MOST eNews October 2014

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National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

Especially in the month of October, we remember families that have experienced a loss of one or more of their precious children. In the United States, October 15 of each year is proclaimed as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. Lighting a candle at 7pm for one hour, wherever you are, will  create a wave of light around the world!

For more information, articles, resources, offer and receive support and to share memorials visit the MOST Memorial Page, and Bereavement and Loss links.  There are MOST families that have lost one of their babies and others that have lost more than one, even all of them. If you would like to connect with others who have similar circumstances, please contact the MOST office at 631-859-1110, join us on the Family Support Forums, or email Info@MOSTonline.org.

 

 

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Thinking of Halloween yet?M&M trick or treat

Halloween is celebrated by many families this month. There are many terrific photos in the MOST flickr gallery with some cute costume ideas. Perhaps you will see a family you know!

Check them out and PLEASE  share your photos with us!

See more Halloween photos here

 

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Fire Prevention Month

If your children are elementary school age, most likely you will receive many papers and activities about Fire Prevention Month. However, if your children are younger, home-schooled, or in high school or beyond, here  is some information, articles and activities you need to read.  Then National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has a free ebook and app available (geared to ages preK- 5th). On the same page are mazes, games, print outs and downloads about fire and fire safety. ABCteach also has some downloads and print outs on their Fire Safety Month page.

Free articles: Fire Exit Strategies: Plans for 2 or more children

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National Teen Drive Safety Week  Oct 19-25

Help teens drive safe

Keeping our children safe is important for all ages, at home or on the road.   Some teens need more guidance than others.  Not sure what you need to do to help keep your teen safe behind the wheel? Set the rules, make a contract, enforce the consequences.  (remind you of the toddler years?)

The five rules for every drive, can you name them? No Cell Phones, No Extra Passengers, No Speeding, No Alcohol, and Always Buckle-up.

 

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Stories from the Heart Blog   

Check out the recent articles posted on the MOST Stories from the Heart blog. Feel free to share, pin or link your favorites through Twitter, Facebook, by email, or using your favorite social networking site with family members, friends and professionals. Each post has an easy-to-use ‘Share’ button at the bottom. The most recent titles include:
Have an idea for an article you’d like to read about? Have an article to share? Please let us know by contacting Barb at info@mostonline.org
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MOST Membership

What does MOST offer? Some of the programs offered include one-on-one support, the MOST website, in-depth blog articles, advocacy efforts, outreach programs, development and provision of quality resources and more. MOST membership dues allow us to support other families and extend invitations to members for special events. We invite you to join us! Join MOST for one-time only dues of just $45.00.
Already a member? Give a gift membership! Contact the office at 631-859-1110 or email Barb at info@mostonline.org.  Help us spread the word about how economical it is to become a permanent part of MOST’s thriving community of multiple birth families.
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Endometriosis Awareness Month

 An estimated 200+ million women have endometriosis. This is about 15% of all women. Endometriosis is the biggest cause of infertility in women. Did you know it takes  7-10 years to diagnose for many women?   The first world wide endometriosis march will be held March 13 in Washington DC  and around the world.

Endometriosis.org

Short video about endometriosis symptoms and treatments

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Daylight Savings Timedaylight savings time

It’s that time of year…time to spring forward the clocks. This Sunday at 2am, the clock springs forward to 3 am.  Many children adjust easily but don’t be dismayed if yours do not!  Most families adjust the schedule by 15 min increments over the course of a few days.

How much sleep do your children need? Look at Are Your Kids Getting Enough Sleep?

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Adopt a Family  - A very gracious thank you

Again, thank you all for the generosity given to the MOST Adopt A Family program.  Here is a special note from one of the adopted families.

I am writing as the tears are still in my eyes from opening the box of gifts for my kids from our anonymous angel family. Thank you whoever you are. Things were so hard this year that I had not realized that I had forgotten my Verizon bill until after I had gotten a few gifts for the kids. So for the first time in 5o years my phone was disconnected. I went through bags of carefully chosen toys tonight and realized that even though I had spent more money than I should have, it does not go far with 4 kids, so two boys were only getting 2 gifts for them. Yes they will undoubtedly share everything, but I just felt like a horrible mother. The boys being autistic really will be thrilled to get anything and not connect it to a special day, but this is the first year that my 6 yo daughter has been looking forward to Christmas.

I am still trying to wrap my head around the time, love and effort that a stranger blessed my kids with. Thank you for helping a mom feel better this holiday whoever you are and to all those at MOST that makes things like this  possible.

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MOST MOMS Weekend

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Time to start thinking of the MOST MOM Weekend. This gathering of moms usually occurs in July. Last year in Atlanta was lots of fun. Fun time together, being with others who “get” you.

Willing to help plan? Let Diane know at Diane@mostonline.org.

Where should we go?   NYC?   Chicago?  Hope you can come join us.   We have interest in NYC. Any where else?

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Stories from the Heart Blog   

Check out the recent articles posted on the MOST Stories from the Heart blog. Feel free to share, pin or link your favorites through Twitter, Facebook, by email, or using your favorite social networking site with family members, friends and professionals. Each post has an easy-to-use ‘Share’ button at the bottom. The most recent titles include:
Have an idea for an article you’d like to read about? Have an article to share? Please let us know by contacting Barb at info@mostonline.org

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MOST Membership

What does MOST offer? Some of the programs offered include one-on-one support, the MOST website, in-depth blog articles, advocacy efforts, outreach programs, development and provision of quality resources and more. MOST membership dues allow us to support other families and extend invitations to members for special events. We invite you to join us! Join MOST for one-time only dues of just $45.00.
Already a member? Give a gift membership! Contact the office at 631-859-1110 or email Barb at info@mostonline.org.  Help us spread the word about how economical it is to become a permanent part of MOST’s thriving community of multiple birth families.
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MOST eNews February 2014

 

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 Happy Valentine’s Day

May your day be filled with thoughts, hugs,  and kisses of loved ones, both here and far.

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National Children’s Dental Month

 

Managing the cost of medical care for multiples is often difficult. Luckily, February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, sponsored by the American Dental Association.

Through the Give Kids A Smile program (which is available year-round, but highlighted during February), families can access quality dental care at little or no cost. To find a program in your state and to see if you qualify, visit Give Kids A Smile.

The ADA also has some cute activity sheets for kids available to download (in English or Spanish) that might help make a first visit to the dentist less scary.

 

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Adopt a Family  Thank You Notes

Again, thank you all for the generosity given to the MOST Adopt A Family program.  Here are a few words from the recipients….

Dear Angel of MOST,  Thank you so very much for thinking of us and being so very generous. It was vey thoughtful and heartfelt that you took time to think of us and send three boxes our way. How very touching and greatful we are to have people like this in todays world. The kids love the toys thank you so very much.It meant/ means a lot. And next year we hope to pay it forward. Love…

Dear Christmas Angel,   I cannot begin to tell you how much your gift means to my husband and I. While our kids don’t believe in Santa they still look for the surprise gifts and magic of Christmas. You have helped us to give them all the things they’ve asked for plus the gift of parents who also get to see the magic of the Christmas Spirit. Once again thank you for all the gift cards. Merry Christmas…

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MOST MOMS Weekend

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Time to start thinking of the MOST MOM Weekend. This gathering of moms usually occurs in July. Last year in Atlanta was lots of fun. Fun time together, being with others who “get” you.  Willing to help plan? Let Diane know at Diane@mostonline.org.

Where should we go?   NYC?   Chicago?  Hope you can come join us.   We have interest in NYC !

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Stories from the Heart Blog   

 

Check out the recent articles posted on the MOST Stories from the Heart blog. Feel free to share, pin or link your favorites through Twitter, Facebook, by email, or using your favorite social networking site with family members, friends and professionals. Each post has an easy-to-use ‘Share’ button at the bottom. The most recent titles include:
Have an idea for an article you’d like to read about? Have an article to share? Please let us know by contacting Barb at info@mostonline.org

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MOST Membership

What does MOST offer? Some of the programs offered include one-on-one support, the MOST website, in-depth blog articles, advocacy efforts, outreach programs, development and provision of quality resources and more. MOST membership dues allow us to support other families and extend invitations to members for special events. We invite you to join us! Join MOST for one-time only dues of just $45.00.
Already a member? Give a gift membership! Contact the office at 631-859-1110 or email Barb at info@mostonline.org.       Help us spread the word about how economical it is to become a permanent part of MOST’s thriving community of multiple birth families.
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Find MOST on all your other favorite sites:        

MOST Amazon Affiliate ProgramFollow MOST on TwitterMOST's Facebook PageMOST's YouTube ChannelMOST LinkedIn GroupMOST Families Group on Flickr

 

 

 

 

 

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