Elaborating With Ellie

Friday, June 13, 2008

Happy Father’s Day!

Caroline and I are scrambling for a Father’s Day gift, so I asked around the newsroom to see what some of the NBC 4 Dads said were their favorite Father’s Day gifts. 

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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Calling all parents—your advice is needed!

Meet Scott and Heidi.  They are a lovely couple from Lewis Center expecting their first baby in a few months.  I thought who better to give them advice on what to expect than all of YOU!  So let’s dish about the best parenting tips and feel free to have fun with it.

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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Warning for parents about SIDS

We just received a fax from the Franklin County Coroner with a new warning for parents.  It’s one of my worst fears—SIDS.  There’s new information to pass along to you and I’d like to hear from you about this, too.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

They grow up so fast

I love hearing from other parents out there.  You are so good at sharing your stories, insight and advice on parenthood.  I have a little treat for you all today.  Enjoy!

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Monday, June 09, 2008

First at 4 ...here we go!

This is a big day for us at NBC 4. We are launching a brand new show at 4pm called First at 4. We’ll be live from NBC 4 on the Square, and this show is packed with great information for your family.

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Thursday, June 05, 2008

When you get a moment, take it.

You always hear how quickly kids grow up, and now I am seeing it in my own daughter.  But last night a very special moment unfolded when I least expected it, and I am thankful I took the time to enjoy it.

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Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Temper Tantrums…our first real “meltdown.“

We cherish the first smile, first giggle, and first steps.  Now, the first temper tantrum is one I won’t soon forget.  And from what I hear from other mothers, the tantrums should gradually decline in frequency and intensity within the next 20 years.

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Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Finding child care….what now?

Finding child care is a struggle for so many families.  It can be expensive, hard to find, and a waiting game until you find the right place for your baby.  There is a resource in our community that I think every parent should know about before starting a search for child care.

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Monday, June 02, 2008

Welcome To Elaborating With Ellie!

This is a whole new chapter for me.  Never before have I tried to juggle being a mother with a full-time career.  I know many of you are pros, and I could certainly use your advice on how to balance it all.

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