Our Postpartum Truth – In Her Words : My Support System

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By: Michele Inzelbuch, LCSW, LCDAC Women who suffer from Postpartum Depression or Anxiety often feel alone, isolated or ashamed. Watching friends or family members reveling in the joy newborns bring can intensify these emotions in a struggling mom. Many hospitals, including those in Monmouth County, conduct the Edinburgh evaluation that identifies PPD/A symptoms, prior to … Continued

A Banana of any Color is Your Friend!

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By: Erin Mumby Bananas are an important super food. Most people purchase a bunch of bananas while they’re still green. As they ripen into a yellow color, you’ll eat them. When they develop brown spots, or turn completely brown, you’ll throw them out! Think again! Not only do brown spots mean that the banana is … Continued

Did You Know…

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By Pam Teel   …that in May 1886, Coca Cola was invented by Doctor John Pemberton a pharmacist from Atlanta, Georgia? John Pemberton concocted the Coca Cola formula in a three legged brass kettle in his backyard. The name was a suggestion given by John Pemberton’s bookkeeper Frank Robinson. Being a bookkeeper, Robinson also had excellent … Continued

“Kids” Giving

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By Teena S. Patel Owner, Lightbridge Academy of Eatontown The holiday season is fast approaching and children are excited to see family again and of course collect a few presents along the way. To kick off this holiday season, Thanksgiving is right around the corner. You’ve been diligently working around the clock to create your … Continued

Do You Have A Teenage Driver And Are Worried? If so, You must get this App.

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Life360, the world’s leading family location app, Life360 Driver Protect, a new subscription service that uses your smartphone to automatically detect if you are in a serious accident and immediately contacts emergency responders and your family members. The service also delivers Safe Drive Reviews to subscribers, providing them with actionable safety insights about their driving … Continued

Diabetes and the Holiday

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It can be hard to resist a spread of desserts or other unhealthy foods when they surround your dinner table. If you’re suffering from diabetes, it is important to remember how dangerous your blood levels may become by consuming them. This year, put your focus on celebrating fun times with family rather than what’s on … Continued

Age Appropriate Screen Time

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By Susan Heckler What do we mean by screen time? Screens are everywhere. The television… the smart phone… the iPad… the tablet…video games. Unstructured playtime is more valuable for a child’s developing brain than electronic media, even the educational type. Unfortunately, this generation of parents uses the tablets and smartphones the way their parents did … Continued

INSIDE GUNTHER PUBLICATIONS: Meet Susan Heckler

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We’re back with another edition of Inside Gunther Publications! You may have read a great issue of the Family Times while looking for exciting new events to take the kids, or read an interesting health article written by a medical professional in The Greater Princeton Area Ask the Doctor. If these sound familiar to you, … Continued

Let Me Shake Your Hand Kelly Tyers

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By: Susan Heckler I recently put a note in The Millstone Times asking for candidates for our Let Me Shake Your Hand column. This column honors those who live or work in our sending area that really goes above and beyond to help and be a good person. Interestingly enough, I got an overwhelming response…for … Continued

How Busy is Too Busy

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By Susan Heckler  Every child is an individual, the below is a guideline which may need some customizing based on your child’s wants, needs, and abilities. Grade-by-Grade at a Glance Kindergarten should be simple and free — one or two after-school activities a week are more than enough. A great choice may involve their creative and/or … Continued