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December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month!

Dec 03, 2018

The holidays are just around the corner, which means children and families are brimming with excitement about snow days, time spent with loved ones, and of course, gifts under trees. December is also National Safe Toys and Gifts Month. According to the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission, hospital emergency rooms treated an estimated 251,700 toy-related injuries in 2010 in the United States and 72% of those injuries were to children under the age of 15. On top of that, more than 19 million toys were recalled due to safety concerns such as lead paint and small magnets in 2007 alone.

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November is Military Family Appreciation Month

Nov 20, 2018

November is a busy time of year for families everywhere. We begin preparing for the hustle and bustle of the holidays, cooking, cleaning, shopping, and possibly putting in overtime at work! But November is also a time of year when we recognize families who have made the ultimate sacrifice. November is Military Family Appreciation Month, and it provides us all an extra opportunity to be thankful during this time of year, and as home visitors, it allows us a new learning opportunity as well. Read More

Halloween Safety Tips

Oct 19, 2018

Its fall, y’all, and Halloween is just around the corner! Halloween is a holiday that the entire family can enjoy together. Who doesn’t love costumes, candy, and trick-or-treating? To make sure your holiday is all treats and no tricks, here are some Halloween safety tips to keep you and your little pumpkins safe.

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September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Sep 07, 2018

Did you know that one in every five children in America is considered obese? Obesity rates are climbing in both infants and toddlers, preventing them from having a healthy start in life. National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month provides an opportunity for both home visitors and parents to learn more about combating this serious health issue in children.

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The Benefits of Breastfeeding

Aug 23, 2018

August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month! The first week of August was World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7), but people are celebrating the amazing benefits of breastfeeding throughout the entire month while continuously working to ensure that women have the support they need while they breastfeed.

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