Data from the United Nations shows that between 1990 and 2008, the United States maternal mortality rate nearly doubled, while the overwhelming majority of countries collectively decreased their rates by 34% (Coeytauz et al 2011). We have a right to criticize the shameful state of American maternal care when more money is spent on childbirth than any of other area of … [Read more...] about American Childbirth: A Human Rights Failure?
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You are what you eat. During pregnancy, so is your baby. Your body’s incredible ability to renew itself is nothing short of miraculous. You can be excited to know that every sixteen days your body replaces all of it’s water content. Water makes up approximately 72% of the human body, so in a very real way there is a nearly new you every two weeks. The lining in the … [Read more...] about Eating for Two and a Whole New You
Ever take a minute break, perhaps at your desk or while folding laundry or driving your kids to and from school and wonder what attracted you to your partner? Can you remember what you used to do before you had kids? What do you miss about those days? If you are like many moms, you forget. It happens to all of us--you’ve got work to do, dinner to make, dishes to clean up, … [Read more...] about How to Organize a Regular Date Night (Sans Kids)!
We can't just keep the planet healthy and clean for the future generation. We need to teach the next generation to care for the planet for itself. Instill responsible habits in your children, even at a young age, to prepare them for their future. Invest in them now, and you'll be investing in the world for later.HomeMake going green at home into an activity for the whole family … [Read more...] about Going Green Ideas for Kids
When you finally buy that designer handbag that you have been admiring from afar, you will likely want to ensure that your fashion investment stays in good shape for as long as possible. One easy way to damage a high-quality designer bag is through the use of improper cleaning techniques. To avoid this preventable damage, you must pay careful consideration to the materials used … [Read more...] about How to Clean a Designer Handbag