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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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Teaching Kids to Be Grateful | A Rewarding Lesson

By Admin | Nov 13, 2018

The holiday season is here! They are the seasons of joy and feel good memories, but also the seasons of occasional embarrassment by ungrateful child moments. Through the years my children have had a few of those. At times, they get greedy with a focus on toys, toys and more toys. They have exhibited less-than-graceful…

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5 Fun Math Games for Toddlers

By Admin | Mar 26, 2017

by Dr. Sandra M. Linder   Primrose Schools Want to help your toddler engage in mathematical thinking? Put away the flashcards and worksheets and focus on exploring math during natural interactions with your child. The goal at this age is to help children make mathematical connections during the everyday play that they know and love! Here…

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Screen Time Safety for Children

By Admin | Mar 9, 2017

With the growth of technology, young people have more options than ever to get in front of a screen. Kids and teens have access to many different types of technology, through phones, tablets, computers and television. Screen time safety is a way for parents and caregivers to be knowledgeable about what types of media their…

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Children’s at Progress West

By Admin | Dec 2, 2016

St. Charles County parents have convenient access to the highest-rated pediatric care in the metro area thanks to St. Louis Children’s Hospital at Progress West Hospital in O’Fallon, Missouri. Children are not small adults. They are special individuals who have age-specific developmental needs, along with weight-based interventions. So it’s crucial to have experienced pediatric nurses…

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Real Mom Talk: Why I Love Babywearing

By comstlco-admin | Nov 30, 2016

by Chelsea Fleming When I started working at Cotton Babies, I knew absolutely nothing about cloth diapers, babywearing… really, anything about babies. But it sure didn’t take me long to learn! In no time, I memorized the names and colors of every cloth diaper we sold and became increasingly excited to one day cloth diaper…

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Noodles & Company: Made. Different

By comstlco-admin | Nov 30, 2016

Made. Different. What does that mean? It means the dishes served by Noodles & Company, a fast-casual restaurant with seven area locations that serve classic noodle and pasta dishes inspired by cuisines from around the world, are free of artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, and sweeteners. It means that you can feel good about bringing your…

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Our Favorite Smoothies

By comstlco-admin | Nov 30, 2016

Who doesn’t love a time-saving meal? We all do! Whether it be a meal replacement, snack or protein boost, a smoothie can be the answer! The dietitians from Barnes-Jewish St. Peters and Progress West Hospitals did some research to see what recipes out there they’d recommend for busy moms on the go! Here are their…

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Kids and Exercise – the importance and when to start

By comstlco-admin | Nov 30, 2016

The problem: For many years health professionals, nutritionists, primary care providers, and government agencies have focused on the obesity trends of adults. Their focus has ranged from primary prevention, which is aimed at inhibiting the development of the disease, to early recognition of the disease and the development of the traditional healthcare model and philosophy.…

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Channeling your child’s energy: Ideas for parents to foster attention and executive functioning skills at home

By comstlco-admin | Nov 30, 2016

By Lisa Harker  St. Louis Children’s Hospital MomDocs  http://childrensmd.org/ If only I had half the energy that my kiddos have, a quarter of their creativity, and a tenth of their spirit. I would be so much more productive at work and at home. I may even finish those baby books. But instead, all too often…

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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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