Author Archive | meghancooley

Better Hearing and Speech Month

HEARING LOSS: IDENTIFYING AND TREATING

A Story of Hearing Loss “My family is so thankful for the experience, knowledge, and guidance of the staff and students, as well as the available technology, at Augustana’s Center for Speech, Language, and Hearing (ACCSLH). If it weren’t for their expertise and pro-activity, my son’s hearing loss may never have been diagnosed or properly […]

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no no meme

I NEVER TELL MY BABIES NO

My 6-year-old got in trouble last week because he was yelling, “No!” at our 15-month-old. We try really hard not to tell our kids “no” before they are two years old and have a decent vocabulary. Instead, we say, “No, thank you!” and it’s been a great choice for our family. When my husband and […]

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hell hath no fury like a kid finding art in the recycle

KIDS’ ARTWORK: KEEP IT FROM TAKING OVER YOUR HOUSE

Little did I know when my heart swelled with happiness with my son Charles’ first scribbles from daycare that one day these same projects and papers – this childhood artwork – would literally take over my house. I won’t lie, I still love looking through my boys’ papers, however, then, I want to recycle 99% […]

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mom and baby - taking care of self

6 SIMPLE WAYS MOMS CAN CARE FOR THEMSELVES

Over and over I hear that I need to take time and care for myself. With four boys under 10, I always think: if I take that time, I’ll be so far behind, it will take me hours to catch up. However, when I’m calm, patient and less stressed – when I’m cared for – […]

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