Nurse Family Partnership – RGV

Expecting, new moms get support from Nurse Family Partnership :

When a woman is pregnant for the first time, she has dozens of questions and just as many opinions from friends and family. How can she learn to make the best choices for her and her baby? To help pregnant Valley women and new mothers through those unfamiliar times, the Nurse-Family Partnership pairs a first-time mother with her very own, personal nurse to guide her through pregnancy and give her expert health advice.

 

The national program launched in the Valley in 2012 and is offered for FREE by DHR Health Women’s Hospital. There is no waiting list at this time, and friendly nurses just like Gabby Calzada are ready to help expecting moms of all ages be the best moms they can be.

 

Vanessa Bocanegra was a high school senior and 24 weeks pregnant when she learned about Nurse-Family Partnership. Although she was nervous to meet Gabby, Vanessa was quickly put at ease and glad she made the decision to join the program.

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Gabby met with Vanessa every other week throughout her pregnancy. Vanessa’s son Damian is now 14 months old and doing well, and Vanessa credits her nurse with making her feel proud to be a mom and fall even more in love with her son. Vanessa is confident in her parenting skills, because she knows how to listen for or notice exactly what Damian needs. Gabby has also given her important parenting support and answers at the times when she needed them the most.

 

There is not a waiting list for the Valley’s Nurse-Family Partnership program.

 

Pregnant women in Hidalgo County who are eligible for these free services can enroll immediately. Once enrolled, a first-time mother is connected with a personal nurse who can answer her questions about what to expect during her pregnancy, childbirth and taking care of her baby. To find out more, pregnant moms can visit txnfp.org

Helping First-Time Parents Succeed – Nurse-Family Partnership

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With your very own free Nurse­-Family Partnership personal nurse, you will get the support, advice and information you need during your pregnancy and when your baby arrives.

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Halloween Fun

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Hello SUPER  Moms and Dads!!!

Halloween is just a couple of days away and there are a couple of events I want to go ahead and share with you that will be going on in the Valley.

1.-Saturday Spooktacular at Target!!

Drop by a Target store near you on
10/29/16 at 10am–1pm for free
goodie bags* and other giveaways.
Kids encouraged to wear costumes.

All you Target moms this is the event for you. Get your kids dressed up, grab your Starbucks and hit up Target for some Halloween FUN!

2. GREAT PUMPKIN CELEBRATION  

COME TAKE PHOTOS WITH CHARLIE BROWN AND SNOOPY

 

 

Monday – Friday, October 24-28 (6-8pm) | Saturday & Sunday, October 29-30 (NOON-5pm) |

Halloween Night Only, October 31 (4-8pm)

Dress your little ones up and get a Great Halloween Photo, I sure did!

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Free Crafts  Monday – Saturday | Halloween Costume Parade 3PM Sunday | Trick or Treating 3-5 Sunday ONLY

 

Halloween Night

  • Face Painting 4-7 PM
  • Mcsteven’s Hot Chocolate Samples 5-9PM (While supplies Last)
  • Decorate a Trick or Treat Bag 4-8PM
  • Costume Parade 6PM (Participants will receive a plush jack-o-latern)
  • Trick -OR -Treating 4-8PM

 

3.-Valle Vista Mall in Harlingen  

Will be having Mall Tick-OR-Treating October 31 from 5PM to 7PM 

4. Harlingen & San Benito Public Library

-Harlingen will be hosting a Dracula PJ Party Thursday October 27th at 5PM

Games|PJ & Halloween Costume Contest|Halloween Film|Stories & More =D

-San Benito Public Library will be having a Fall Festival Thursday October 27th from 5:30-7PM

Costume Contest(Toddler/Kids/Teens)|Prizes | Candy & Treats

 

5. Trunk OR Treat

-Sponsored by the Harlingen High School Student Council

Monday October 31st from 5:30-7PM at HHS West Parking Lot

Costume Contest|Face painting | Games| Trunk Decoration Contest

-San Benito Police Department

SBPD will be parking 4-5 police cars in various locations throughout the city

-City of San Benito Special Events Board

Monday October 31st from 6PM-8PM at Old Thomae Funeral Home

701 N Bowie St

Halloween Safety Tips

-Plan a route in a familiar area with well lit streets

 Choose bright colored costumes

STAY TOGETHER| DON’T LET LITTLE ONES ROAM AROUND|DON’T LET CHILD ENTER HOMES

-Parents check candy before having the children eat it

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There are plenty of events to take your little ones to this year.

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SUMMER VACATION IS OVER!!!!

I guess I can say SUMMER VACATION is pretty much over!!!!!!! Some kids have already started classes, and teachers are back in the classroom.

Hopefully everyone had a great summer break either if it was traveling with the kids, or just simply staying home and relaxing.

My little one goes to daycare(school) everyday Monday thru Friday 7am-5pm yes I know he is there all day, but his momma and daddy need to work. I personally don’t think daycare is bad thing, a lot of them now have a lesson plan setup  every day for the kids.

Kevin is 2 and will be turning 3 years old in November !!

He already has down his ..

  • Number’s 1-10
  • Days of the week
  • ABC’s
  • Months of the year
  • Colors
  • Senses
  • Matching & Sorting

You name it he probably already knows it!

He basically is preschool ready which to me is an awesome thing.

He still has things he needs to improve on, but one more year in daycare and he will be good to go.

Singing songs that have movement  seem to help a lot.

He learned the months of the year by doing the famous Macarena dance !! Try it out with your kids

Reward Charts are going to be a  new thing with Kevin.

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Stickers are the most coolest thing to him even if he just sticks them all over the place. Hopefully earning a sticker will encourage him to do the task  =) Let’s cross our fingers on this one !!!!!

Pinterest happens to be the best place to look for toddler learning styles & charts!

Let me know what you find.

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ABC Kids Expo

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RGV Tots-Tweens was honored to have representatives attending the annual ABC Kids Expo ( www.abcshow.com) that took place in Las Vegas. The ABC Kids Expo had nearly 1,000,000 sq. ft of expo space showcasing the latest and greatest products for children including toys, gear, strollers, bath time accessories, clothing, and more.  Manufacturers  and reps from all over the globe attended with over 1,000 exhibitors from 66 countries.  There were over 3,600 booths filled with exciting new products for your family!

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We are thrilled to bring RGV parents the details and scoop and our favorite finds.  We’ve already started with some awesome “Enter-to-Wins” !

Here are some the neat products we have given AWAY!

“I’ m the Daddy” t-shirts from www.DaddyScrubs.com

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Tooth Fairy Kits from www.BabyToothAlbum.com

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Innovative  juice box drink holder “My Drinky” from www.inchbug.com

My Drinky

Baby Monitor “Always in View” by Infanttech! www.infanttech.com

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Awesome Stylish Diaper Bag from Ju-Ju Bee ( www.ju-ju-be.com)

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Sippy Grab Koalalabels- ( www.kiddaroocrew.com)

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Baby’s 1st TOOTHBRUSH! ( www.babybuddy.com)

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  Stay tuned to our RGV Tots-Tweens Face Book Page  and blog over the next several weeks for more items that will help you entertain and care for the kiddos.  We love being able to gather these products and resources for you in order to make life easier. We thank our colleagues at IFamily KC ( www.ifamilykc.com)  for attending with us!  As members of Kids & Family Media (www.KidsandFamilyMedia.com) we make it priority to be on the look out, in our markets and across the world, for the newest items to help you navigate parenting.  Please be sure to visit the web sites and face book pages for each product to learn more.  AND, be sure to stay connected with RGV Tots-Tweens ( www.tots-tweens.com) so you don’t miss out on more upcoming Enter-to-Win contests for some awesome new products!

 

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