If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales. –Albert Einstein What are your favorite childhood memories? In our family, we built forts and rockets to the stars, wrote plays and danced in our own musicals, and spent a…
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Chickpeas deserve more attention! They are a nutrient dense food that contains protein, fiber, iron, potassium, magnesium, folate, and vitamin B-6 to name a few. It is thought that chickpeas can help increase the feeling of fullness, mostly likely due to the protein and fiber. Chickpeas may also help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels, reducing the risk of heart disease.The vibrant lemon flavor with the crunch from the celery and bell peppers, coupled with …
With Halloween around the corner and costumes constantly growing more provocative, maintain your cool mom status and your dignity with some of these creative costume ideas. The best part? You probably have some of this stuff in your house! Gumball Machine
You can prevent a baby without using a condom. Which method of contraception you choose will depend on how often you need it, how permanent you need it to be and how comfortable you are with using the product. Many contraceptive options can save you from a pregnancy scare for months on end, while other options can keep you baby-free for the rest of your life.
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As we head into Halloween, I want to offer a few cautions based on 18 Halloweens as a parent. First: Feed your kids dinner BEFORE they go Trick or Treating. This took me five years to learn. Children will not eat peas and chicken after 20 Reese’s peanut butter cups. Second: Please do not limit…
Advances in medicine have allowed many infertile couples to become parents. Unfortunately, the fertility drugs that women take to stimulate ovulation sometimes come with side effects. When you know about the side effects ahead of time, you can take action to prevent them from occurring or to minimize the effects.
Men make up half of the equation in baby making, and it’s important for them to do their part in improving fertility. According to the Mayo Clinic, men are the sole cause for infertility in 20 percent of cases, while 30 to 40 percent of infertility cases are related to both the man and woman. There are things that men can do to boost their fertility naturally.
How much fun are Jack o Lanterns? I love visiting the pumpkin patch, picking out just the right one and deciding what funny face it will become. My little sister was the queen of picking the biggest and heaviest pumpkin in the patch and then lugging it back home. But God love her, shes not the most graceful being and there were more than a few bumps and bruises along the way.
During the typical childbearing years of 18 to 35, signs of pregnancy are often obvious and indicate conception. The perimenopause period, however, which occurs during the two to eight years leading to menopause, can produce issues that are similar to pregnancy symptoms. As you go through your perimenopause years, you will be more inclined to wonder which condition is causing your current symptoms.