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Flu Shot Facts

Importance of the Influenza Vaccine (Flu Shot)   Every once in awhile, people get sick. We tend to see people sick around the time that the weather begins to change. Since people get the flu, the flu researchers developed a flu shot that can protect people from getting it. However, what is the…

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Strategies for Parents with Young Children this School Year

The American Academy of Pediatrics has some tips on parenting in a pandemic. Find this information and more at HealthyChildren.org: • Address children’s fear as they rely on their parents for safety, both physically and emotionally: -Answer questions about the pandemic simply and as honestly as you can -Recognize your child’s feelings -Maintain…

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3 Components to a Healthy Relationship

3 Components to a Healthy Relationship Communication Communication is key. Keeping open & healthy communication helps a relationship flow. You should be able to express yourself when you are happy, sad, or mad. If there are things you don’t like, talk things out by listening & understanding. An unhealthy relationship is seen as…

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Am I Pregnant?

Missing one or more menstrual periods is a classic sign of pregnancy. But this can be tricky for women, whose periods aren’t yet regular. It can also be tricky for girls whose cycles are off as a result of excessive dieting or exercise, low body fat from sports, or hormonal disorders like PCOS….

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ABC’S of Safe Sleep

A L O N E – B A C K – C R I B The safety of your child is the number one priority for any parent. From baby-proofing the house to sanitizing your child’s toys, parents work tirelessly to make sure their child is safe at home. One danger parents overlook…

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Baby Closet

The Baby Closet services those women who are in need. Hopeful Beginnings Baby Closet will help our clients by providing essential baby items to safely and adequately care for their children. The Baby Closet is available to women receiving our maternity counseling services. Call us today at to schedule your maternity counseling appointment…

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Summer Activities for the Whole Family

Are you finding that the long days are giving your family more time to connect? If you are looking for fun ideas to add to your bucket list to enjoy over the next few months, here are a few of our favorites to try. Summer is an excellent season to teach your kiddos…

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Celebrating Father’s Day

While the holiday could feel complicated this year depending on your situation or relationship with your own dad, you can make the best of the day by choosing a few activities to celebrate important men in your life or your child’s life. Here are just a few activities that you can use to…

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Family Activities that Teach Kindness

If you are like most people, you may be discouraged by feelings of division right now. Fortunately, it only takes a bit of kindness to remind you that we are all in this life together. If you are hoping to infuse a bit of kindness into your family, you may wonder how to…

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Expanded Pregnancy-Related Counseling Services

Effective immediately, St. Mary’s Services’ maternity program, Hopeful Beginnings, will be providing several pregnancy-related services, all at no charge. Whether a woman just found out she is pregnant, is suffering a loss, is experiencing post-partum depression, or is having trouble transitioning into motherhood, Hopeful Beginnings can help. As a social service agency aiding…

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