Well and Septic Owner Responsibilities and Educational Opportunities

By Christine Miller, Water Quality Specialist/Hydrogeologist Do you rely on a domestic well for your drinking water supply? If so, have you ever tested your water quality? As a well owner, it is up to you to test your drinking water to ensure it is safe for you and your family. It is estimated that […]

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Is it normal to not feel the “magic moment” when I became a parent?

March 12, 2019 | Parenting & Prenatal

By Patrick Duganz, Father Engagement Specialist Well, yes and no. Before your child was born you were probably told the old cliché that when you first hold them you will be overwhelmed with a new, magic kind of love. The person imparting this wisdom to you may have even had a twinkle in their eye […]

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Is it normal to have cravings during pregnancy?

March 12, 2019 | Parenting & Prenatal

By Anna Snyder, RN It is normal, but often not as wild or weird as TV or movies make it seem (ex. pickles on your ice cream). Getting enough iron, calcium, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamin D is important during pregnancy, as are many other vitamins and minerals. Enjoying a craving every now and then […]

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Is it normal to want to go back to work?

March 12, 2019 | Parenting & Prenatal

By Larisa Hammond, APRN-FNP, MSN For many parents work is an outlet for creative expression, as well as an opportunity to connect with, and collaborate with other adults. Before the baby, you were probably a successful, fulfilled, working adult. It is no secret – especially for first-time parents – that having a baby, is amazing […]

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Is it normal for a dad to cry more after a baby?

March 12, 2019 | Parenting & Prenatal

By Patrick Duganz, Father Engagement Specialist It turns out nothing makes you less like Hollywood tough guys Clint Eastwood or Bruce Willis than becoming a dad. While once you were a fine example of rugged example of inherent manliness, you’re now crying because your kid smiled, or laughed, or held your finger, or said “da” […]

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Is it normal for an infant to confuse day & night?

March 12, 2019 | Parenting & Prenatal

By Anna Snyder, RN It’s really common! Especially those first few weeks to months.  In utero, baby was rocked to sleep throughout the day as mom walked, climbed stairs, and went about her daily routine. Baby loved the constant swaying, which made the baby drowsy and helped him/her to sleep. However, when mom went to bed […]

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Is it normal to lack confidence as a new parent?

March 12, 2019 | Parenting & Prenatal

By Samantha Reed, RN Totally. Just like any new transition in life, we become experts by learning through experience. Every parent feels overwhelmed and insecure at times. Bringing home a new baby can be scary. Yet it is through our own experience that we begin to build confidence. Jim Gaffigan, comedian and father of five, […]

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