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How Important is a Growth Chart?

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Healthcare professionals are concerned with growth. Height, weight gain and head circumference – which indicates brain development – change tremendously in the first 3 years of life. A child’s growth chart help your pediatrician get an idea if your child’s changes are healthy and on track…. More

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I’ll Be Watching The Eclipse From My Couch

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Unless you live in another solar system, you have heard that there is going to be a solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. All of North America will be able to witness this epic event. People in the path of totality will see one of nature’s most awesome sights, a total solar eclipse. This is where the moon completely blocks out the sun, for a couple of minutes…. More

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To My Daughter on Her First Day of Kindergarten

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Kiddo,

Your world has gotten so much bigger today. Just last week, you had no idea what to expect. You were nervous and your dad and I could tell. You found lots of creative and smart ways to embrace the unknown. Your big sister/little sister games suddenly became all about school, and you drew tons of pictures about school. It helped that your favorite animal is also the school mascot. But, we could see the worry was wearing on you. You had trouble sleeping every night for a week. You got a few stomach aches that week, which we have come to expect when things are bothering you. And, just yesterday, you had your first migraine…. More

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How to Choose a Preschool

by Pam Martin of "Mamapedia"
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It’s hard to believe it happened so fast, but your baby is old enough for preschool. How do you know which school is best for your family? What should you look for when selecting a preschool? Obviously, cost is a consideration, but there are other concerns. After you’ve done your research into reviews and gather references from friends and family, schedule a visit to the facilities and check out these factors. As a starting point, Nekeshia Hammond, Psy. D., encourages parents to look for consistency in the ratings of the school found in reviews and references…. More

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Tips for a Strong Post-Baby Partnership

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Up until the point of your baby being born, you and your partner were navigating this wild world as a unified duo. You had your friends and family, of course, but your home was just yours, your vacations together placed an emphasis on partner-bonding, and many of the activities you planned were just for the two of you. Giving birth changed your relationship dynamic – not for better or worse, but things have changed…. More

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