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Dec 19

The Best Gift You Can Give Your Children: Their Family Story

My father would have turned 81 this year. He never got to meet my two kids, and especially around the holidays I think a lot about how to help them feel connected to their Grandpa Jim. I grew up hearing family stories, and learning about the struggles and triumphs of my ancestors inspired me and […]

Nov 26

What is Happening to Fine Motor Development?

A new and disturbing phenomenon is rising on the educational horizon. Many children are arriving at kindergarten lacking the basic fine motor skills needed to hold a pencil and write. This lack of dexterity in their fingers and hands can be attributed to the increased use of touch screen technology and decreased use of crayons, […]

Nov 25

December is Healthy Lung Awareness Month

Sometimes we take our lungs for granted. They keep us alive and well and for the most part, we don’t need to think about them. That’s why it is important to prioritize your lung health. Your body has a natural defense system designed to protect the lungs, keeping dirt and germs at bay. But there […]

Nov 4

What Do You Know About WIC?

“WIC” stands for Women, Infants and Children.  It is a supplemental nutrition program for: Pregnant women Breastfeeding women (up to the infant’s 1st birthday) Non-breastfeeding postpartum women up to 6 months after birth Infants Children up to their 5th birthday WIC helps families by providing nutritious foods such as milk, eggs, cereal, juice, fruits, vegetables […]