Tuesday, January 26, 2021

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Child wellness
Whooping cough, or pertussis, is a very contagious and serious respiratory infection.  Fortunately, due to pertussis being included in routine vaccination schedules, the incidence of this infection in young children is significantly lower now.   What Is Pertussis? Pertussis is an infection caused...
I grew up in a bilingual household.  My family speaks both English and Cantonese.  I don’t use my Cantonese language as much as I used to anymore.  But I want my daughter Madi and my son George to be fluent in Cantonese. Someone once told me that learning two languages...
COVID-19 has affected all of us and has placed many restrictions around the activities we enjoy.  With my two children ages 4 and 1 we used to go to indoor playgrounds, have playdates and attend music classes weekly. The increased restrictions with COVID-19 has forced our family to...

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