Category Archives: Resources

Bucktown Music…let the music begin!

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Those of you in Chicago, are you familiar with Bucktown Music? They have a fully developed and seamless program – specifically designed for kids – that guides your child easily through the stages of music development and learning. And, at the same time, their certified Kindermusik instructors guide you – the parents – through how…

Preparing for Postpartum with Deb Pocica

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We all know that things are going to change after our babies are born. We just don’t know exactly how or how much. Deb Pocica, Childbirth Educator, helps expectant moms prepare for that postpartum period – logistically, emotionally, physically. In a postpartum session with Deb, you learn: What modern society is forgetting during the postpartum time…

Prenatal Yoga at Radiant Heart… Nichole creates the BEST environment!

I’ve gotten to know Nichole Churchill at Radiant Heart Yoga (RHY) well as we’ve worked together on Advocate Sherman Hospital’s Empowered Pregnancy Program. (Nichole and I kick off the program with an evening of centering physically and mentally – tuning into your body and into your top values/priorities as a parent.) And, I’ve learned that…

Are you considering surrogacy? Lotus Blossom Consulting can help.

I’ve been following what Mindy Berkson and Lotus Blossom Consulting have been doing for years. They know their stuff, and they know how to explain “their stuff” to you in a caring and sensible way so you can navigate the surrogacy process in a way that really works for you and your family. Lotus Blossom…

Guest Blog: Working with a Surrogate to Achieve Pregnancy

When you’re trying to get pregnant, it can affect all aspects of your life. Infertility often brings financial, emotional, and relationship struggles that can be exhausting and quite difficult to overcome. For some individuals and couples who are trying to build their families, surrogacy can be the answer to their prayers. For women who have…

What do your “Infants Need”? Sarah knows…

Do you need help planning for your new baby’s needs? Do you know what baby gear you want? And what baby products you don’t need? It can be overwhelming! Infants Need is here to help you navigate this adventure! Sarah VanCleve, Founder of Infants Need, is an experienced childcare professional that knows the baby industry. She…

Have you seen it? F-Bombs for Feminism. What do you think?

Little girls dressed as princesses are dropping f-bombs (yeah, the real f-bombs) to support a good cause: feminism, gender equality. They make some powerful points and, of course, delivered by little girls, it gets our attention. If you want to see the video, watch here. What do you think? Going too far to make the…

Mommies Made Ready!

When you’re expecting, new questions and concerns flood your mind and heart every day. There are many who are willing to give you unsolicited advice. And, there’s just a LOT of pregnancy-related information out there. It can be overwhelming! How are you going to it weed through it all and get your specific questions answered?…

You’re a Full Time Mom!

Whatever your definition of being a mom is, Francielle Daly considers you a Full Time Mom. Francielle founded Full Time Mom so that moms – from all walks of life – can get the support and resources they need. From a Parenting Panel to a range of products (from a range of experts) to a…

Pregnancy coaching is it right for you?

When you’re pregnant, you take on a wide range of new responsibilities and emotions. A Pregnancy Coach can partner with you to help you navigate any number of situations. Those who benefit from coaching include: Women who have specific concerns about pregnancy. Pregnancy concerns run the gamut –  from gaining too much weight, to not…