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Recognizing and Addressing Inequities in Congenital Heart Disease

While recent medical and surgical advances have improved the lives of children who are born with heart defects, recent studies have shown that there are still significant racial and ethnic differences in care that can be felt throughout a person’s life. “Congenital heart disease has an equal burden across races, but poor outcomes have demonstrated…

Get Up and Moving with These Act-It-Out Family Games

People have played the game charades in the United States for nearly a decade. Unsurprisingly, this act-it-out game has kept its popularity for so long. It doesn’t require equipment, can be played at any time or place, and works well with various ages and different-sized groups. It encourages creativity, utilizes teamwork, and is a ton…

Relax and Recharge: 6 Apps to Help You Unwind After a Long Day

Life continues to move quickly these days, and by the evening, parents can feel overwhelmed and exhausted. While it’s tempting to binge-watch a show and get into bed, adding some calming and relaxation techniques to our evening toolkit can help recharge our minds and bodies for the next day. From traditional ideas like journaling and…

Heart-Shaped Treats to Bake with Your Kids

As parents, we want our kids to know how much we love them! We also want them to understand how important it is to express kindness, empathy, and love for others. Baking with your children is a fun and unique way to express your love – it can also be an incredible teaching and bonding…