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Swimming Pool Safety Tips to Keep You and Your Family Safe This Summer

I always loved summer time as a kid, it meant spending time at the pool and hanging out with my friends on the weekends.  While I was growing up, my mom would often invest in a small wading pool for us so that we could swim in the backyard.  A wading pool is a small pool that is usually a few feet deep and can fill it up with water so that you can swim…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 13, 2013 at 5:15pm — No Comments

Prevent Heat Related Car Accidents This Summer

Each summer I always cringe when I hear sad stories on the new about parents or daycare workers accidentally leaving a child inside of a hot car, in some cases the child was only left alone few minutes.  As a mom, I always wondered how and why these kind of things happen to an infant or child.  I know that I personally make sure that my kids are out of the car…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 12, 2013 at 4:27pm — No Comments

My Daughter’s Second Cochlear Implant Surgery

Today is the day that my daughter gets her second cochlear implant.  I have to admit even though I have already been through this same surgery 12 years ago with my daughter, I was still nervous going into the hospital and waiting for her to have her surgery done.  My daughter was born with a severe to profound hearing loss in both ears.  In 2001, she received her first cochlear implant only on her right side and at that time doctors typically implanted only one side.  Cochlear implants…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 11, 2013 at 8:17pm — No Comments

Tips To Protect Your Family from the Sun’s Harmful Rays and Prevent Sunburns this Summer

As school is letting out for the summer, many parents begin planning activities to keep their child busy over the summer.  As a working mom, your child may go to daycare.  If your daycare is similar to the one my kids attended, they go on field trips throughout the summer to keep the school aged children busy.  If you don’t have a bottle of sunscreen…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 10, 2013 at 5:27pm — No Comments

How Can I Determine If I Am Pumping Enough Breast Milk For My Baby?

Many mothers who pump breast milk for their baby often wonder if they are pumping enough milk to keep up with their babies demands while they are away from their baby. Some moms barely pump enough milk to feed their baby while other moms are considered over producers. Your breast milk is produced using supply in demand, if you need to increase your milk you will…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 9, 2013 at 10:16pm — No Comments

Is Your Toddler Attached to a Lovey, Security Object, or Blanket?

Is your child attached to a certain stuffed animal, lovey, or a blanket?  Do they love to carry it around every where they go?  Most toddlers go through a phase where they are attached to a a stuffed animal, lovey, or blanket.  They want to take their security object with them everywhere that they go.  When my son was born he was given several of those new…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 7, 2013 at 7:36pm — No Comments

Do’s and Don’ts While Working – List of Suggested Job Restrictions During Pregnancy

Many mom’s don’t think about how their current job duties may affect their health during the course of their pregnancy, especially, towards the very end when you are often the most uncomfortable.  Most mom’s will be able to work through the entire duration of their pregnancy with very minimal job restrictions or pregnancy related complications.  However, if you…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 6, 2013 at 5:32pm — No Comments

Working Moms: Daycare Arrangements Need to Be Made Before Your Baby is Born

Are you planning on returning to work after your maternity leave is over?  If so, you need to begin thinking about where you want your child to go to  daycare at while you are at work.  In fact, you need to begin your researching your options roughly five or six months ahead of time to ensure that you will have a secure spot for your child.  Many providers…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 5, 2013 at 4:59pm — No Comments

Working Moms: Plan Your Maternity Leave Early

Determining when you plan on taking maternity leave can be an overwhelming process since you don’t know the exact date of your baby’s arrival.  However, it is very important that you find out what your rights and benefits are early in your pregnancy.  The best place to find out your maternity rights are is to refer to your companies employee handbook, to determine if…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 4, 2013 at 5:38pm — No Comments

Teen Suicide is on the Rise: Parents Learn the Warning Signs of Teen Suicide

This morning I was watching the news while I was eating my breakfast and caught the tale end of a  news story about teen suicide.  This isn’t the first news story that I have heard on the news about teens trying to commit suicide or actually following through with it.  In fact, teen suicide is on the rise according the Centers of Disease Control.  Teen…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 3, 2013 at 4:58pm — No Comments

June Photo Challenge – #MyRealLife

Do you enjoy sharing photos with your friends? Come and join in the fun.  To participate you just have to share a photo each day depending on the subject listed below for each day.  Photo challenges are a great way to meet new friends and share your creativity with others.   Each day has a new theme.

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 1, 2013 at 3:43pm — No Comments

How Can I Determine if My Baby is Allergic to Formula or Dairy Products in Breast Milk?

If you read my blog post yesterday about “Does My Baby Need a Specialty Formula?“, you probably noticed that I briefly mentioned that some mom’s felt that their baby seemed to be having issues digesting the cow’s milk formula (regular formula).  Allergies are on the rise  and more parents are…

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Added by Christy Garrett on May 31, 2013 at 5:04pm — No Comments

Does My Baby Need a Specialty Formula?

Yesterday day I wrote a post called “Choosing the Right Type of Formula for Your Baby?”  If you read this post, you will find out how overwhelming it can be to pick a formula for your child.  Most parents start out with a cow’s milk based formula which is tolerated by most babies.  Some…

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Added by Christy Garrett on May 30, 2013 at 5:14pm — No Comments

Choosing the Right Type of Infant Formula for Your Baby?

When I was pregnant with my each one of my children, I knew from the beginning that I was planning on breastfeeding my babies.  Breastfeeding was a personal preference and I realize that not everyone wants to or can breastfeed their baby.  I am the type of person who urges new…

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Added by Christy Garrett on May 29, 2013 at 4:37pm — No Comments

Why Does My Baby’s Chin Quiver Occasionally?

I was at church on Sunday and was gazing at the newest baby in our extended family.  I noticed that his chin was quivering.  As a seasoned mom, I knew that this was a normal and that it is caused by a baby’s immature nervous system.  As a first time mom, seeing your baby’s chin quiver might make you run and grab the phone so that you can make a phone call to your pediatrician…

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Added by Christy Garrett on May 28, 2013 at 10:49am — 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…

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

Dad’s Survival Guide for the Final Stages of Labor and Delivery

Dad if you have made it this far and haven’t passed out, this is the ultimate moment that you have been waiting for.  You are so close to meeting the baby that has been growing in your her womb for the last 9 months and the one you have felt move and kick you when you place your hand on her stomach.  Dad she still needs your help and coaching so that she can remain calm,…

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Added by Christy Garrett on May 23, 2013 at 4:49pm — 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…

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

A Dad’s Guide to Recognizing Early Labor

Dad are you prepared for the birth of your new baby?  If not, now is a great time to begin preparing for delivery day.  It is important to be  prepared so that you know exactly what to do when your wife or significant appears to be in labor.  The best way to learn about labor is to attend a child birthing class with your wife or significant other; however, child birth classes…

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Added by Christy Garrett on May 21, 2013 at 5:18pm — No Comments

Dad’s Guide to Packing Hospital Bag for the Birth of Your Baby

Dad if you plan on staying at the hospital after your baby is born, you will need to pack a bag for your stay so that you don’t have to run back and forth from the hospital.  Of course, if you forget anything you have the luxury of going back home and grabbing items that you forgot (including items that your wife or significant other might have forgotten).  The laboring…

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Added by Christy Garrett on May 20, 2013 at 4:41pm — No Comments

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