Over the past century, the presence of screens in everyday life has rapidly increased. Only 9% of American households had televisions in 1950. By 1978, that jumped to 98%. Later, computer ownership followed a similar upward trajectory. In 1984, only about 8% of American homes contained a computer. By 2016, that number was over 89%. The smartphone is the latest screen with skyrocketing ownership. In … Continue reading Does Screen Time Affect Children’s Development?
To see Maebry Harrell running around, playing and enjoying life like any other two year old child today, you would never know that the daughter of Larry and Denise Harrell went through open heart surgery before her 1st birthday. Thankfully, that’s just the image that Maebry’s parents hope others see when they meet Maebry as she continues to grow and heal from her earlier issues. … Continue reading Miracle Child
Every parent wants nothing more than see their child grow up and become independent. However, when your last child has finally left the house, there can be a host of mixed emotions. Some parents are relieved to finally have the house to themselves and have one less mouth to feed. Others feel an intense sadness at the departure of their child. This sadness is known … Continue reading Coping With an Empty Nest
This may come as a shock, but seat belts were not always a part of the vehicles we drive, let alone car seats. It used to be common wisdom to only have your child contained while the vehicle was in motion. There was no concern about safety whatsoever. There weren’t any seatbelts to anchor them in place. The car seats we know and need today … Continue reading Car Seat Safety for Your Child
In 2000, the World Health Organization declared that measles had been eliminated in the United States. In 2019, the country is watching as the once eradicated disease makes its resurgence. The reason? A decrease in the number of people vaccinated against measles. As a result, new cases of the highly contagious disease have been cropping up all over the map. What Is Measles? The contagious … Continue reading Modern Measles