Author: The Joy of Motherhood

Baby DNA and Newborn blood screening – their sample lives on!

DID YOU KNOW?? “…[M]ost parents are completely stunned when they find out that their child’s blood is being held by the State. They have no recollection and they think it’s unlawful. Newborn screening is the most widely performed type of genetic testing in the United States today. . . . Most states, including Connecticut and

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Working Moms Time Management – or Lack of?

As the days begin to get shorter I am questioning how on earth am I supposed to fit it all into one day anymore. Okay maybe Im just getting sad  that it will be dark  by the time I cross the threshold  into my house for the next several months! Many of you know I

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CT – Changes to the State Income Tax

Recently implemented changes to the calculation of Connecticut (CT) state income tax withholding may have a significant effect on your paycheck. Retroactive increases to certain tax rates, as well as the addition of a ‘catch-up’ element of withholding, means that for some employees, Connecticut’s state income tax withholding has increased substantially. Please know that many companies have

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FLU SHOT – Yay or Nay?

Thought I had already decided on this – Now I am rethinking my choice.      “In addition, thimerosal (used in Flu shots) has been implicated as a cause of increased rates of Autism.  As a result it has been removed from many standard pediatric vaccines.  All EXCEPT the annual flu vaccine.  To get a flu vaccine

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