"If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges." - Pat Riley Much of a child’s personality is formed by age five. That’s why early childhood learning is so effective. It’s the ideal time for parents to help their children develop life skills, … [Read more...] about Helicopter Mom to the Rescue: 5 Positive Actions to Stop Bullying
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Yikes! One of the season's hottest holiday gifts - the Fitbit Force wireless activity tracking wristband - is the subject of a MASSIVE recall after thousands of people experienced skin irritation and allergic reactions from the wristband.Last month, Fitbit issued a voluntary recall of the product, stating that "a small percentage" of users suffered skin irritation from … [Read more...] about Fitbit Recalls More Than 1 Million Wristbands Over Allergic Reactions
While out for a run today, I was reminded of all the times I tell my kids to turn off their electronics and just appreciate what is around them. Well, it took me over 3 frustrated miles of my run to truly learn that lesson. I woke this morning to find that the humidity that has blanketed the Midwest this summer had finally lifted, the sun was shining and I was excited to go for … [Read more...] about Disconnect From Distractions And Try Running Unplugged!
"I'm starting contractions!" In movies and on television shows, that cry means a mother's about to start childbirth. In real life, however, contractions can come and go during pregnancy. Understanding the various kinds of contractions--and why they occur--can help relieve some stress during pregnancy. It can also help mothers-to-be recognize and take action when contractions … [Read more...] about Contractions & Childbirth
‘Tis the season! That’s what all the billboards, advertisements, and email subject lines are saying right about now, anyway. But ‘tis the season for what, exactly? The obvious answers are “giving” and “gathering” and “getting out the sparkly decorations.” There are presents that need purchasing and cards that need crafting; there are parties that require our presence and … [Read more...] about Ditch the Grinch and Deck the Halls