The Ins and Outs of Child Protective Services

removing kids from homes – even dysfunctional ones – is not to be taken lightly

Voluminous research data has shown that removing a child from his or her home traumatizes the child, even when the home is dysfunctional and violent and the removal separates them from the bad things that may already be taking place.

4 Common Myths About Credit Scores

Credit scores and reports are complex and can be confusing. When you are young and beginning to build your score, hearing contradictory information can be ...

Making Consent a Comfortable Conversation

Members of Eau Claire Healthy Communities are working to make consent a commonplace topic of conversation between parents and kids no matter what their ...

Gettin’ Formal With Once Upon a Prom

Once Upon a Prom is here for the ninth year, offering free prom dresses, alterations, shoes, purses, and jewelry to young women in the Chippewa Valley to prepare for ...

National Nutrition Month: Eat Right, Bite by Bite

Most experts agree: Healthy eating doesn’t need to be complicated. Unfortunately, endless food options at the grocery store and easy access to never-ending information on the ...

The Chippewa Valley's Most Popular Baby Names of 2019

Confession time: When my wife was carrying our first child, I didn’t ease my pre-parental anxiety by absorbing What to Expect When You’re Expecting or some similar advice book. Instead, I read a ...

Talking With Your Teenagers About Vaping

Vaping is used to describe the act of using an electronic cigarette. It’s popular with teens, as nearly 1 in 5 report vaping in the past ...

A To-Do List to Get Your Family Outside

Winter is so pretty. So Pretty. It is also cold, and long, and cold. If you’re anything like me, you absolutely love winter right up ...

6 Sensible Tips for Healthy Family Living

As we start a new year, you might make a resolution to lose weight. If you are a parent, you might be asking yourself, “How will I fit a diet and exercise into ...

Staying Safe During Extreme Cold

Last winter, 75 people died from exposure to cold across Wisconsin. The number of deaths was 36% higher than average over the past few winters, likely due to the ...

Top 5 Reasons to Get a Checkup in 2020

Want to make 2020 your healthiest year ever? It’s time to think about your health goals for the New Year.Eating healthy, exercising and making time for self-care might be on your ...

Close-Knit Care

Oakleaf Clinic-Southside Medical lets patients know their providers

From newborn babies to the grown-ups who care for them, Rachel Pierce, family nurse practitioner for Oakleaf Clinics ...