All Blog Posts Tagged 'tips' (223)

15 Pregnancy Superfoods – Ensure Proper Nutrition During Pregnancy

Pregnancy isn’t the time to skimp on nutrition.  In fact, while you are pregnant you should eat a variety foods healthy foods to help support your growing baby.  While you are pregnant, your baby will take all of the important nutrients that your baby needs before you even get nutrients from the food that you eat.  Your body does a great job ensuring that your…

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Added by Christy Garrett on July 15, 2013 at 10:02pm — No Comments

18 Tips to Ease the Symptoms of Morning Sickness

Many mothers who have been pregnant before will tell you that morning sickness usually hits around the sixth week of pregnancy and it typically goes away during the twelfth week of pregnancy.  There are a few unlucky women who have to deal with the symptoms of morning sickness throughout their entire pregnancy and doesn’t go away until they give birth…

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Added by Christy Garrett on July 10, 2013 at 5:14pm — No Comments

Barbecue Safety Tips – Keep Your Children Safe While Using the Barbecue Grill

Do you enjoy grilling out during the summer months to avoid heating up your house while using your oven to cook meals for your family?   It is possible some families are able to grill out year round depending on where you live.  For most families grilling season typically begins when the temperatures get warmer outside or around Memorial Day.   Often times…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 26, 2013 at 5:11pm — No Comments

Summer Food Safety Tips – Reduce Your Chances of Food Poisoning

Do you enjoy going to barbecues or celebrations during the summer time, especially, around holidays?  Did you know that you are more likely to eat contaminated food when temperatures outside are warmer?  During the summer months many families and friends are getting together to hang out, have cookouts, attend celebrations, or…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 25, 2013 at 5:18pm — No Comments

The Mommy Masters® June Parenting Tip: Master your Mess!

Some women view cleaning up as a chore, but I view it as a step by step process that is organized, effective and actually relaxing (crazy I know).  Allow me to explain:

Here is  picture of my kitchen after dinner, which pretty much looks like a disaster.  There are dishes everywhere, items to be stored and put away, dirty napkins, counter tops that are littered with cutting boards, grease and the remnants of a delicious meal.…

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Added by Ellie Hirsch on June 24, 2013 at 9:33pm — No Comments

Firework Safety and Prevention For The Entire Family

Fourth of July is a little over a week away and the firework stands have been preparing for weeks so that they can legally open.  Most states in the US, allow firework stands to only be open for a short period of time before New Years Eve and Fourth of July.  During this small window, thousands of people flock to the firework stands looking to buy…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 24, 2013 at 9:20pm — No Comments

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 …

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

Bicycling is Great Exercise and the Entire Family Can Enjoy Exercising Together

As the weather has warmed up outside, I have noticed more children and teenagers in my neighborhood outside playing and riding their bikes, scooters, or skateboards.  I have noticed that the children in our neighborhood think that they own the road and aren’t always paying attention to traffic around them.  Sometimes they will even continue riding in the middle of…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 19, 2013 at 5:40pm — 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…

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

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

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

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is May 12th, that is a week from this Sunday.  There are likely to be lots of articles to suggest ways to honor your mom or help your children honor their mom.  I would like to take a different approach and speak to moms directly.  Give yourself permission to pat yourself on the back and to take a break.  Parenting is both the toughest and most rewarding job in the world.  This is a good time to remind moms (fathers too) that you have to fill your own bucket before…

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Added by Stacy Hladek on May 3, 2013 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Edema: How Much Swelling During Pregnancy is Too Much?

Many pregnant women will experience some swelling in their hands and feet during the course of their pregnancy, especially, during the last few weeks when your uterus and your baby is putting more pressure on your pelvis.  This additional pressure is causing your body to have to work harder to return the…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 29, 2013 at 5:29pm — No Comments

How to Handle Biting in Young Children (By Stacy Hladek)

I recently spent an afternoon with a good friend, who has a toddler.  While we were talking about parenting she told me her son has started biting his baby brother.  My friend said nothing she or her husband had tried is working.  Her son bit another child at childcare this week for the first time

Biting is a behavior that many toddlers display at one time or another.  It can be something that makes the adults feel frustrated and helpless.  There is hope! 

Whenever a child is…

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Added by Stacy Hladek on April 18, 2013 at 1:56pm — 2 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…

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

Give Your Bathroom A Cleaning Makeover Using These Great Tips

Is your bathroom a disaster?  Does your bathroom need deep cleaning?  I know mine is usually cluttered with beauty products and personal items on the bathroom counter.  The bathrooms in our house are lacking in storage so our personal care items usually end up sitting on top of the…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 10, 2013 at 5:06pm — No Comments

BEACH THEMED BABY SHOWER

Warmer weather is just around the corner and the beach baby shower theme is perfect for the season.  We absolutely love a surf baby shower theme for both boys and girls! It is casual and fun, great for a couple’s shower or a mommy-to-be who loves the beach.  Turn your home or backyard into a tropical oasis and give the mom-to-be a relaxing day at the beach.  Is your guest list ready to hang…

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Added by Jamie Tatum on April 10, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Deep Clean Your Kitchen and Living Room Quickly and Easily Using These Tips

Do you spend your weekend trying to get some cleaning accomplished?  Most women usually end up cleaning on Saturday mornings, especially, if the younger kids are still asleep.  This is a perfect time to clean up the kitchen and the living room.  Cleaning up these two rooms doesn’t have to take more than…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 6, 2013 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Kids and Technology (posted by Stacy Hladek)

Did you know that you could have a stranger in your home right at this moment that you are completely unaware is present?  If you or anyone in your home is communicating online or through texting with someone you do not know personally, then you are opening your home to a stranger.  Technology can be a wonderful tool, but it also can open our families, our children included, to new dangers.

A recent poll indicated that 90 percent of middle and high school student have…

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Added by Stacy Hladek on April 1, 2013 at 6:09pm — No Comments

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