Michelle Sitz started off our meeting with a wonderful devotional about mom guilt. She talked about how we have numerous opportunities to be critical of ourselves and we set unrealistic expectations. She discussed turning off the receptors and doing something different. Ask your family what are their need and ask them how they can help meet their own needs.
Two versus to meditate on are
“Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest” (Mark 6:31).
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things” (Philippians 4:8).
Michelle ended with “Meditate on the good when everything seems against you!”
For our meeting Jeff Rudd and Jen Swenson talk to us about how to protect our children. Jeff provided handouts for reference to his CPR demonstration. You can find them below:
The biggest take away from Jeff’s lesson was to start compressions immediately on a child: 15 compressions and 2 breaths. On an adult call 911 and then start compressions: 30 compressions and 2 breaths. You do not want to stop compressions longer than 10 seconds and your goal is for 120 compressions a minute.
Jen Swenson, Table leader for Abound, who is also a doctor talked to us about simple first aid. First and foremost is to stay calm. If you are calm; they will be calm. If you are freaking out; they will be freaking out. Next, if the are cut: wash the wound, place a bandage on it, and apply pressure. If the bleeding stops within 20 minutes there is probably no need for stitches. If a child has second degree burn (meaning with blisters) wrap it loosely and seek medical attention. For a nose bleed pinch the bridge of the nose and lean forward.
Jenn shared with us about a time when they were on vacation and Harper swallowed a pill. Even though she is a doctor she called the Poison control hotline 800.222.1222. They have the data base immediately available to tell you what to look for and what to do if your child has ingested something. So go ahead and program it into your phone and never be afraid to call. (You will get an answer from them way faster than google.) And more than likely they will give you a follow up call to make sure everything is okay.
Thank you so much Jeff and Jen for sharing your knowledge with us!