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4th Anniversary of Tracy's passing
« on: November 24, 2008, 21:28:29 pm »
Tracy Hogg, RNMH “The Baby Whisperer”

Born and raised in the north of England, Tracy worked in several reknowned hospitals including St. Catherine's Hospital for the Mentally Handicapped, where she first discovered her gift for understanding children's cries, gestures, body language, and other nonverbal cues–a talent she would later apply to babies. When she emigrated to the United States in 1992, Tracy began to work exclusively with parents and their new babies, helping them make the transition from delivery room to first diapers and eventually into toddlerhood.

In 2001 Tracy, working with her co-author, award-winning journalist Melinda Blau, published her first book, Secrets of the Baby Whisperer: How To Calm, Connect, and Communicate With Your Baby, which instantly became a New York Times bestseller. Just one year later, Secrets of the Baby Whisperer for Toddlers was published and became a national bestseller as well.  In June 2002 Tracy teamed up with Discovery Health in Great Britain to produce a fifteen-part television series entitled The Baby Whisperer. Each episode demonstrates not only Tracy’s incredible problem-solving skills, but also her compassion for children and parents. In 2004, even as she was battling a life-threatening disease, Tracy and her co-author collaborated on The Baby Whisperer Solves All Your Problems. Because Tracy knew that this might be her last book, she was determined to cover every conceivable problem so that even if she couldn’t help parents personally, her book would.

Sadly, Tracy lost her battle to melanoma on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 2004. Four years later her legacy lives on in her books, her tapes, her television programmes, and, mostly, the spirit of this website. Babywhisper.com has realized one of Tracy’s greatest dreams: to create a place where thousands of devoted parents can come to share their experiences and to support one another. What she possibly didn’t imagine, though, was that this virtual community would also make sure that her wit and wisdom could never die.     

I hope that you will join us in paying tribute to Tracy on this thread. The thread will remain here in this board as a lasting tribute on this special day.

You might also want to light an candle in memory here
Light a Candle in memory of and in tribute to Tracy

Or add our special 4th Anniversary avatar to your profile as is attached below.To add it, right click on it and choose 'save image as' to designate where to save it on your computer.  From there you can upload it to your profile.

Thank you.
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Re: 4th Anniversary of Tracy's passing
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2008, 21:33:39 pm »
Thank you Tracy, you will never know how much you helped our family :-*
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Re: 4th Anniversary of Tracy's passing
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2008, 21:51:48 pm »
Thank you Tracy. Rest in Peace

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Re: 4th Anniversary of Tracy's passing
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2008, 21:56:30 pm »
Thanks for the candles, guys.  What a fab idea.  Thank you, Tracy
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Re: 4th Anniversary of Tracy's passing
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2008, 21:59:28 pm »
God bless you Tracy. Thank you for helping me become the mother I am now.
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Re: 4th Anniversary of Tracy's passing
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2008, 22:03:56 pm »
You have helped me to be the mommy I hoped I would be.. the perfect gift.

 :-* :-* :-*

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Re: 4th Anniversary of Tracy's passing
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2008, 22:15:49 pm »
Thank you Tracy
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Re: 4th Anniversary of Tracy's passing
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2008, 22:17:46 pm »
Thank you Tracy if it wasn't for this site i wouldn't have to beautiful almost perfect sleepers  :-*

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Re: 4th Anniversary of Tracy's passing
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2008, 22:32:57 pm »
Thank you Tracy - Rest In Peace dear lady x
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Re: 4th Anniversary of Tracy's passing
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2008, 23:14:49 pm »
Thankyou Tracy without you I have no idea what my kids would've turned out like, but thanks to you I know our lives are so much better and I will continue to encourage every mother and mother to be to read your books. Thankyou, and god bless you.

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Re: 4th Anniversary of Tracy's passing
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2008, 23:32:00 pm »
Without this site, I would be a MUCH MUCH different parent than I am now, and I don't think nearly as good. From the moment I learned about EASY, about reflux, 45-minute naps, about dream feeds, about teaching babies to read, about developmental milestones, about food allergies, about nursing, about sleep stages, about following cues, about reading cues, about hypnobirthing, about unconditional parenting, and I couldn't even begin to list every topic that's been covered here at one time or another - this site has it all, and so much more.

Thank you Tracy, for your gift - it truly does keep on giving.  :-*

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Re: 4th Anniversary of Tracy's passing
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2008, 23:55:57 pm »
Tracy- you truly have a gift and are a gift to each familly who practices your methods. I always find myself asking "what would Tracy do?". You make it see
 so easy and it probably is to you--but it is ahuge effort to me. I am so thankful for your books and this we site to help guide me. Thanks so much.
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Re: 4th Anniversary of Tracy's passing
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2008, 00:08:40 am »
Thank you Tracy




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Re: 4th Anniversary of Tracy's passing
« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2008, 00:12:26 am »
Thank you.

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Re: 4th Anniversary of Tracy's passing
« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2008, 00:18:26 am »
Thank you