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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 …


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

Prevent Heat Related Illnesses in Infants, Children, and Teens

The temperatures are beginning to rise outside as summertime is quickly approaching and families are often planning fun outdoor activities and outings.  If you or your children are active and enjoy outdoor activities, it is important that you know the signs and symptoms of heat related illness so that you can quickly recognize and respond to them.  It is…


Added by Christy Garrett on June 18, 2013 at 5:20pm — No Comments

12 Tips to Keep Your Child Safe on the Playground

Most kids are out for the summer and parents find themselves looking for activities for them to do with their kids.  Parents want to keep their kids busy and active during the summer months.  As you are finding activities for the kids to do, remember that doing free things can be just as fun and rewarding.  I remember when I was growing up my family…


Added by Christy Garrett on June 18, 2013 at 5:17pm — No Comments

Happy 2nd Birthday to My Baby Boy!

Wow, I can’t believe it has been two years since I was impatiently awaiting for you to arrive.  I remember when I was on my way to my final doctors appointment, I didn’t know that it would be my final visit as a pregnant mom. I had a previous history of low amniotic fluid during my previous pregnancy and she order the ultrasound to ensure that I still had enough fluid…


Added by Christy Garrett on May 24, 2013 at 5:17pm — No Comments

Dad’s Guide to Survive Active Labor

Many new dads don’t know what to expect during the labor and delivery process, especially, if they are a first time dad.  If you have ever seen a tv show or movie that shows a woman giving birth, let me assure you that most labors don’t look anything like what you have seen on television.  A woman typically labors for many hours before she is ready to deliver her baby and it…


Added by Christy Garrett on May 22, 2013 at 5:20pm — No Comments

15 Tips for Dad To Bond With Their Newborn Baby

Dad, do you feel as if you are having trouble bonding with your baby?  Many dad’s feel as if it is harder to bond with their newborn baby, especially, if mom chooses to breast feed their baby.  If you are feeling left out and can’t participate in your baby’s feedings, use these 15 tips to help bond with your…


Added by Christy Garrett on April 15, 2013 at 8:05pm — No Comments

Give Your Car Some TLC with These Great Cleaning Tips

Does your car need some tender loving care?  Have your kids helped trashed your car?  If you have kids, you probably are already aware of how much stuff tends to accumulate in the car and if you are a new parent, here is what you can look forward to in the future.  I know that if I went out to the car right…


Added by Christy Garrett on April 11, 2013 at 4:12pm — No Comments

Deep Cleaning Your Child’s Bedroom

Does your child’s room need a deep cleaning?  Does their room look similar to the one in the photo?  If your child’s room looks similar to the photo then it is time to help them get their room organized and give their room a makeover.  From time to time it is important for you and your child to purge and get…


Added by Christy Garrett on April 8, 2013 at 5:02pm — No Comments

4 Alternative Ways to Discipline Your Toddler or Young Child

If you don’t like using time out to discipline your toddler or young child, there are other forms of discipline that may work better for you and your family or you can use a combination of…


Added by Christy Garrett on April 3, 2013 at 4:27pm — No Comments

5 Ways to Keep Your Child Entertained While Sick

Yesterday I didn’t get the opportunity to write a new blog post.  My baby normally goes to daycare during the day because it is hard for me to care for him by myself due to my current medical problems.  Tuesday late afternoon I got the dreaded call from the daycare that my baby boy was running a fever and…


Added by Christy Garrett on March 29, 2013 at 11:21am — No Comments

Do You Feel As If You Are Constantly Missing Work Because Your Baby is Sick?

Infants and toddlers seems as if they are constantly sick for the first years of their life, especially, if they attend daycare.  When my son was younger and we put him in daycare, it seemed as if he was sick with something every few weeks.  We have to alternate days off and one of us would have to end up…


Added by Christy Garrett on March 21, 2013 at 5:48pm — No Comments

Cavity Prevention Should Begin as an Infant – Baby’s Gum and Teeth Care

Taking care of your child’s teeth is very important and many parents don’t realize that you should begin taking care of them before they come in. When my son was an infant and we were at the doctor’s office for a well check, his doctor informed us that we should begin wiping my son’s gums with a wash cloth and water.  Wiping down his mouth and gums with a wash cloth will get him used to getting his teeth cleaned before he is ever introduced to a toothbrush.  I was a bad mommy and this…


Added by Christy Garrett on March 18, 2013 at 5:32pm — No Comments

Coloring is a Great Way to Spend Time With Your Child

Spending time with your children, especially, one on one time is important and makes them feel loved.  I have been trying to make sure that I spend time with my toddler because he is growing up way to fast.  I have a hard time getting down on the floor to play with him (due to my chronic back pain) so I have to be a bit more creative and find activities that work for me.  He loves to “draw”, which is his favorite thing to do these days.  So I scooped him up into my lap and grabbed the…


Added by Christy Garrett on March 7, 2013 at 11:03pm — No Comments

Maternity Photos Are A Great Way to Capture Memories of Your Pregnancy

When I found out that I was pregnant with my third child, words couldn’t describe how excited I was after the initial shock wore off.  It took us a while to become pregnant and though the timing might have been off slightly everything worked out.  I was blessed with a beautiful, healthy little…


Added by Christy Garrett on March 4, 2013 at 5:51pm — No Comments

Video: Blogging Pet Peeves

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Added by Joyce Brewer on March 4, 2013 at 8:41am — 3 Comments

Help! My Teenager was Caught Stealing. How Should I Handle the Situation?

Most teenagers enjoy hanging out at the mall for several hours on the weekends so that they can spend time with their friends and window shop, unless they have money to spend.  In fact, I remember doing this when I was a teenager, I enjoyed roaming around the mall and catching up with my friends.  Most…


Added by Christy Garrett on February 28, 2013 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Learn Why Books Are Important for Your Baby’s Development?

Babies begin to hear your voice around 16 after they are conceived.  So they begin learning how to listen while inside of the womb.  As, your babies hearing develops they will begin hearing other sounds besides their mommy’s voice and can even recognize those sounds once he or she is born.  A baby is similar to a sponge and takes in everything that he or she hears or sees, even before they are born.  If you don’t want your child to exposed to certain language or behaviors, you should…


Added by Christy Garrett on January 3, 2013 at 9:38pm — No Comments

Changing My Perspective

I wake up the next day, and before I’m out of bed, BOOM it hits me just like that. Everything in my mind has changed. This isn’t just a good thing, it’s a great thing. It is a blessing. I want kids. So maybe it didn’t happen the way that I thought it would. It definitely didn’t happen the way I envisioned, but that doesn’t mean it’s anything but great. I say it again to myself It is a blessing!

My brother’s statement from last night plays again in my head, “If you think of it…


Added by Jessica Rector on December 19, 2012 at 11:16am — 1 Comment

Are Pregnancy Hormones Leaving You Feeling Like a Hot Mess?

The moment you find out that you are expecting, many women are often overwhelmed and have mixed emotions.  Most women are thrilled to be expecting while other’s are scared to death.  All of these emotions that you are feeling are normal.


Learn ways to deal with your pregnancy hormones at Uplifting Families.

Added by Christy Garrett on December 4, 2012 at 11:24pm — No Comments

Learn How to Properly Hand Express Breast Milk

Sally is a stay at home mom to her newborn infant. She planned on exclusively breastfeeding her baby; however, one day Jacob decided to skip a feeding. When Sally was pregnant, she never researched breast pumps or what to do in case she ended up with engorged breasts. She wasn’t prepared when her breasts became engorged and they began hurting.

Learn more at: Uplifting…


Added by Christy Garrett on November 23, 2012 at 3:18pm — No Comments

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