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Summer has finally arrived! We welcome the warmer temperatures, longer days, and extended periods of time we have to spend outdoors. Some families enjoy camping, swimming, or just playing around in the backyard. Others may be taking a vacation to a beach or the mountains. Regardless of how you plan to spend your summer, as parents you need to be prepared to prevent conditions that could rain on yo...

September 18, 2018

Reading with your child is important through many of the developmental stages.  As I mom, often my favorite time of the day is spent reading with or to my kids.  Reading even with your infant can provide many benefits.  Science has shown that newborns will have activity in their receptive (listening) and expressive (talking) language centers when parents read to them. Holding your baby and reading...

August 27, 2018

It’s back to school time, and time to get back to good, consistent, healthy routines.  Your kids need protected study/homework time, time for school activities and sports, and a consistent bedtime.  And without question, it’s time to limit electronics usage.  But honestly, I’d be writing this same blog even if it were not back to school time.  This Fortnite thing is out of control.


September 12, 2017

Every year more than 200,000 people are admitted to the hospital due to influenza infection, while 12,000 to 50,000 people die due to influenza related cause.

Preventing the seasonal flu can be accomplished by taking the flu vaccine every year. This vaccine will induce the body to produce antibodies against the 4 different strains in the vaccine.

Here are some facts about the flu vaccine:

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