Different Dream for My Child: Newspaper Article

Different Dream for My Child: Newspaper Article

Jolene Philo DIfferent Dream

My new book, A Different Dream for My Child: Meditations for Parents of Critically or Chronically Ill Children, was released on September 1, 2009. While it hasn’t yet made a big splash in the national ocean, it has created a respectable ripple in our local pond.

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NICU Parents and PTSD: Could This Be You?

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NICU parents and PTSD are a combination no one wants to acknowledge. But as this post shows, the duo is alive and kicking in many, many parents.

But What About Breast Feeding? Part Two

But What About Breast Feeding? Part Two

Breast feeding disabled newborns

In the previous post, I explained the important role breast feeding played in our newborn son’s recovery from surgery immediately after his birth. In this post, I want to assure those of you who aren’t breast feeding for whatever reason, I am not trying to burden you with guilt or

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But What About Breast Feeding? Part One

But What About Breast Feeding? Part One

Breast feeding neonatal babies

What about breast feeding? If your newborn is in neonatal intensive care, that’s a question you should be asking. Our son’s story tells you why. And it explains why I’m the proud owner of an early 1900s vintage breast pump.

Allen’s Story

When Allen was born with an esophageal birth defect

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The Survivor Challenge: How to Handle a Healthy Kid

The Survivor Challenge: How to Handle a Healthy Kid

Surviving Illness

When a child survives a serious illness, life is good again, right? Of course it’s good, but most likely it isn’t perfect since raising a survivor comes with a number of potential challenges. In this post, we’ll identify some of those challenges and the typical ways parents

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Five Ways to Help When a Child is Hospitalized, Part 3

Five Ways to Help When a Child is Hospitalized, Part 3

Neonatal newborn

The past two posts suggested ten ways people can help when your child is hospitalized. Today’s ideas are designed to bring some fun into the mix. The longer a hospital stay is, the more necessary fun and laughter become, at least if you plan to keep your sanity. So the next time people

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Jolene Philo is a published author, speaker, wife, and mother of a son with special needs.

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