5 Tips to Reduce the Risk of Birth Defects

Not all birth defects can be prevented. But you can increase your chances of having a healthy baby by managing health conditions and by adopting healthy behaviors before and during pregnancy. Taking care of yourself and doing what’s best for you is also best for your baby! 1. Be sure to take 400 micrograms (mcg) […]

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A Few Secrets about Playing with Toddlers

 By Alissa Zorn www.bouncebackparenting.com A Few Secrets about Playing with Toddlers How do you play with a toddler? I have to tell you a secret about playing with my toddler- a few actually. First off, even though she’s my third child sometimes it still feels awkward to sit and play with my current toddler.  I have a hard […]

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Self Care Starts Here: how to use the REST acronym

By Alissa Zorn Bounce Back Parenting- www.bouncebackparenting.com How are you right now? Feeling well or kinda ‘meh’? Or maybe you’re really struggling. If you’re feeling like you could use a dose of kindness, read on.  When you’re stressed it’s easy to think things like: Now is not the time to take care of myself, I’ve got things to […]

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Good Night! Solutions for bedtime battles

Solutions for bedtime battles As toddlers grow more active and independent, bedtime may become a challenge. Toddler’s sleep patterns often change and suddenly they try new strategies to avoid bedtime! Establishing a routine and expectations for bedtime is a must at this most challenging time. Develop a bedtime routine that you can stick with every […]

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Oh How the Tables Have Turned: Healthy Eating!

Childhood obesity is a growing problem in America.  Did you know that 1 in 5 kindergartners are already overweight? Healthy growth and weight begins in the home by developing good habits with our children.   Practical Tips to Promote a Healthy Weight Eat Breakfast: Skipping meals, especially breakfast, may lead to overeating and excessive snacking later in […]

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Halloween & COVID-19: Have Fun While Staying Safe

Choosing costumes, decorating pumpkins, and getting special treats brings joy to many children at Halloween. Some Halloween traditions may look different this year to keep everyone safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, there are still plenty of ways families can have fun while avoiding the scare of being exposed to or spreading the virus. Most importantly, keep […]

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