Author Archives: Linda Szmulewitz

Trusted parenting resources

Becoming a new mom is an experience characterized by several emotions all at one time.  There is the expected joy at creating a new life and developing a family, but there are also intense feelings of being overwhelmed.  Overwhelmed by the steep learning curve that is parenting, overwhelmed with all the information that exists today… Continue Reading

Tips for involving new dads

With Father’s Day coming up, I have been giving a lot of thought to the role that dad’s play for new moms.  I say dads, but I of course realize that in some two parent households, the other parent may not always be a dad.  It goes without saying that there is no one right… Continue Reading

A mother’s instincts

I think one of the most common misconceptions about becoming a mom is that you will instinctually know what to do the minute you give birth to your baby or hold her in your arms for the first time.  Unfortunately, I find that more often then not, the opposite is actually true, but because we… Continue Reading

New mom winter survival tips

If you have a new baby in Chicago during the winter of 2014, you are likely to be experiencing the true meaning of cabin fever.  Days spent strolling through the Chicago streets or along the lake front with your baby seems like a luxury when temperatures are so cold that going outside can put your… Continue Reading

New Year, New You with Dream Dinners

Of the many challenges of parenthood, one of the biggest adjustments I found with becoming a mom was time management.  Sure, having a baby and learning how to care for and raise a child is hard work and requires persistence and flexibility (among other skills), but the ability to get things accomplished in a timely… Continue Reading