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If This Is Not a Bill, Then What Is it?

How many times have you received a statement from your insurance plan that states at the top “This is NOT a bill”?   If it is not a bill, then what is it?
These statements are called an Explanation of Benefits (EOB).  Read More »

Health Insurance · McKennan · Comments { 0 }

Boredom Breakers: Fabulous Fizz

Here is a fun, easy and inexpensive activity to do with your young children. With winter right around the corner, this indoor activity makes a great snow day science project! The supplies you need are commonly found around your house.
You will need:

Shallow pans, one for each child (a metal or foil cake pan works well)
Small plastic cups
Vinegar
Baking soda (not baking powder)
Food coloring
Medicine dropper (your pharmacist might give you these for free)
Towel for covering the table

Directions
Pour 2 to 4 ounces of vinegar in each cup. Read More »

Child Development · McKennan · Comments { 0 }

Bagging Treats and Safety this Halloween!

Halloween is another reason I love the fall. My son is 3 years old, so this year is particularly exciting for us. He plans on being Spiderman, and has been preparing for his vigilante night of fun by wearing his costume constantly. Read More »

Just for Fun · Avera Health · Comments { 0 }

I Can COPE with Breast Cancer!

Absorbing the news that you have a breast cancer diagnosis is challenging to say the least! Your emotions will be intense — feeling scared, anxious, out of control.
But you’re not alone in this journey. Your health care team will guide you through the coping process. Read More »

Cancer · Queen of Peace · Comments { 0 }

The Toddler Years: The Fascinating Stage of Toddlerhood (Part 2)

Let’s continue our discussion about some of the characteristics of toddlers that influence their behavior.
Toddlers Are Concrete Thinkers
Little Jaxon is going to be the ring bearer in his aunt’s wedding, so his parents help him practice. On the wedding day, Jaxon starts walking down the aisle. Read More »

Child Development · McKennan · Comments { 0 }

The Toddler Years: The Fascinating Stage of Toddlerhood (Part 1)

Let’s continue our discussion about some of the characteristics of toddlers that influence their behavior.
Toddlers Lack Experience in Human Relations
Toddlers do not yet understand that others have feelings or feel pain. They begin developing empathy, but it’s not consistent. Read More »

Child Development · McKennan · Comments { 0 }