MOST eNews April 2014 Ah Spring

  • 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

 

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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, infancytoddler, 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.

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April is Autism Awareness Month  

Here are some articles from MOST’s Stories of the Heart Blog

Coping with a Diagnoses-Our Story

Can a Baby’s Cry Predict Autism?

Jump Right In! Parenting a Child with Autism

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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.

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MOST MOMS Weekend

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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.   

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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

 

 

 

MOST eNews March 2014

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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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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

 

 

 

 

 

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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