Category: For Motherhood

Fever: Fear it or Embrace it?

The fever.  One of the most common reasons children are brought to the emergency room.  As an ER nurse, I created this presentation Fever: Fear it or embrace it? to teach parents about fevers so they can understand whether to fear it or embrace it.  Held at the Antelope Valley Birth Center August 30th at 6:00pm and September 23rd at CalCity Fitness Center at noon. Some of the topics covered are: What is a fever and what does it do? What causes a fever? When do you call the doctor? What are febrile seizures? Risks and benefits of antibiotics Ibuprofen and acetaminophen: how they work, and the risks associated with their use Natural methods to support a child or adult with a fever How to know if they are getting better? Click on the link above or here for all the details of this...

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The Transformative Power of Bids for Connection | TEDxUCR

Butler’s Coffee  •  Tue, Jul 18  •  10:oo am  •  Kid Friendly AVBRN member Lesley Yadon will be at Mom’s Circle tomorrow morning, July 18, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. discussing how to calm your mom worry!  This is a free event at kid friendly Butler’s Coffee in Palmdale. Visit her website and stop by for a coffee. In this vulnerable and inspiring talk, Lesley Yadon describes how bids for connection helped transformed her motherhood and eventually led her to re-creating her life with less worry and more joy. Lesley applies the concept of “bids for connection,” created by John...

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Love Your Gut: The Story of Your Microbiome

Heads up Santa Clarita/Valencia StaciJoy, Holistic RN, will be in town sharing about the second brain, our gut and its microbiome on Wednesday, 7/19 at 7p. Please let me know by messaging me on my Facebook page if you decide to attend and/or need any additional resources otherwise you are welcome to RSVP by clicking the Facebook icon below. Attendance is free but advanced registration is required. Via Conveying Awareness with Jessica David. Be well!  Love Your Gut July 19th at 7:00 PM...

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Water fun…on a serious note.

It’s that time of summer fun which means water fun!!! I love the water and so do my children and grandchildren. But in this post, I want to talk about a more serious aspect of water fun. After attending a pediatric nursing refresher conference last month, I wanted to give a review of one of the potential dangers of water fun…drowning. According to the World Congress of Drowning: “Drowning is a process resulting in primary respiratory impairment from submersion/immersion in a liquid medium.” This definition makes an important distinction between the definition used since the 1970’s. We used to...

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What to do when the adrenaline wears off

Last time I wrote about the pleasant surprise I got after giving birth: adrenaline! That blog was all about how helpful adrenaline is.  Read the full blog here. It’s got good stuff! This time I want to talk about what to do when the adrenaline wears off.  Uh oh! All that extra energy is gone and ya feel like you fell down some stairs and then swam underwater for too long and then had someone bleed you with leeches. Okay so maybe that description is a bit vivid and exaggerated but it is no exaggeration to say at some point...

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