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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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4 Tips to Stay Connected to the Outside World While Raising Kids

 

While raising young children, parents sometimes have a difficult time staying connected to the outside world and other adults. Parenting is hugely rewarding, but it can also be very isolating at times. Mothers, especially, seem to immerse themselves in their children's lives and well-being without much concern for their own. And stay-at-home moms in particular tend to be disconnected from the world around them. …

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Added by Rachael Murphey on June 9, 2017 at 5:51pm — No Comments

5 Instagram Accounts Every Mom Should Follow

Being a mom is enough work that it demands all the extra help you can get. The good is there are plenty of Instagram accounts out there are willing to help. Sometimes you’ll just need a good laugh to get you through a stressful moment, while other times an inspirational quote to kick start your daily motivation will be all you need.

However, one thing is for sure: these 5 Instagram accounts will reinforce you aren’t alone out there…

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Added by Rachael Murphey on June 5, 2017 at 12:06pm — No Comments

Getting permission to post

My son was looking at the Waze app on my phone, alerting me to potential traffic in areas that were not actually on our route. He must have closed the app, because he started asking me about the other apps and what they did.…



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Added by Lauren Markman on May 22, 2017 at 7:08am — No Comments

Android Monitoring App: Helping Parents Know Their Children Better

Parents nowadays may need some parental control tools such as Android monitoring app to understand and know their children better. Parenting is rewarding and tough at the same time. This is a struggle for every parent, especially those with pre-teens or teenagers who are very much into gadgets and social networking. Getting to know your kids is really important so that you, as a parent, will be able to provide them the guidance and protection they need. …



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Added by Becky Holmes on March 22, 2017 at 4:57am — No Comments

How to Get Your Blog Noticed

When you become a mommy blogger, you suddenly recognize how many other blogs there are out in the blogosphere. How can you possibly get noticed amidst this din? There are a few ways to make your blog stand out and become part of the A-list.

Create Unique Content

There are a…

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Added by Stacey Doyle on February 11, 2017 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Are you a snooper?

One day I asked my work team to stand in a circle, unlock their phones and pass them to the person on their left.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on January 23, 2017 at 6:36am — No Comments

Spending time with others

Because my son is an only child, he tells me that he gets "bored" and "lonely" quite frequently on the weekends. I am not sure if this is a result of him being an only child or not, as it generally happens after his screentime is up and he is unsure of what he wants to do next.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on January 13, 2017 at 6:22am — No Comments

Mothers Are Human Beings: We All Make Mistakes

I have a shocking revelation for you. Although we often look like superheroes, mothers are in fact HUMAN! This means that we are fallible, we make mistakes. Yes, all of us! We lose a child at Target, we leave a hot cup of coffee unattended for a moment, we don’t realize the basement door is open when our…

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Added by Rachel Braun on December 2, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

Motherhood In The Age Of Social Media

Wouldn’t you love to feel even more inadequate as a mother? Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have all of your worst fears about your competence as a parent confirmed? How would you like to have every person you have ever known be able to tell you what you are doing wrong? Don’t you want to see how all of your…

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Added by Rachel Braun on November 7, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

I don't watch enough TV

My husband and I don't have enough shared television shows. This is entirely my fault. I don't pick up new shows very frequently and so there is often a dearth of entertainment for us to watch together at the end of a long working day.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on September 19, 2016 at 6:47am — No Comments

Spending too much time alone

Like most parents, sometimes I just want to be left alone. You know, just for a few minutes. Long enough to read a few emails, or take a bath or write a blog post. But, I think most parents wish to be left alone because we all know that it is a short-term situation. Eventually, we will be surrounded by loud noises and chaos and faces with peanut butter on them.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on September 14, 2016 at 6:50am — No Comments

Being more than Mrs. Mommy

I have two t-shirts that I thought I had specially made just for fun. The first one was shortly before my wedding. I had it made to say "Mrs. XXXXX" (but instead of the Xs, it was my husband's name). The second was right after my son was born and it says XXXXXX's Mom (but instead of the Xs, it has my son's name).…

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Added by Lauren Markman on June 15, 2016 at 6:41am — No Comments

Who do you think is lonely?

Pause for a moment to take stock of your family and friends. Do you think that anyone you know is lonely? Did you know that you are probably right?



Social isolation isn't good for us - numerous studies have shown that…

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Added by Lauren Markman on May 4, 2016 at 6:18am — No Comments

Entering the Minecraft generation

"Is he ready for Minecraft yet?"



That was a text from my sister-in-law shortly after my son's sixth birthday. I pushed her off with claims that he has enough screentime and that I wanted to wait a bit longer.…



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Added by Lauren Markman on April 27, 2016 at 6:18am — No Comments

GenderQueer Answers Revealed



GENDERQUEER ANSWERS REVEALED…

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Added by Mercedes Sherman on February 3, 2016 at 1:02pm — No Comments

Listen, Connect, and then Post

Last weekend’s blizzard was a time of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and self-reflection. Social media provides us with beautiful pictures, exercise demonstrations, inspirational sayings to motivate us to get our sweat on in our baddest, beast mode each and every day.

This weekend I  enjoyed posting away while…

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Added by Michelle on January 28, 2016 at 3:29pm — No Comments

{Facebook Busness Page Benefits}

I know alot of folks ask why should I have a business page versus a personal profile but there are some benefits.

Facebook business page benefits:

1) When posting to your business page you can choose to post as yourself or as your business page. Make sure you are posting as your business page. After you post you can comment or like your post as yourself by changing the "liking and commenting" option to yourself. This will make the post visible in your newsfeed for your…

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Added by Talia Foster on November 6, 2015 at 11:36am — No Comments

5 Tips for Buying Maternity Clothes

When it comes to pregnancy priorities, shopping for maternity clothes can be an exciting task with the right mindset and knowledge. You have to ensure you get the best look, feel and value for your pregnancy and postpartum needs. Whether you are buying maternity clothes online or in stores, you should know what to look for, why to look for it, and consider your changing needs will enable you to create right wardrobe throughout your pregnancy. Here are the following tips you can follow while…

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Added by Christa Jocelyn on October 19, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

How many selfies could you take in one day?

When my son was born, my Mom asked me to take a picture of him every day. So I did. (Thanks, Mom!) Obviously, I took more than one picture of him most days, but I can say that I have a record of my son every day of the first year of his life - that's 365 photos of his daily changes from being a day old to being a year old.…



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Added by Lauren Markman on October 12, 2015 at 6:19am — No Comments

Are you raising a helpless or an Independent child?

Times have changed and so are the ways of Parenting. Thanks to the fast paced life especially in metros...where youngsters look for all the reasons to escape from Marriage. Even when they are finally tied into this relationship with the pressures from friends and family ....they run away from the responsibility of becoming parents and avoid it as long as they can until they again fall prey to the pressures of family and society.

Due to the changing lifestyle, Most of the…

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Added by Manjusha Pandey on August 23, 2015 at 10:46pm — 4 Comments

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