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ChildProofing Your Home

    My information  is taken from “What to expect when you are expecting,” by Heidi Murkoff.  I have recommended her books for years!  I will cover crawling, standing and walking. Crawling Safety    Congratulations — and welcome to a whole new phase of babyhood! Now that your infant has mastered movement on…

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Shaken Baby Syndrome

Discipline/Shaken Baby Syndrome/Positive Reinforcement Shaken Baby Syndrome is also known as Abusive Head Trauma. This can take place within the home by relatives, friends, and Care Givers in a Day Care Situation, or a Home Day Care. According to Wilkepia: Shaken baby syndrome (SBS), also known as abusive head trauma (AHT), is an…

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Being a great dad means caring

Being a great Dad means caring, compassionate love every day, noticing your children and what they like, and being inquisitive about the different things that are meaningful to them.  They adore your attention and know when you are truly with them, not only physically, but rather when you are completely “in the moment…

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Self Care during Covid

Self-Care and good weather coming…. As Social Workers and Hospital Professionals, our days become fast-paced and hectic. We all have different relaxation activities to unwind and relax our bodies and mind. During the current pandemic, there have been so many changes with our social gatherings as well as our everyday routines. These changes…

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Birth Mother

I’m pregnant…but I’m not the kind of person I thought would ever be a birth mom – Who really is a Birth Mom? By: Olivia Espinosa The word “adoption” may be coming into a more favorable light, but the label of “birth mother” can still be looked upon with judgment and stigma. Hollywood…

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