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How to Prepare for a c Section

December 16, 2017

CONQUERING THE C-SECTION FEARS I thought I was prepared for childbirth. I’d read every article and book I could get my hands on, talked with other mothers to get their stories and advice, and thought through my birth plan. And it wasn’t until my water broke at 6:30 in the morning that the first tinges […]

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Some Girls are Harder to Raise than Boys

December 16, 2017

To understand why some girls are harder to raise than boys it is necessary to first look at the roles they play within the family. This was easier in years past when families were larger. Girls tend to be more verbal than boys and require more attention from the time they are toddlers. Give a […]

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The impact of extreme permissive parenting

December 16, 2017

Many know at least one parent (or set of parents) that can be defined as “wimpy” or “undisciplined.” These parents typically do not stand up to the challenges that their children present, and frequently allow their children to push their boundaries to the extreme, ultimately giving in to their children’s each and every whim. This […]

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What is the Link between Pregnancy Stress and Obesity

December 16, 2017

Mothers-to-be may need to take up yoga or mediation to help curb the obesity epidemic in future generations. As reported in Science Daily, research undertaken at the University of Minnesota and Georgetown University, found evidence to show that women who are stressed, either physically or psychologically while pregnant, are more likely to produce children, particularly […]

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Reasons to consider Adoption

December 16, 2017

Adoption is a long and trying process to go through in order for a person or couple to extend their family, but it is a rewarding and selfless thing to do.  Many people across the world adopt a child every year and although the road is long and rocky, for those who see it through […]

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Summer Reading Incentive Programs at Public Libraries Pros and Cons

December 16, 2017

As a teacher and parent, I strongly recommend that children take part in the summer reading program at the local public library! My kids have been participating for a number of years and have always enjoyed it! Here are my pros and cons: PROS: The summer is long and hot in most places. An hour […]

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Ginger Safety Pregnancy Early Weeks Trimester first Nausea Morning Sickness Risk Danger Studies Herb

December 16, 2017

Morning sickness is perhaps one of the most common pregnancy discomforts.  For generations, ginger has often been the recommended remedy of choice. Pregnant woman are regularly advised to nibble candied ginger, swallow capsules, or sip a spicy ginger tea. In addition to curing nausea, ginger is shown to decrease indigestion, heartburn, flatulence, and increase circulation; […]

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How to get your Child to take Good Pictures

December 16, 2017

You love looking at pictures of your children. They preserve a special time forever, providing a keepsake for years to come. Unfortunately, getting your children to sit for pictures may not be quite as lovely a thing. Many kids cannot sit still for even a second, making snapping a good photograph of them seemingly near […]

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Is Circumcising Baby Boys a Good or Bad Choice – Bad

December 16, 2017

Although Jews and Muslims all over the world circumcise their sons due to a religious mandate, the United States is the only country in the world that routinely circumcises baby boys for non-religious reasons. For several decades, nearly all American boys were circumcised at birth as a matter of course, sometimes without their parents’ consent. […]

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Parenting in todays society is a challenge

December 16, 2017

Raising children in today’s society is difficult, at best. With so many conflicting messages in daily life about everything – from values and morals to what it means to be successful – it can be so hard to decide what life lessons you want to teach your children and even what the best way to […]

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