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Help Support The Global Big Latch On

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For the past 8 years Health Foundations Birth Center has had the honor of being a site for supporting the Big Latch On. The Big Latch On is a global movement to raise awareness and provide support to breastfeeding mothers. This year we are very excited to be partnering with Blooma for this wonderful event. Global Big Latch On events take place at registered locations around the world.

Some of the goals of the Big Latch On are: 

  • Provide support for communities to identify and grow opportunities to provide on-going breastfeeding support and promotion in local communities.
  • Raise awareness of breastfeeding support and knowledge available locally and globally.
  • Help communities positively support breastfeeding in public places.
  • Make breastfeeding as normal part of day-to-day life at a local community level.
  • Increase support for women who breastfeed - women are supported by their partners, family and their communities.
  • Ensure communities have the resources to advocate for coordinated appropriate and accessible breastfeeding support services.

Last year the total attendance was 50,383 people! 

We would love you to be a part of this movement with us. This year we are participating on August 3rd starting at 10:00am. Please sign up here! We will be having snacks and handing out goodie bags. Blooma will be leading a Bring Your Own Baby Yoga Class right after the latch on.

Why We Love The Business of Being Born (And You Should, Too!)

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Did you know that the US currently has one of the highest infant mortality rates among industrialized nations? Though you may find this to be shocking given the wealth of our nation and available technology, this issue is among several concerns about birth in the US that Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein set out to explore in their documentary, The Business of Being Born. This cutting edge documentary was created with the intent to provide women with a thorough examination of the current state of the birth industry in the United States. Through raw footage of empowering homebirths, candid interviews with mothers, doctors, midwives and other health professionals, and an analysis of common hospital birth practices, Lake and Epstein have created a provocative and informative film that is a must-see for all women. 

Why They Created It:

Ricki Lake initially sought to create a film examining common birth practices in the US after her own first birthing experience left her feeling unsatisfied and like something was missing. Interested in the factors leading to the decline of the use of midwives and the increase in the use of medical interventions, including C-sections, Lake hoped to expose some of the reasons women feel unequipped to have a natural birth. Epstein, a strong proponent of natural homebirth directs the documentary while pregnant herself and as you see in the end provides viewers with a firsthand account of why it is necessary to be flexible sometimes with your birth plan in spite of your own wishes.  

Why We Like It:

This film is all about empowering women to realize the tremendous and natural capabilities of their own bodies without intervention. Through extensive and awe-inspiring footage of natural births, The Business of Being Born successfully shows that women need not fear childbirth and that they have the strength within themselves that they will need to birth their baby. The post-birth euphoria that the new moms experience in the film is palpable through the screen and allows viewers to see some of what they might be missing should they feel pressured to undergo a cascade of medical interventions at the hands of their doctors. Lake and Epstein also take a look at the potential motivations for hospitals to encourage the use of interventions and in some cases even favor the use of Cesarean sections to avoid the possibility of a lawsuit. This film is beautifully feminist yet will appeal to any individual who is expecting a baby and wants their partner to have the dignity of the choice to have a childbirth that is best for her and her new baby. 

What You’ll Learn:

The Business of Being Born is a treasure trove of interesting facts about the history of childbirth in the United States, the decline of midwifery and the rise of and reasons for the medicalization of birth. A few topics explored in the film include:

  • The cascade effect of childbirth interventions 
  • The reasons many obstetricians are ill-suited to attend to natural births 
  • The economic implications to hospitals when allowing women to follow their body’s natural birth plan without intervention
  • The risks associated with repeat Cesarean sections
  • The primal bonding mechanism of the natural birth process
  • The relationship between the growth of technology and the changes to the childbirth industry in the US
  • The power, pride, and strength a woman experiences through natural birth.

The Take Home Message:

All women deserve the right to make informed decisions about their childbirth experience. Whether you choose to birth at home, in a birth center or at the hospital, you are entitled to the right to be educated, empowered and supported in the process. Lake and Epstein have created a powerful film that boldly personifies this mission through real life accounts, professional commentary, and raw footage. The Business of Being Born is a must-see for all women expecting a baby. This December, Health Foundations is thrilled to welcome the esteemed creators of this cutting edge documentary to our EVERY WOMAN CAN event at Aria. Lake and Epstein will give the keynote address during this night of celebration, community, and empowerment. For more information about EVERY WOMAN CAN, visit our website at http://www.everywomancan.co/.

Empowering Woman to Make Informed Choices: EVERY WOMAN CAN, December 09, 2016

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Health Foundations is thrilled to announce our upcoming special event this December 9th, 2016, EVERY WOMAN CAN. This night of community, celebration, empowerment, great music and honored speakers will take place at Aria and will feature keynote speakers, Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein and the musical stylings of female folk singers, Indigo Girls.

The EVERY WOMAN CAN movement was founded by our very own Amy Johnson-Grass of Health Foundations and its mission is to empower and support women in making informed choices for childbirth and their bodies. EVERY WOMAN CAN is a community for every woman, throughout womanhood, pregnancy, childbirth, motherhood and beyond. No matter what choices you make for your body or childbirth, we strive to support one another in recognizing the incredible strength and potential we have as women.

Ricki Lake & Abby Epstein

To celebrate this powerful mission with us, we welcome Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein, creators of the raw and thought-provoking documentary, the Business of Being Born. Lake is a well-known advocate in the birthing community having served on the board of the nonprofit organization, Choices in Childbirth for many years. In their keynote address, these seasoned advocates of the birth community will address informed decision making and natural birth. Lake and Epstein’s work and life’s missions embody the spirit of the EVERY WOMAN CAN movement, seeking to empower women with knowledge and choices and to recognize the extraordinary potential of our bodies.

Indigo Girls

The grand finale of this special evening will be an exciting performance from none other than Grammy Award winning folk rock band, Indigo Girls. Amy Ray and Emily Saliers are not only known for their hit albums and timeless ballads, but their profound political and environmental activism and support for women issues. Ray and Saliers will close the evening with a performance following the key note speakers and a social hour to allow us all time to connect and celebrate.

Health Foundations is proud to partner with Free the Girls, Nurture Project International and Esther’s Home to bring you this incredible night to remember. A portion of the proceeds from the event will go towards supporting these organizations and their commendable causes. Here’s a little bit about the work of these partnering organizations:

Free the Girls provides a unique opportunity for victims of sex trafficking to rebuild their lives through operating their own business selling secondhand clothing while going to school, establishing a home and caring for their families. Joined together with fellow survivors, these brave women sell second-hand bras to other women in need around the world. Health Foundations is honored to be an official drop off site for bra donations that benefit the Free the Girls organization.

Nurture Project International is a US-based, nonprofit organization that provides resources for communities impacted by crisis and disaster. Through the organization and support of volunteers, Nurture Project seeks to provide tangible services to those people whose lives have been negatively impacted by crisis and who are suffering the most.

Esther's Home is a support center for victims of domestic violence that provides shelter, programs, education and counseling to women and children as they rebuild their lives following abuse. Esther’s Home seeks to equip women with the tools and support necessary to reclaim their lives and well being following the traumatic experience of domestic violence.

Together with Health Foundations, these organizations eagerly await the EVERY WOMAN CAN event at Aria on December 9 th , 2016. Please join us for this momentous, once in a lifetime opportunity to join hands with women from around the world to celebrate a woman’s right to choose. To purchase tickets to EVERY WOMAN CAN, please visit the website at http://www.everywomancan.co/ or contact Health Foundations directly with questions. We look forward to celebrating with you!

Candlelight Yoga @ Health Foundations Birth Center

Attention Health Foundations Mama's & Mama's-To-Be! Health Foundations Family Health & Birth Center has teamed up with Blooma Yoga to bring you candlelight yoga @HFBC! Our first class will be February 18th from 6:00-7:00pm (and then the 3rd Wednesday of each month). $12 per class.

Sign up and our coordinator will be in touch with you shortly.

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Happy 4th BIRTHday Health Foundations Birth Center!

Image In February, Health Foundations Family Health & Birth Center is celebrating its 4th BIRTHday! Thank you to all of the wonderful families we have had the privilege of helping! Over the past four years, we have been able to help over 400 women and families! Not only have we been able to help give families individualized birth experiences, we have grown to offer various wellness services, classes & support groups. We've also started a lactation center and a breastmilk donor program!

To help us celebrate, please answer our special birthday question, " What is one word you'd use to describe your birthing experience (or care experience) at HF?" Please post here or send your responses to info@health-foundations.com

Share YOUR BIRTHday images and stories! The story of your journey and BIRTHdays make our BIRTHday possible!

Stop by the Birth Center on February 14th from 10-11am and enjoy a piece of BIRTHday cake and say hi! We will also have fun materials to make Valentines!

Happy Halloween from Health Foundations!

Happy Halloween from your friends at Health Foundations! Today at Mom's Group, we had lots of festive little ones..and tons of fun chatting and enjoying treats.  The pictures are just too cute not to share!

Mamas, join us at Mom's Group each Thursday from 11-12.  All moms are welcome at this free gathering and you don't need to sign up.  Coming up in November we will have:

  • FREE Mom & Baby Yoga (11/7),
  • mama and baby clothes/books/toy SWAP (11/14)
  • Infant Massage (11/21)

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Free Essential Oils Classes this Fall!

essentialoils2We are thrilled to be offering two free essential oils classes this fall-- one on October 28 and the second on November 11, both the same class and both from 7 to 8 pm at Health Foundations.

Details:

This informative class will help you learn the basics of how pure, therapeutic grade essential oils can be incorporated into your everyday life. We'll share real-life testimonies about how these amazing natural products have helped heal, soothe and enrich the lives of those who use them and discuss ways they can be used to improve your physical well-being and the health of those you love.
Brochures will be available outlining the benefits of using essential oils during pregnancy, with infants and children, and to transform your medicine cabinet..

Presenters:

Stacy Tiegs
Stacy Tiegs is a self-made entrepreneur, a mother to three grown children, and a wife of twenty-five years to her wonderful husband Tom . For six years Stacy has created, owned, and operated  Something Savvy in Buffalo, Minnesota. After being introduced to essential oils several years ago, Stacy used them to help heal herself and her family.  She watched her youngest daughter relinquish herself of many medications because of daily oil use.  Now, Stacy cannot stock her store shelves fast enough. She hears testimonies daily of how quickly these oils work and has decided to make it her full time mission to let others know there are healthier alternatives to pharmaceuticals that can often have serious side effects.
Betsy Kelly
Betsy Kelly is a mother, reading specialist, self-proclaimed cloth diaper guru, and a firm believer in natural medicine. After having been raised in a chiropractic family, she has become a woman passionate about preventative health and medicinal healing rooted in all that is natural. The power of essential oils is something Betsy has always believed in and now she is sharing her knowledge and love of them with others. Betsy lives in Hopkins with the love of her life, Paul, her daughter Ruby (born at Health Foundations Birth Center) and her son, Clyde (born at home).

Fall Events with Dudes Becoming Dads Group

Our friends over at Dudes Becoming Dads would like to spread the word about some great events they are planning in the next month or so.  Ladies, please tell your partners...partners, consider joining this fun, laid-back group of guys.  The first event is for the whole family...the second is just for dudes! Both are hosted by Jeff Hellenbrand

Grill Out at Minnehaha Park (family event)

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When: Sunday September 29th @ 1pm

We're squeezing in one more grill-out this Fall. Bring the family, something for the grill, drinks and maybe a dish to share. Feel free to bring a frisbee, football, bocce ball set, etc. so we can have some fun. And it's Fall, so dress in layers.  Call Jeff on his cell phone when you get there for directions to where we end up exactly. And if you park in the lot, don't forget to pay. See you there!

LEARN MORE AND RSVP HERE

Drinks at Pizza Luce in Saint Paul (Dads only)

When: Friday October 18th @ 7pm This one is just for the fellas. We'll grab some cold beers and have ourselves a great time.

LEARN MORE AND RSVP HERE.  

Gather this Friday for Birth Story Sharing

HFBigroomgatheringJoin us this Friday Sept 20 from 4:30 to 6:30 to share your birth story, listen to other women's birth stories, or both! Come share and gather birth wisdom!

This is open to all mamas------bumps and babies welcome.

You can choose to share or just listen--if you want to share, please note that upon signing up.  You can sign up by emailing jaime@health-foundations.com

We will have tea and treats. The cost of this gathering is $15.

Join us for a wonderful afternoon of amazing stories!  We look forward to seeing you then!

Breastfeeding class this month

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If you are pregnant or recently gave birth, consider signing up for this fantastic course filled with important information about breastfeeding your babe(s).  The class, put on by postpartum service provider Welcome Baby Care, will be held at Health Foundations on August 26 from 6 to 8:30pm. Please join us!

Details:

This breastfeeding class for new and expectant parents covers everything you need to know to get off to a great start with your breastfed baby. Taught by trained lactation counselors, and covering the first month after the birth. We provide evidence based information on:

- the benefits of breastfeeding - milk production - milk supply - best latch techniques - how to know baby is getting enough - common stumbling blocks and how to overcome them - pumping and storage - and much much more!

Offering only the most up to date and evidence based information, you will leave this class fully informed and confident in your body’s ability to feed your baby!

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

For more information, please call us at (952) 942-5676 or visit us at http://welcomebabycare.com.

You can sign up at https://welcomebabycarebreastfeeding101.eventbrite.com/

Write your Birth Story Workshop!

WritingJoin us for a special two-part workshop during which you will have time and space to reflect on, process, write about, and share (if desired) your birth story with gentle guidance from Health Foundations’ blogger-writer-professor-mama-doula-in-training, Jaime Fleres-Mizejewski. We will gather at Health Foundations on two Fridays: September 6 and 20 from 4:30 to 6:30 PM

This birth story workshop is for you, whether you:

  • gave birth a few weeks ago or many months ago
  • love writing or get sweaty palms at the thought
  • have a draft of your story or wish to start from the beginning
  • had the birth of your dreams or a different journey than the one you’d hoped for

No matter where you’ve been or where you are, your birth story is unique, important, and sacred—and deserves to be expressed and heard! Just like birth itself, writing your birth story is a profound and cathartic experience, the results of which you and your child will cherish for a lifetime.

Workshop Details:

Our first time together, September 6, we will:

  • talk about the importance and benefits of writing your birth story
  • gain insight into how to write (or edit) your unique tale
  • go through a guided meditation/reflection time to evoke memories and emotions from your birth experience
  • have time to write or edit your story
  • enjoy tea and treats

Please bring a journal and a writing instrument (crayons, colored pencils, pencils, or pens) or your laptop.  To help evoke memories, you may also wish to bring birth pictures, your birth playlist, any notes you may have taken in the postpartum, or any special objects that hold meaning to you and your birth story.

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Between the first and second gathering, you will have time to edit and polish your writing, getting feedback from Jaime via email if you desire.

On our second evening, September 20, we will have an opportunity to share our birth stories or listen to other’s stories, as you feel comfortable.  We will celebrate your accomplishment (with chocolate)!

Babies are welcome to attend both of our gatherings.

The cost of this two-part workshop is $40, including a round of editing feedback from Jaime via email, if desired. Please register by emailing Jaime@health-foundations.com.

Writing, like birth, is a transformative experience with the power to help you make meaning from, process, heal from, celebrate and honor your unique experience of birth.  Come honor yourself, your story, and your child; and connect with community.

Calling all new and expecting Dads! New Dad's Group

Gals, encourage your partners to consider this fantastic new Dad's Group forming in the Cities for expecting and new papas.  Their first meet up is THIS Friday August 9th at 7:30 at Psycho Suzi's.  

Here is what organizer Jeff Hellenbrand had to share with us about this awesome new group:

There are several groups in the Cities for expecting mothers, but I couldn't find any equivalent for guys. As an expecting father, most of my friends do not have kids yet. Instead of boring my friends with all of the details and anxieties of the pregnancy and birth, I decided to create a meetup group just for new and expecting dads.

What makes this group awesome is that we have no agenda. It's an excuse for new and expecting dads to meet, hang out and have fun. We're guys. So we talk a lot about work, music and sports. But we also end up talking about pregnancy and fatherhood. And I think that's a conversation that's too important to not be having. But none of us wants to feel like we have to talk about that stuff or that we can't talk about something else when we feel like it. Anybody who considers himself a new or expecting dad is welcome.
Our next meetup is coming up fast! Since this is our first meeting for most of the guys, I wanted to have something fun and low-key.
We're meeting at Psycho Suzi's on Friday, August 9 at 7:30pm. Here's the link to the event: http://www.meetup.com/Dudes-Becoming-Dads/events/130418752/
It's important that guys RSVP for this one (preferably early next week) so a large enough space can be reserved at Suzi's.

July Event: "More than a Quick Fix" for expecting and new moms

Mark your calendars now for this one-time special event hosted by Health Foundations Family Health & Birth Center, presented by Nichi Hirsch Kuechle of My Healthy Beginning and Amy Riley of Loving the Pregnant You.
  • Is there a lack of nourishment in your life?
  • Is “self-care” at the bottom of your To Do List (or absent from your list)?
  • Do you wish you had time to feed yourself and your family healthy food every day (the most foundational source of nourishment)?
  • Do you wish you could quiet the worries and questions that cycle through your head?
  • Want to be pampered, get a chair massage, and take a restorative yoga class all in one night?
  • How about learning to set aside the pressure to “do pregnancy” perfectly and discover how to do it YOUR way?
…If you want to deal with any concerns that come up in an empowering way, learn the simple basics to feeding yourself and your family healthfully, AND get easy-to-implement approaches & resources to feed your family natural foods while saving money, please join us for More Than a Quick Fix.
Space for this event is limited. To ensure ample pampering, we’re limiting attendance to 40. So get your spot TODAY.

Details of the Event:

5 to 6p.m:

6:15 to 6:30

Dr. Amy Johnson-Grass will talk about the benefits of choosing Health Foundations for your pregnancy care, labor/delivery, and postpartum care.

6:30 to 7:15

Discussion of "5 Ways to Avoid a Blood Sugar Crash" presented by Nichi Hirsch Kuechle (Childbirth Educator, Birth Doula and Nutrition Response Practitioner in Minneapolis) who supports moms from preconception to parenthood in creating wellness one family at a time

7:15 to 8:00pm

Presentation on "5 Ways to Loving the Pregnant/Postpartum You" by Amy L. Riley, a trained Pregnancy Coach, who believes the most important activity for you, as apregnant woman, is to continually determine your unique way of being pregnant

During both of these presentations, you’ll learn a number of practical approaches for nourishing yourself from the inside out. And with this knowledge, you’ll:

  • Be able to engrain a lifetime habit of self-care
  • Have more energy for what you want to do and what your family needs you to do
  • Save money on your grocery bills
 8 to 8:15 
  • Candelight Meditation
8:15 to 8:45
  • grab a tour if you missed it earlier
  • finish up your chair massage or henna
  • meet & greet with Amy Riley and Nichi Hirsch Kuechle

Learn more and sign up for this great event here!

Ten ways to celebrate dads this Father’s Day

dadandbabyWhether your partner is a father-to-be, a new dad, or a papa of many years, Father’s Day is a perfect opportunity to recognize and honor his special role in your life and the lives of your children. Here are ten ideas to celebrate him this Father’s Day, Sunday June 16, 2013.  If this is his first Father’s Day it’s a perfect time to initiate a tradition that you follow each year—whether it’s an annual activity or a similar type of personalized gift.  Of course, it’s never too late to start a new tradition (especially when your kids are old enough to help).  Likewise, it’s not too early to celebrate expectant fathers either!

1.  Make your own card

Sure, Hallmark’s been successfully selling sentiments for years, yet there is nothing quite like the personal expression of what a person means to you.  Depending on your talents and inclination, you might consider including a poem in this card.  If you are expecting or your babes are little, perhaps you write a poem as if your kiddos were speaking.  You can talk about the special times they’ve shared this year or the special times to come.  It doesn’t have to be a literary masterpiece; it will be special no matter what (hey, the sillier the better!).  As your kids get older, they can write their own poem to dad.

If words aren’t really your cup of tea, consider a photo card.  You may select one or more special photos from the last year.  Alternatively, maybe you stage a photo of your little ones (or your beautiful pregnant belly!) with a sign that says “Happy Father’s Day” or “I/We love you Dad.”

For older kids, a special drawing or painting made for dad may also be the perfect keepsake.

By making this a tradition you do every year, your partner will have a prized collection of moments and sentiments to look back on in the years to come.

2. Partake in his favorite activity

fathersonsurfThe lifestyle changes that come during pregnancy and especially parenthood often mean less time for our own favorite activities.  Father’s Day is a great time to let your partner indulge in one of his favorite past times, if possible with the whole family.  Of course you know your partner best, but ideas include:

  • sports game
  • special hike
  • family BBQ
  • a park side, lakeside or riverside picnic
  • a fishing trip
  • a meal at a favorite restaurant
  • bicycle ride
  • a camping adventure (even if it’s a pitched tent in the backyard)

3.  Help with a project

Along those same lines, you may help dad with a special project or hobby of his.  Whether its gardening, carpentry, working on the car, brewing beer, or fixing up something around the house, a shared project can be a fun way to connect with dad.   Let him go to the hardware store with a gift card in hand and pick out the tools needed for the job, if he enjoys that kind of thing.  Or, alternatively, get the items needed ahead of time to simplify the job.

4.  Guys night out

While its great to find an activity or project the family can enjoy together, you may decide that what dad really needs is some time for himself.  You might set aside an afternoon or evening for dad to enjoy some guy time—maybe golfing, taking a motorcycle ride, poker night, or a ballgame—arranging as much of the plans as possible so he can enjoy a hassle-free guilt-free outing.

5.  Daddy love coupons

Love coupons are a great way to shower dad with special treats on father’s day.  Kids also love to come up with the “treats” they want to share with dad—extra hours of sleep, special snuggles, help preparing his favorite meal, a back rub, you name it. Kid-designed coupons are adorable and sure to warm dad’s heart.

6.  Make a special meal

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Surprise dad with breakfast in bed or coffee from his favorite café (bonus: let him sleep in while you make it/buy it), a meal at his favorite restaurant, an outdoor grill-out, or a picnic.  This may be something you can turn into a tradition that happens every year.

7.  Hand or footprint art

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This is a fun tradition that celebrates not only dad but the children as they grow. Consider creating some footprint and/or handprint art for dad each year.  There are many ways you can do this:

  • Garden stepping stones with the baby’s prints and the date (after some years, you will have created an entire walkway!)
  • A tee shirt with hand or footprints using non-toxic fabric paint
  • A framed piece of footprint/handprint art
  • A page in a special memory book just for dad
  • Quilt squares

8.  Photo/Video project

Extending from the card idea above, consider framing or having a canvas made of a special photo.  This can be a photo that captures a special moment from the previous year or it may be a specially-staged photo for Father’s Day.   Such a photo may be the perfect thing for his desk at work and not something he is likely to make for himself.

You may also consider making a special video for dad or dad-to-be.  It may be of the kids telling dad what they love about him, a montage of video clips from home videos taken throughout the year, or something else you and the little ones come up with.  Dad can re-watch these year after year.

9.  Make Dad king for a day

Come up with ways to pamper dad all day long.  Maybe your kids make him a special “king for a day crown” and explain to him how being king for the day works—maybe he gets to sleep in, get extra snuggles, have a chore-free day, get to pick the activity, make up his own “rule” for the day, or whatever else the king desires on his special day.

10.  Make a father’s survival box or treasure box

This can be a silly homemade gift for dads-to-be or fathers of little ones.  Take any box (like a shoebox or smaller) and decorate—if kids are old enough they can decorate it with paper, magazine clippings, markers, glued-on decorations, etc.  You can select or let the kids add little tokens, drawings, toys, or anything special for dad.  These can either be funny or sentimental (i.e. representing something you appreciate about dad).  Either mom or kids can write an explanation of what each item represents.  Here are some fun ideas:

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  • Paper heart (to remind you how much you are loved)
  • Marbles (to replace the ones you’ve lost)
  • A penny (to give you a “cents” of how valued you are)
  • Rope (in case you are at the end of yours)
  • Paper clip (to help you hold it together)
  • Rubber band (to remind you about or honor your flexibility)
  • Super glue (to help keep your eyes open after sleepless nights)

What ideas or special things do you do to celebrate Father’s Day?  Please feel free to comment below!

Did you know?

Father’s Day was an idea born, ironically, during a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909.  After hearing a minister extolling the virtues of motherhood, Sonora Dodd of Spokane, Washington decided her father—a farmer, Civil War veteran, and widowed dad to six kids—deserved a day of honor too.  In 1910, she declared the first Father’s Day in Spokane on her dad’s birthday: June 19. Presidents Woodrow Wilson and Calvin Coolidge supported the making of an official Father’s Day; and in 1966 Lyndon B Johnson proclaimed it a national holiday. But it wasn’t until 1972 that Nixon officially designated the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day.  Now, the holiday is celebrated around the world.

Join us for the 2013 HF Family Picnic!

Screen shot 2013-06-07 at 3.20.17 PM Please join us in just two weeks on Saturday June 22, 2013 for our annual Health Foundations Birth Center Family Picnic!  We welcome our expectant and veteran families and friends to spend the day with us, enjoying great food and company!  We will be supplying all the tasty lunch food (pizza truck!!!); please bring a dessert to share with everyone.  If it is warm, bring your little ones' swimsuits for the splash pool!

Time: 11am to 2pm

Location: Minnehaha Park | Wabun Picnic Area | Pavilion D

Please RSVP by the June 15th to info@health-foundations.com

We look forward to seeing you there~  Let’s hope for sunshine!

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