Mother of the Month: March 2017

received_1780777958848520The Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition would like to congratulate Maria Kassis on being selected as the March Mother of the Month.

Maria is a first-time mom who was nominated by her Healthy Families Jacksonville Family Support Worker, Earnestine Jackson.

“Maria has done a lot of research on parenting to be equipped to give her son, George, the best start in life” Jackson said. “She has went though and baby proofed her apartment, and ensured that it is a safe and nurturing environment so that George can learn and explore freely.”

Maria joined Healthy Families Jacksonville after meeting with a pediatrician. She left the office not knowing how she should properly raise her son.

“The doctor just told me how to keep him healthy” Maria said. “I was sitting there and thought to myself ‘is that it?’. I had no idea how to raise him, how he should be developing or how to keep him safe, and I learned all of that through Healthy Families. I am so happy.”

received_1731074790485504Maria is constantly working with George by reading books with him, engaging in interactive games and many other activities to continue to grow his development.

Check out what Maria had to say about her experience in Healthy Families Jacksonville thus far by clicking here.

On behalf of the Coalition and our Mother of the Month sponsor, Nothing Bunt Cakes , we would like congratulate Maria on being chosen as the Mother of the Month.

If you would like to nominate someone for the Mother/Father of the Month, click here.