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Jennifer Sabin
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  • Lakeland, FL
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New Pediatric Dentist in North Lakeland
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I know there have been lots and lots and lots of discussions about pediatric dentists in Lakeland. I just wanted to share something that I learned recently since it always seems to come up in these…Continue

Tags: kids, for, lakeland, dentist, pediatric

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ross Jan 21, 2014.

Polk County Early Release Days
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Ever since I was a teacher, I hated early release days. The one hour was never enough time to actually accomplish anything meaningful as a teacher. And as a parent, the one hour difference was just…Continue

Tags: release, early

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sarah L Jul 29, 2013.

Lincoln Avenue Academy Uniforms
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I am in need of uniforms for my little girl. She wears a 4T or 5T, but I'm not sure how that translates to Risse/Fontaine sizing.If you know of someone with a graduating kindergartner who has these,…Continue

Tags: brothers, plaid, jumper, risse, apparel

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jennifer Sabin Aug 15, 2012.

Polk Teachers Aren't Getting A Raise
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The Ledger reported today that PCSB teachers are getting a raise in January. This isn't really true. Inflation was 3.5 percent over the last 12 months. The step increase teachers are being given…Continue

Tags: pay, raise, disrespect, salary, teacher's

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jennifer Sabin Dec 17, 2011.

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Jennifer Sabin replied to Tabby's discussion Lake Gibson Middle with kids crossing
"I am very proud of my church for the work they do through the Hope Center. Lots of love is felt there every day! That being said, I'd like to share a caution with you that I received from people who work there. If you are asked to give money…"
Nov 10, 2014
Jennifer Sabin replied to Tabby's discussion Lake Gibson Middle with kids crossing
"Wanda Lynn Rice, the crossing guard that was hit, is still in the trauma ICU. Unless something has changed since yesterday, she is still unconscious. She is a friend of mine. And the crossing guards are there every afternoon and have been this…"
Oct 23, 2014
Jennifer Sabin replied to Bonnie B's discussion Psychiatrist
"Dr. Anne Tyson is in South Lakeland. She takes a variety of insurances but her cash price is not restrictive if you are serious about getting help. She has worked very well with a friend of mine who is on a controlled medication and needs a brand…"
Oct 23, 2014
Jennifer Sabin replied to Emily's discussion Occupational Therapy in Lakeland
"Pediatric Therapy Services is where I have taken 2 of my children for speech and/or physical therapy. I know others who go there for OT and are very happy with their experience. Here is their website page about the OT services they…"
Oct 16, 2014
Jennifer Sabin replied to darby markum's discussion Could use some friendly advice and conversations
"Hi Darby!It sounds like you've ended up in a tough place. Have you heard of the Lake Wales Care Center? It's been a while since I Iived in that part of the county, but they may be able to help with finding employment or help for your…"
May 22, 2014
Jennifer Sabin replied to ashley woodman's discussion Pediatrician that doesn't require vaccinations?
"There are very few choices.However, Pediatric Associates or Kinder Clinic in Winter Haven will. And Dr. Robinson of Robinson Family Clinic in Lakeland. But he doesn't take any insurance."
May 21, 2014
Jennifer Sabin replied to Shawn Spivey's discussion Here's Why It's Impossible To Pick The Perfect Baby Name
"I have no regrets about my children's names. Each was carefully chosen. We worked so hard on choosing their names that my husband wrote essays for each child to explain the choice. Hudson Taylor…"
May 21, 2014
Jennifer Sabin replied to MR Mom's discussion I stole some aluminum foil from Walmart?
"I'm proud to say that I have not shopped at Wal-Mart since last October. I always felt crummy when I left and decided $0.02 on juice was not worth it!"
May 14, 2014
Jennifer Sabin replied to Shawn Spivey's discussion Do You Work or Stay-at-Home Because You Want To or Because You Have To?
"You know MandyJay, I sat on this pag"
Apr 23, 2014
Jennifer Sabin replied to Shawn Spivey's discussion Do You Work or Stay-at-Home Because You Want To or Because You Have To?
"I am home because that is where I want to be. My husband is a public school teacher and we changed our life after our first was born so we could afford for me to be here. We moved into a smaller home, cut back on eating out, and generally try to be…"
Apr 22, 2014
Jennifer Sabin replied to Shawn Spivey's discussion 'Overwhelmed’ moms choose NOT to be busy
"My girls are only 6 & 4 so we are still in the stage where going to bed consistently at 7 PM is best for their attitudes and behavior. For that reason, the only extra thing we have done until very recently is Wednesday night church. We did add…"
Apr 14, 2014
Jennifer Sabin replied to Elsie's discussion Need help finding a good Christian private school for my autistic son.
"I've heard that Excel Christian Academy in north Lakeland is good for students with special needs."
Apr 3, 2014
Jennifer Sabin replied to Shawn Spivey's discussion 'Water births' may not be safe for baby, doctors warn
"I'll admit to being skeptical of the AAP's new guidelines. I gave birth to my middle child in a birthing tub without incident so I understand how it can work well. If the AAP wants to recommend against it because there were a few reports…"
Mar 21, 2014
Jennifer Sabin replied to Shawn Spivey's discussion Making the Circumcision Decision for Your Son
"Whatever decision you make about circumcision, if you opt to not do it"
Mar 7, 2014
Jennifer Sabin replied to Shawn Spivey's discussion Making the Circumcision Decision for Your Son
"I agree. "
Feb 27, 2014
Jennifer Sabin replied to Tabby's discussion Once Upon A Child store question
"It's worth it to wait for JBF! The next sale is Mother's Day weekend (don't worry, you don't have to be there during the sale)/ They also offer valet consigning. You can ask on their FB page about hiring a valet consignor.…"
Feb 24, 2014

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Choosing A Juicer

After watching a couple of the documentaries on the list I shared last week, I think I want to start juicing. I'm up in the air as to whether or not it will just be a breakfast kind of thing, or if I might want to try a 5-15 day juice fast. I'm also wondering how something like juicing might affect my hormones and brain chemistry, as related to my depression.

I've spent nearly 2 hours on Amazon.com… Continue

Posted on August 31, 2011 at 7:00am

Devotional Diapers

 There is a baby shower gift that I love to give. It is something every mom needs, even if she doesn't know it. It is Devotional Diapers. These little diapers give moms of babies a brief chance during their day to reflect on the Word of God and, hopefully, experience a moment of peace amidst all the feedings, dirty diapers, and spit ups.…


Posted on August 30, 2011 at 7:00am

Choosing Documentaries

I'll admit it. I'm kind of a geek in that I like to watch documentaries. My favorite so far this year has been Helvetica, a documentary devoted to the famous font. It really was quite fascinating. Trust me.

I was searching for Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead based on the recommendation of a couple of friends who had seen in and within 2 minutes, I'd added 13 documentaries to my Netflix instant streaming queue. It is almost certain that I won't… Continue

Posted on August 29, 2011 at 7:00am

Keeping It Real & Honest

Lots of people accuse social media participants like myself of only presenting the good side of our lives. There has even been research showing that the more time people spend on social media (blogs, Facebook, Twitter, etc...), the more likely they are to be depressed. The theory is that they think everyone else has a great life because we all post cute stories about our super smart kids or brag on our husbands for being so awesome. And that theory makes sense to me.

On the flip…


Posted on August 27, 2011 at 7:20pm

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At 9:59pm on June 27, 2011, Sarah Graham said…

Only my daughter is there this year - Mia - new 2nd grade. My son Ferris is in Delaware w/ my inlaws this week.

Mia went to preschool at KBC for 2 years, and both my kids were at after school care there for the 2009-2010 school year.

We love all the programs for the kids there!!

At 11:27pm on August 10, 2010, Shawn Spivey said…
Marvelous, pictures, Darling! :)
At 1:46pm on March 4, 2010, Jennifer Sabin said…
How is it that insurance won't cover PT??? That is crazy! Is he eligible for any of the state insurance programs for children with disabilities??? Could it be covered under the hypotonia diagnosis? I'll ask my PT what she might do with an older kid for PT with a hypotonia diagnosis. Maybe you could do some of those things on your own. We have 2 sessions a week so I'll see her again tomorrow.

Oh, and glad you enjoyed the blog. I have fun keeping it up!
At 8:13am on March 4, 2010, Jennifer Sabin said…
Dr. Eason was our first pediatrician, when we lived in Frostproof. I liked him enough, but we only saw him a handful of times with my first daughter. Dr. Enlow is with the same practice, just in Lakeland. I'm glad you found someone to listen to you. It irks me when doctors think they know better about a kid just because they have a MD behind their name!
At 7:52am on March 4, 2010, Jennifer Sabin said…
Yucky doctor!!! I seriously encourage you to ask about PT. My ST is the one who suggested Mary might need PT in addition to the ST work she was doing.

My Mary has lots of rolls... she is growing fast too. We get to have her 6-month well baby visit tomorrow.
At 7:45am on March 4, 2010, Jennifer Sabin said…
I assume you have a new pediatrician now, right? My girls see Dr. Enlow with Clark & Daughtry in south Lakeland. It is a long way since we live in North Lakeland, but I love that she has a smallish practice and we never feel rushed when we are with her. I don't think we've been kept waiting very often either.

Is your son in physical therapy for his hypotonia? I don't see how suspecting something leads to malpractice. How else would you know to test for anything if you never suspected anything?!
At 8:44pm on March 3, 2010, Jennifer Sabin said…
My daughter, Mary, was referred to a speech therapist at 5 days old because she wasn't nursing properly. I had an excellent nursing relationship with Charlotte, my 2 1/2 year old, and knew something wasn't right with Mary. She had a weak suck and even had trouble with the bottle and supplemental nursing system we tried.

At 9 days old, she had her first ST appt, and then as the 1st month went on, I just noticed that she didn't react the way I expected. The ST and I talked about it and at Mary's 1-month well-baby visit, the pediatrician tested her reflexes, reactions we have no control over and do involuntarily based on stimulus, and she lacked a lot of them, like the rooting reflex, and some of the startle reflexes that babies normally have.

If Mary had been my first baby, I can honestly say I don't think I would have thought the problem was her. I probably would have blamed my milk or my breasts and just switched to messy bottle feeding. I feel very blessed that I knew what a good nurser acted like and was able to quickly see that something was wrong.

I don't mind answering questions about this. Heck, I shared even more on my blog. Here are some of the posts if you are interested...

I don't think the micrognathia diagnosis was accurate though. Mary was born a super-chunky baby and I think her mouth just looked small relative to everything else.

What are you doing for your son's hypotonia? Does he have any other diagnosis to go with it? I see you have an autism awareness button, is that for the same son?

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