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Symptoms to Take Notice of in Children

The NHS has been facing ever-increasing pressures in recent years, with slashed budgets, staff shortages and lack of resources taking its toll on the quality of care. One of the many ways we commonly see the impact of these pressures is in waiting times for GP…

Mother of the Bride Guide

The day you’ve dreamed of for years has finally arrived! Your little girl is all grown up and has chosen a partner to start her life with, and you are officially a MoB -- Mother of the Bride! While congratulatory remarks are appropriate at this juncture, so are a few…

How to Through A Larger Than Life Small Wedding on a Budget

This one is as simple as crowdfunding your honeymoon. It might sound strange at first, but do you really need another blender or set of dinner plates? Instead of having your guests purchase a bunch of things you’ll end up trying to return anyway, why not let them chip in for…

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Equality for Men: The Right to Father

My husband turns mean and defensive when people say things to him like, "Oh can I hold baby? Is it okay with her mother?"  or "Can you ask your wife if I can give her a cookie?"

"I'm her father!  Why can't you ask me?" he'll demand, face beat red and nostrils flaring.  He can't understand why he's never looked at as the one in charge or responsible for making decisions on our daughter's behalf.  I always try to remind him that this new gender role reversal is a culture…

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Added by Nicole Wolfrath on January 30, 2012 at 10:38am — No Comments

Head Case

Last week I got to play "stay at home parent" while my husband went into the office for two days.  Day One I was on the mark.  I got up early, got dressed before my daughter woke up, made us both breakfast, and watched Sesame Street.  We then took a trip to the store for a suprise dinner for Daddy.  It was the most pleasant trip I've ever had with her.  She babbled the entire time while I sped up and down the aisles of Stop n Shop.  There was one point of crankyness quickly stifled by…

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Added by Nicole Wolfrath on January 21, 2012 at 10:54am — No Comments

Why Parenthood Sucks...Sometimes: Tantrums: The Beginning of the Dark Age

According to Merriam-Webster, a tantrum is defined as "a fit of bad temper."  The origin of the word is unknown, yet it's first known use was in the year 1714.  I'm putting money on a red faced woman, wearing a tight corset, her lovely petticoat tarnished with tiny jelly handprints, being the first person to shout, "Stop it with this....this....tantrum!" along a crowded cobblestone street.



Tantrum has become a primary word in my household as my daughter turns 17 months. She has…

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Added by Nicole Wolfrath on January 13, 2012 at 4:38pm — No Comments

You'll See

When people used to tell me, "Get the sleep you can now because you'll never sleep again," I laughed. I now know the kind of fatigue I battle on a daily basis is nothing like the days after late nights at work or cramming for tests in college.  I'd also hear about "mom brain" and how formerly brilliant women have been rendered useless by the theory that pregnancy feeds off brain cells.  I thought that was a myth too until I found myself…

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Added by Nicole Wolfrath on December 28, 2011 at 12:45pm — No Comments

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