Amazon Kindle Mania

It's Learning Time available on Amazon KindleI used to love reading books – highlighting passages and dog-earing pages that I wanted to reference later. Then I got a Kindle. And now I can do all of that digitally and be able to search those saved passages with ease.

I have never read more than I have since I got my Kindle. Plus, with my Amazon Prime membership, I can rent one book a month for free! (Which reminds me, I need to decide on my September pick…)

Plus, it’s so much more convenient than carrying a bulky book around. So, it’s safe to say I love my Kindle!

And just when I thought life with a Kindle couldn’t get any better….it has! With the introduction of the It’s Learning Time blog subscription!

It's Learning Time available on Amazon KindleSo for all you e-readers out there, you can now enjoy the It’s Learning Time articles right on your Kindle! Just visit our Amazon Kindle page and subscribe. The cost is $0.99 per month, with a free 14-day trial (Note: Amazon determines the subscription fee, not us.)

Gavin and I will be donating all proceeds to the American Heart Association. So please share this with your friends and family and ask them to subscribe too!

Thanks and Happy Reading!

Warning Signs of Heart Failure in Infants

Warning Signs of Heart Failure in InfantsFebruary marks American Heart Month and a national movement to wear red in recognition of staying heart healthy. It represents a cause that I advocate for every day.

My son was diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome when he was 15 days old. You’ve probably read my article about that day or may have even heard my story first-hand. It was an ordeal I hope no parent ever has to go through. And I’m sure you’ll agree.

But what have you done to educate yourself on the warning signs of heart failure in infants and children?

According to the American Heart Association, the term “heart failure” describes a heart that is not functioning properly. And since heart failure can be caused in many different ways, it’s important to know how to recognize it happening in your child.

For infants, heart failure can present itself in the form of lethargy, breathing trouble (watch for lips turning color), poor feeding or rapid heartbeat. Unfortunately, these symptoms can also often occur as a result of the common cold or fever, making it hard to determine the severity of the illness. If you suspect your child’s symptoms may be more severe, call your doctor right away and get your baby seen asap.

Heart failure can happen to even the youngest of children – even if the statistics say otherwise. Wolff-Parkinson-White for example, usually manifests itself in teens or adults. Gavin wasn’t even a month old when diagnosed. I feel very strongly that as mothers, it’s important we recognize the symptoms of heart failure and know to seek professional medical help immediately.

You can learn more about various heart diseases or to donate to the American Heart Association by visiting their website. You can also locate a CPR course near you by visiting the Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) Class Connector.

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