Grief Camp for Children and Teens Offers Unconventional Coping Methods

Lori McSorley

Three local organizations are teaming up to fill a need in the Douglas County community. On Sunday, November 10th from 1-5pm, Keepsake Day will commence at Midland Care Center. Visiting Nurses Hospice, Midland Care and Rumsey Yost Funeral Home have come together to offer a grief day-camp for children, teens ...

Safe to Sleep

Child Care Aware of Eastern Kansas

The *Eunice Kennedy Shriver* National Institute of Child Health and Human Development has launched the Safe to Sleep campaign to reduce Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related causes of infant death. Check out the new [campaign][1] to gain the most up-to-date information on creating a safe sleep environment ...

Cordley Carnival on Friday Adds Wellness Fun!

Sally Zogry

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2012/sep/25/241740/ The **Cordley Elementary Carnival** is this **Friday, September 28th** from 5:30-8:00pm. Come enjoy **free** games and prizes, **free** inflatables, laser tag and hamster balls, silent auction, henna tattoos, cake walk and more! Global Cafe, Iwig Dairy and AirSummerSnow Shaved Ice will be selling local food and drink. New this ...

Dads of Douglas County provides week of events in honor of fathers

Charlie Bryan

http://wellcommons.com/users/charliebryan/photos/2011/jun/10/215422/ Promoting awareness of the value of fathers in raising healthy, successful children is the objective of Dad Days, a series of activities for and about fathers to be held in Lawrence, Kansas June 13-18. Dad Days is sponsored by [Dads of Douglas County][1], a local council com­prised of men ...

Daddy & Me at the Farmer's Market

Gayle Anderson

Dads: If you have a child under the age of 5, come see us at the Farmer's Market Saturday morning! http://wellcommons.com/users/geanders/photos/2011/jun/9/215411/

Daddy & Me playgroup to meet at Lawrence Public Library March 12

Charlie Bryan

Bob Lominska will lead the Daddy & Me Playgroup at the Lawrence Public Library Auditorium on March 12 from 9:30 -11:00 am. RSVP online at [http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=170031316378546][1]. Bob is planning a "Playing with Your Food" program that should be quite enjoyable. Music and songs are planned along with other activities to ...

Daddy & Me Playgroup meets at Parents as Teachers playroom Feb. 5

Charlie Bryan

A playgroup for dads? Yes, that′s right. A playgroup for dads and their children meets monthly in various locations right here in Douglas County. Curious? Come to the Daddy & Me Playgroup on Saturday, Feb. 5 at 9:30 am. Stay and play as long as your child is happy. We'll ...

Dads Group organizes Daddy & Me Swimming at Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center

Charlie Bryan

Take a break from the cold weather and enjoy basking in the heated indoor swimming pool at Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center while enjoying time with your infant or toddler. Please share this announcement with others who might be interested in joining us. The Dads Group is open to all. We're ...

Dads Group meeting at Prairie Moon on Dec. 11

Charlie Bryan

The next Dads Group meeting will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11, at Prairie Moon Waldorf School, which is located at [1853 E 1600 Rd, Lawrence, Kansas][1]. For a preview of the planned activities, you can see how felted balls are made by watching this video. ...

Dads Group to meet at Lawrence Public Library

Charlie Bryan

The Douglas County Dads Group meets this Saturday, Nov. 13, from 9:30 to 11 a.m., at Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont Street, Lawrence. We will be participating in [Kansas Reads to Preschoolers 2010][1], an annual celebration of reading from the State Library of Kansas. We'll meet in the Children's Room ...

Welcome Parents!!!

Stacey Hatton

I am really excited to start the Healthy Kids! group. Being a stay-at-home pediatric RN and humor writer is challenging, but I have two of the best preschool girls who keep me hopping and laughing all day. I love to meet other parents who are struggling with the same parenting ...

"Cartoon Characters Sell Kids on Unhealthy Foods"

Ursula Rothrock

Here's [an interesting article][1] from U.S. News and World Report about how "popular cartoon characters are influencing the taste preferences of very young children, and not in a positive way." > "The bottom line is that when kids are presented with a choice of graham crackers, fruit snacks or carrots, ...

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