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Tips to Prevent Getting an Infectious Disease While on Vacation

Dr. Brent W. Laartz thought he was in for the ride of his lifetime when he set out on a horseback riding excursion in Costa Rica.

Admittedly younger and more naïve than he is today, Laartz – an infectious disease specialist and author of the book How to Avoid Contagious Diseases…

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How to approach Life like a Gardner

Sometimes you speak out loud things you should keep to yourself thinking perhaps your spirit will feel more at ease but what ends up happening is you feel worse than when you started. This though should never deter you from working through those bad times, it is overcoming that…

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Added by Mari Corona on June 11, 2017 at 12:41pm — No Comments

4 Tips to Stay Connected to the Outside World While Raising Kids

 

While raising young children, parents sometimes have a difficult time staying connected to the outside world and other adults. Parenting is hugely rewarding, but it can also be very isolating at times. Mothers, especially, seem to immerse themselves in their children's lives and well-being without much concern for their own. And stay-at-home moms in particular tend to be disconnected from the world around them. …

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Added by Rachael Murphey on June 9, 2017 at 5:51pm — No Comments

Surviving The First Year With Twins

Some things are better in pairs. Socks, earrings, puppies. Babies may not be on the top of that list, but in my mind it should be.

My girls just celebrated their 365th day of life. I say that because, technically, their birthday won't come for another three years (yes, they are identical twins, born on a leap year). A year ago I was begging my doctor to push my delivery just one more day, a year ago I…

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Added by Leigh-Ann Amsing on May 3, 2017 at 1:13pm — No Comments

and you are good enough

Nine months getting fatter 
and fatter. 
so fat, no covcievable position …
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Added by Hannah on March 20, 2017 at 5:51pm — No Comments

Encouraging our children to be Critical Thinkers

Do you possess the skills to be a good Critical Thinker? Has it been something that came easy to you or have you had to practice? Better yet are you like me and have had to really put forth the effort to dissect what critical thinking even means?  

Some recent reading bought this evaluation to light.…

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Added by Mari Corona on March 9, 2017 at 8:03pm — No Comments

My Caesarean Section Birth Story

Warning! This may be a little long, but it did take FOREVER for this little girl to grace us with her presence. And she was worth every bit of agony I went through.

My due date was November 12th, 2003. From the very beginning of my pregnancy, knowing my due date, I had…

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Added by Rachel Braun on February 15, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

THE LAZY MOM’S GUIDE TO PLAN MEALS LIKE A PRO

Ready to plan meals like a pro? This Lazy Mom’s Guide to meal planning will get your weekly meals all set in just 10 minutes/week! This is a practical system for busy moms who don’t have any extra time to fuss around with complicated and time-consuming ideas.…

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Added by Ana Willis on February 10, 2017 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Gene for Preterm Birth Identified

One of the most troublesome complications of pregnancy has been with preterm births. Prematurity affects about 13 million babies worldwide every year. When mothers have preterm births, it can often result in babies remaining longer in the hospital in addition to a host of short and long-term health problems with the baby. Needless to say, identifying the causes of preterm birth and how to prevent it is high on the list of professionals in the field of pregnancy and newborn…

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Added by Mary Higgins on February 9, 2017 at 9:34am — No Comments

Morning Sickness Remedies that Work

The majority of mothers suffer from some degree of morning sickness. Treating this common pregnancy ailment in the first trimester is complex. What is known about morning sickness is that it is seen as a good sign that the pregnancy is on track. However, that knowledge is not very reassuring for the mother who is desperate to find help for her symptoms of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (NVP). If that describes you, then you will be interested to learn the best and most effective remedies…

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Added by Mary Higgins on February 9, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

Creating a Birth Plan

Pregnant mothers often await for the day they will finally get to meet their new baby. Often this waiting is accompanied by some anxiousness of not quite knowing what to expect from labor and delivery like when you wait for online essay writer work. One way in which an expectant mother's fears can be calmed is by creating a birth plan.…

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Added by Mary Higgins on February 9, 2017 at 9:18am — No Comments

Why do Kids Lie?

We all lie period. For different reasons at different levels at different times and to different people. I've talked about this before. Our current President is a huge example of lies. So why should we expect that our kids would not engage in this deception as well?

Now that my daughter is older she has moments where she will say to me "oh I can…

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Added by Mari Corona on January 29, 2017 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Chores: Skills To Last A Lifetime

People often wonder why I decided to have children, or more specifically so many children. The answer is quite simple, so that one day I could relax while someone else took care of the house. I hated doing dishes as a child, and I wanted to pass that experience along to my own kids.

Just kidding! I simply felt…

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Added by Rachel Braun on January 25, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

The Stomach Flu With Kids Is Miserable AF

It happens every winter and always at the worst possible moment. You’re just sitting down to watch a movie with your spouse, you’re getting ready to visit the in-laws at Christmas, or it’s the middle of the night, and you’re deep in a peaceful sleep. And suddenly, seemingly out of nowhere, you find…

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Added by Rachel Braun on January 18, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

Winter In Wisconsin: I Hate It And That's Okay

Winter in Wisconsin…what can I say? It sucks! I hate most everything about it! There is a brief moment following Thanksgiving where I envision a beautiful, white Christmas. But I guarantee you in that vision I am most certainly inside a warm house, sipping a hot beverage, simply admiring…

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Added by Rachel Braun on January 10, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

Motherhood: Things I Wish I Had Been Told

There is nothing quite like being a parent for the first time. Holding your newborn baby, nuzzling your face into their tiny neck and inhaling their sweet smell. Gently rubbing your cheek against their skin and knowing you have never felt anything softer. Your heart simultaneously increasing in size and breaking…

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Added by Rachel Braun on December 7, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

Holiday Traditions: Creating Magic At Home

Holiday traditions can be a tricky thing for new families to tackle. Each person coming into a marriage with their own sentimental attachments to everything they did as a child during the holiday season. Thankfully, my husband and I grew up with pretty similar traditions, so it was never a big issue. And…

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Added by Rachel Braun on December 5, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

Mothers Are Human Beings: We All Make Mistakes

I have a shocking revelation for you. Although we often look like superheroes, mothers are in fact HUMAN! This means that we are fallible, we make mistakes. Yes, all of us! We lose a child at Target, we leave a hot cup of coffee unattended for a moment, we don’t realize the basement door is open when our…

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Added by Rachel Braun on December 2, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

Dreams For My Children

Dear Children,

Before each one of you were born, I wished for you. As I carried each of you inside me, I spent many hours dreaming of what you might be like. I thought about whether you would be a boy or a girl. Would you look more like me or your father? Would your delivery be as we had planned, or…

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Added by Rachel Braun on December 1, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

Running: Inspired By My Daughters

You know those bumper stickers, the ones that say “0.0 I DON’T RUN?” That was me until a couple years ago. Despite exercising nearly every day, I never considered myself a runner, nor did I have any desire to be one.

I knew people who were runners, and I thought they were crazy. These were people who yearned to…

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Added by Rachel Braun on November 17, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

Cycling: My World On Two Wheels

Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike. -John F. Kennedy

As is true for most people, my relationship with cycling began as a young child. I remember pedaling up and down the block in front of my house nearly every day in the summer. In the second grade, I received my…

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Added by Rachel Braun on November 14, 2016 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

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