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How to Stop Thumb Sucking in Children

How to Stop Thumb Sucking in Children

Got a toddler or preschooler who won’t stop thumb sucking? Find out how to help children stop the Thumb Sucking Habit. Dental Health is super important in a child’s overall health, so we felt it was important to get advice from a professional so we found Dr. Virdee...

DIY Cloth Facemask Patterns and Where to Donate

DIY Cloth Facemask Patterns and Where to Donate

Well then... things sure have changed in the last few weeks haven't they?  I think we all feel like we are suffering from whiplash with just how quickly things have changed.  I mean really when in our every day live would I be discussing DIY Cloth Facemasks...

You Need To Make How Many Decisions When Someone Dies?

You Need To Make How Many Decisions When Someone Dies?

I recently shared that I would be starting to plan Hubs’ funeral while he is very much alive and well.  I also touched on 5 tips to help you pre-plan a funeral.  A couple of people have asked what is the big deal?  Why not just deal with it all when the time comes? ...

Why I am planning my Husband’s funeral while he is still alive

Why I am planning my Husband’s funeral while he is still alive

You know how the saying goes: The only two things that are guaranteed in life are death and taxes.  So why is it that we only plan for one of them?  When it comes to taxes we hire accountants, get advice from professionals, and spend the entire year trying to mitigate...

6 Important Life Stages of Dental Health

6 Important Life Stages of Dental Health

6 Important Life Stages of Dental Health My youngest daughter just turned one *insert sad sigh here* and she only has 3 teeth.  Her first one came around 8 months of age, on the later side of normal (anytime around 6-9 months baby teeth can emerge) and that means it's...

5 Things you need to know about the Nasal Flu Vaccine

5 Things you need to know about the Nasal Flu Vaccine

    The vaccine landscape for protecting yourself from the flu has changed this year. The nasal spray version of the flu vaccine is now available for children between 5-17 years old at participating pharmacies. Here is what you need to know about the nasal...

Common Myths About The Flu Shot BUSTED!

Common Myths About The Flu Shot BUSTED!

  When it comes to the flu there is no end to the old wives tales around trying to keep the flu at bay and stay healthy during the winter. Working in a hospital I have had many people ask my opinion about the flu shot or share "tales" with me. However I like to...

5 Reasons To Get Your Flu Shot Today

5 Reasons To Get Your Flu Shot Today

I have got a flu shot every year since 2005 - I was still in graduate school at the time, but my lab and office were located in a hospital.  While I HATE needles, the thought of making a patient sick by touching the same elevator button or door handle didn't seem...

What to Expect At An Eye Exam For Kids

What to Expect At An Eye Exam For Kids

Yesterday I posted about why I am passionate about protecting your eyes and vision, and why I never take my sight for granted.  If you missed the post you can see what it means to lose your sight on yesterdays post.  To make sure that the whole family is taking care...

6 Tips To Prepare Your Child For Their First Visit To The Dentist

6 Tips To Prepare Your Child For Their First Visit To The Dentist

  It is something we don't often think about but maintaining good oral health is just as important as making sure your are physically active. All parts of your body need to be working at their best to have you looking and feeling great physically, mentally and...