Neonatal nurse Jeannie Joseph vividly remembers the day the 3-pound infant was brought in a shoebox to the special care nursery at SwedishAmerican hospital in Rockford. The tiny infant wore a baby doll's onesie and was wrapped in a dish towel.
If you are like most people 55 and older, you prefer to 'age in place,' to stay in the home you have been in for decades and remain a part of your familiar community, rather than go to a retirement community or an assisted living complex.
For months one of my granddaughters took her small blue purse everywhere. It hung from her chair at dinner, learned multiplication tables in school during the day and dreamt about fairies and wizards at night. A faithful companion, if there ever was one.
Poppy is a 3-year-old golden retriever living a happy and carefree life according to caretakers Rod and Carla. She spends her days in a large back yard and especially enjoys her swimming pool. Another favorite activity is fetching. She is especially fond of tennis balls and sticks of various sizes. Recently, Rod and Carla noticed that Poppy has a broken tooth.
You may be buying notebooks, erasers and crayons to prepare your kids to go back to school, but you should be thinking about preparing them from the inside out, too. Here are some healthy adjustments you can make to ensure your child gets off to a good start.
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