National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

It seems like “national days of celebration” pop up every day. Days like National Puppy Day on March 23rd or my personal favorite, National Napping Day on March 12th, are just some of the examples of the crazy days celebrated. One day in particular, however sticks out and should be celebrated by many. National Adopt […]

Breastfeeding Awareness Week

By: Ambili Alamery, LCSW ACS New Parent Support Program, Fort Gordon, GA On a warm summer evening in July, ten mothers and their infants gathered together with New Parent Support Program staff members and a local photographer, Angel Murphy, who generously donated her time and talent for this event ( to celebrate an aspect of […]

Protecting Children from Abuse

There are few crimes as horrible as child abuse and neglect. A most powerful statement on child abuse is Oprah Winfrey: “If I could just change one thing, I would stop people from beating their kids.  Not just beating, but verbally abusing kids, neglecting kids.  You lose your childhood when you’ve been abused.  My heart […]

No Housework Day

“Housework is something you do that nobody notices until you don’t do it.” – Author Unknown Housework getting you down? Laundry? Trash? Dusting? Vacuuming? Mopping? Straightening? Cooking? Dishes? Spring Cleaning? The list goes on and on and on. And worst of all, it just keeps replenishing itself. There is a bright spot (no pun intended) […]

Child Abuse Prevention Month: Because Children Are Our Future

By Betty Ward, Family Advocacy Program April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. As we reflect on another year gone by, we remember and celebrate the good things we do as caregivers and what our communities do to promote healthy child development. Who could better advocate that children are our future, than parents or other designated […]


February 2 honors a major step forward in moving picture history. While it is commemorated in February, “The Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze”, more commonly referred to as “Fred Ott’s Sneeze”, was filmed in early January 1894. In 1888, Thomas A. Edison began studying the motion sequence still photography of Eadweard Muybridge and Étienne-Jules […]

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