If there’s one thing that’s revolutionized parenting, it’s social media. Yes, I know, penicillin is usually considered a major breakthrough, blah blah blah, but since that was way before my time, I’m sticking to social media. For any mom (or dad) perusing social channels, you’ve probably noticed several different types of posts and posters when…
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Wondering what to put in your child’s backpack or lunchbox? Check out some great ideas for on-the-go snacks that moms and kids will both love! 1. Apple Crumble
Meghan Trainor is still bringing down the house with her hit “All About That Bass.” The tune spent over 34 weeks on the Billboard Top 10. It’s not even a song about romance or love or broken hearts, those mainstays of rock, pop and country…it’s about body image and liking yourself as you are. And as a…
I'm always looking for opportunities to stay involved in my son's educational experience, which has gotten a little trickier since he moved up to middle school. In elementary school, there were more ways for me to feel plugged in to his experience, as well as to engage with teachers and staff. Now there are no…
There’s hummus among us! Try out this great homemade recipe for hummus without any of the additives or preservatives that you’ll get in store-bought dips. It’s easy and delicious! Ingredients: 1 can of garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained and rinsed 1/4 cup of olive oil 1 heaping tbsp of tahini 1/4 tsp of salt juice of 1 lemon 1 tbsp water 1-2 clove(s) of garlic, depending on your tolerance! Directions:
About 15 percent of couples are infertile, reports MayoClinic.com. In 20 percent of these cases, the infertility problems come solely from the male and, in an additional 30 to 40 percent of cases, infertility is a combination of male and female problems. If you are having problems conceiving, you want to be aware of male infertility symptoms.
Giving your baby a pacifier is a personal decision. Most experts agree that pacifiers can be helpful during the first six months of life as it satisfies your baby’s natural instinct to suck. However, there are no definite guidelines about when to give a pacifier or take one away. Sometimes, it is best to just use your mothering instinct to decide if a pacifier is right for your baby, regardless of his age.
You’ve heard the term, “sleeping like a baby,” so you know that babies must sleep a lot. It’s not unusual to wonder, however, whether your baby is sleeping too much. Newborns need plenty of sleep and spend about 14 to 18 hours a day during the first week asleep. The next few weeks, newborns sleep about 12 to 16 hours a day.
Giving a child up for adoption typically leaves a lasting impact on everyone involved. As a person grows and matures or her situation changes, she may want to make contact with a child she gave up for adoption for a variety of reasons. She may sorely miss the child and wish to have a positive relationship with him, she may want to make peace with her decision and explain her reasoning to her child, or she simply may want to inform her child of medical or family history.
Weight gain is one of the most noticeable and dreaded parts of pregnancy. It can be difficult to watch your stomach expand as you grow rapidly out of your once favorite jeans. To make your pregnancy weight gain less painful and to assist you in snapping back to your weight before you became pregnant educate yourself on the basics of pregnancy weight gain and take strides to minimize unnecessarily weight gain.