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CDC Changes Developmental Guidelines for Children: Medical Experts Weigh In

The next time you bring your child to the doctor for a checkup, the conversation may be a little different than what you’d expect. That’s because — for the first time in 20 years...

Public Preschool Education: Helpful or Harmful?

Preschool has long been touted as the necessary foundation to early childhood education. Politicians and institutions will often champion the cause of universal preschool for all children, beginning at the earliest ages possible. But...

The Doula Xperience Expands Its Reach

Originally opening in North Carolina, The Doula Xperience has now expanded services in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. Its owner,  Anita, who prefers to be referred to simply as “Anita the Doula,” is a...

Springtime Family Events in Toledo

Changes for Mercy Health Children’s Hospital Nationwide Children’s Hospital has officially assumed ownership of the Mercy Health Children’s Hospital in Toledo. Nationwide and Mercy Health became affiliated in January, 2020. Since then, they have worked...

Dogs for Difference

A local nonprofit organization is using man’s best friend to improve the lives of local kids. Perrysburg-based  Dogs For Difference, founded in 2018, brings canines to schools to assist children with disabilities, to nursing...

Gardening with Kids

Playing in the dirt is near the top of the fun list for little kids despite the reluctance and protests of well-intended parents. If you happen to be one of those worried parents, put...

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