Parents Connect: Raising Happier, Healthier Kids

August 2017

El amor por los primeros hijos

Posted by: Paula Zelaya
Published on: November 15, 2017

Isa es mi primer amor, mi sueño de ser mamá hecho realidad; mi primera compañera de desvelos, de amamantadas con miedos y una pregunta constante cual es ¿Qué hago ahora con esta bebé? Con ella he aprendido a ser mejor persona y mejor mamá.  Es mi guía y maestra para entender que funciona, que no funciona y tal vez que puedo hacer diferente con sus hermanas Sabri y Mikis. Con ella he aprendido a superar miedos y obstáculos que me permiten estar más tranquila y segura cuando los vivo con mis otras dos chiquitas.
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“But, He doesn’t Look Disabled…”

Posted by: Cristina Edmunds
Published on: November 08, 2017

It’s the reason why I cringe as people walk past me after I’ve parked in the handicapped spot, the reason why I chose a bright blue hearing aid instead of one to match his hair, and the reason why I’d almost rather be using an adaptive stroller rather than an average one (though the cost of adaptive equipment will make you re-think that real quick). To the untrained eye, no, my son doesn’t look disabled/ handicapped/ abnormal, and I guess I am glad for that - although to say that is rather guilt-inducing because I don’t think that anyone with more obvious disabilities should be ashamed of that, either. 


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¡Celebrar la vida!

Posted by: Paula Zelaya
Published on: October 26, 2017

Mis hijas son lo mejor que me ha pasado en la vida y su vida hay que celebrarla. Porque además de eso, me encanta gozar, pasar rico y qué mejor oportunidad que juntar a los amigos y la familia para celebrar los “milestones” de los hijos.
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Balancing Life

Posted by: Anais Grullon
Published on: October 18, 2017

Blogger Anais Grullon discusses the daily struggles with balancing everything in life, in addition to being the best parent possible.
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To My Fellow Imperfect Parents

Posted by: Maeghan Garcia
Published on: October 11, 2017

I never imagined that I would have to transition into parenthood without my husband by my side. That was never the plan. The plan always included him, as far back as I can remember. Then, suddenly, without warning or my consent, the plan changed and I was forced to adjust. 
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First Time Medical Mom

Posted by: Cristina Edmunds
Published on: October 03, 2017

My first experience as a parent was consenting to surgery, the first of quite a few that would take place in Oscar’s first year of life.  The decision was clear — of course, I would consent. The alternative to surgery was quite grim. The medical interventions that Oscar would endure in the first few days of life were life-saving and absolutely necessary, but that doesn’t take away from how scary and difficult they were to endure. 
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Are we Hurting or Helping Our Children?

Posted by: Nikki Novo
Published on: September 13, 2017

How often do we judge ourselves on not being the parent we think we should be? Should being the key word here. This is the first lie we tell ourselves when judging our own parenting skills. There’s a big difference between the kind of parent we think we should be and the actual parent we are. And the first step in becoming a better parent is accepting the kind of species that we are when raising our little ones. 
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¿Calidad o Cantidad?

Posted by: Paula Zelaya
Published on: September 01, 2017

Hoy quiero invitarlas a que nos tomemos un buen tiempo para estar con nuestros hijos y tener más calidad al compartir con ellos. Y esto es no solo para las mamás que trabajan, a quienes entiendo, pues soy una de ellas, y me consta lo que sentimos al no poder estar con nuestros chiquitos como queremos. Sino también a las mamás que están 100% disponibles para atender sus pequeñitos. Todas, cada una en nuestra manera, queremos tiempo con estas personitas que nos llaman MAMÁ.
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Parenting in a Social Media World

Posted by: Anais Grullon
Published on: August 29, 2017

Vlogger, local mom and business owner Annie Grullon discusses the pressures of social media on parents and children for Parents Connect. 
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Play Dates. It's Complicated.

Posted by: Cristina Edmunds
Published on: August 23, 2017

Going on one’s first playdate almost feels like a right of passage. You dream of your child meeting their new best friend, and imagine them growing up together side by side. You’re hopeful to find a new best friend yourself, a new mom who understands what you’re going through, and start planning future dates for lunch, coffee, shopping, mommy and me classes, and maybe even double dates with your spouses before you’ve even really met. It will be perfect! But what if it’s nothing like that? What if you have absolutely nothing in common except the fact that you’ve birthed a child recently? What if you have completely different approaches in parenting? What if your child is developmentally delayed and their kid is running in circles around yours?
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