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Tips to Prevent Getting an Infectious Disease While on Vacation

Dr. Brent W. Laartz thought he was in for the ride of his lifetime when he set out on a horseback riding excursion in Costa Rica.

Admittedly younger and more naïve than he is today, Laartz – an infectious disease specialist and author of the book How to Avoid Contagious Diseases…

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8 ultimate ways to help your teenager make the most out of the summer break

Can you recall making huge plans for summer as a child, but the only things you ended up doing is watching TV and wandering around the neighborhood? Now, as a parent, you certainly need to help your kids make the most out of their summer break by engaging them in various activities,…

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Added by Helen Shep on May 29, 2017 at 4:05pm — No Comments

5 Excellent Gifts Ideas for the New Parents

When a couple is blessed with a baby boy or girl, friends and family members put efforts to make the moments filled with more happiness for them through various gifts. Now, choosing gifts for new parents could be confusing for many of us. Basically, for many of us it would be a first time to gift something to a new parent. Hence, we do not really know what gifts can exactly make them feel happy. Gifts should have some utilities otherwise…

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Added by Julia Gomes on January 19, 2017 at 3:21am — No Comments

Music to My Ears: 8 Questions with LA-Based Musician Moms, Freckleland

The soundtrack of our lives is littered with musical memories. When I hear music, I am instantly transported to a memorable time and place. Now that I'm a mom, I'm making new musical memories with my two little chaotic cherubs.  So when I found myself in a coffee shop, with my headphones on, listening to“We Can All Share” by Kyler England and Lalo Crane of …

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Added by Felise Moglia on January 5, 2017 at 3:42pm — No Comments

Mom Meltdown

It’s 4:20am and I just walked my Husband to his car.  As he starts the car to leave to catch his vanpool, I start crying.  “I can’t lose my baby!”  No, I’m not pregnant…I’m referring to my 17-year-old Daughter.  She is a Junior in High School, and this…

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Added by crystal arzu on December 15, 2016 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Money saving solutions for single parents

Being a single parent requires twice the attention, twice the effort, twice the sacrifice and, truth be told, twice the money. Raising one or more children on your own isn’t easy and if financial shortcomings arise, then you need to start making lists and prioritise. But don’t give up hope just yet. Challenging as it may be, taking care of the house and children with a single salary is not impossible. Your job can become easier if you learn to put things into perspective and make wise,…

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Added by Cynthia Madison on November 23, 2016 at 6:15am — 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

Moving back home

Sometimes I tease my Mom about her home (sorry, Mom), because she maintains two guest bedrooms that are reserved for her grandchildren to stay with her whenever they want. I tease her because I know it takes a lot of work to keep up her home, but she does a lovely job with it. And, my son absolutely loves the idea that he has his own bedroom at his Nana's house.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on May 31, 2016 at 6:36am — No Comments

An Introduction To Mandalas for Children

     Mandalas are wonderful. Our Universe is a giant mandala and I have discovered over the years the many benefits of painting or coloring mandalas either simply or in a complicated fashion. The benefits seem to be amazing and long lasting no matter what road you take. So I started using mandalas with children and it helps them focus, de-stress and relax very quickly. In this day and age of pressure and fast paced…

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Added by Patricia Rose Upczak on April 17, 2016 at 12:54pm — No Comments

Kid-Approved Meals - Banana Roll-Up's

Kids love these. This is a fun take on a pb and banana sandwich. They are quick and easy to make.

Ingredients

1 Banana

1 Whole Wheat or Multi Grain Tortilla

2 Tbsp Almond Butter (Any type will do – Nut, Seed or Wow Butter)

1 tsp honey (optional)

Take the…

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Added by Words of a Mom on March 18, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

Mommy - More than just a Name

Being a mom means lots of different things. As a mom you are responsible for other beings. You have someone else to take care of, provide for, teach about life, and protect. We are the ones who give hugs and cuddles, wipe away tears and give words of encouragement. We are housekeepers and…

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Added by Words of a Mom on March 18, 2016 at 11:27am — No Comments

25 Ways Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers Can Help Out Around the House

When you have young kids at home there is always more work to be done than there is time in the day. In order to get some extra help, look to your children. Even young children are able to help out. Giving kids a sense of responsibility and tasks that they can learn to successfully accomplish, can…

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Added by Words of a Mom on March 18, 2016 at 11:23am — No Comments

Why I need my Mom to talk to me

I have a girl's weekend at the beach twice a year. It is a relaxing, wonderful time. We work on photo albums, read, catch up on each other's lives and enjoy too much good food. I'm trying to get my Mother to go with me next time and I may have finally won her over.



I want my Mom to join me for several…

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Added by Lauren Markman on March 8, 2016 at 6:38am — No Comments

How Parents’ Attention could help Children to become better human

I have met a large number of parents who complaint about lot of negative activities of their children such as weak in studies, disobedient, disloyal with studies, spend more time at computer and taking drugs etc.

There could be many ways to improve the behavior of kids or teens but in opinion, there is no alternative of parents’ appropriate attention towards their kids to make them a perfect human being.

First of all parents should have to spend more time with their kids and…

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Added by Hoa Giusti on March 4, 2016 at 10:40pm — No Comments

A FEW THOUGHTS ON TWO

It’s hard to believe our twins are already two. I have been eagerly watching them grow and hit developmental milestones, yet the graduation from baby to toddler is paired with feelings of sadness and worry. My babies are grown and it’s happening fast. Just as it did with Thomas. Days…

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Added by EMILY ROLFING-GUMMOW on February 29, 2016 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Valentine's Day Honesty

I'm annoyed with Valentines day. It just is too dramatic for my liking. The worst part is that it's dramatic in multiple ways. Whether a person expects a thoughtful gift and high level romance or the HATE VALENTINES DAY, IT'S A HALLMARK HOLIDAY.. blah blah person.. Or that you are single 364 days out the year. Yet if on Valentines day you don't have a date, it's some how the worst thing ever?

If you are only affectionate or thoughtful to your spouse  3 days a year. (Valentine's…

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Added by Brittany Burbank on February 14, 2016 at 10:57am — No Comments

The next generation of parents

My husband once shared an interesting observation about our generation's way of parenting. He said that we tend to make changes for our children based off what we didn't like about our own childhoods:…



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Added by Lauren Markman on February 3, 2016 at 6:20am — No Comments

Funny Web Series for Moms | New SLUMMY MUMMY! | “Firemen”

At long last, it’s a new episode of our award-winning funny web series for moms, SLUMMY MUMMY. What happens when Jen’s baby finallysleeps through the night?

Funny Web Series for Moms |SLUMMY MUMMY Epsiode 6 | Firemen…

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Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on January 21, 2016 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Wrap that baby up in a box

The biggest shock after having our son is that after four days the hospital was letting us take him home.



Despite the baby prep classes and recovery time from my C-section and the video the nurses insisted that we watched, it seemed really soon. As in: We don't know what we are doing yet - are you sure you…

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Added by Lauren Markman on January 13, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

Over the river and through the woods (or just the next town over)

My son likes to tell me that when he grows up he is going to get a house about a block or two away and he and his wife will ride their bikes over every day to eat dinner with us. And although I am not sure what his future wife will think of that plan, it sounds perfectly reasonable to me. I would never prevent my son from moving away from me, but I would be thrilled to have him within easy visiting range in adulthood.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on December 29, 2015 at 6:24am — No Comments

The Timeline of a Typical California Divorce

Unfortunately, you cannot decide you want a divorce one day and finalize the filing on the next. The process takes time and will likely involve several meetings and considerations to resolve asset division, custody considerations, and alimony. In the state of California, it will always take at least six months after you file a divorce petition to receive a…

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Added by Karie Boyd on December 1, 2015 at 2:44pm — No Comments

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