Christy Garrett's Blog Posts Tagged 'tips' (32)

Smoking During Pregnancy – What Risks Are Involved For Me and My Baby?

I remember when I found out that I was pregnant with my youngest son, I stumbled upon the pregnancy forum on Baby Center.  Baby center has a birth club for the birth month and year that my baby was due so that you could connect with mothers who were experiencing the same things that you were.  It almost seems like yesterday that I was busy surfing through the forums and…

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Added by Christy Garrett on February 22, 2014 at 3:32pm — No Comments

5 Ways Be a Better Parent If You Are Suffering with Chronic Pain

Mom Explaining to Chronic Pain to Her Children Last fall we decided to take my youngest son out of daycare so that he could stay at home with me during the day.  At first I was nervous because I wasn’t sure how I was going to care for him during the day.  I am thankful that he has started learning how to play independently and can entertain himself for a few minutes.  During those first several weeks, I was so excited and wanted to continue teaching him the things that he was currently learning in daycare.  Things changed…

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Added by Christy Garrett on February 17, 2014 at 8:32pm — No Comments

#ASKAWAYFriday With Sarah at The Small Town Iowa Family

This week has flown by and I can’t believe that tomorrow is Friday.  I started participating in #ASKAWAYFriday and I have enjoyed it. I love connecting with other bloggers and learning more about them. I wanted to participate in this blog hop because I don’t always share a ton of information about myself.  I thought #ASKAWAYFriday was the perfect way for everyone to get to know me on a personal basis. For those who don’t know what #ASKAWAYFriday is, you exchange a set of 10 questions for…

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Added by Christy Garrett on February 17, 2014 at 8:03pm — No Comments

#ASKAWAYFRIDAY with Jodi From The Noise of Boys

It has been two weeks since I participated in #ASKAWAYFriday because of the holidays.  I love connecting with new bloggers and learning more about them.  I decided to participate because I don’t always share a ton of information about myself and thought it was a great way for everyone to get to know me on a personal basis.  For those who don’t know what #ASKAWAYFriday is, you exchange a set of 10 questions for another blogger to answer. Below are 10 questions that Jodi asked me and I hope…

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Added by Christy Garrett on January 14, 2014 at 4:20pm — No Comments

Smoking During Pregnancy – What Risks Are Involved For Me and My Baby?

I remember when I found out that I was pregnant with my youngest son, I stumbled upon the pregnancy forum on Baby Center.  Baby center has a birth club for the birth month and year that my baby was due so that you could connect with mothers who were experiencing the same things that you were.  It almost seems like yesterday that I was busy surfing through the forums and…

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Added by Christy Garrett on January 8, 2014 at 3:23pm — No Comments

7 Winter Essential Items to Keep Your Family Safe During Winter Holiday Trips

Are you planning on traveling this Christmas?  If so, you should make emergency plans in case of inclement weather derail your best laid out plan.  Winter storms can make traveling dangerous especially in…

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Added by Christy Garrett on December 7, 2013 at 9:27pm — No Comments

Choosing the Right Backpack Can Greatly Reduce the Risks of Long-Term Health Problems or Injuries

Is your child’s backpack too heavy, bulky, or about to burst at the seams because your child is constantly stuffing all of their school supplies, textbooks, library books, lunch boxes, and other personal belongings into their backpack?  A heavy backpack can cause long-term health problems or injuries.  Over the last few years, more children are…

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Added by Christy Garrett on August 22, 2013 at 10:55pm — No Comments

Backpack Misuse Can Lead to Long-Term Health Problems or Injuries

As your kids are heading back to school and stuffing their backpack full of school supplies and books, it is important for parents to make sure that their backpack isn’t too heavy.  Did you know that most children carry their backpack improperly? Misusing a backpack and wearing it improperly can lead to long-term health problems or injuries.…

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Added by Christy Garrett on August 21, 2013 at 12:37am — No Comments

Potty Training Secrets: Learn Why I Am Hesitant to Switch My Toddler to Big Kid Underwear Until My Child Has Fewer Accidents

Many parents often times pressure their children to start potty training their child before they are fully ready.  Potty training before your child is ready can cause unnecessary stress for both you and your toddler.  With all three of my kids, I waited until they were ready to potty train before I even attempted it.  A…

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Added by Christy Garrett on August 16, 2013 at 11:56pm — No Comments

Uplifting Families Was Established to Help Other Families – What I Want People to Remember When They See Uplifting Families

Welcome to my page!  Thank you for stopping by Uplifting Families.  I wanted to take the time and thank all of those people that have made Uplifting Families successful.  Without your love and support, my blog wouldn’t be where it is today.  I started blogging in November of 2011, shortly after my youngest son was born, because I wanted to help other mother’s…

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Added by Christy Garrett on August 13, 2013 at 8:50pm — No Comments

Breastfeeding In Public Helps Increase Awareness and Boosts Confidence For Other Mom’s Who Plan On Breastfeeding Her Baby

I couldn’t believe some of the posts that I have seen where people were bashing nursing mothers for choosing to breastfeed her baby in public.  Most of the posts that I saw said that breastfeeding was gross and they were complaining that they were offended because they saw a mother breastfeeding her baby in public (mostly in restaurants).  When we were created,…

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Added by Christy Garrett on August 10, 2013 at 12:11am — No Comments

10 Tips to Successfully Potty Train Your Toddler

A few months ago we purchased a potty seat for my son, he was starting to show interest in potty training.  He has been watching other kids and following us to the restroom for a few months now.  After I purchased the potty seat a few months ago, I tried putting my son on the potty.  I knew that it was still a bit early and didn’t quite show all of the…

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Added by Christy Garrett on August 5, 2013 at 6:57pm — No Comments

Learn My Secret Tip To Save Your Family Money On School Supplies

I can’t believe that summer is almost over with and my kids will be heading back to school in less than a month.  It seems like this summer has flown by.  I have enjoyed having my kids at home with me so that I could spend some extra time with them.  A few weeks ago, I noticed that the stores were already stocking the aisles with…

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Added by Christy Garrett on July 31, 2013 at 11:06pm — No Comments

15 Pregnancy Superfoods – Ensure Proper Nutrition During Pregnancy

Pregnancy isn’t the time to skimp on nutrition.  In fact, while you are pregnant you should eat a variety foods healthy foods to help support your growing baby.  While you are pregnant, your baby will take all of the important nutrients that your baby needs before you even get nutrients from the food that you eat.  Your body does a great job ensuring that your…

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Added by Christy Garrett on July 15, 2013 at 10:02pm — No Comments

18 Tips to Ease the Symptoms of Morning Sickness

Many mothers who have been pregnant before will tell you that morning sickness usually hits around the sixth week of pregnancy and it typically goes away during the twelfth week of pregnancy.  There are a few unlucky women who have to deal with the symptoms of morning sickness throughout their entire pregnancy and doesn’t go away until they give birth…

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Added by Christy Garrett on July 10, 2013 at 5:14pm — No Comments

Barbecue Safety Tips – Keep Your Children Safe While Using the Barbecue Grill

Do you enjoy grilling out during the summer months to avoid heating up your house while using your oven to cook meals for your family?   It is possible some families are able to grill out year round depending on where you live.  For most families grilling season typically begins when the temperatures get warmer outside or around Memorial Day.   Often times…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 26, 2013 at 5:11pm — No Comments

Summer Food Safety Tips – Reduce Your Chances of Food Poisoning

Do you enjoy going to barbecues or celebrations during the summer time, especially, around holidays?  Did you know that you are more likely to eat contaminated food when temperatures outside are warmer?  During the summer months many families and friends are getting together to hang out, have cookouts, attend celebrations, or…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 25, 2013 at 5:18pm — No Comments

Firework Safety and Prevention For The Entire Family

Fourth of July is a little over a week away and the firework stands have been preparing for weeks so that they can legally open.  Most states in the US, allow firework stands to only be open for a short period of time before New Years Eve and Fourth of July.  During this small window, thousands of people flock to the firework stands looking to buy…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 24, 2013 at 9:20pm — No Comments

15 Ways to Protect Your Home and Family from Burglary

Do crime rates decrease during the summertime?  Most people would assume that crime rates would decrease during the summer since families are more active, plan vacations, and aren’t always at home.  You might be surprised but …

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 21, 2013 at 5:31pm — No Comments

Bicycling is Great Exercise and the Entire Family Can Enjoy Exercising Together

As the weather has warmed up outside, I have noticed more children and teenagers in my neighborhood outside playing and riding their bikes, scooters, or skateboards.  I have noticed that the children in our neighborhood think that they own the road and aren’t always paying attention to traffic around them.  Sometimes they will even continue riding in the middle of…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 19, 2013 at 5:40pm — No Comments

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