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Making the First Day Easier

By Admin | Aug 14, 2019

Parents should remember that they need not wait until the first day of class to ask for help. Schools are open to address any concerns a parent or child might have, including the specific needs of a child, over the summer. The best time to get help might be one to two weeks before school…

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Bring the Family to the 2019 Baby Kid Expo West County!

By Admin | Jul 12, 2019

What if you could plan a fun day with the kids, and connect with businesses in our area as well? You can at the Baby Kid Expo event!  The 2nd Annual Baby Kid Expo West County will take place Saturday, August 10th at the Greensfelder Recreation Center, from 9:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.  Free Admission. The Baby…

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Top Notch Information at the Baby Kid Expo West County!

By Admin | Jul 8, 2019

The St. Louis Children’s Specialty Care Center (CSCC) provides advanced pediatric and adolescent care, close to home. While enjoying Baby Kid Expo – West County, experience the approachable expert advice available at the CSCC:• Stop by our Family Resource station to chat with trained experts who offer trusted pediatric health information for patients, families and…

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Go From Liking Your Body to Loving It

By Admin | Jul 8, 2019

Through diet and exercise,we aim to change the appearance of our bodies and reduce any body fat we do not want. With enough of these small changes your body can achieve results to improve your body shape and muscle development. But not everyone is built the same, and genetics inertia can inhibit those who put…

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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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Teaching Kids to be Mindful

By Admin | Jun 18, 2018

When you hear the term “mindfulness” – what comes to mind? Have you heard this term before? Have you wondered what it means, how it can be helpful, or how to go about teaching mindfulness to your kid? What is mindfulness? One definition is “paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present…

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Join us May 12, 2018

By Admin | Apr 26, 2018

Bring the Family to the 2018 Baby Kid Expo! The 12th Annual Baby Kid Expo will take place Saturday, May 12th, at the St. Charles Convention Center, from 9:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.  Free Admission. What can you see and do at the Baby Kid Expo? Our presenting sponsors, Children’s at Progress West, invite you to come…

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New Preschool to Offer High Quality Learning

By Admin | Apr 6, 2018

It’s a fact: children start learning from the moment they are born, and the brain develops faster in the first five years of life than at any other time. That knowledge can create a lot of pressure on parents to choose the right early education and care provider for their child! Opening soon, Primrose School…

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Enfamil Aims to Revolutionize Infant Formula with New Product Inspired by Human Milk

By Admin | Apr 5, 2018

New Enfamil® NeuroPro™ is first in U.S. to have a fat-protein blend of brain-building MFGM and DHA previously only found in breast milk+ Following decades of scientific research into human milk, Enfamil, the #1 infant formula brand recommended by pediatricians, today announced the launch of a new product representing its next generation of formula –…

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Specialized Care for Life

By Admin | Mar 6, 2018

On December 27, 2016, Allie Brown, 26, was pregnant with her first child and 10 days away from her due date. That morning, she had a routine appointment with her obstetrician. “My doctor said I would be uncomfortable, but I wasn’t ready to deliver just yet,” says Allie. Shortly after returning home, Allie began having…

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Importance of Getting Your ZZZZs: Sports and Sleep

By Admin | Feb 17, 2018

By: Dr. Terra Blatnik, MD Getting your kids to fall asleep is always a challenge.  When they’re little, it’s about the fear of missing out once they go to sleep.  As they get older, it becomes more about time to do homework, a late sports practice, or just time to play a video game or watch…

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Halloween Safety Tips

By Admin | Oct 19, 2017

By:  Kyle Gaines  St. Charles County Ambulance District While many still cite Christmas or Thanksgiving as their favorite holiday, it’s undeniable that Halloween has grown steadily in popularity over the years. What was once a one-night event, homemade costumes has transformed into a month-long celebration of all things that go bump in the night! Though…

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My First Doctor

By Admin | Aug 24, 2017

Getting a healthy start after birth is important. That’s why babies have their first appointment just a few days after being born. Get the most out of your baby’s first doctor visit by learning what to expect and how to best prepare. What does a newborn’s first appointment involve? At the first visit, we weigh…

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Progress West Hospital Unveils Newborn Intensive Care Unit

By Admin | Jul 20, 2017

Progress West Hospital today unveiled a new addition to its Childbirth Center with the opening of its Newborn Intensive Care Unit. The new unit enables the hospital to provide care for premature babies born at a gestational age as young as 32 weeks. The new unit features 8 newborn ICU beds and state-of-the-art technology. It…

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