1. Become well versed with developmental milestones—including speech and language milestones. This way you can be clear of what the expectations are at the different ages and various stages along the continuum of development (do a search on the web for “developmental milestones” and you will be provided with a ton of resources to guide … [Read more...] about What To Do If You Suspect Your Child Might Have A Speech And/Or Language Delay
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Did you know that having an abnormally high or low thyroid can cause you to miscarry and wreak havoc on your body? January is Thyroid Awareness Month? I thought talking about how vital our thyroid is to our body functions, including pregnancy, would be a great way to start the year off. One of the first things that I tell new clients is to have a blood test to check their … [Read more...] about Is Your Thyroid to Blame?
Bathroom company Victoria Plumb (UK) has proven what many women have always suspected. Their survey of 2,000 people found that 30% of men deliberately sabotage domestic chores to avoid being asked to do them again. The chores these naughty fellows admitted to intentionally performing poorly, not surprisingly, include the jobs we all hate doing - cleaning the toilet, loading … [Read more...] about Are You Living With A Housework Saboteur?
“Mom, can I ask you something?” my son asked me this as he put away his backpack after coming home from school. “Of course”, I answer, slicing apples and spooning out peanut butter for a snack. “What’s up?” “Why does everyone think I am such a loser? How come no one likes me?” I put down the knife, look my son in the eye and tell him in NO UNCERTAIN TERMS: “You are not … [Read more...] about Mean Boys Are Just As Bad As Mean Girls
If you have upper abdominal pain in pregnancy, it's not necessary to automatically switch into panic mode, according to the March of Dimes. But any severe and long-lasting stomach pain or discomfort accompanied by dizziness or bleeding is considered a medical emergency. Prompt medical help is essential in such circumstances to protect you and your future son or … [Read more...] about Upper Abdominal Pain in Pregnancy