I was listening to a friend of mine describe her daughter's schedule, and it scared me. She told me how her daughter would come home on the bus by 5:30 pm, start homework, leave for sports practice at 7 pm, return home at 8:15 pm to eat dinner and then do more homework until 10:30. She would then wake up at 5 am the next morning to finish up the rest of her homework. My friend is worried because she knows her daughter isn't getting enough…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on October 25, 2017 at 7:07am — No Comments
Frequently asked questions about gynecological scans…Continue
Added by Linda Gries on October 16, 2017 at 1:14pm — No Comments
I gave up on my fitbit a long time ago. At first, I loved it (especially my sleep data), but after more than a year, it made me feel bad about my life. When I did not meet my step counts for the day, I felt like I let myself down. In the end, I recognized that the fitbit wasn't a good exercise accountability partner to get me to move more, so into the drawer it went.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on October 16, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments
My son's alarm goes off at 7:35. I can hear him get up, turn the alarm off and then...silence. I know he has gone back to bed. At 8 am, I tentatively go into his room and gently wake him up. He is cranky and angry and tells me that he feels like he didn't sleep at all. I do my best to be gentle with him and coax him into the day, even though I desperately wish I could send him back to bed for a few more hours.…
Added by Lauren Markman on October 11, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments
Do you seem to have the same reaction to problems that arise over and over again which only make matters worse? Does your temper and shortness with others get in the way of you Being the Best you? Are you repeating past mistakes and still have no idea why? Well here's the answer...the problem is You.
You know how the definition of crazy is doing the same things over and over expecting different results? Well if you keep having the same issues because you keep handling…Continue
Added by Mari Corona on October 1, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments
From a non-scientific, small study of my peers, I have determined that I have an abnormal relationship with my Mother. It's not abnormal in a bad way - it's actually the opposite: She is a loving, supportive woman who will give me advice when I ask for it, challenges me to be my best self and brings a richness to our family's lives. She is a dynamic lady.…Continue
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Do you want to be edgy or even modern? There are a lot of drinkware nowadays that are designed to look sleek, modern, and even minimalist. However, there is also drinkware that celebrates the golden age, yes it’s definitely copper.
Not everyone is enticed with the idea of the future and what is new, sometimes, people appreciate what is old and what was great back then. The golden ages have shown women in the kitchen holing copper mugs and they look absolutely…Continue
Added by Tammy Martin on September 26, 2017 at 4:01am — No Comments
My son and I are at the park and we've hit it at just the right time - there are about 30 other children already there. My son's face lights up and he spends the next hour running all over the playground with other children and eventually plays catch with a few of them. By the time he is ready to go home, he is sweaty and exhausted and can't stop smiling.…Continue
Between my wife and I we have two things that we are really passionate about. For very personal reasons those two things are mental health awareness and breastfeeding. We have supported each other through difficult times in these areas and there are lots of overlapping themes in the care for the two.
From experience I can say that the main thing that mental health illnesses and breastfeeding have in common are the need for support. Strong unconditional support.
Added by Dave Adams on September 23, 2017 at 6:35pm — No Comments
My wonderful Mother recently took my son for the day. When I picked him up, he was very upset that he had to leave. Over the next few days, a series of stories about what they did in that one day together came out (played werewolf, had a pillow fight, played a concert on a keyboard, took care of the cats, checked out my Step-Dad's camera collection). The amount of stuff they did in that one day is almost staggering and I now understand…Continue
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5 ways to start off your Monday, and any other Morning…Continue
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Integrating healthy foods into your child's diet can be challenging. Children haven't fully developed their palettes like adults have. This is important because it can be attributed to why your child is being a picky eater. Also, this is why you need to encourage the child to add new flavors to his or her…Continue
Added by Rachael Murphey on August 14, 2017 at 3:02pm — No Comments
"Mom, when can I get my own phone?"
This is a question that my son has asked me several times. I usually ask him why he wants his own phone, and he tells me he wants it to play a game or to use it to check traffic for me while we are in the car (he likes the Waze app). Very rarely does he mention that he…
Added by Lauren Markman on August 11, 2017 at 6:48am — No Comments
How to benefit from CoolSculpting…Continue
Added by Linda Gries on August 1, 2017 at 3:41pm — No Comments
I am tired. No, I'm not even going to try out that trick in which I tell myself that I am not tired and convince myself through the power of positive thinking.
This is why I am tired:…
Added by Lauren Markman on July 28, 2017 at 7:03am — No Comments
***Disclaimer-adult content and perhaps a bit lengthy but full of nice juicy bits.
Ok so...I am fresh out of my wonderful Yoga class in a beautiful garden in Bedstuy Brooklyn. I am sweating bullets, hot as heck but I am feeling…Continue
Added by Mari Corona on July 23, 2017 at 11:15am — No Comments