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Does my first-grader have a learning disability?

Q. My first grader has really struggled in school this year. He seems to have trouble focusing and is falling behind in reading and math. How do I know if he has a learning disability? Is it possible to tell this early? A. First grade is an important year for children as they begin reading words and short sentences and tackling simple arithmetic. It is an exciting time for most students as it opens their eyes to a new world of learning. However, for some, it can be confusing and very ...

Maternity bra company gets start in Durham

By Jessaca Giglio - jmgiglio@newsobserver.com Anyone who’s nursed a baby knows it can sometimes be as frustrating as it is rewarding. Add pumping to the mix and it can become pretty overwhelming. Melissa Holland, a mother of four, is hoping to ease the stress of it all with BeliBea, a maternity bra company she’s started out of her Durham home. “To me, a maternity bra is one that a mom who is a nursing mother (can use) to be able to provide for their baby,” Holland ...

Before baby arrives

Q. What are some of the things I should be sure to get done before our baby arrives? A: My clients are such good planners. There’s no need to go overboard but a little planning and preparation can help keep stress at bay. Though I could easily give you a long list, I’m going to share my top 8 things to do before baby comes, some of which may not have occurred to you. Pick a pediatrician. It’s surprising how many people wait until after baby comes to do this. You’ll have your ...