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Preventing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (or SIDS) is the unexplainable death of a child who is healthy and less than one year old.

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Mummy Craft

If your kids are going stir-crazy stuck inside on a cold or rainy make this fun craft and learn about Egyptian history. 

It's an inexpensive, fun craft for older kids both boys and girls, and it's disguised as a history lesson. Let's have some fun!

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How to Balance Work and Family Life

With each new baby brought into a family, time often seems to fly by faster. There is just so much more to do on a daily basis. For most of us who balance work and family life, each day is jam-packed and exhausting.

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Sibling Rivalry: When Boundaries Bring you Closer

With two toddlers in one home, I struggle with deciding when to intervene and mediate the fights between my sons and when to let them work things out--usually with lots of screaming involved.

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Spring Snack Mix

Beautiful sunshiny days in February and March leave me hopeful that Spring is coming soon and the winter of influenza will soon be a distant memory. I am ready to welcome Spring with open arms and open windows. Anyone else feeling the same way?

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Fetal Development in the Second Trimester

As you enter the second trimester of pregnancy, you are beginning one of the most exciting times of being an expecting mother!

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The Day My Son Was Born and What It Taught Me About Fatherhood

Do you remember when everything about being a parent was new and fresh?

Sometimes, the daily monotony of raising kids can push those memories into the past, frozen in a distant fog as we try to make it through the day. That is until we have space to remember them again.

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Stormy's March Update!

Happy March, friends!

Baseball is sooooooo close!!! The Exhibition Game against the Royals is THIS MONTH! March 26th!

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Tips to Help Your Baby Sleep

Many parents are surprised by how difficult it can be to help their babies sleep. Many newborns struggle going back to sleep if they awake in the middle of the night.

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Categories: pregnancy, development,


Take Good Care of You

Mothering can be work that never seems to end. There are no built-in breaks or time off. With how much energy it takes physically, emotionally and psychologically, it is no wonder that many moms feel exhausted and overwhelmed.

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3 (Non-Brain-Melting) Ways to Hang Out With Your Growing Child

Here are some things that happen as many children grow older:

  1. Your heart, of course, cries a little bit.
  2. Your wallet throws a mutiny after dropping $800 on new shoes every five minutes.
  3. You start exaggerating a little more than you used to. (See above.)
  4. They start developing interests in things and wanting to share them with you.*
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Hands-on-Habitat Gets Windy!

Have you ever heard the little nursery rhyme that goes:

March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers

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Do You Want to Build a Snowman?

I love snowmen. You can make them different sizes, and decorate them all different ways.

I'm going to show you how to make your own snowman indoors.

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Treating Whooping Cough in Kids

Whooping cough, or pertussis, is a bacterial infection with primarily respiratory symptoms. Its ability to easily spread through physical contact and coughing or sneezing makes it highly contagious. While it is not as pervasive as it once was thanks to the rising use of vaccinations, there is still a chance your child may be infected by unvaccinated children at school or elsewhere.

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How To Stop A Whooping Cough Outbreak Before It Starts

In 2012, the United States experienced its highest outbreak of whooping cough (pertussis) since the 1950s with over 40,000 cases reported. That number was drastically reduced by more than half in 2015 thanks to increased education and adoption of vaccinations for infants.

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