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Heffner column: The apps have it

By Dr. Elaine Heffner More Content Now. Tue, 04 Aug 2020

Columns share an author’s personal perspective.*****I plead guilty to being of the pre-tech generation, so that may be the reason I had a hard time learning about apps for new mothers designed to make it easier during the first few months of sleepless nights and days spent cooped up at home. Of course, these days many mothers have been cooped up at home with children who have also been kept home from school and other activities that previously filled their days.One app [...]

Heffner column: The apps have it

By Dr. Elaine Heffner More Content Now. Tue, 04 Aug 2020

Columns share an author’s personal perspective.*****I plead guilty to being of the pre-tech generation, so that may be the reason I had a hard time learning about apps for new mothers designed to make it easier during the first few months of sleepless nights and days spent cooped up at home. Of course, these days many mothers have been cooped up at home with children who have also been kept home from school and other activities that previously filled their days.One app [...]

The Mom Stop column: Emotional firsts, and lasts, part of parenthood

By Lydia Seabol Avant More Content Now. Tue, 04 Aug 2020

Columns share an author’s personal perspective.*****When my oldest daughter went to kindergarten in 2014, I was an emotional mess, as many parents are, with the idea that my children were growing up and I officially had a school-age child.I was brave and dry-faced as I walked my girl into her brightly colored classroom, helped her put up her backpack and lunchbox in her cubby, took a few pictures of her with some of her new friends. My son, who was 3 at the time, took it a [...]

The Mom Stop column: Change can be scary in the beginning

By Lydia Seabol Avant More Content Now. Tue, 28 Jul 2020

Columns share an author’s personal perspective.*****Change is never easy, no matter how old we are. It is particularly difficult for those of us - ahem, including myself - who have a particular adversity to any sort of change. When I was a young child, my mother says, I would not drink out of anything except a blue cup. At Christmas, largely my entire life, we had our pre-ordained seats in my grandmother’s living room, and we rarely, if ever, strayed from that norm. In my [...]

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