The verdict of my self-diagnosis: “Leaky eye syndrome.” You know, when water just seems to leak out of your eyes for no apparent reason, or so you tell yourself. I know my unofficial diagnosis is due to my eldest granddaughter getting ready for kindergarten. This grandma doesn’t want to see the loves of her life grow up so fast. I know I am not alone in those moments of … [Read more...] about Back To School Considerations That Are Often Overlooked
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It can be difficult for busy families to spend some quality time together; parents are often juggling work commitments with keeping on top of household chores, while children may have studies and homework or after-school activities that eat up time. As a result, family time is often at a premium, and on those occasions when schedules combine there is often some activity … [Read more...] about How To Actually Organize Family Leisure
During pregnancy, many couples express concerns about whether intercourse is safe. According to the March of Dimes, intercourse during pregnancy is completely safe for most women. Unfortunately, the experience for many mothers-to-be is anything but pleasurable. Finding out the causes of painful intercourse during pregnancy can help resolve your discomfort. Painful … [Read more...] about Painful Intercourse During Pregnancy
A baby develops the ability to hear in the womb at about 18 weeks into the pregnancy. The uterus, though snug and warm, is not soundproof. In fact, your baby can hear -- and respond to -- a wide range of sounds, from those your body makes to sounds outside your womb. When Can a Baby Hear in the Womb ? Time Frame Your baby's ears and earlobes start to form when you are … [Read more...] about When Can a Baby Hear in the Womb ?
Most new mothers know that they will not get much sleep due to the needs of a newborn, but sleep problems can start even before the baby is born. A pregnant woman may have a hard time getting comfortable at night. Expectant mothers may need to get up to use the bathroom several times in one evening. Unfortunately, many expectant mothers also suffer from night sweats during … [Read more...] about Night Sweats During Pregnancy