- April is Multiple Birth Awareness Month- How Many Babies???
- - Autism Awareness Month
- - Child Abuse Prevention Month – How you can help prevent
- NYC : MOST Moms Gathering
- Stories from the Heart blog Check out the new blogs!
- MOST Membership - Help other parents
April is Multiple Birth Awareness Month
The National Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs is sponsoring the 6th Annual Multiple Birth Awareness Month.
You can help MOST spread the word about multiple birth support and friendship. How? Share MOST on your facebook page, blog or other social media. Reach out to another multiple mom with a smile or supportive word. Encourage your friends to join MOST and help support multiple birth families –every step of the way!
Did you know MOST has resources and information for every stage of parenting? Expecting, infancy, toddler, and school age and older. Every month we experience Multiple Birth Awareness and we join NOMTC in celebrating Mutlple Birth Awareness this month!
In 2011 (the latest year data is known) there were 5137 triplet births (15,411 babies); 239 quadruplet births (956 babies) and 41 quintuplets and other higher order multiples (over 205 babies).
Check out MOST Stories From the Heart for new blogs about multiples.
April is Autism Awareness Month
Here are some articles from MOST’s Stories of the Heart Blog
April is Child Abuse Awareness Month
No one wants to think about children being abused or neglected. However, it does happen in all socio-economic groups, ethnic groups. How can you help? Prevent Child Abuse America has a list of actions you can do to help.
- Be a friend to a parent you know. Ask how their children are doing. Draw on your own experiences to provide reassurance and support. If a parent seems to be struggling, offer to baby-sit or run errands, or just lend a friendly ear. Show you understand.
- Be a friend to a child you know. Remember their names. Smile when you talk with them. Ask them about their day at school. Send them a card in the mail. Show you care.
- Talk to your neighbors about looking out for one another’s children. Encourage a supportive spirit among parents in your apartment building or on your block. Show that you are involved.
- Give your used clothing, furniture and toys for use by another family. This can help relieve the stress of financial burdens that parents sometimes take out on their kids.
- Volunteer your time and money for your time and programs in your community that support children and families, such as parent support groups, child care centers, and our state chapters and local Healthy Families America sites.
- for public policies, innovative programs and issues that benefit children and families
The Department of Health and Human services has a website with tip sheets ( English and Spanish) to help make stronger families.
MOST MOMS Weekend
Time to start thinking of the MOST MOM Weekend. New York City, here we come! Last year in Atlanta was lots of fun. Fun time together, being with others who “get” you.
Working on hotels right now. Hope to have the final plans soon.
Willing to help plan? Still looking for moms to help plan. Let Diane know at Diane@mostonline.org.
Hope you can come join us.
Stories from the Heart Blog
- 5 Things You Should Never Say to a Parent of Multiples
- Kindergarten – To Separate or Not? One Family’s Experience
- Coping with a Diagnoses-Our Story
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