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Why I Blog

Why do I keep a blog? It is important to ask myself this question from time to time (especially when others are asking me). By answering it, I remind myself of where things started and assess where I want it to go. The origins of my blog can be trace...
by Cheering On Charlie on Sep 9, 2013

Six Important Posts Written By NICU Parents

Long before I was capable of stringing together words for a blog, I lurked on other sites. Some posts were so profound that they stand out in my memory. I often find myself directing others to these posts. The following posts are extraordinary: 1) De...
by Cheering On Charlie on Sep 9, 2013

Learning To Walk

Yesterday, the early intervention therapist started the conversation about Ankle-Foot Orthotics (AFO) for Charlie. While I was hoping it was something that could be avoided, I knew it was a possibility. Her developmental pediatrician mentioned that C...
by Cheering On Charlie on Sep 6, 2013

Detached

After surviving our harrowing birth experience, it was difficult to reintegrate with everyday society. The conversations and comments seemed irrelevant. We shared in anything but the common experience. Over a year later,  I continue to feel somewhat...
by Cheering On Charlie on Sep 4, 2013

10 Things Having A Preemie Has Taught Me About Life

From the moment I was hospitalized with pre-eclampsia, I found that I had much to learn rather quickly. It started when I had to learn what pre-eclampsia was and continued through out preemie life. Even now, I am still learning. Here are ten things t...
by Cheering On Charlie on Sep 3, 2013

Invisible Challenges

While Charlie and I are out on our adventures, Charlie will inevitably meet someone for the first time.  More often than not, the conversation exchange plays out in the same way. The stranger will ask “How old is your baby?” while Charli...
by Cheering On Charlie on Sep 1, 2013

Buy NICU Preemie Solid Color Gowns – Lots of Colors! (Small Preemie 3-6 Pounds, Light Blue)

Very sweet extra long gown. Everyone loves this gown!Opens flat, you can dress your baby and nurses can remove in a few seconds.Perfect for babies in the NICU.Very soft, simple short sleeve gown made of 100% cotton interlockwith velcro closures for e...
by Beat Deals Stock on Apr 16, 2013

Nicu Gheară şi Gigi Becali in conflict?

Pe site-ul său personal, Gheară lansează acuzaţii extrem de dure la adresa lui Gigi: "Acum cîţiva ani a chemat la Palat mai multe persoane şi le-a dat cîte 10.000 de euro ca să ne facă rău mie şi familiei mele"Nicu Gheară şi Gigi Becali...
by andyanderson on Mar 31, 2013

Ce bine că eşti

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by [D][S][N] on Mar 31, 2013

Raising A Preemie

As you know, my Zarriah was born weighing 2lbs. 10 ozs.  She spent the first 3 years of her life in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in Virginia Beach, VA.  This is my preemie a year and half later.  She's walking, talking, eati...
by Mother 2 Mother on Mar 8, 2013

Numele Nicolae - Origine si etimologie | Semnificatia numelui Nicolae

Nicolae este in Romania un nume de famile sau de botez, provenit din numele / prenumele Νικόλαος (Nikolaos), format din cuvintele "victorie" (nike) si oameni / popor (laos), in acest fel semnificatia acestuia fiind "invingatorul poporului / o...
by Blogul Dianei on Dec 5, 2012

Foto Friday: THANK YOU, My Friends.

Tomorrow is World Prematurity Awareness Day and the day of our NICU baby shower at Tampa General Hospital. The members of our group, Mommies Little Miracles, and I want to thank those of you who donated through the Booty Wall, our Red Elephant fundra...
by Average Moms Wear Capes on Nov 16, 2012

Updating Russia’s repressive software

The massive street protests, which started in December 2011, have proved a very considerable stress-test for Russia’s autocratic political system, built and steered by Putin for over a decade.Read more…...

Putin under siege

The Journal of Democracy has just published a special issue on ‘Putinism under Siege‘ with contributions from Lilia Shevtsova, Ivan Krastev & Stephen Holmes, Denis Volkov, Sharon Wolchik andRead more…...

Those who inspire Mothers.

Instead of talking about my mothers day, I've decided to take a different spin...I very rarely ever talk about my past life as a nurse. I guess it is because it feels like it was so very long ago and it just isn't part of my life now. The truth is, i...

EU-Ukraine: from fatigue to irritation

Ukraine’s favourite foreign policy game is called ‘multi-vectorness’ – a constant process of ‘eschewing choice’ as this recent study explained. For years Ukraine sought to extract concessions andRead more…...

The EU is showing its teeth

It is standard practice to bash Catherine Ashton and how the External Action Service turned out. The story is of an inward looking institution, without having a grand narrative or strategic vision,Read more…...

A 2nd Birthday

Because the day Callum was born wasn't that happy of a day, I have a hard time celebrating that day. I mean, his birth day was one of the best days of our lives, but it was also one of the worst days of our lives. April 8th, his birthday, was filled...

EU is showing its teeth

It is standard practice to bash Catherine Ashton and how the External Action Service turned out. The story is of an inward looking institution, without having a grand narrative or strategic vision,Read more…...

US-Russia: from reset to upset

A year or so ago, while doing research for the post-BRIC Russia report, I spoke to a US diplomat dealing with Russia about the ‘reset’. He sounded (naturally) very positive about itsRead more…...


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