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It’s Hard to Say Goodbye

Even if only for a little while. Do you recall your very first day of school or the very first time you were separated from your parents? How did you feel? Anxious? Nervous?  Afraid?  This is the normal reaction of children being separated from their parents.  It’s called separation anxiety. Separation Anxiety Disorder is “a condition in which a child becomes fearful and nervous when away from home or separated from a loved one -- usually a parent or other... Read More
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Runaway and Homeless Youth

Did you know that approximately 53,000 young people call the streets home every year and children under the age of 18 account for 39% of the homeless population? What is a runaway or homeless youth? A runaway and homeless youth is any individual under the age of eighteen who lacks parental, foster, or institutional care. These young people are often referred to as “unaccompanied‘’ youth. Some teens surviving on the streets; however some teens are often living from... Read More
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Summer Fun with Water and Heat

Summer is officially here!  The kids are out of school. You have scheduled your time off work. Perhaps you have already taken your long anticipated vacation trip.  You may be finalizing your last minute tasks and packing your suitcases right now. Either way, the entire family is ready for some summer fun. Rather or not you are having a vacation or ‘staycation’, there are some important things to remember to do this summer:  RELAX - intentionally break... Read More
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Surviving Summer 2016 with F.U.N.

Well, Summer is well upon us now! School is out.....Summer camps are gearing up….temperatures are rising!!! And just think there are only about two more months of this to go! Our children get so excited about Summer break and all the fun times to come; as parents, we are eager to find activities to keep them involved for those three long, hot months that seem to drag on forever! And let’s be honest, as parents we are eager as well to just figure out ways to get them out of the... Read More
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Nursing Baby Hilari

Blue stick. Boy or girl? Breast milk or formula?! Mommies, do you recall during your pregnancy having to decide whether or not to breastfeed?  Perhaps you were like me and many others who didn’t give breastfeeding a second thought.  Seriously, that is so old school right?  No, that is only an option for housewives. Why add more postpartum stress to my life?   Yes, I had all of those thoughts and then some. Other than a friend who was... Read More
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