Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Lawmaker seeks tougher day-care laws

An infant's death at an unlicensed home day-care center near Arnold should be a wake-up call for better child safety, says a local lawmaker.

"I think the bottom line is that Missouri's weak laws are putting children at risk," said State Rep. Rachel Storch, D-St. Louis, who plans to introduce a package of child-care reforms next January. "We have problems with regulations and we have problems with our complaint process."

Click here to read the entire article

July 14 KMOX Interview w/ Senator Rachel Storch

Click here to listen to Steve and Shelley's July 14 interview on the Charlie Brennan show with Senator Rachel Storch.

Friday, July 11, 2008

KMOX Monday July 14th

Steve and Shelley will be on KMOX 1120AM again this Monday, July 14th at 9:30 a.m. on the Charlie Brennan show. His show starts at 9:00 a.m., but I believe their interview won’t begin until 9:30 a.m. Senator Rachel Storch will also be on there with them as an advocate. Be sure to listen!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Thoughts on Empathy

We must be tender with the young,
Compassionate with the aged,
Sensitive with the striving,
And tolerant with the weak and wrong.

- Author Unknown

Monday, July 7, 2008

The Interview on Charlie Brennan's Show

Click here to listen to the interview

I thought Steve and Shelley did great on the radio! It takes alot of bravery to put yourself out there and tell your story. One thing bothers me though...The last lady who called in, "Donna", thinks she's perfect and she would never take her kid to a daycare with 10 children to 2 adults. Well, I'm not sure about Donna's state of mind because first she thought they said there were TWO HUNDRED kids at that house in Arnold, but, whatever. I tried to call and comment, but it was too late. I hate that she was the last caller.

But, what I would like to ask "Donna" is if she would take her kid to a daycare with 6 kids to 2 adults. I'd imagine she'd say yes. I'd also like to know what she thinks about the fact that Missouri doesn't count kids who are related to the daycare provider, and that even though, physically, there were 10 kids there who all needed to be taken care of, Missouri only counts 6. Because those 4 who are related to the daycare owner magically don't need any care or ever get hurt or need adult supervision.

So, "Perfect Donna", what do you think about that? Don't you think there's something wrong there? How does Missouri measure up?

Friday, July 4, 2008

Grief, It's Not as Evil as You Think

I want you to know about a presentation that Pam Weiss, Annie's Hope Horizons Coordinator, is doing in collaboration with Heartland Hospice.

"Grief, It's Not as Evil as You think"
Wednesday, July 16th
6:30 PM
at Spazios in the Comfort Inn Westport
12301 Lackland Road

There is a meal cost of $14 to attend.
You can pay with a check when you arrive.

The dinner buffet includes salad, rolls, almond encrusted pork, Chef's
vegetable medley, cavatelli bolognese, dessert & drinks.

Please call to make your reservation by July 14th by calling 314-453-0990

Highway 270 to Page East- Exit 16A to Lackland Road, go right then pass
though the 2nd stoplight. The hotel will be on the right at the top if the hill.
Call 878-1400 if you need additional directions.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Interview with KMOX on Monday, July 7

Nathan's story was on the Charlie Brennan Show on KMOX this morning, and Nathan's parents have an interview with KMOX (1120 AM) on Monday, July 7, 2008 at 9am. Be sure to listen!
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