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Pregnancy

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Jul
1

Pregnant this Summer? 3 Tips for staying cool

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 [...]

Breastfeeding

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Sep
27

Campaign Aimed to Improve Breastfeeding rates in kansas

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. [...]

Babies & Toddlers

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Aug
15

Prevention: Hot Car Alarm Alert Helps Parents Avoid Tragic Nightmare

It’s a parents worse nightmare. The rush rush of modern life and multitasking causes you to accidentally lock your child in the car. A hot car. This summer alone, it seemed that far too many parents were being arrested every week for these life threatening accident. According to researchers at San Francisco State University, last [...]

Big Kid

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Jun
9

Need To Reduce Your Kids’ Screen Time?? Check Out These Screen-Free, Radio Broadcasts Your Kids Will Love!

Good news parents! A new, weekly broadcast is being hailed as NPR for kids. It’s screen free and educational. Check out Alex Gordon Radio  which features musical content, news stories, young reporters and new episodes every Monday! Subscriptions start at $4.00 for one month. You’re welcome!

Tweens & Teens

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Jun
25

Parents Take Note!: What Every Teen Should Know About Facebook & Their Privacy

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 [...]

Life & Family

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Jul
1

Better Young Readers With 6 Key Strategies

  By Dr. Shari Robertson, Ph.D. There’s certainly a reason that reading is the first of the three R’s. Reading is a fundamental skill needed to function in today’s society. There are few tasks that don’t involve some form of reading, which is why it’s so important for kids to learn early. Many child readers [...]

Kimberly's Blog

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Sep
3

Why Ferguson Has Everything to Do With Black Breastfeeding Week

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 [...]

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May
29

Our Stories: Mocha and In The Military

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 [...]

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