Protect against Pertussis

prevent whooping cough

Pertussis is commonly called whooping cough and is a highly contagious bacterial disease caused by Bordetella pertussis. In some countries, this disease is called the 100 days' cough or cough of 100 days.

After routine immunizations programs were implemented, diseases such as diphtheria, haemophilus influenza type B and hepatitis declined greatly, and nowadays it is more common not to see the  disease. There have been more reports of the disease however and talk about the vaccine is on the rise.

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How to Get Your Kids to Eat Their Vegetables

get your child to eat vegetables

By now, everyone knows the importance of fruits and vegetables in nutrition—that is, everyone but children. When it comes to children, fruits sell themselves because they tend to be colorful and sweet. Vegetables, for some reason tend to be less persuasive at mealtime.

As individuals, they will develop an accurate sense of likes and dislikes as they mature. In the meantime, it is up to us to make sure they are getting the nutrients they need, and not just what they want. How do you get your child to eat the greens?

Healthy Summer Snacks for Kids

healthy summer snacks for kids

Regular exercise along with nutritious snacks are an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. Summer is right around the corner and having healthy snacks on hand will make it easier to keep the chips and candy away from your kids.

Here are just a few ideas on healthy summer snacks for kids this summer:

Thoughts and Prayers for Oklahoma

After an extremely powerful two mile-wide tornado touched down in Moore, Oklahoma, just south of Oklahoma City, around 2:30 on May 20, 2013. One reporter has said it was "the biggest, most destructive tornado in the history of the world," and estimated it was two to three times the magnitude of the massive tornados that hit Oklahoma in 1999. Several children and adults are among the fatalities.

Our thoughts and prayers are with those in Oklahoma. Tragedies of this nature are very challenging to overcome and cope with, especially for children. One thing that does seem to happen is that people come together in amazing ways during times of tragedy. If you are interested in helping, we provided a couple links to get you started.

Here are three places that you can make a donation. (This list will be updated as more are discovered)

Red Cross - Oklahoma City

This link is to the local Red Cross in Oklahoma. The American Red Cross, also known as the American National Red Cross, is a humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief and education inside the United States. It is the designated U.S. affiliate of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red.

Feeding America

Feeding America will deliver truckloads of food, water and supplies to impacted areas through its network of more than 200 food banks and 61,000 agencies. The organization's food banks will also set up additional dropoff sites. Nationwide hunger-relief charity helping more than 37 million Americans yearly including 14 million children and 3 million seniors.

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army has mobilized a number of emergency relief services in Oklahoma, including Moore, to dispense food, hydration and emotional support to first responders and survivors. Donate online or text STORM to 80888 to contribute $10 to the Salvation Army’s relief efforts or make a donation via phone at 1-800-SAL-ARMY.

 

If you know a great charity we should add to this list, please let us know in the comments below. We will be updating this list as new resources and organizations are discovered.

10 Fun Kids Camping Activities

Camping is an amazing way to spend the summer with the family, however, the kids can certainly get easily bored if you haven’t prepared them with an assortment of activities to keep them occupied.

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Let Nature Teach Your Child

Modern day urban lifestyles, with its fast cars, glitzy malls and ever present technological gadgets leaves us with little time to connect to nature.

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Classroom Technology & Early Education

Technology plays a key role in the classroom today. Gone are the days when teachers used only flash cards and writing worksheets to teach alphabets, numbers and other basics to students.

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