July 4, 2009
As someone in the throes of infertility treatment and all its insanity, I cringe at the possibility of becoming the next ?Octo-Mom? and even lie awake worrying about having and raising more than one child at a time. Christina Baglivi Tinglof offers a little peace of mind and quite a bit of perspective on the reality of parenting twins in the second edition of ?Double Duty: The Parents? Guide To Raising Twins, From Pregnancy Through The School Years.? Tinglof begins with a positive and reassuring attitude toward prospective parents, offering practical advice and insight into the world of multiple births.
May 7, 2005
Mark R. Madler Shelley Showalter and Steve Simpson stood beside an incubator in the neonatal intensive-care unit of Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, their hands through the holes in the side so that they could touch their son Jordan. Nearby, three other incubators held Jordan's sisters: Ella, Emma and Hayley. "He has a strong grip," Simpson said of his 2-day-old son. "He loves contact," Showalter quickly added. The Sierra Madre couple will have much to celebrate this Mother's Day with the birth Tuesday of their four children at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center.
March 31, 2007
Multiple births and the circulatory system were on display at Providence High School's science and math fair Tuesday night. Students spent about two months formulating, studying and making presentations of scientific and mathematical experiments in nine categories, for the fair, which boasted 122 projects. Nearly 300 students, teachers and family members attended the fifth year of the annual event. Judges from other schools surveyed and viewed three-to-five-minute presentations from the students from all four grades.