How to Emotionally Recover from Childbirth

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Giving birth is a herculean task that requires amazing strength from you as a mother. However, along with the effort of having a child, the recovery time afterward can be incredibly difficult, during the most crucial few days that your baby is alive. Here are some ways to emotionally recover from giving birth, and be the best version of yourself that you can be for your new baby.Enlist Help of Family and FriendsThe saying goes that it takes a village to raise a child, and that is never truer than the first few weeks after the child is born. Many women suffer from postpartum depression because they feel like they are alone, and they do not know how to take care of the baby without feeling inadequate. If you need…
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How to Survive the Holidays

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It’s the most, wonderful time, of the year! For many of us, the holidays are a magical time that we look forward to all year. The food, the family time, the atmosphere, what’s not to love about that? Unfortunately, for some, the holidays are a little bit of a nightmare. Their to-do list just keeps piling up as they have to try to do countless jobs in one month. For those who are raising kids, working, AND trying to cross everything off of their Christmas chore list, it is all just really overwhelming. When you’re spending the entire month running around like a chicken with your head cut off, how are you supposed to stop and enjoy the holiday season? Well, it doesn’t have to be like that. You don’t…
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Thanksgiving Activities to Promote Gratitude

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THANKSGIVING ACTIVITIES TO PROMOTE GRATITUDEThe holiday “Thanksgiving” is a time to do just that; give thanks. Thanksgiving is the perfect time to reflect on the people, things, and opportunities in your life that you’re thankful for and to encourage others to do the sameAdults are more than welcome to participate, but Thanksgiving activities that promote gratitude are super important for kids.Teaching kids gratitude will cause them to be more appreciative of the small, everyday things in their lives as they grow older. How cool is that?So, to kick off these Thanksgiving gratitude activities, we went ahead and created a list of ideas!Here is what we came up with…Create a Wall of GratitudeTo create a wall of gratitude all you need to do is get a white board and hang it…
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Protect Your Baby from Hidden Dangers in the Home – Here’s How…

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Pam Jones, RN & Patricia Porrey, CPDSeptember 4, 2019We go to enormous lengths to protect our babies from the dangers of the outside world, but sometimes the biggest danger could be in our homes and totally preventable with a few simple precautions. Safe SleepAccording to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)1, approximately 3500 infants die annually in the United States from sleep-related infant deaths, including Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Syndrome (SUIDS). The AAP recommends a safe sleep environment that can reduce the risk of all sleep-related infant deaths. Recommendations for a safe sleep environment include supine positioning (putting a baby to sleep on its back), the use of a firm sleep surface, room-sharing without bed-sharing, and the avoidance of soft bedding and overheating. Additional recommendations…
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Keep Your Child Summer Safe

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Kids have a great time during the summer. The favorable weather allows them to spend more time outside. However, outdoor activities can expose them to risks. They may also sustain injuries while enjoying indoor activities. Parents need to be extra careful during this season to avoid accidents. Since your children are on vacation during this much loved season, they will have time for fun. You have to keep your kids safe, while they enjoy themselves during the summer. The following summer safety tips will help you to protect your kids and allow them to enjoy the nice weather. Prevent falls Statistics show that the emergency units in health facilities treat more kids for injuries resulting from falls during summer. Falls can lead to concussion, a traumatic brain injury that disrupts…
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