Month: September 2018

“What’s wrong with that man? What does his sign say?” I hear this at least twice a day from my 3 year old. “Panhandling” has become such a reality in our day-to-day that we see at least 15-20 people in need between our home and my daughter’s school. My response is usually “that person is
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Newborn babies sometimes get dry skin, and their lips may appear chapped as their skin adjusts to the environment outside the womb. Several home remedies can help moisturize their lips and ease any discomfort. It is common for a newborn’s lips to appear more dry and red than an older baby’s, but this is unlikely
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This post was written by Daily Mom through an activation with HireInfluence on behalf of 4-H. Although Daily Mom received compensation for participating in the campaign, all thoughts and opinions are Daily Mom. The world is a playground. Or at least we, as parents, can make it one for our kids. The best thing we
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This is a guest post with Darling Homes. Packing things up in boxes and bags, cleaning, and getting ready to unpack it all again is stressful and daunting, but it’s a simply inevitable part of the process of switching homes. Sure, it causes a lot of headaches and stress while it’s all happening. But if
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In babies, most facial rashes are harmless and tend to clear up without treatment. Causes can include eczema, acne, and infection. Sometimes, however, a rash on a baby’s face can indicate a more serious condition. Being able to distinguish between different rashes can help a parent or caregiver know when to seek professional advice. In
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Many women experience gas during pregnancy. It usually goes away on its own, but home remedies can help ease discomfort and reduce the quantity of gas. Raised levels of the hormone progesterone relax the intestines during pregnancy. This relaxation slows digestion, making constipation more likely and often leading to bloating, belching, and flatulence. A woman
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This is a guest post by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). When kids carry more than 10% of their body weight, discomfort can occur. Schools are in session across the U.S. and millions of backpack-carrying students are settling into new routines – some of which include bringing the same items home each afternoon. Do
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Bark, a firm that sells parental smartphone-monitoring software, claims to have scanned more than a billion messages from 2 million children since it launched in 2016. The app, which monitors kids’ devices for dangers like cyberbullying or communication with predators, has helped prevent dozens of potential suicides as well as school shootings and bomb threats,
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September is child safety passenger month, and Daily Mom is partnering with several brands to ensure that you are keeping you kids as safe as possible while traveling. There are times in which it can be difficult (or even impossible) to drag a big, bulky seat with you but Bubblebum offers a convenient way to
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Many of the early signs of pregnancy can be nonspecific and easily mistaken for other causes. For this reason, it may be difficult to know when or whether to take a pregnancy test. In this article, we list 10 early signs that can indicate a person should take a pregnancy test. 1. Missed period A
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From the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting to the headline-making effects of school bullying, school safety is a hot-button topic in the U.S. Now that kids across the country have gone back to school, parents may be facing questions from their children or coming up with their own concerns about safety.  Although it’s important
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Women with rheumatoid arthritis often notice changes in their symptoms during pregnancy. Many women with this condition have fewer symptoms when they are pregnant, but some may experience a flare during this period. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a long-term disease that primarily affects the joints, causing them to swell, stiffen, lose function, and ache. People
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Lots of prospective parents today are adamant about not picking popular names, quite possibly because they themselves were victims of the I-was-one of-five-Jennifers-in-my-class syndrome and don’t want the same fate to befall their offspring. Many not only avoid the Top 10 names but won’t even consider anything in the Top 1000. We think that by doing
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During pregnancy, the developing baby moves into several different positions. As labor approaches, some positions are safer than others. The ideal position for a fetus just before labor is the anterior position. In this position, the fetus’s head points toward the ground and they are facing the woman’s back. Most fetuses settle into this position
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This is a guest post from parenting expert, mother of 5, and former teacher, Carol Tuttle. A lot of joy comes from parenting…but a lot of stress comes with it as well. Especially as our kids are just getting back to school, comes a new season of activities, commitments and increased responsibilities. It is hard to
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Condoms are an effective method for preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. Most brands are very safe, but some offer less protection than others. Condoms are a popular barrier method of conception. Condoms made of latex, polyisoprene, or polyurethane effectively prevent pregnancy and the transmission of certain sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Most commercial brands of
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