Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid USA is a training  –  like regular First Aid or CPR  –  designed to give people the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Mental Health First Aid helps people know that mental illnesses and addictions …

Children’s Behavior

Does your Child Display any of These Symptoms? • Moodiness • Anxiety • Depression • Memory problems • Worry/fear • OCD obsessive compulsive disorder • Brain fog • Ruminating thoughts • ADD, ADHD and other focus issues • Poor Reading Comprehension Some issues are truly neurological, but many are the …

Healthy Food Choices Program for Kids

The Power of Produce (PoP) Club is a fun and exciting new children’s program that will be held at the Hayden Farmers Market this summer. The program seeks to encourage children to make healthy food choices by empowering them to shop for, grow and prepare fresh fruits and vegetables. Children …

Get smart about antibiotics

Know when it’s best not to use antibiotics It never fails; when the kids go back to school, they are bound to come home with runny noses, coughs and sore throats at some point. As a parent, you want to keep your kids healthy and make them feel better, but …

A Mom’s View of ADHD

If I had only known then … My son was 4 years old the day I was told by the preschool director that he was not welcome back unless he was on medication for “ADHD” to control his behavior. Learning disabilities often show themselves in bad behavior & social awkwardness. …

Rethinking “Girls (Moms) Night Out”

Throughout society, but especially for women, heavy drinking has been normalized. That’s dangerous. Think about the abundance of memes related to drinking on social media feeds. Taglines like: “I like to play this drinking game where I take a shot every time one of my kids says, “mom.” Or “Technically, …