Statistics show the summer months allow children less-structured schedules, which can lead to less activity and fewer healthy food choices.
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“I go into the dining room to wipe down the table and I hear screaming…”
An Ohio Police Department is getting a lot of attention after posting a picture that depicts the reality of the state’s heroin epidemic.
East Liverpool Police Chief, John Lance, says people need to see that this problem goes much deeper than the needle in the addict’s arm.
(The grandmother, who has custody of the child, and a man of no relation to the child, passed out due to a heroin overdose while driving along a busy road in East Liverpool, Ohio. Also, a school bus was stopped to board children right in front of them)
Chief Lance says unfortunately the leaders in this country aren’t even talking about it.
The department posted the picture to the city’s Facebook page. It has received both positive and negative feedback, but Chief Lance says they have no regrets.
The child was reportedly released to the care of another relative.
Climbing into bed, finding that perfect position that carries your worries and stresses away into dreamland as you drift fast asleep…something that seems like only a memory once you’re a parent. At least…for a nursing mom anyway.
Immunizations: are you putting your child in MORE danger or protecting them AGAINST it? Now that kids are back in the classroom the focus is once again on immunizations. Some argue the benefits don’t outweigh the risks and therefore we are seeing more and more parents opting out of vaccinations.
Amanda Cohn is a Pediatrician with the Center for Disease Control and she focuses primarily on immunizations. As a mother herself, she says if there’s a way to prevent her children from getting sick…it’s the obvious choice.
Cohn adds that there seems to be a common misconception when parents opting out of vaccines believe the decision only affects their child.
Cohn says that although a hot topic right now, only about 1% of the population in the United States that is unvaccinated. She recommends that parents do some research and talk to their child’s pediatrician before making the decision not to vaccinate.
Ahh…of all the things you thought you’d celebrate I highly doubt you thought poop would be one of them! But, welcome to mommy-hood.