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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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Categories: lifestyle,


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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Categories: health-notes,


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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3 Activities For Snowed-in Parents

As I sit here at my computer, looking out the window at the melting piles of snow on the ground, while both of my children learn very important things at school, I can't help but reflect on the days when there were piles of snow on the ground… and they were NOT in school.

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A Chubby Baby Is Not A Sign Of Obesity

With childhood obesity on the rise, should parents worry about the weight of their babies?

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Car Seat Safety Guide for New Parents

As much of a struggle as it can be to wrestle your child into his or her car seat, the importance of your child's safety in a vehicle cannot be ignored.

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Categories: health-notes,


Conquering Cabin Fever and Beating the Winter Blues

In late December it snowed six inches and I stood at the window, surveying the drifts while my kids ran circles around me. I’d already been stuck in the house with work projects all week and I was dying to get out. And it wasn’t just me: even the kids had cabin fever. They screeched at each other and clung about my feet; high on boredom and drunk on monotony.

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Stormy's February Update!

Hello, friends!

Welcome to the last month of the offseason without a Storm Chasers game in it! Next month, on March 26th, is our Exhibition Game against the Kansas City Royals here at Werner Park! I’ll hit you with more about that next month. ?

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Categories: lifestyle,


Treating Children with OTC Drugs

Just because some medications are available without a prescription doesn’t mean they are safe for all ages.

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