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Anne RIchter

I am a single mom to Eliza Grace who was born extremely prematurely at 26 weeks, 4 days, weighing 575 grams. I blog about our adverntures, both good and bad, as we navigate our way through life and the residual effects of being born way too soon.
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A Year in the Life of the DOE by Anne RIchter Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health And How It Affected Eliza From those of you who read my Facebook posts you probably recall my various rants about the DOE and its policies ranging from busing ... Read on »
Hey There! We're Not Dead! by Anne RIchter Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Nor have we moved off the grid.   Well, we did move, but I don't think moving 7 blocks in Manhattan constitutes a major move ... unless you decide to have all three ... Read on »
June 26, A Big Day by Anne RIchter Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health June 26th is a big day for Eliza.  This day Eliza will finish First Grade, exactly 7 years to the day  she came home from the NICU.  I can vividly remember wheeling ... Read on »
The DOE and the New IEP by Anne RIchter Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I think we can all agree that in the best of circumstances each child should be educated in the Least Restrictive Environment.  I know of very few parents who jump and sho ... Read on »
Traveling on Standby by Anne RIchter Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Eliza and I spent yet another vacation on Saba. I know you are shocked to hear that was our vacation destination. I have to say Eliza is one great little traveler. ... Read on »
Is It Really Seven Years? by Anne RIchter Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health It is really true that Eliza Grace is seven years old?  Seven,  It seems like yesterday I was enjoying my stay as a long term guest of Lenox Hill Hospital thinking that I ... Read on »
Really, You Wouldn't Change a Thing? by Anne RIchter Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health As you might imagine I tend to visit a few preemie websites (OK, probably more than a few)..  Not as much as when Eliza was younger or when I was in the hospital for sever ... Read on »
Tears of Joy? by Anne RIchter Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Eliza has always been a sensitive and empathetic child.  If she sees another child crying, even one she doesn't know, she'll go over, pat the child on his or her back and ... Read on »
The Wheels on the Bus by Anne RIchter Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Have fallen off. On January 18 the school bus driver and matron union decided to strike.  As best as I can decipher, this entire strike is about whether or not the ... Read on »
The Power of a Kind and Caring Teacher by Anne RIchter Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Eliza has had what I'll just call an "issue" at school the past month or so. Nothing awful, just a bit of a glitch.  I reached out to one of her specialty teachers to help ... Read on »
The Life Cycle of the Brain by Anne RIchter Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health ...according to Eliza. Eliza and I have a lot of conversations about what activities we are going to do in our free time.  Luckily for me, Eliza is a pretty flexib ... Read on »
Not All Foods Are Created Equally by Anne RIchter Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Nor are children. I'll start out this little rant with the disclaimer that I clearly recognize that there are way, way, way too many kids in this country are o ... Read on »
The Santa Adventures Continue by Anne RIchter Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health For those of you following our annual tradition of searching for the "perfect" photo of Eliza and Santa, let me re-cap the past 6 years  before I unveil the 2012 (which per ... Read on »
The Little Yellow School Bus by Anne RIchter Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I think every parent dreads the day they put their child on a school bus for the first time.  Let's face it, you're handing your child off to someone who could have an awf ... Read on »
Prematurity Awareness Day by Anne RIchter Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Today is Prematurity Awareness Day. Technically November is Prematurity Awareness Month, but since every cause now has an awareness, day, week, month, some causes te ... Read on »
November in New York City by Anne RIchter Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Originally I had planned my end of October post to be one filled with photos of Eliza and her Halloween shenanigans.  But then Sandy arrived.   We still were a ... Read on »
90 by Anne RIchter Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health This past week my mother turned 90.   Ninety years old is a pretty big  milestone.   In fact there are only about 100,000 people in the tri-state area who are ... Read on »
Eliza's Trip to China - by Anne RIchter Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health --- Town.  Let's face it. Chinatown is "almost" like going to China, but without the long commute.  What brought us to Chinatown was a little known "cultural" experience c ... Read on »
A Sailor's Sailor by Anne RIchter Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health My cousin Will Johnson, from Saba, is a prolific and wonderful writer about days gone by on Saba.  He wrote this article about my grandfather and shared it with me.   ... Read on »