Baby Shower Invitation CardsWritten by Randy Wilson
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Where to get Invitations:
Online, party supply shop, Wal-mart, Shopko, Target, K-Mart, or office supply stores handle baby shower invitations.
Who to send to:
Everyone invited should get a seperate baby shower invitation card, even if they are in same household.
When to send:
The invitatons should be sent out 3 to 6 weeks in advance. This gives your guests time to clear their schedules, purchase gifts, and return RSVP's.
What to include in your invitation: Name of guest of honor If surprise baby shower party, mention that on card Theme of party Date and time of shower Location and directions to baby shower Name and address of hostess/host Favorite colors of guest of honor Where guest of honor has a registry Suggested ideas for gifts Tell them if a meal is planned, refreshments, appetizers, etc Decorating scheme of guest of honor How and when to RSVP
For those baby showers where you know that you are having a baby boy you might want to send out baby shower invitations for boys. If you have a girl, there are baby shower invitations for a girl also.
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“Mommy, I Can’t Sleep!”: Sleep Disturbance in ChildrenWritten by Dr. Charles Sophy
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Sleep in its natural form is only way our bodies can re-charge. Beyond resting, sleep serves many functions including memory preservation. If your child is not receiving quality and quantity of sleep that is required (typically 8-12 hours each night is optimal), toll can be enormous. Performance in school, interacting with others and activities of daily living may diminish in quality. The origins of a sleep disturbance may range from anxiety tied to emotional conflicts, such as fear of an upcoming test or excitement over a speaking part in school play, to medical issues such as apnea. It is important that underlying issue be addressed, no matter source, to resolve sleep disturbance and give your child their best shot at life.
Remember always to take into account where your child is in their developmental stage, because some sleep issues are age-appropriate. If you have exhausted suggestions listed above, then possibly need for professional intervention is warranted. You are expert when it comes to your child and their sleep patterns. If you have a concern, trust your instinct and seek professional advice.
Dr. Charles Sophy currently serves as Medical Director for the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services. He also has a private psychiatry practice in Beverly Hills, California.
Dr. Charles Sophy, author of the “Keep ‘Em Off My Couch” blog, provides real simple answers for solving life’s biggest problems. To contact Dr. Sophy, visit his blog at http://drsophy.com.