Welcome to Families First Monthly
Our annual baby issue is here, and there are stories related to that topic. Charity Spotlight features a woman who was mentored by a SCORE member while she developed the aspects of her baby-related product business. A former SCORE member Robert M. Ellis provided invaluable assistance to me through the startup process and early growing pains of Families First Monthly. See the story on page 9. There is an infant feeding story, Flo writes about beautiful babies (grandchildren), and there is an “Ask a Pediatrician” column.
My grandson Arlo (pictured here) is a baby who has had an incredible journey in his all of 6 months of age. He was born with a major heart defect. It was discovered before he was born and there were preparations made with The Mott Children’s Hospital to arrange delivery by C-section and for open heart surgery soon after his birth. He had a successful surgery at 4 days old and his second surgery was in August at a little over 5 months of age. He went home on day six after that one. His transformation amazed me. He’ll have another one to go when he is around 18 months old. His growth and healing continue and he has a sweet disposition and wonderful bright eyes.
Enjoy autumn and have a safe and Happy Halloween,
Laura Lee Kalchik