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Tiffany Silverberg has written grants and copy materials for over three years. She graduated from the University of California Berkeley with a degree in linguistics. Silverberg has conducted research regarding language development in deaf children and worked as the lead reporter at the Kingsville Record and Bishop News in Texas.
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It may not sound like the most attractive exercise you could choose, but squatting may be one of the best ones you can do during pregnancy. Squatting stretches, tones and strengthens. It's a quick exercise that doesn't require much equipment or time and when done right, it can keep you fit during pregnancy and prepare you for labor. Exercise technique
Father's Day cakes are a sweet way to celebrate that man in your life. Let him know how much he and everything he does for you mean by making a cake just for him. Talk with your children to come up with a theme that reminds you all of Dad. Then choose his favorite flavor combination and decorate the cake to fit his interests - a very special dessert for a very special dad! Sports
If your child has a hearing impairment or is deaf, he may struggle in a mainstream camp environment. In a camp designed for hearing children, your child may feel left out while the others chat around a dark campfire and may even be in danger if the children are expected to hear a bell or alarm. A camp designed for and aware of deaf children may be a safer, more enjoyable option.
The loss of a baby due to an ectopic pregnancy can be painful. An ectopic pregnancy is one in which the fetus develops outside of the uterus, generally in the fallopian tubes. A baby is not able to develop there, therefore the pregnancy is terminated or other medical intervention is necessary. While every woman who experiences an ectopic pregnancy handles loss differently, many experience similar feelings of sadness and may find comfort in the support of others.
Whether you love to be in the kitchen or try to avoid cooking whenever possible, you probably use oil a great deal. Fatty oils and butters are necessary for saut&eacute;ing vegetables, baking cookies or roasting meats. It's difficult to avoid using oils, even in the simplest dishes. Choosing the right oils and using them wisely is the best way to ensure that you and your family are consuming healthy fats at a reasonable rate.
If you are hosting a party for a crowd, cooking a healthy meal can be an expensive, time-consuming process. It can also be rewarding. Instead of just calling for a pizza delivery or popping some frozen snacks into the oven, put together a menu that will impress your friends, nourish them and leave them feeling satisfied. A healthy meal for a large group doesn't have to consume you if you plan ahead.
Support bras are more than a convenience. They make exercise more comfortable, and therefore, more efficient. Whether you enjoy running, aerobics or competitive sports, sports bras can affect your performance. If you feel supported and comfortable in the bra you are wearing, you are more likely to work out longer and harder. If you experience pain, you probably stop pretty quickly. Help yourself and reach your goals by choosing and wearing a sports bra that works for you.
Even on his worst days, your baby is perfect to you, but it may be hard to ignore those nasty red or white bumps that are starting to cover his skin. It's baby acne. Although it may be hard to make a connection between hormone-crazed teenagers and your little bundle of joy, even the smallest ones can have acne. The best thing you can do is to clean that smiling face and relax, knowing the acne will likely go away on its own in a matter of months.
Sometimes nature itself produces the most beautiful decorating items, such as flowers. But sometimes when you put those beauties in a plain pot, their colors and vibrancy dulls. Give your flowers or potted plant a little boost by decorating the pot. Add some color and charm by coordinating with the natural colors bursting forth from your plant. Choose paints and ribbons in matching colors or neutrals, such as white or black.
For diabetics, Halloween can be more of a trick than a treat. With all the candy snacks and sugary desserts, the potential to throw your insulin out of whack is everywhere. As you struggle to teach your child to know his body and regulate his sugar intake, Halloween can be a nightmare. Create special sugar-free or low-sugar treats that your child can enjoy all day. Hand them out at parties or at the door when costumed kids ring the bell.
Korean barbecue marinade, also known as bulgogi or bulgoki, is a sweet and salty marinade that you can use on a variety of meats and vegetables. Soak your family's favorite proteins or hearty veggies in the sauce, and cook it up for a Korean-inspired meal. Serve with rice. Don't forget to reserve some sauce before you marinate your meat. You can pour the sauce over the cooked meat, veggies and rice.
Get excited about eating for two for the next nine months. Although your second consumer is small, he needs for you to gain weight. No dieting for you for these 40 weeks. Watch how much weight you gain so as not to become unhealthy or overweight. Consult with your doctor about your weight and what you should be eating.
Ready or not, he's coming. The normal date of your period came and went with no sign of starting. You peed on the stick; all the positive lines appeared. While your mind is racing with questions and concerns, you're probably wondering about your due date. Although you can never fully predict when he will decide to squirm his way out, you can calculate your approximate due date.
Pregnancy can be uncomfortable enough, but add flu symptoms and it can become downright miserable. The combination can also be dangerous, as your immune system is already compromised during your pregnancy. Working with your doctor to determine the safest medication and monitoring your body are your best defenses during your illness. Get help from your partner, a friend or family member during your illness if necessary so you can recover as quickly as possible, for your sake and your baby's.
If you have a loved one or close acquaintance who is pregnant, or if you just want to be ready for a potential emergency, learning CPR can save not one life but two or more. If you know what to do, you can keep oxygen available to the baby and mother until help arrives. If you decide to receive formal CPR training, with a focus on pregnancy, you may want to bring a partner with you. CPR can be done better with more than one rescuer.
If you are blonde, or if you are considering going blond, you should choose complementary colors for the rest of your look. From your shoes to your hair accessories, from makeup to clothes, your coordinating colors should go well with your skin tone and flatter your hair. When your entire outfit complements your hair, skin and eyes, you will have a finished, polished look that will always be in style.
Christmas can be a consumerist holiday. Kids get excited about all the new things they will receive, and everyone buys new decorations and treats. Eventually, your living room alone can look like a department store that has exploded with items. You can still enjoy the holiday, however, without making a single purchase. Teach your children the value of recycling and not being wasteful by putting together decorations and gifts made from items you may have around the house.
In this modern, technological age, basic etiquette can feel outdated and stuffy. Following a few simple rules for dining, however, and passing them on to your family, can go a long way in instilling a little etiquette to your everyday life. Set your table properly at your meals and teach your children how to use the settings properly to ensure a lifetime of etiquette.
If your child doesn't respond when you call or doesn't jump at a loud noise, he may be suffering a type of hearing loss. Depending on the severity of the hearing loss, you and your family must take specific steps to ensure your child's social, linguistic and cognitive development is on schedule.
Whether your daughter is playing dress up again or she has a special event to attend, a simple updo will make her feel like a belle at the ball. While the hairstyle should never be inappropriately over the top for a little one, a simple twisty, braidy or fluffy do will go a long way in helping her feel gorgeous.
Hair clips are right at home in nearly any vanity. Whether you have long, flowing locks or a short, cropped hair style, hair clips can add a little something to the hair style you choose. If you need a touch of drama or just a little pick up, hair clips can accomplish this task in just a snap.
Whether your child has a flair for hairstyling or could care less, braids might be the perfect hairdo. Braids will keep the hair out of your child's face and carefully styled around her head or down her back. Braids make a simple hairstyle that doesn't take much time or expense.
Just because it's there, it doesn't mean you have to look at it. But the bright, flashing light and pleasant little chirp are so inviting. If you have a BlackBerry, you know the obsession. While it may be compelling, not every situation is conducive to a BlackBerry check-in. Know when to have it out, and when to put it away. Even though some of these etiquette rules may seem obvious, they are worth mentioning because some people just don't get it - you know who you are!
If the weather outside is frightful or you are just unable to make it out to the gym, a Wii workout may be your best option. You can work out in the privacy of your home and challenge yourself by the variety of workouts the system has to offer. Never regret missing a day at the gym when you can work out in your own living room.
Infant CPR isn't something we want to think about. It's terrifying to imagine that helpless thing who is not breathing or whose heart has stopped. But the more prepared you can be, the more calm you can be in a terrifying situation. If you can be ready, you can save a child's life in that scary time.
It doesn't matter whether your child is or is not a budding jock, a fitness center designed just for kids is a great place to introduce him to the importance of working out. In this safe, controlled environment, he can practice certain exercises and stay healthy among his peers, without feeling intimidated by or looked down upon by adults.
If you have a picky preschooler or a voracious toddler, you are probably wondering if he is getting everything he needs every day. Children ages 2 to 5 can be fickle eaters and busy players, with little interest in getting their required nutrients each day. If you want to make sure your preschooler is eating enough of the right things each day, put together a meal plan.
If your eyes are watering, your skin is itching and your nose just won't stop running and sneezing, pollen allergies may be your worst enemy. If all those blooming flowers and blossoming bushes and trees are giving you nightmares, put up a defense against those pollen powers and don't let them stand in your way.
Deaf children face a rare language difficulty. Because much of the communication in our society is done verbally and deaf children have limited access to that type of communication, they may suffer from certain language delays. If not treated early, these delays can lead to long-term language difficulties.
Children with autism often face language difficulties. These delays can span from verbal to social to receptive problems. Since the intensity of language problems can range as wide as the autism spectrum itself, professionally led diagnosis and intervention is the best path for treatment of any problems you see in your autistic child's language development.
When you get that positive test result confirming your pregnancy, a million questions are likely to flood your mind. With so many opinions, old wives' tales and rumors, you may find expert advice to be your best source for answers. Seek out reputable advice and get the information you've been seeking.
Just because you don't eat animals and animal-related items doesn't mean you can't have a warm, hearty meal waiting for you at the end of the day. Put together a vegan slow cooker meal early in the day and have it ready for you when you come home. Both your belly and your conscience will be satisfied with your decision.
After your ultrasound and the proclamations all say, "It's a girl," you are probably seeing pink. Over the next few decades, you have quite a few decisions to make, from what age she will get to date to how you will pay for her wedding. For now, however, all you have to do is to choose a name.
Whether you currently have a job or are in the market for a new one, keep your pregnancy in mind as you evaluate the position. Not every job is ideal for a pregnant woman. Keep your health and your baby's health at the top of your priorities as you analyze your job.
It's common for parents to think their kids are particularly special. Sometimes, they are right. If you have noticed a certain brilliance in your child, or a certain boredom with the work he has in class, you may be wondering if it's time for him to skip a grade. Take into consideration all the pros and cons before making this decision.
If your kids love to swim, you can help them fall in love with exercise through swimming workouts. Kids can get an aerobic workout while toning their muscles. Swimming is a low-impact workout that kids can enjoy with friends. After a few hours in the pool, your kids will be tuckered out, hardly noticing that they were working out.
Workout DVD's are about as varied as the women who use them. If you need to get moving and would prefer to do so in your living room, consider a workout DVD. With all the variety, you should be able to find one that you enjoy and that will excite you about working out day after day.
Swimming is a relaxing, invigorating exercise for pregnant women. It's a low-impact option, that keeps pregnant women healthy without putting strain on the joints or legs. However, unless you have a very private pool, you will need to find a good-fitting, comfortable swimsuit to wear in order to workout by swimming.
There are plenty of uncomfortable topics in the world of pregnancy, not the least of which is constipation. Constipation is a normal symptom of pregnancy. The discomfort of irregular bowel movements comes as a result of hormones, those chemicals causing all kinds of havoc in your body. Hormones can relax your digestive system, allowing your body to absorb everything it can from your food, which can slow down your bowel movements. Many pregnant women experience this discomfort.
Leg pain is one of the unsung, little-discussed discomforts of pregnancy. Although it's not the most talked about pain, leg pain is a common ailment for pregnant women. Often it's just a sign of natural growth and change can be relieved with everyday care. If it get unbearable or disrupts your day, see if your doctor can help.
Bandanas are versatile hair pieces that can bring practicality or style to your look, depending on your needs and usage. If you need a quick, no-fuss update to your outfit, if you need to keep your hair out of your face or if you just haven't showered today and need a quick way to hide the grime, bandanas can bring color and fashion to your head.
Games for preschoolers don't have to be expensive; in fact, they don't have to cost anything. If you have a classroom of little ones or are having kids over for a play date, play group or party, pull out a few simple game ideas that involve nothing more than a group of happy-go-lucky kids.
When you are looking for the perfect Valentine's Day present, flowers are the quintessential gift. Flowers brighten the days and lives of many recipients, including your partner, your kids, your neighbor, your friends and others. On this Valentine's Day, create the perfect bouquet for all your loved ones.
Camping is a great family activity --- giving everyone an appreciation for nature and providing the perfect venue for lifelong memories. However, this fantasy adventure can quickly become a nightmare if you aren't prepared. Pack everything you might need for your weekend get away. This will help you avoid later panic.
Growing spices and herbs in your kitchen can save you money, but more importantly, it can provide you with platefuls of flavor. While outdoor plants may have a better chance at surviving and thriving, indoor spice and herb plants can survive winter months and give you bursts of flavor all year long.
Shower drains are pretty icky places. As all the water that has washed your body of dirt, grease and oil, it washes down the drain, coating drain covers and pipes in gunk. Hair and elements from your shampoos, conditioners and soaps can also clog the drain. It's terribly unappealing to think about, but staying on top of the shower draining cleaning will keep it from backing up and covering your feet in gunk.
Flu season is traditionally the heart of winter, but influenza can strike you and your family at any time of the year. If your child, partner, or you come home with aches, fatigue and a cough, influenza has probably entered your home. Fight it with some natural treatments to get everyone back to health.
If you and your family enjoy long, warm days and evenings out on your deck, you will want to keep your deck clean and free of debris, dirt and mildew. A clean deck is better prepared to stand up against the elements. The wood will be safe and less susceptible to breaking when it is clean. You can keep the deck clean with regular maintenance.
Green home grants are a great opportunity to receive an refund or rebate on some of the updates you make on your home. They must be used on items throughout your home that save energy and are less taxing on the environment. These grants act as incentives, encouraging consumers to choose these energy saving options on their home improvement projects.
Teaching kids to go green is a long-term investment. They learn to care about the world around them, to think about others, to think through their actions and the consequences and to get involved with their community. Getting kids excited about going green means getting them excited about their futures, their communities and the physical world around them.
Sports safety is an important topic to discuss with your kids, with other parents and with coaches. Even young kids are susceptible to injuries and risks if you don't take certain precautions and preventions. Being aware of your child's own weaknesses, the workout and practice routines and the specific injuries associated with the sport will help you ensure your kids will stay safe.
Thanksgiving is a dieter's nightmare. With all the ingredients for a fattening feast, Thanksgiving can spell nutritional disaster. If you swap out some of your fattening foods for a roasted alternative, or throw a few extra roasted vegetable options into the mix, you can ensure everyone is eating tasty, healthy veggies before they fill up on pie.
Cradles or bassinets are a great place for your baby to sleep, while keeping him nearby. You can place the cradle near your bed while you sleep or your office while you work. Since it is so convenient, the cradle would be nice to use forever, but the cradle is only safe and ideal when your child is a newborn.
Sleep apnea is a condition in which a patient stops breathing momentarily while sleeping. Once his brain notices the lack of oxygen, it wakes him up to grab some air. This cycle leads to restless sleep, a lack of oxygen and stress on the heart. Consult your doctor to see if intervention is necessary. Meanwhile, make some basic changes throughout your night and day to ensure more restful sleep.
Airplane travel can be stressful. Traveling with a unpredictable toddler can be an absolute nightmare, or a dream --- depending on his mood. Take one factor out of the equation by ensuring his safety throughout the trip. While you can't guarantee that he will be an angel throughout the experience, you can ensure that your little angel or devil will be safe throughout the entire ordeal.
If you want your baby to have an interesting, rare or customized name, put down the baby name book and start looking around you. Your own experiences, culture and life can provide a host of great names that may be quirky, different or special. Don't give your baby the same name everyone else chooses just because it is popular. Choose a name with a story that will make you proud for years to come.
Whooping cough is a highly contagious, bacterial infection, also known as pertussis. Many whooping cough symptoms, including a fever and excess mucus, overlap with other illnesses, such as a flu or cold. The startling difference with whooping cough is the persistent bouts of coughing spells, which make it difficult for the patient to breathe. If you or a family member contracts whooping cough, see a doctor for diagnosis and antibiotics, before starting any home remedies.
Baby jumpers are a great tool for busy moms and active infants. Jumpers either hang from a bungee cord from a door or sit on the ground, depending on the brand and type. Babies can jump at their discretion and play with a toy, while nearby moms have their hands free to make dinner, play with another child or work on other projects.
If you have a whole room for your new addition or just a corner of your loft or studio apartment, you can put together a sleek, trendy nursery look for your baby. Your infant is a child in this the modern age, and his room can reflect modern, trendy styles. Furthermore, your child won't have a style opinion for a few years. Enjoy decorating your way while you can.
As you prepare to welcome a new baby to your family, deciding on his name is one of the most important decisions you must make. Whether you want her name to stand out from the rest or fit in with the others, the most popular names among babies can help you understand which names are already out there.
If you have been breastfeeding your baby, you are probably in a routine, but you have to stop eventually. If your child is showing signs and you know you are ready to stop breastfeeding, you might find yourself in the same pain you had at the beginning of breastfeeding. Eliminate some of the pain to make this weaning process as easy on you as possible.
For many, chicken pix is a normal part of childhood. If your child hasn't gotten the vaccination, you can plan that he will get it eventually. The most characteristic signs of chicken pox are the splotchy rash or scabs all over the body. These little rash marks tend to be annoyingly itchy. You can get your child to rest and relax, letting his body fight the infection, if you can relieve some of the itching.
Strep throat is a bacterial infection of the throat and tonsil region. The scientific term for strep throat is streptococcus. Not every sore throat symptom is strep throat, although a scratchy or burning throat is a sign of strep throat. You can treat the pain and discomfort at home and help your body fight the disease, but see your doctor for a definitive diagnosis of strep throat.
If you are looking for a truly special, truly personal Valentine's Day gift for your loved ones, create your own gift baskets. These require some foresight and planning, making them perfect for those you really want to pamper on Valentine's Day. If you start planning early and look for good deals on the components, you might find gift baskets to be an inexpensive option for the holiday.
Holiday door decorations are a great way to get into the holiday spirit while limiting your decorating to a single space. If you decide to get competitive, you can have a contest among participants to see who can get the most creative or be the most original. This is a fun activity at school, in dorm rooms, at the work place or even in your own home.
For so many years, your child needed you for everything. You fed him, clothed him and held his hand through every scary experience. Now you are facing a new scary experience--college--and he no longer needs you to hold his hand. With proper preparation, you can ensure he becomes the successful, happy adult you raised him to be.
If your kids have cabin fever or a snow day off from school, you may be eager to send them outside to play. While snow can be an exciting element, filled with possibilities, it can also be filled with danger when not treated with respect. Help your kids to understand the potential dangers and keep them safe while they enjoy a winter day.
Whether you are hosting a dinner party or just want to bring a special touch to your next meal, you can pull together handmade decorations for your table. These decorations add a finished touch to your table and, because they are handmade, they can be personalized, inexpensive and customized to your home and table.
Recreation rooms are a fun place for everyone to gather, relax and play games. They are also a fun place to decorate. Wild colors and eclectic furniture are at home in these rooms. Recreation rooms are practical spaces full of board games, video games, TVs and arcade games that all need shelving and storage space. Use baskets and wooden boxes to store all the gadgets a recreation room needs.
If you are hosting a play date with all your mommy friends and their babies, plan some group activities for everyone. Although infants are still just learning to be mobile and interactive, you can set up activities that will entertain both the kids and moms. Keep in mind that most activities will require direct mommy supervision.
If your space and your wallet are tight, you might think trendy, comfortable design elements are outside your reach. If you plan carefully and make use of the space you do, you can pull together a stylish design, even with limited space and money. Choose quality elements that will add life and style to the space. Keep it uncluttered, and let in lots of light to keep it from feeling cramped or contrived.
Travel brings plenty of stress. From rushing to catch your flight to worrying about having everything you need, there is plenty to stress about when you take a trip, whether the trip is for business or for pleasure. Relieve some of the stress by reducing and eliminating wrinkles in your clothes. No matter what happens in the course of your travel, you can relax knowing that your clothes are ready to go.
Bathrooms can seem difficult to decorate. They are tiny closets of rooms that don't offer much leeway, as they are filled with immovable fixtures. That bath, shower, sink and toilet are in place. You can't rearrange them, like the furniture in other rooms. Focus on bringing bright, fresh color and themes into the room. Think of decorating your room vertically, emphasizing how much space you have overhead.
When it comes to decorating your home for Christmas, the outside is the first impression everyone receives. Make a seasonal, cheery statement with carefully placed decorations. Don't feel the need to cover every last inch of space with a decoration. A few carefully placed items will leave a warm, inviting impression on everyone who passes by.
Wood is a versatile, inexpensive crafting element. You can decorate it with any number of accessories and decorations. You can build things with many pieces of wood or attach pieces to one another. Give the kids a few simple pieces of wood and a few craft supplies to use with them and their imaginations will run wild.
If you are worried about your children's minds suffering from a lack of stimulation, prepare some writing activities for your kids to work on during those long summer months. These engaging activities will get your children thinking, stimulate their minds and keep them ready for the next school year.
If you are ready to get your mind off the morning sickness and back pain or the waiting for the adoption to be finalized, start planning your baby's nursery. Get all the furniture and decorations ready for the new arrival before he is ready. Place everything you need in the nursery, but don't overwhelm it with too many items. There will be plenty of toys, furniture, equipment and accessories that will arrive over the coming months. Leave some room for them.
Whether you have just moved to a new location or are ready for a new look in the room of your choice, put up a picture frame collage. You can make a statement with any group of pictures -- of your child, from your wedding, of your favorite locations or from your childhood. If you can imagine the collage theme, you can create it. Purchase a set of frames or gather a collection of antique or eclectic frames, and create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.
If the idea of spending a fortune on a Halloween costume makes you cringe or you just need a last minute option, you can pull something together with just a few items found around the house. Don't waste time, energy and money running from store to store looking for the perfect item. Throw open your pantries and closets and indulge in a household of costume choices.
Pregnancy is wrought with old wives' tales. Whether they are culturally driven or stem from patterns within a family, these myths persist and can sometimes be frustrating to those currently enduring the symptoms of pregnancy, such as morning sickness. Although they are designed to benefit the pregnant one, these wives' tales can sometimes be a burden, especially when they aren't true.
When you are decorating for a party, don't forget the ceiling. A decorated ceiling envelopes your guests in your theme. Let your guests step into a new world with hanging, bouncing decorations overhead. If you can reach your ceiling with a step stool or small ladder, you can decorate it with any theme you want. Grab a friend to help you when hanging items. Let her hand you each item while you hang it so you don't have to worry about reaching or stretching from the ladder.
If your child has developed the nasty habit of nail biting, it might be time to intervene. You can teach him to stop this habit. If you also have possess this habit, you might want to join your child in stopping. You can serve as examples and reminders for each other as you stop your nail biting habits.
Winter travel can be bulky. Between extra outerwear and extra layers of underwear, it can seem like you are packing the whole house. Make a list of everything you need to keep your packing streamlined and under control. Bring everything you need to be safe, warm and comfortable, without bringing more than you need.
You sent your resume, and you finally secured an interview for your dream job. If you have been at home with your kids for years or have grown accustomed to the attire of your current workplace, you may be wondering what would be best. Choose a professional, polished look that will tell your potential employer that you have the drive and savvy to perform the job -- whatever it is.
The advent of the Internet and computer technology has led to a new world of job opportunities. Because employees can now be connected by emails, video and instant messaging and online work spaces, workers can be anywhere, collaborating and creating together. Online jobs provide great opportunities for moms who have infants who need to be held or toddlers who can play at their feet while they work.
If you have been itching for a career at-home or just want a few extra dollars each month to help cover expenses, an at-home job may be the thing for you. Although at-home jobs have their own set of challenges, such as the need to maintain self-discipline and work space, the benefits of staying in your slippers and setting your own hours may make an at-home job all worth it.
If you have been trying to conceive for awhile, you may be ready to get some help. If the idea of drugs and medical intervention makes you or your wallet shudder, you might be thinking about trying herbal treatments. Even if you've just started trying to conceive, you might be interested in increasing your chances, with herbal treatments. Before you begin any self-treatment, review your plan with your health care provider.
Colon cleansing products make many promises -- from detoxification to weight loss. If you have spent your whole pregnancy seeing colon cleanser commercials and wondering what the hype was about, you might be interested in trying it out once you give birth. If you are breastfeeding your baby, consider his health, as well as yours, when you think about investing in a colon cleanser.
Internet safety is a top concern for today's parents. Kids are itching for online freedom and all the benefits the Internet has to offer, but parents aren't always ready to hand over that responsibility to their kids. Don't just ignore it. Face the issues head on, determined to make the Internet a safe, healthy place for your kids.
Vegetarianism isn't just an occasional hippie decision anymore. Many families are turning to this option for moral, cultural or nutritional reasons. If you are raising a vegetarian family, rest assured that there are many recipes available to get your kids involved in the kitchen. Give your kids some personal responsibility over the meal and help them embrace your vegetarian lifestyle.
If your daughter wears a Girl Scout uniform or if you just have a certain love for Samoas or Tagalongs, you may have an overabundance of the medium-sized, rectangular boxes lying around the house. Instead of sending them to the recycling bin, use them for crafts around the house. Your kids will love the new toys they can create.
Halloween fun isn't just for the kids. You can grab your craft supplies and pull together a ghoulish craft in a matter of minutes. Whether you want to add a haunting glow to your decorations or want to trick or treat your kids, you can put together a simple craft that will delight your kids.
You got sick of hearing your dad yelling to close the doors and turn off the lights, but now that you have a house of your own and your own brood of energy consumers, you see his point. If you are looking to reduce your monthly energy bill and overall tax on the planet, encourage everyone to take part in lower energy consumption.
Whether your kids are itching for a fairy tale trip or you are planning to make a their vacation dreams come true, Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., may be your answer. To ensure the happiest of vacations at the happiest place on the Earth, get started with the planning now. Preparing ahead of time can ensure that all your dreams will come true.
If you have a child turning 13, you have probably heard a whole litany of daily complaints, including "I'm so bored." Unfortunately, if you are planning a party for his birthday, you are at risk of hearing a whole room full of preteens and young teens crying out this whine. Transport your kids to a fun party to ensure excitement and imagination take over any boredom they could experience.
As you spend hours in the kitchen basting the turkey and mashing potatoes, keep the kids busy with some Thanksgiving-themed activities, that will give them special ownership of the day. Use the down time in between cooking, preparing and watching the parades and football to give your child some tangible gratitude opportunities.
You spent nine months preparing for your baby's arrival and stock up on diapers, clothes and frozen meals. Unfortunately, as prepared as you were, you can't prepare his food ahead of time. If you are breastfeeding your baby, you might be wondering if he is getting enough. Discuss your child's growth and your supply with your doctor, especially if you have concerns about the amount you are producing.