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Going Back to Work After Baby: A Working Mom and New Dad’s Tips

Earlier this year, two members of the CDPHP communications department welcomed new babies into the world. Natalia Burkart, public relations specialist, had a son, Griffin Joseph, in January 2018. John Fil, digital marketing strategist, also had a son named Jonathan Taras in March.

Though it was my (Natalia’s) second child and John’s first, we both learned a lot and we wanted to share it with the hope that it might help others of you out there preparing to go back to work after the birth of a baby.

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The Doctor Will See You Now

I consider my family to be pretty lucky in the health department. Yes, when my daughter first started daycare we certainly battled our share of colds and stomach bugs, but nothing I’d necessarily bring her to the doctor for. However, when we did need to go to the doctor for a sick visit, guess what time it would be? Normal business hours, Monday-Friday? Guess again. We’ve found ourselves at urgent care on a Saturday or Sunday following a sleepless night thanks to an ear infection, roseola, etc.

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Climbing His Way to Fitness

Jeff Gallo of Latham, NY, likes to take an out-of-the-box approach to fitness. Sure, he could have easily joined a gym, but a few years ago he landed on something that worked well for him – indoor rock climbing, an activity that can help individuals burn a whopping 500 to 900 calories per hour.

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Getting Back on that Bike

How many times in your life have you been told to just get back up and try again? For some people, it’s a no-brainer – you pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and try, try again. But for others, it can be challenging – whatever happened can be tied to a bad memory, an injury, or an unpleasant experience.

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