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Swim Lessons Save Lives

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Goldfish Swim School’s core focus is teaching children how to swim and be safe in and around the water by providing them with encouragement, support, and water safety skills and knowledge. At Goldfish, located...
A girl wearing glasses.

Myopia (AKA Near-Sightedness): Why You Should Care

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By 2040, more than 50% of US children and adults will have Myopia. Why should you care? Myopia, often called near-sightedness, is a visual condition that results in blurry long-distance vision. A person with myopia...
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Postpartum Support International: Climb Out of the Darkness

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I have suffered from postpartum PTSD and anxiety and consider myself a warrior and now an advocate. At the time, like so many other families in our area, I didn’t know about perinatal mental...
A boy sticking out his tongue testing for strep thraot.

Understanding Group A Strep Infections: A Guide for Parents 

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What is Group A Strep?  Group A Streptococcus (GAS) is a type of bacteria responsible for various illnesses in children, ranging from mild to severe. Strep throat, which is a significant contributor to sore throats...
A woman getting distracted by her son.

Managing ADHD and Navigating Life 

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It seems like more people are identifying with things related to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) these days. ADHD can show up in many ways for both children and adults. These can be, but are...
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Home Again

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Generations of my ancestors owned the blacksmith shop in Fairfield. Townspeople often gathered there to chat and share news while they watched red-hot metal being forged. My beloved great-grandfather was the last in our...
Kids cleaning.

Unlocking Potential: Empowering Kids to Thrive Without Rewards

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How do we motivate someone to naturally, intrinsically, want to do the things necessary in a given day? Jennifer Aniston’s famous line to Vince Vaughn in The Break Up, “I want you to want...
A mother on the floor playing with her daughter.

Tips for Overcoming Social Barriers

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Does playing with your child feel like an impossible thing to do? Does your child always prefer to fly solo, and no matter how hard you try, you can’t get them to share their...
A mother in bed with her boys hiding behind pillows.

Why Am I Awake at 3 a.m.?

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If you’re awake at 3 a.m., give me a call. I’m kidding, of course. We all have periods where we don’t sleep well. It’s normal when the stress response is up to have a fitful night...
A cruise ship.

Which Cruise Should I Choose?

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Are you looking for a vacation away from theme park commotion yet desiring more engaging recreation than a beach retreat? The cruise industry has become a popular method of travel for families, offering unique...