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September babies: We know what your parents were doing around Christmas last year!

Kelley Legler

September babies: We know what your parents were doing around Christmas last year!

Babies are born daily. And to make you smile, we want to show you a few of our favorite #babyjackfan pics of newborns --- then move on with our blog post!! Time for conception. Many people are off of work during the peak times of Dec 17 - 27, not consumed with stresses of work schedules and deadlines so they focus more on one another. The excitement of the holidays may even produce endorphins needed to amplify the deed -- but who am I to say this is so? I don't do science. It is mid September - the peak time...


September 11, 2001 was Sixteen years ago. Let that sink in.

Kelley Legler

September 11, 2001 was Sixteen years ago. Let that sink in.

On this day, 16 years ago, a series of terror attacks on the United States sent shock waves around the globe. A retelling of events is likely not necessary;  for many of us, this day marks one of the most memorable tragedies of our lifetime, prelude to a long and terrible war. There are some actions which seem impossible to comprehend, and unfortunately we cannot reverse time in order to prevent such senseless violence. It's tempting to turn towards anger in vengeful remembrance, pointing fingers, fighting fire with fire. Instead, I think that it's best for us to not only...


Give Back with Blankies for Briggs!

Kelley Legler

Give Back with Blankies for Briggs!

Briggs was born with a rare liver disease, Biliary Atresia, and was told he would need a liver transplant at 3 months old. When he was 6 months old, he received three life saving liver transplants - each surgery saving his life and giving our family hope that he would make it through. It was during that time of a five month hospital stay that we held our first campaign of "Blankies from Briggs!" We know first hand what it's like to be in the hospital for long periods of time and we know too exactly how comforting and special...


Language Pathologist for the Milwaukee Center for Independence (MCFI)

Kelley Legler

Language Pathologist for the Milwaukee Center for Independence (MCFI)

Jennifer Marie Eggert, MS, CCC-SLP, C/NDT is a Speech Language Pathologist for the Milwaukee Center for Independence (MCFI) Children’s Programs primarily servicing children in the Pediatric Skilled Nursing (PSN) program. Jen has spent her entire career providing evaluation and treatment for infants and children with a variety of diagnoses, especially in the area of feeding disorders. She has extensive experience with medically involved children in addition to years of experience as an instructor for the University of Wisconsin system. Jen enjoys learning from both the children AND adults in the families she works with.What I love about the Baby Jack...