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Sharing the germs with your baby

My son was born via C-section. That definitely was not the way that I wanted to go, but that is the path we had to take. And at the end of the day, I had a healthy baby boy, so that is all that mattered to me. I did the skin-to-skin contact and breastfed him as soon as I was able because I had read so much research on those connections being important to a newborn.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on February 19, 2016 at 6:23am — No Comments

Depression is a social desease

When our most recent cat was still alive, I noticed that she would come and sit with me whenever I felt sad. I don't know how she knew that about me, but if I started to feel blue, she would hop up next to me (she was never a lap cat) and purr to let me know that I wasn't alone in the world and she had my back.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on February 9, 2016 at 6:11am — 1 Comment

5 Things MyFitnessPal Has Taught Me About Food & Fitness

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I began using My Fitness Pal last year when I started to exercise more - running, weightlifting and the such. It began as a way to monitor mostly my carb intake but U used it to keep track of all of the food I was eating, water I was drinking, as well as monitor my calorie intake and compare it to the approximate number of calories I was burning throughout the day. You…

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Added by Karla Gibbs on February 8, 2016 at 4:13pm — No Comments

The Fruitful Highway to a Rapid Weight Loss

Most of us know that fruits are an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. A healthy life style is achieved through a balanced diet which can help us to lose weight through appropriate meals. But the problem is that there are a lot of choices in the fruits that we have to make. If we go to a super market, the…

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Added by Mom Bloggers Club on February 8, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

Warning Signs of Ovarian Cancer

Overview

Ovarian cancer or Cancer of the ovary signifies a group of different tumors that arise from various types of cells & tissues present inside the ovary. The most common type of ovarian cancer arises from the epithelial cells that cover the outside surface of the ovary. Other, rare types of ovarian cancer develop from the egg-forming Germ cells called as Germ tumors or from the supporting tissue called as Stromal tumors that help in…

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Added by Luz J. Peterson on February 2, 2016 at 5:00am — No Comments

I'm watching your eyes

My eyesight is bad. Really bad. Bad as in: I memorize the color of what the technician is wearing at the eye doctor's office, because once I take my contacts out I get a little lost when they move me from room to room.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on January 25, 2016 at 6:33am — No Comments

My Mother never slept

When I was a teenager, I was convinced that my Mother didn't sleep. She was a single Mom with a restaurant job that required long hours. And on the nights that she worked a close shift followed by an open shift, I am pretty sure that she only got about four hours of sleep (at best).…

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Added by Lauren Markman on January 15, 2016 at 6:16am — No Comments

3 FOOLPROOF WAYS TO FIRE UP YOUR ENERGY

Listen, for anyone that knows me, I’m not in to those gimmicks that claim you will lose weight, feel better, blah blah blah and all they are are some shakes or pills that are going to make your butt leak and make you throw up. But I ran across this crazy thing that has turned everything around for me. So, listen to these 3 Foolproof Ways to Fire Up your ENERGY.

3 foolproof ways to fire up your energy  I made a …

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Added by Mercedes Sherman on January 6, 2016 at 8:52am — No Comments

SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN: YOU WILL NEVER HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS

Today has definitely been a rough day. It’s days like this that really make me sit down and wonder if I’m doing the right things, saying the right things, and getting her the help she needs.

Our 7 year old daughter, Veronica, is currently in a Partial Hospitalization Program at a local psychiatric facility. She was hospitalized about a month ago due to a full psychotic break, which was a first for her. Prior to that we were wondering if she was on the autism spectrum, but after the…

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Added by Mercedes Sherman on December 21, 2015 at 12:42am — No Comments

Breaking up is hard for everyone

I know that every marriage is different. I listen to girl talk. I hear from friends who let their husbands handle all the finances, and those that act as the family accountant. I hear from moms who think their husbands don't spend enough time with the kids and those that are happy with their amount of free time away from the family. I hear from women who joke about murdering their spouses several times a week and those that are careful to…

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Added by Lauren Markman on December 18, 2015 at 6:19am — No Comments

Teaching Sexual Health to Kids

Originally posted on www.themamasutra.net

It was a typical weekday morning in our house. I was the first one up, and my kids were moving slowly to get ready for school. I headed downstairs to make some breakfast for us. Marcia came downstairs topless and in a rush; she showed me a little red spot on her left breast and asked, "Mom, is this anything?" It looked like a small red mark left after a scratch, so I…

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Added by Lanae St.John on December 17, 2015 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Growing up tall

When some of us were children, we wanted to be ballerinas or cowboys or astronauts. We wanted to be teachers or parents or scientists. When I was a little girl, I wanted to be shorter.



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Added by Lauren Markman on December 16, 2015 at 6:17am — No Comments

Everything I know is wrong

I have tried standing more during the day. Because I once read that sitting too much was bad for my health. I tried standing more at home, at work and when I went outside to play with my son. I stood. But, it turns out that I didn't need to.



Another study has just declared that…

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Added by Lauren Markman on December 4, 2015 at 6:17am — 4 Comments

Tips for Responding to Stress

This is part one of a three part series on stress and how to deal with it. This is my blog post as it appeared as a guest post on One2One Network on November 3, 2015.  I find this to be   extremely relevant as the  holiday season is upon us.…

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Added by Heather Kiser on November 4, 2015 at 7:36pm — No Comments

Keep it moving all day long

Sometimes when my son and I are doing errands on the weekend, he complains that he is tired and needs to sit. I ask him why - especially if he has only been standing for a few minutes - but then I remember that he is in school now and he has become used to sitting all day.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on October 30, 2015 at 6:21am — No Comments

They are not charging me enough for this app

If you were to visit my house three weeks ago, you would have witnessed a fight that broke out in the bathroom every morning and every evening. It was the battle over the toothbrush. The catalyst for the fight varied by session, but always involved around one of the following:

  • My son wanted to brush unsupervised and would become incredibly upset over being told that…
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Added by Lauren Markman on October 26, 2015 at 6:41am — No Comments

My heart just can't take it

I still hate running.



I have my good days and my bad days; I have times when I am not getting out of the bed in the morning to run and those times when I am able to convince myself to run because it is the right thing to do. It is a daily struggle. But I try (oh so very hard) to stick with…

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Added by Lauren Markman on October 20, 2015 at 6:24am — 5 Comments

Adding on a vegetable

You come home from work and head straight into the kitchen. Within a few minutes, you are pre-heating, sauteing, chopping and seasoning. It's a Tuesday, you've put in a full day at work, and now you are cooking with purpose: You are trying to get dinner on the table before 7 pm.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on October 13, 2015 at 6:20am — 2 Comments

Keeping your eyes on the prize

I can remember my first pair of glasses that I wore at four years old. They were 1980s-style (too-big-for-your-face) with a little cluster of strawberries on the arms near the hinge. I have had very poor eyesight for my entire life. My wonderful husband, however, has excellent eyesight. And thankfully, our son seems to…

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Added by Lauren Markman on September 21, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

The Allergy Fighting Garden Book By Thomas Leo Ogren

Millions of people have allergies. The most common air born allergy is to pollen.   A few people have even died from an allergic 

reaction to pollen. Pollen allergies are directly linked to asthma, and people with pollen allergies are more likely to develop food…

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Added by Cascia on September 4, 2015 at 3:27pm — No Comments

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