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Experience Akron Children's through the eyes - and hearts - of our parent bloggers as they capture the ups and downs - joys and fears - of parenting. Our parent contributors hope that by sharing their stories, they may help others. Feel free to join the conversation.

A moment of honesty from this mother

3 siblings

I’m going to begin this post by saying that I am going to be honest. Some of what I say might not make sense to you, but if other moms of kids with Down syndrome or any other medical issue are reading this, I want them to know they are not alone when they have […]

Weekend full of radiothon, fundraising walks, and teddy bear caravan

Radiothon

For most families the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas are the busiest of the year. I’ll admit, we’re usually fairly busy then too, but nothing compares to the hectic rush of the middle of September.

Up and Down, In and Out… of the hospital

Harper wave

One thing we’ve learned is that if doctors say there is a slight chance something might happen, it will happen with Harper. We see more specialists at Akron Children’s Hospital than I ever thought possible.

The sleep of innocence

Sam-goes-up-and-over

Bekah is asleep right now, and if I wasn’t sure the flash of light would wake her, I’d take a picture of how incredibly adorable she is. Tonight is the first time she took something to bed with her.

Bekah-proofing Sam

sharing-toys-is-usually-ok

I’ve recently come to the realization that babyproofing with a 2 year old in the house is a nearly impossible task. You’d think that since Sam is baby number 2 to come through the house we’d have everything totally babyproofed already.

The road leading to the light at the end of the tunnel

Yellow headband

From sepsis to open heart surgery to getting the breathing tube removed, a lot has happened to Harper Cunningham in the weeks she has been in the PICU.