Being pregnant any time of the year can be uncomfortable, but pregnancy during the summer months has a reputation for being even more difficult. The hot, sticky days combined with all the activities you still want to take part in can take a toll on you both mentally and physically. Erika Boom, certified pre and postnatal [...]
In 2011, Kansas ranked 42nd nationally when surveyed by the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on their hospitals’ (statewide) efforts to encourage mothers to breastfeed. Dr. Robert Moser, Kansas Department of Health and Environment Secretary stated “We have a lot of room for improvement,” on Thursday at the Kansas Health Summit on Breastfeeding. [...]
By Justin and Le-Anne Noble It’s not uncommon for children to pick and choose what they eat for every meal or what they absolutely refuse to eat. In fact, in a study published in PubMed Central shows that 13-22% of children aged 2-11 are considered picky eaters. It was also found that picky eating can [...]
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With Facebook facing new fraud complaints about how it uses personal data, Stanford computer science professor and online privacy expert Monica Lam has an important message for teens and their parents: Be careful about how you use Facebook because you may be giving away your privacy and empowering teen marketers without even knowing it. Lam [...]
It’s beach season and parents should keep in mind some steps that will keep their children safe when in or near the ocean. While most adults worry about their children being at risk in pools, a large number of drowning incidents also happen in lakes, rivers, and oceans. According to the Center for Disease Control, [...]
The tragic events in Ferguson have exposed an inconvenient truth about which lives matter in the United States. About how stereotypes and unspoken fears lead to unsubstantiated actions with dangerous, life-ending consequences. As we learned that Michael Brown’s body laid in the street for over an hour without detectives’ attention, we saw firsthand the power of [...]
It’s Military Appreciation Month, and to mark the occasion we’re sharing stories of some of the mocha-fabulous women featured in The Mocha Manual to Military Life and sharing some tips for military bliss. Vernice Armour, Marine Corps. Captain Vernice Armour has seen a lot in history. She holds the distinction of being the first [...]