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Skagit Change Maker Award

The nominee will be recognized at the inaugural Population Health Trust "State of Skagit's Health" symposium on May 2nd, 2019. Terry Belcoe’s action-oriented, boundary-crossing and solution-focused community work inspired the Skagit Change-Maker Award....

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Part 2: Serve and Return

In the Valentine’s Day Blog, I described secure parent-child attachment behaviors. I was reflecting on that blog and felt like there is a part two to that message. I would guess that most parents can recall a moment (or moments) where they have failed to read their...

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Youth United’s Reading

Youth United Varsity in Volunteerism (ViV) clubs from Anacortes, Burlington-Edison, Concrete and Sedro-Woolley High School are joining forces to get books into the hands of Skagit County Families, especially those with kids under age five. They are doing so by...

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Valentine’s Day: Serve and Return

When I think about Valentine’s Day my mind immediately goes to parent-child attachment. Parents are the leading characters in a child’s first love story. The National Research Council and Institute of Medicine describes parent-child attachment as “close, dependable...

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Why Is Child Care So Expensive?

When you consider having children or find out you are pregnant, there are financial considerations that are made. How much is this kid going to cost me? Maybe you break that budget down in to things like medical care, food and clothing, and college tuition. Perhaps...

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Holiday Survival

Confession: When it comes to the holidays, sometimes I can be a bit grinchy. Maybe you understand the feeling. All of the expectations, the gifts, the parties can be a lot. When you have small children, it can be difficult to prioritize or maintain schedules and...

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