High-quality child care produces a stimulating, secure and loving atmosphere for the little one.

Focusing on children's wellbeing and ecological exposures in child care centers is Essential for several reasons: Since they display exploratory behaviors that put them in direct contact with contaminated surfaces, they're more likely to be vulnerable to some contaminants found. They're also less developed immunologically, physiologically, and neurologically and are more prone to the negative effects of toxins and chemicals. Children spend a whole lot of time in child care settings. Many babies and young children spend as many as 50 hours each week, in child care.

Nationally, 13 million children, or 65 percent of U.S. kids, spend some part of the afternoon in child care and at California alone, roughly 1.1 million children five decades or younger attend child care. In this exact same condition, many adults might also be subjected as roughly 146,000 employees work 40 hours or more a week child care centers. Child care environments include substances which may be harmful for kids. Recent studies suggest that lots of child care environments might contain pesticides, allergens, volatile organic compounds from cleaning agents and sanitizers, and other contaminants which may be toxic to children's wellbeing.

Nevertheless, little is understood about what environmental and chemical exposures they might be getting in these configurations. To fill this gap, we quantified. Outcomes of the study were reported on the California Air Resources Board. Our findings help inform policies to lower accidents to children, encourage training and workshops to educate child care providers about methods to lower children's environmental exposures (ex. Using integrated pest management to decrease pesticide usage ), and search for future research.

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Washing Your Baby’s Clothes
Washing Your Baby’s Clothes – How to do it Rightly
Washing Dishes
Washing Dishes
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Make a Bed
Make a Bed
It might be a dying art, but learning how to make a bed is a valuable skill.
Sweep a Floor
Sweep a Floor
Give a kid a broom, and you are likely to see dirt flipping everywhere except in a pile.
Mop a Floor
Mop a Floor
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Books I Loved in 2020

Books I Loved in 2020

Need a new book? Here’s a round-up of what I read and loved in 2020. If ever there was a year to lose yourself in a good book, it was 2020. I’ve never looked forward to escaping into a story as much as I did every night before bed this year. So if you’re looking...

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Books I Loved in 2020

Need a new book? Here’s a round-up of what I read and loved in 2020. If ever there was a year to lose yourself in a good book, it was 2020. I’ve never looked forward to escaping into a story as much as I did every night before bed this year. So if you’re looking...

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Books I Loved in 2020

Need a new book? Here’s a round-up of what I read and loved in 2020.

If ever there was a year to lose yourself in a good book, it was 2020. I’ve never looked forward to escaping into a story as much as I did every night before bed this year.

So if you’re looking for something new to read this holiday season or in the year ahead, here’s my annual round-up of the books I read and loved this year. Some of these are new, some are not. Hope this gives you some new ideas!

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Books I Loved in 2020

The Vanishing Half: A Novel

What happens when a light-skinned Black woman decides to secretly pass for being White in the 1950s South? I loved this story, which spans many decades. From Amazon: From The New York Times-bestselling author of The Mothers, a stunning new novel about twin sisters, inseparable as children, who ultimately choose to live in two very different worlds, one black and one white.

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

I loved this inside look at a therapist's life as she navigates her clients' issues and her own. From Amazon: From a New York Times best-selling author, psychotherapist, and national advice columnist, a hilarious, thought-provoking, and surprising new book that takes us behind the scenes of a therapist's world--where her patients are looking for answers (and so is she).

Such a Fun Age

This book centers around a White "influencer" and the young Black woman who takes care of her children--and what happens when the nanny is accused of kidnapping the kids when she takes them to the store one evening. It's full of tough questions about race and class. From Amazon: With empathy and piercing social commentary, Such a Fun Age explores the stickiness of transactional relationships, what it means to make someone "family," and the complicated reality of being a grown up. It is a searing debut for our times.

This Is How It Always Is: A Novel

I'm halfway through this book but don't want to put it down. The story is inspired by the author's child, who was born a boy but identifies as a girl. From Amazon: This is Claude. He’s five years old, the youngest of five brothers, and loves peanut butter sandwiches. He also loves wearing a dress, and dreams of being a princess. When he grows up, Claude says, he wants to be a girl. Rosie and Penn want Claude to be whoever Claude wants to be. They’re just not sure they’re ready to share that with the world. Soon the entire family is keeping Claude’s secret. Until one day it explodes.

Big Summer: A Novel

I read everything Jennifer Weiner writes, and this mystery was a fun escape. From Amazon: A deliciously funny, remarkably poignant, and simply unputdownable novel about the power of friendship, the lure of frenemies, and the importance of making peace with yourself through all life’s ups and down. 

Park Avenue Summer

Though it's fiction, there are lots of real-life anecdotes and details about Helen Gurley Brown's start at Cosmo. From Amazon: New York City is filled with opportunities for single girls like Alice Weiss, who leaves her small Midwestern town to chase her big-city dreams and unexpectedly lands a job working for the first female editor in chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, Helen Gurley Brown.

The Guest List: A Novel

If you're a fan of Ruth Ware's deliciously unsettling mysteries, you'll love this one too. From Amazon: A wedding celebration turns dark and deadly in this deliciously wicked and atmospheric thriller reminiscent of Agatha Christie.

The Henna Artist: A Novel

I loved losing myself in this story of a henna artist (with a secret) who is sought after by the wealthy (and gossipy) women in her community. From Amazon: Vivid and compelling in its portrait of one woman’s struggle for fulfillment in a society pivoting between the traditional and the modern, The Henna Artist opens a door into a world that is at once lush and fascinating, stark and cruel.

I Liked My Life

In this book, a family is left struggling to understand a mother's suicide. It's told from the mother's point of view after her death, as she watches her husband and daughter try to move on. From Amazon: Called "marvelous" and "absolutely stunning," this debut asks: What happens when a mother's death leaves her husband and daughter wondering why they thought everything was okay when it was not?

The Dutch House: A Novel

When a wealthy brother and sister lose their father and are driven away by their stepmother, they try to make a life for themselves--but keep getting pulled back to the past and their childhood home. If you prefer to listen to books, this one is read by Tom Hanks! From Amazon: Ann Patchett, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Commonwealth, delivers her most powerful novel to date: a richly moving story that explores the indelible bond between two siblings, the house of their childhood, and a past that will not let them go. 

Recipe for a Perfect Wife: A Novel

This story is told by both a modern-day newlywed and a 1950s housewife as they both try to find their places in the world and in their marriages. From Amazon: In this intriguing dual narrative novel, a modern-day woman finds inspiration in hidden notes left by her home’s previous owner, a quintessential 1950s housewife. As she discovers remarkable parallels between this woman’s life and her own, it causes her to question the foundation of her own relationship with her husband--and what it means to be a wife fighting for her place in a patriarchal society.

Nothing to See Here

A completely original and unexpected story--and you end up falling into love with the very quirky characters. From Amazon: From the New York Times bestselling author of The Family Fang, a moving and uproarious novel about a woman who finds meaning in her life when she begins caring for two children with a remarkable ability.

Rodham: A Novel

This is a novel about what turn Hillary's life might've taken if she'd said "no" to Bill's proposal. I'm a huge Curtis Sittenfeld fan and loved this smart "what if?" story. From Amazon: In Curtis Sittenfeld’s powerfully imagined tour-de-force of fiction, Hillary takes a different road. Feeling doubt about the prospective marriage, she endures their devastating breakup and leaves Arkansas. Over the next four decades, she blazes her own trail—one that unfolds in public as well as in private, that involves crossing paths again (and again) with Bill Clinton, that raises questions about the tradeoffs all of us must make in building a life.

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