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The eyes have it

My eye doctor's office texted me to say that it was time for my annual eye exam. And I immediately set up my appointment.



To put this in perspective, my dentist and my regular doctor have also both notified me for an appointment. But I haven't responded to them. (I will, just not right now.)…

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Added by Lauren Markman on August 24, 2016 at 6:39am — No Comments

Even babies need a bedtime

When my son was a baby he slept all the time. (Mostly while laying on me.) I remember having to wake him up to feed him and all the times he fell asleep while still breastfeeding. When I asked our doctor about all this, she asked some questions about family history and determined that everything was fine. She added that we were lucky because our son slept so well.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on August 16, 2016 at 6:42am — No Comments

Getting back to a few good books

There is something odd about my life right now.



My BFF at work asked me what I was reading these days, and after thinking about it for a few moments, I had to respond with "nothing."…

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Added by Lauren Markman on August 12, 2016 at 6:16am — No Comments

Iron Deficiency and What You Should Know

Iron deficiency was a HUGE problem for me before and during my pregnancy. So much so that I actually ended up needing iron infusions before delivery. It took several hours and a dose of steroids to stave off any potential reactions, but it was a complete game changer for me!



Although my fatigue still hung around, it was significantly lightened. My palpitations lessened, my bruises started clearing up within a few days, and I felt my appetite returning. And the ice craving and… Continue

Added by Jessica on August 8, 2016 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Find Eldercare that Speaks Your Language

Recent demographic numbers have revealed that in Canada, approximately 29% of seniors (aged 65-84) were not born in Canada, considerably higher than the national average among non-seniors at 17%. While many came here earlier in life to find work and begin their families, others immigrated to Canada later on, often in order to be with children and grandchildren. As these seniors reach an age when they need assistance due to conditions such as dementia, arthritis, or visual impairment, it can…

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Added by Angela Smith on August 5, 2016 at 4:42am — No Comments

Tell me how tired you are

It's the morning and your alarm has just gone off - an angry buzzing sound breaking into that peaceful murky bliss. You hit the alarm with a surprising amount of force and sit up in bed.



The problem is that you feel like you haven't slept at all and you are still tired. No, not just tired. Bone tired, where…

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Added by Lauren Markman on August 3, 2016 at 6:21am — No Comments

The height I once was

I am shrinking.



I take a bone supplement every day, try to walk more often to stretch out my stuffed-behind-a-desk-all-day body and even recently got a new mattress, and yet, I am shrinking.…



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Added by Lauren Markman on July 29, 2016 at 6:29am — No Comments

Getting to bed on time

It's 7:30 pm. Let the battle begin.



Let's say (for fun) that I can somehow get my son upstairs to start his bedtime routine at 7:30 pm (without the stalling, last-minute things he absolutely "has" to tell me and without any whining). Let's just say that happened. What follows is a series of check-ins. Did…

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Added by Lauren Markman on July 25, 2016 at 6:37am — No Comments

Helping out Mom and Dad

My son has plans for when he becomes an adult. They include marrying a girl named Suzie (we currently do not know any Suzies, but I am accepting applications for his future wife), getting a house down the street from ours (with a trampoline and waterslide inside), and getting two jobs (one at NASA and one as a dolphin veterinarian, but not a marine biologist) so he can make lots of money.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on July 5, 2016 at 4:19pm — No Comments

Please go home, Mom

Sometimes, I work late.



It's not intentional, but things happen, and I work a little later than I originally intended to. It's not frequent, as I am a huge advocate of the work/life balance for my employees, and I believe in setting a good role model for them and showing them that I don't work late (at least…

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Added by Lauren Markman on July 1, 2016 at 7:59am — No Comments

Getting sick at daycare

My son started daycare at 6 weeks old. I remember the heartbreak of leaving him (he was so little!) and the relief of picking him up on that first day (he had gotten bigger!). I did love that facility - the nurturing attitude, the brightly lit rooms, the web cameras for me to check in on him throughout the day.…



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Added by Lauren Markman on June 8, 2016 at 6:34am — No Comments

Forgiveness In All Areas of Your Life

I've been spending a lot of time lately thinking about forgiveness and the impact it can have on your life and your relationships. Personally I've found that, while difficult, it can be so incredibly freeing! Looking back at the hardest times of my life, my turning point has always been when I've been able to let go…

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Added by Amy Bellows on May 27, 2016 at 10:58am — No Comments

10 Things to Know About Zika for Pregnant & Soon-To-Be Pregnant Women

If you watch the news you may have heard about Zika, the scary virus, transmitted by mosquitoes, which can cause severe birth defects to babies born to infected mothers.  This poses a special concern for women who are or plan on becoming pregnant.  There is SO MUCH conflicting and seemingly inaccurate information floating around message boards and Facebook.

It seems like Zika is either taking a larger than life presence as the facts get distorted and sensationalized, or being…

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Added by Megan Nick on May 27, 2016 at 10:13am — No Comments

Growing old together

I normally get dressed before my husband and he doesn't usually see me until he is also fully dressed. It is at that point that we realize we are dressed in similar colors.



Is this because we own too many of the same shades of clothing? Maybe. Maybe not. I'd like to think it is because he and I are in…

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Added by Lauren Markman on May 27, 2016 at 6:27am — No Comments

Orthopedic Mattress is the Key to Healthy Sleeping. Selection Guide

A person spends a third of the life in bed. One of the most important components of the bed is a mattress. Therefore, the choice of the mattress must be seriously approached. On the property of chosen mattress depends correct posture and well-being throughout the day after sleep.

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Added by Stacy Green on May 17, 2016 at 12:52pm — No Comments

Leaving the cereal on the shelf

I ate breakfast every morning when I was little - oatmeal in the winter, cereal in the warmer months, pancakes or waffles on the weekends. Breakfast was, after all, the most important meal of the day. I probably needed that meal to sustain me as the nuns were not going to let us eat again until lunch at 12:30.…



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Added by Lauren Markman on May 17, 2016 at 6:26am — No Comments

Balancing the weight issue

I have a little secret: I am concerned about my son's future weight. He's not in any danger of being overweight right now, but it is an issue that I try to keep my eye on. Is he getting enough regular exercise? Eating enough healthy food? Growing the way he should? I am concerned about all these things.



Clearly, I read too many parent studies and they weigh on my…

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Added by Lauren Markman on May 11, 2016 at 6:23am — No Comments

Is depression becoming inevitable?

It doesn't matter what you are doing as a parent, if you read enough studies you learn that you are parenting wrong. But it is easy to accept that you are wrong as a parent: You have, after all, a constant walking/talking reminder in your life that you are an unfair, mean person and that you are crushing all the joy out of life because you won't let someone play on his iPad and instead keep insisting that he brush his teeth.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on April 26, 2016 at 6:32am — No Comments

Top 3 Best Foods for Improving Fertility

Most of times the delays in pregnancy are observed in women due to lack of some vital nutrients. Vitamins specially Vit B6 and in minerals specially Zinc. It doesn't mean rest of nutrients are less required but these two are very much essential for conceiving a baby.

Lets see Top 3 foods which will help you boost fertility

1. Oyster : Oysters are rich in Zinc. Zinc…

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Added by Sapana Vibhandik on April 25, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

What is Licorice and what are its health benefits?

An Ancient Herb Licorice:

Licorice also known as Liquorice or in Sanskrit: Yashtimadhu. Its botanical name is "Glycyrrhiza glabra" is and old Indian Herb known for its various health benefits.

Here in Picture are the sticks of Licorice

Its originally grown in Sub Tropical and hot…

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Added by Sapana Vibhandik on April 21, 2016 at 12:02pm — No Comments

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