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Writing a birth plan: 10 essential tips from a pediatrician and mom

By Admin | Jul 11, 2016

Written by: Kathleen Berchelmann, M.D.   When a laboring mom arrives at the hospital with a birth plan, nurses often roll their eyes and smirk, especially if it is a check-off-the-boxes and fill-in-the-blanks birth plan off a web site.  Why?  Because 80-90% of moms on the unit where I work arrive with a plan for natural…

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Why the Baby Kid Expo?

By comstlco-admin | Mar 9, 2016

Parenting isn’t easy, but luckily you’re not alone.  Every stage brings new challenges, joys, and needs. This year you might need advice on how to get your baby to sleep through the night and be looking to buy the cutest cozy socks for your little one.  As the year’s progress, you’ll want information on preschools…

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Foss Swim School Opening in O’Fallon, MO

By Admin | Jun 11, 2019

Foss Swim School makes cannonballs possible. Mermaids, belly flops and submarine races, too. We believe it’s possible for every kid to learn to swim and love the water, and we’re excited to bring our proven curriculum to the St. Louis area when we open our new indoor swim school in O’Fallon this fall. Over 26…

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Is It a Cold or the Flu?

By Admin | Apr 14, 2019

by: Gina Allen, FNP, It can be hard to discern a common cold from the flu. A cold can be caused by more than 200 different viruses while the flu is often caused by the influenza A and B viruses. Here’s how to tell the difference between these two viral illnesses and what you can do…

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Building Confidence, Self Image and Self Worth

By Admin | Apr 14, 2019

The purpose behind the passion! Miss American Diamonds Pageant is a program of Nothing But Love Inc. Our mission is to uncover and discover the diamond that God placed inside of our participants. We are a program that welcomes each young lady to be herself why helping build her self confidence, self image, and self…

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By Admin | Mar 7, 2019

Why Should Faith Be Important to YOUR Family?   It seems that every week we hear more news about young people making bad decisions. From catastrophic tragedies to individual poor choices, it has never been so easy to get distracted from the positive aspects of life. The good news is that this doesn’t have to…

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Kids and Money

By Admin | Mar 7, 2019

by: Jean Chatzky We nudge our kids to do their homework, cajole them into making their beds and teach them to be problem solvers. But there’s one major issue many parents fail to communicate effectively with their children about: money. It’s never too early to talk to your kids about money. Here are some ways to…

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Vein treatment important for health

By Admin | Mar 6, 2019

When is the best time to treat varicose veins? Varicose Veins affect up to 40% of women and 18% of men in the United States.  Varicose veins are caused when the valves in the leg veins stop working properly.  The blood is not able to move upward toward the heart and circulate causing the blood…

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The Magic House @ MADE 

By Admin | Mar 4, 2019

Opening Summer 2019 In celebration of its 40th anniversary, this summer The Magic House will open its first permanent satellite location on Delmar Boulevard in the City of St. Louis. Created in partnership with the Cortex Innovation Community and MADE STL, the 7,000 square foot interactive space will support the Museum’s mission to engage all children…

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Importance of Early Childhood Education

By Admin | Jan 9, 2019

The years from birth to age 5 are special years in children’s lives. During this time, they begin to express their personalities, which can be adorable, hilarious and even embarrassing at times (as nearly every parent or caregiver can attest). These years are also a crucial time for cognitive, emotional and social development. Early childhood…

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The Child Center

By Admin | Dec 4, 2018

We are proud to announce The Child Center as our sponsored charity for our 2019 St. Charles event. The Child Center, Inc. is a Nationally Accredited Children’s Advocacy Center serving children and families in 14 counties in Northeast Missouri.  The mission is to respond to child abuse through a supportive team approach to reduce the…

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