This is it. You’ve found the fuzziest, cutest, most-embarrassing-13-years-from-now costume for your Little. Or maybe you’ve lost sleep as you’ve scrolled aimlessly through social media for ideas … which lead to more ideas … which obviously lead to finding and obsessing over instructions for your first DIY costume project. Oy vey! 

Leadership begins at home. Until Mom and Dad choose to practice personal accountability in their lives, not much will change – anywhere. Parents who are leaders know this: Modeling is the most powerful of all teachers. Dads and moms who accept the mantle of home leadership accept that they – not sports stars, pop culture icons, or Hollywood celebrities – are the role models for their kids. 

Planning ahead for disasters is critical. Are you prepared? Here are some things to do help protect you, your family, and your friends.  

  • Create and maintain an emergency savings account that can be used in case of an emergency.

With fall officially here, so comes “busy mom” mode. But can we truly do everything? Is it possible to work full time and be active in your child’s school? Below are a few tips that may help you readjust the “busy” in your mommy schedule as you strive to do both. 

Planning ahead for disasters is critical. Are you prepared? Here are some things to do help protect you, your family, and your friends.  

Almost half of Americans expect to rely a great deal on their neighbors after a disaster. Helping your community to prepare for disasters can lessen the hardship that is a part of any crisis situation. Learn skills you need to help yourself and others until help can arrive.

As part of President Obama’s Early Learning Initiative, the state of Alabama is participating in Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-CC) Partnerships, which allows Early Head Start programs to partner with local child care centers, serving infants and toddlers from low-income families.

Children establish eating habits as early as two years old!  At Head Start/Early Head Start programs, we partner with families to build healthy eating habits early; one way to do this is to serve meals family-style. Eating family-style meals is a great way to introduce healthy foods, model healthy behaviors and provide opportunities for nutrition education.

What is Family Style Eating?

Caring for young children's teeth is an important part of keeping their bodies healthy—and it's never too early to get started.

Strong first or baby teeth set the stage for strong permanent teeth, and help children play, learn, and grow. Children begin developing oral health habits early.  Once a child’s oral health habits are set, they often stay with the child for life. 

One of the best ways to really understand your child is to get to know his/her world. Hang out with your child. Children are not always good about telling their mom or dad what their worries might be.

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