Rev. Judith T. Lester Archives

#BabySafetyMonth – Week 3

September 19, 2019

During National Baby Safety Month, we will be highlighting a few items that have been recalled within the last 60 days. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, items are recalled for a number of reasons, but basically, a recalled product has been deemed no longer safe. For more information on recalls, go the… [Read More]

#BabySafetyMonth – Week 2

September 12, 2019

When should you babyproof your home and what hazards should you look for? The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) offers these basic safety tips. For more information visit JPMA at https://babysafetyzone.org/safety-tips#InTheCar. JPMA notes the best time to babyproof your home is early in your pregnancy before you register so you can include needed safety items… [Read More]

#BabySafetyMonth – Week 1

September 5, 2019

September has been designated as the National Baby Safety Month. This month has been sponsored annually by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (“JPMA”). JPMA’s challenge is helping to educate parents and caregivers on the importance of properly choosing and using all the best products for their child’s age and developmental stage as outlined by the… [Read More]

National Breastfeeding Month: Breaking down the stigma – Week 4

August 22, 2019

In this final installment during National Breastfeeding Month, everyone can get involved to make breastfeeding work for the new mom. The United States Breastfeeding Committee and the World Health Organization suggest these tips for employers, co-workers, lawmakers and unions to support mom and baby: What employers can do: • Respect national laws on paid and… [Read More]

National Breastfeeding Month: Breaking down the stigma – Week 3

August 15, 2019

This column is addressing the issue of breastfeeding during National Breastfeeding Month. Stigma still overshadows breastfeeding in public which is one of the contributing factors identified for low breastfeeding rates. What causes this stigma is the lack of knowledge regarding breastfeeding, sexist views and over-sexualization of a woman’s breasts. Some women who have breastfed in… [Read More]

National Breastfeeding Month: Breaking down the stigma – Week 2

August 8, 2019

In continuation of the series regarding breastfeeding in honor of National Breastfeeding Month, this week we will look at the benefits of breastfeeding. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, research shows that breastfeeding offers many health benefits for infants and mothers, as well as potential economic and environmental benefits for communities…. [Read More]

National Breastfeeding Month: Breaking down the stigma – Week 1

August 1, 2019

Thursday, August 1 through Wednesday, August 7, 2019 is designated as “World Breastfeeding Week” and the month of August is “National Breastfeeding Month.” Breastfeeding, also called nursing, is the process of feeding a mother’s breast milk to her infant, either directly from the breast or by expressing (pumping out) the milk from the breast and… [Read More]

July – National Cell Phone Courtesy Month – conclusion

July 25, 2019

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th According to Jacqueline Whitmore, one of the nation’s foremost experts on etiquette and protocol, wireless phone users can take these steps to avoid offending others: 1. Be all there. When you’re in a meeting, performance, courtroom or other busy area, let calls go to voicemail… [Read More]

July – National Cell Phone Courtesy Month – Week 3

July 18, 2019

This week we will continue to outline the rules of etiquette for cell phone usage while at work. We will also address courtesy when it comes to cell phones in places of worship. 4. Find a private place to make cell phone calls. While it’s okay to use your cell phone at work for private… [Read More]

July – National Cell Phone Courtesy Month – Week 2

July 11, 2019

While cell phones are important tools in emergency situations, with the amount of people using cell phones in the United States, some courtesy is in order. This week, we will outline the rules for using cell phones at work, compliments of Dawn Rosenberg McKay at about. com. Rules for using cell phones at work Having… [Read More]