As mothers, we often teach our young children about “Stranger Danger” and how to deal with the creepy man down the street. We instruct them on how to react to the man in the car who offers them candy or what to say to the person on the other end of the phone asking if their mommy or daddy is home. If our children are older, we are confident they will tell us if something is … [Read more...] about Protecting Kids From Sexual Abuse
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How Long Does It Take to Show Signs of Pregnancy?
Just as no two women are alike, not every mother-to-be exhibits the same symptoms or will have the same signs of pregnancy. Even during subsequent pregnancies, the changes a woman undergoes can be altogether different. While some women will feel differently as early as one week following conception, there are others who might go months before feeling its effects. Incredibly, … [Read more...] about How Long Does It Take to Show Signs of Pregnancy?
Autism and Sheldon Cooper
Why do I have Sheldon Cooper on the brain? Sheldon Cooper is one of the main characters on the TV show The Big Bang Theory. I guess there are several reasons why I’ve had Sheldon Cooper on my brain lately. First, the regular season (Season 11) of Big Bang is back and I’ve watched two new episodes. Second, the recent discovery that my son is being bullied in one of … [Read more...] about Autism and Sheldon Cooper
Signs You’re Having a Miscarriage
Miscarriages linger in the back of pregnant women's minds. With every decision, women are concerned about keeping the baby safe and healthy. Unfortunately, some factors are out of your hands. Certain symptoms often occur when a miscarriage happens. Keep an eye out for the signs you're having a miscarriage and contact your doctor if you experience any of them. Signs You're … [Read more...] about Signs You’re Having a Miscarriage
How to Recite the Three Hanukkah Blessings
A Hanukkah primer for the blessings over the candles Hanukkah is one of the most festive Jewish holidays, filled with joyous traditions, gifts, games and delicious foods like potato latkes, donuts and chocolate coins. What’s not to like? The Hanukkah story in a nutshell: Hanukkah is known as the Festival of Lights because its central ritual is the lighting of the … [Read more...] about How to Recite the Three Hanukkah Blessings