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Houston, We Have A Human Trafficking Problem

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and January 11th is Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Most of us have at least a baseline level of knowledge around what human trafficking is, but essentially there are two main types of human trafficking – sex trafficking and labor trafficking. The National Human Trafficking Hotline defines human trafficking as, […]

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Trust and Power:: How You can Help Prevent Child Abuse | Houston Moms Blog

Trust and Power:: How You Can Help Prevent Child Abuse

In 1983 The United States of America designated April as the month to raise awareness of child abuse in our country. Barack Obama continued the tradition in 2016 in a presidential proclamation stating, “During National Child Abuse Prevention Month, we recommit to giving every child a chance to succeed and to ensuring that every child […]

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Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities :: You are Not Alone

In 1987, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed March Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. His proclamation called upon Americans “to provide the encouragement and opportunities necessary for people with developmental disabilities to reach their potential.” He encouraged communities to develop programs and job training for these individuals so they can earn an income and be productive members of […]

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National Bullying Prevention Month:: Know the Signs | Houston Moms Blog

National Bullying Prevention Month :: Know the Signs

Every day, thousands of young people around the world experience bullying from their peers while at school, after school in their neighborhoods, when they are at home, and even through social media and texts.  Adolescents who are picked on by bullies find that it can be fearful or emotionally damaging to attend school.  October is […]

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Ovarian Cancer:: The Silent Killer of Women | Houston Moms Blog

Ovarian Cancer :: The Silent Killer of Women

September 2011 :: the month that drastically changed the dynamic of my entire family forever. This was the month that my mother was diagnosed with stage 3C Ovarian Cancer, oddly enough during Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. That moment will be etched in my mind forever. We walked into MD Anderson Cancer Center on a Tuesday […]

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PCOS Awareness:: What You Need to Know

PCOS Awareness :: What You Need to Know

September is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome {PCOS} Awareness month. If you suffer from this condition, then you are all too aware of the ramifications it can have on your life. However, if you’ve never heard of PCOS, this is a good month to heighten your awareness of it. What is PCOS? Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a […]

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