DeKalb County Offering Free Baby Café 

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The DeKalb County Board of Health has partnered with Reaching our Sisters Everywhere, Inc. (ROSE) to improve coordinated breastfeeding support services by opening a Baby Café. 

The Baby Café is a national network of community-based, drop-in breastfeeding support sites offering on-going, high-quality lactation care at no cost. It’s a free resource for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers to get support and to share experiences with other moms. 

In response to COVID-19 social distancing requirements, the ROSE baby café will be held online until further notice.

The café offers:

  • Free education and support, such as advice on baby latching, positioning, and returning to work.
  • Discussions led by lactation support providers.
  • A welcoming environment.
  • A safe place to ask questions and have an open discussion.

 

ROSE was provided a license to operate the Baby Café through a grant supported by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). Pregnant and new moms learn how to properly breastfeed with access to trained lactation support providers, including Breastfeeding Peer Counselors, Certified Lactation Counselors and International Board-Certified Lactation Consultants.

 The Baby Café is online every Monday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and every Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Families must pre-register to participate by visiting http://www.breastfeedingrose.org/rosebabycafe/.

 For more information about the Baby Café, call 404-508-7847 or email dekalb.ocdp@dph.ga.gov.

 

Today is National Banana Split Day

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Go bananas, because on August 25, it’s National Banana Split Day!  Give your taste buds the thrill of delicious ice cream and luscious chocolate covering a fresh banana topped off with nuts, a cherry and whipped cream.

Surprisingly, the original banana split wasn’t created in an ice cream parlor but in a pharmacy in 1904.  Banana splits were the brainchild of David Evans Strickler,  a pharmacist’s apprentice who enjoyed experimenting with new soda fountain sundaes in his free time. They were so popular with the college crowd that students willingly paid 10 cents,  double the price of a normal sundae. Try a banana split today and you’ll understand why this  amazing dessert is a classic!

Learn more about the history of this delicious day here.

Have a Good Night’s Sleep

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From our friends at MondayCampaigns.org

Lack of sleep can lead to burnout and can trigger or exacerbate a number of physical and mental health issues, ranging from chronic pain and high blood pressure to anxiety and depression.

And although we may be aware of the consequences of getting too little sleep, that doesn’t make going to bed any simpler. Thankfully, there are proven methods to improve the duration and quality of your sleep. Dr. Pooja Amy Shah, assistant professor at Columbia University and an authority on integrative medicine, offers a number of different techniques that you can incorporate into your nightly ritual to make falling asleep easier.

Read more here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 21 is National Senior Citizens Day

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From National Today:

Do you have an elderly person in your life that you love and appreciate? National Senior Citizens Day, August 21,  is the day to let them know how much you care and it’s an opportunity to recognize their accomplishments.  In 1988, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed this holiday to raise awareness about issues that affect senior citizens and their quality of life.

Today, seniors are still active in their communities as well as continuing to have a strong presence in the workforce.  For all they do and have achieved for the good of their communities, senior citizens deserve our thanks!

Read more about the day here.

Pool Hours Extended Through September 27!

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Glenlake Pool
Open 10am -6pm daily through September 27

McKoy and Ebster Pool
Open 4pm – 8pm on Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri from now through Sept 7

Open 10am – 6pm on Wed, Sat, Sun from now through Sept 7

Open 10am – 6pm on weekends only from Sept 8 – Sept 27

Find the Perfect Push-up For You

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From our friends at #MoveItMonday:

The push-up is a fast and effective exercise that engages the chest, triceps, biceps, shoulders, back, and core. Executing the standard push-up requires a certain amount of base strength and flexibility, but there are numerous variations available to individuals of all ages and fitness levels.

Find out more here.

New Pool Hours Through Labor Day

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Enjoy the pools though Labor Day with the new hours.

Glenlake Pool:
10 am – 6 pm each day of the week

McKoy and Ebster Pools:
4 pm – 8 pm weekdays
10 am – 6 pm weekends and Labor Day

Make Some Back to School Crafts!

Since school is starting virtually this year, your young student may want to create a fun learning space. Here are some crafts families can do to get ready for that big first day.

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Pencil Holders:
Your child can make this Mason Jar pencil holder for his/her own desk. Don’t have a mason jar? Use a can or other glass jar.

Is your young student a Star Wars fan? They can create and R2-D2 pencil holder to brighten up their desk.

Decorate your learning space:
Parents can make this Paper Roll Pencil and fill it with treats, erasers, or other school supplies for a first day of school surprise.

Make a Back to School Photo Frame to liven up the learning space.

Create a School Bus Kleenex Box cover and brighten up your desk.

Ideas for Teens:
Make a Back to School Bulletin Board with things you have around the house.

Create a Back to School Clipboard to keep track of important papers and assignments. You can use this idea, or get creative and design your own.

A Hanging Organizer is great for keeping things in their place. This one is really cute. You can even make it more colorful by adding some designs. If you prefer to have an organizer sitting on your desk, here is another idea.

A new mouse pad might add some fun to online learning. Learn to make a Floral Mouse Pad, or use any material that you enjoying looking at.

 

 

It’s International Left-Handers Day!

 

From Nationaltoday.com:

On August 13, 1976 Left-Handers International designated this day — a Friday the 13th — as International Left-Handers Day.

Wonder what it’s like to see the world from a “left-handed” point of view? On International Lefthanders Day, August 13, you get to explore that world for a day. Did you know Presidents Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama were all left-handed?  Rock out with Paul McCartney or Jimi Hendrix, the world’s greatest left-handed guitarist.  (Stevie Ray Vaughan, born right-handed, learned to play a left-handed guitar like his hero, Hendrix). There’s also Oprah Winfrey,  Julia Roberts and Lady Gaga, left-handers all.  In baseball, there were the legendary “southpaws,  Babe Ruth and Sandy Koufax. So, if you’re left-handed, grab your left-handed cup and make a toast to all left-handers, everywhere!

Read more about the history and famous left-handers here.

August 12 is National Middle Child Day!

From NationalToday.com:

If you have siblings, you know the rivalry can get real. Middle children often get less attention from busy parents. But despite the commonly held belief that their insecurity and resentment carries on into adulthood, middle children actually develop some critical skills that help them become successful adults.

Whether or not “Middle Child Syndrome” is real, it’s true that middle children, particularly in large families, can get overlooked in the hustle and bustle of daily life. Started in 1986 by Elizabeth Walker, National Middle Child Day celebrates our middle siblings and reminds us that each child is precious and important.

Read more about the history of the day, and about some special middle children.

Ways to celebrate the day:

  • Send your middle child or sibling a gift. Let them know you’re thinking about them!
  • Watch some episodes of your favorite TV middle child. Grab some popcorn and spend some time with your own kids. Take a family poll to see who your favorite TV middle sibling is, and watch a few episodes of that show.
  • Get in touch with your siblings. Whether or not you have a middle child in your family, it’s never a bad time to reach out to your siblings and say hello.
  • If you are a middle child, today is a day to treat yourself – you deserve it.
  • If you know of a middle child make the day special for them – they deserve it.