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By host on 6/30/2015 2:09 PM
Early this spring, a local counselor reached out to us, asking if we'd be interested in writing a short article about a topic related to Crisis Nursery for her website. Since parental stress is our most common reason for admission, we explored that topic. While this was first published on the counselor's blog, we thought our readers here may be interested in it as well! 

While there is a lot of joy in parenting, all parents know that parenting can also be stressful. It is common for parents to feel overwhelmed, and it is easy to understand how that can happen. In the first years of life, without language, children cannot exactly tell you what they need – and they need a lot! Parenting is a full time commitment, and it can be hard to adjust to it. Also, parents want what’s best for their children, and it can be nerve-wracking to determine what that is, or how to provide it.

While stress is natural, too much of it can have an impact on the relationship between a parent and a child, as well as on the...
By host on 2/13/2013 2:17 PM
Has the crazy of the holidays slowed down for you yet? If you’re anything like me, your tree is still up and you’re still feeling the pull of the Christmas cookies on your waistband. 
By host on 12/4/2012 12:58 PM
The continued success of the Children's Holiday Shop depends on nearly 400 dedicated community volunteers. This year, we welcomed collegiate and high school athletes, student councils, civic clubs, community members, full families and even those who used to shop at the store as children.
By host on 11/21/2012 12:49 PM
Sometimes it’s easy to forget that there is more to Thanksgiving than mashed potatoes and football (the members of my family are probably reading this and shaking their heads right now!)  With the hustle of the holidays upon us already, it’s a great time to pause and reflect on how we’ve been blessed in our own lives, in ways big and small.
By host on 11/8/2012 12:03 PM

Like many Crisis Nursery volunteers, the allure of rocking babies and playing with toddlers is what led Peggy Gates-Wieneke to the Nursery. But now, almost 20 years later, it’s apparent that her experience working with the organization has turned into much more. 

By host on 11/6/2012 3:31 PM
Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate the spookiest of holidays at the Crisis Nursery Halloween Party!  It was a huge success; we saw 27 families (11 were brand new to Crisis Nursery) and 63 children this year!  Many faces and pumpkins were painted and the candy and cuteness factor was overflowing.
By host on 10/22/2012 8:43 AM

It’s that time of year again, when ghouls and witches walk alongside princesses and pumpkins in a challenge to see who can get the most candy.  Halloween is a wonderful time of year and here at Crisis Nursery, it’s yet another wonderful reason to dress up in the famous bear costume! 

By host on 10/9/2012 8:12 AM
Every year around the holiday season, people get a little busier. There are parties to attend, lots of shopping to be done, and the days just seem shorter with fewer hours of daylight. Given that Crisis Nursery’s Children’s Holiday Shop, held the first full week in December, falls during this hectic time of year, you might think filling volunteer shifts at the Shop would be difficult. Fortunately for the Nursery, and the nearly 1,000 children who shop at the store, that’s not the case.
By host on 8/30/2012 10:27 AM
For many, the start of the Illinois’ football season means breaking out the orange and blue and a renewed hope for a winning record. For Crisis Nursery, it means the beginning of another fundraising season working our concession stand at Memorial Stadium.
By host on 7/31/2012 1:22 PM
Every day, caring and dedicated individuals help us provide an "Island of Safety" for the children of our community. Check out this month's Volunteer Spotlight, featuring the CarX Crazy K and how you can get involved with this annual community event!

Last weekend marked the end of the Champaign County Fair, meaning the grandstand has grown quiet and the fairgrounds have returned to abandoned green (or brown) fields. But, in just over a month, on Saturday, September 8, the exciting sights and sounds of another event will fill the area.