Ernie Caray Irving Archer Logan Clark Roscoe Barak Roxanne Marshall Adler Garrett Foster Bryn Jordan Sullivan Jane Michelle Payton Maggie Harold Harper  

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Getting Started, World Doula Week 2017

I had some specific criteria I was looking for in my doula: She needed to remind me of my mom. If I had to, I would bet mine was one of the shortest interviews my doula has had.  I just needed to sit with her for about five minutes.

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March Madness & Parenting: View from the Cheap Seats

You either care about March Madness, or you don’t.  I have yet to see a mid-ground for this yearly phenomenon.  Is there one?  Is it NOT watching when it’s on at Burnt City Brewery? I have lived in both camps.   Once upon a time…Brackets on the refrigerator, picking, checking scores religiously.  Being thrilled that the (former) president was happy to name his picks, and comparing final 4 selections.  My […]

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Oscar’s Best Pictures…And the Parents who haven’t seen them!

It’s here! Oscar Night! I have fond memories of past parties with Champagne and voting ballots, where my friends and I would use the night to spend quality time talking about best and worst dressed movie stars and hoping for funny or poignant acceptance speeches. This year, as I look through the nominee list for Best Picture, I can’t separate my mom-mind from what I’m reading. Like 60% of the […]

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This Pregnant Doula Isn’t Hiring a Labor Doula

That’s right. This pregnant doula isn’t hiring a labor doula. As a labor doula, postpartum doula, placenta encapsulator, and a trainer for an international doula certification organization, you would think I would be the poster girl in support of doulas at birth. And I am. If you want one. But I’m not hiring a doula for my birth. As a person who talks about the advantages of having a non-judgmental […]

 

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