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Healthy Family Living Links

New Mom Care

Matriarc is a digital community where moms post childbirth come to heal their minds and bodies. Almost always, all attention and focus shifts from the mom to the baby once the baby is born. Matriarc was built for moms to rehabilitate their new body, calm the mind, relieve stress, and restore energy levels. Our simple-to-follow program aids in the transition of a mother’s body from pregnancy to motherhood. Joining Matriarc gives each mom a few moments to focus on themselves so they can be best mom they can be for their children and family.

Babymoon Holidays

Healthy family living includes emotional care for yourself and your relationships. I think this is crazy and unnecessary, but more and more couples are doing it. Kay and Chuck went to Paris before Lyla came. If you want some ideas on a taking a trip before baby comes check out Babymoon Holidays. My suggestion is keep your needs and wants in check. Don’t be extravagant. Besides, trips should happen before AND after kids. Duncan and I have traveled a TON with our kids, in fact most of them have been to 49 of the 50 states (we still need to visit North Dakota), including many state and national parks. You have GOT to try out the Jr. Ranger Program! It makes traveling with kids an extra adventure.

Infant Language Development

Baby Sign Language is a wonderful way to speed up speech development, reduce frustration in young children by giving them a means to express themselves before they know how to talk, increase parent-child bonding, and let babies communicate vital information, such as if they are hurt or hungry. My friend Sarah is a pro at this. She has taught her 3 young children sign and Spanish while keeping their primary language English. Her videos of many children songs and words are HERE.

Eye and Vision Care

InfantSEE®, is designed to ensure that eye and vision care becomes an essential part of infant wellness care to improve a child’s quality of life. Under this public health program, participating optometrists provide a comprehensive infant eye assessment between 6 and 12 months of age as a no-cost public service. Click here to learn more and locate a doctor in your area who can provide the free infant assessment.

How do I know if my child needs glasses or contacts? Here are 7 Signs to “look” for. 🙂

Which Drugs Are Safe?

Healthy living for the family includes knowing which Safe drugs there are for the home? Consumer Safety Guide was created to keep the public informed with the most recent information on popular prescription medications and FDA-approved medical devices that could be endangering your health or putting your loved ones at risk. Similar information is found at DrugDanger.com. For information on drug addiction CLICK HERE.

Good Quality Sleep For Your Child

Getting enough good-quality of sleep is vital for a child’s physical, mental and emotional well-being. How much does your baby need? How do you get your baby on a sleeping routine. Check out Sleep Reports.

Emergency Preparedness

Preparation for Emergencies is an important part of healthy family living. Water is more essential for survival than food, so parents should prepare for unexpected natural disasters, chemical spills, and water shortages by first having emergency water storage.

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