If you are actively trying to conceive, have studied all that is written about conception and even charted your waking body temperature, the two weeks following ovulation can seem to go on forever. This has many women seeking out every and all pregnancy symptoms of the first week. During this time, there is just nothing to do but wait and hope. Pregnancy Symptoms of the … [Read more...] about Pregnancy Symptoms of the First Week
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When I was pregnant with my first child, I read every pregnancy and parenting book I could get my hands on. Yes, I did say “get my hands on.” Seventeen years ago, the Internet was still relatively unknown to me, and Nooks and Kindles had not been invented. It was still a time when people bought books in a store and not online, and we actually had to turn the pages of the … [Read more...] about When Unexpected Things Happen, We Need To Adjust
With the way technology is advancing, it isn’t surprising to find a large number of kids getting more involved and dependent on the Internet and social media. Although these things can help your kid stay connected and informed, it still isn’t a good idea to expose your kids to these networks without proper guidance. As parents, here are some of the most important things you … [Read more...] about Kids Online Safety: What All Parents Should Know About Social Media
Dear College, Thank you for hosting my daughter and me for a campus tour. We had a great time. The campus was lovely. Our guide was perky, charming, and enthusiastic, and your facilities are amazing. So amazing, in fact, that I was a bit taken aback. I mean, WOW! For a minute I almost forgot we were touring a college campus, and not visiting a posh resort. I realize it has … [Read more...] about NFL Caliber Fitness Centers and Other Things My College Freshman Can Do Without
This is a guest post by Dr. Laura Nathanson, author of The Portable Pediatrician. Most of the parents I see know full well that breast milk is optimal for babies. But does that really outweigh other factors? What if the mother is returning to work at four, eight, twelve weeks? What if she has inverted nipples or has had breast surgery, and suspects or has been told nursing … [Read more...] about How Important Is It, Really, to Nurse?