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Women, Infants and Children WIC – Jackson County

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The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a free nutrition education program that helps families identify healthy nutrition choices that work for them. Why WIC? Women on WIC eat a healthier diet, have healthier babies and receive early prenatal care. Infants born to WIC mothers weigh more and have improved growth and development rates. Children on WIC eat …

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Moms Club of Medford

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  The Medford chapter of MOMS club was founded in 2000. We are a non-profit organization that offers fun, support, and encouragement to at-home moms in the Rogue Valley. Experienced moms, new moms, and moms new to the area all come together to make up our group of amazing women! We offer twice weekly playgroups, field trips, family friendly community …

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T1 Dynamite: A Southern Oregon group for youth with type 1 diabetes and their families

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This is a support group for kids under age 25 who have type 1 diabetes. In the world of diabetes, type 2 diabetes tends to get most of the attention, leaving people with type 1 lost in the mix. Of the 26 million Americans living with diabetes, only 5% of that 26 million have type 1. I have started a group for local …

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Birthday Parties for Kids

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By Michelle Jensen, Parent Resource Center One idea is that simple can be better. The younger the child, the simpler the celebration you may want to hold. Who doesn’t want to celebrate their child’s birthday? It’s a time for celebration, fun, family and friends. It’s a time to honor that child‘s special day. However, many times over the years I …

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BABY RHYME TIME

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BABY RHYME TIME is at 11:00am on Thursdays! Baby Rhyme Time a socialization group for new parents with very young children (newborn up to 24 months). The group meets weekly at the Grants Pass branch of Josephine Community Library. The one-hour group provides opportunities for new parents and their babies to meet other families and to learn through sharing ideas and play. …

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Helping Your Child Master Their Feelings

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As a parent one of the hardest things I have had to do was teach my child how to talk about feelings.  The conversation was not hard but teaching the skill has been off the scale in terms of difficulty.  The gift of being able to articulate what you feel and what you want is one of the most important …

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Celebrate Meal Time With Your Family!

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Celebrate Meal Time With Your Family! By Elycia Bechard, LPC Therapist at The Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County   As families gather together for the holidays it can be a great opportunity to step back and remember the importance of connection.  If you are fortunate enough to have positive memories from your childhood experience of family meals, try to …

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