Month: December 2018

Contrary to what Instagram may have you believe, putting together a picture-perfect holiday card is not easy. It takes effort to get a good photo when you’re dealing with uncooperative siblings, crying babies and excitable pets. And sometimes there’s the unexpected photobomb. Fortunately, this tradition provides some truly hilarious outtakes. We asked the HuffPost Parents
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With my first baby four years ago, breastfeeding was a slog from the start. My nipples blistered and got infected. It took weeks of pumping after every excruciating feeding to get my supply up. I went to breastfeeding “circles,” met with four lactation consultants and never went anywhere without a nipple shield. For 8 1/2
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Parents know that music is important in a child’s development. Research has shown that music aids in a child’s development as early as within utero, and can help a child develop intellectually, socially, and emotionally. Music is all around us, and giving children adequate exposure to listen to and to learn how to play music
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With a chill in the air and warmth in our fuzzy-lined boots, the winter solstice is upon us! Marking the shift in the seasons, winter solstice is one of the original catalysts for winter celebrations. It is both a mystical time that represents change and an astronomical event that reminds us that we’ve reached the
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Intestinal worms, or parasitic worms, are simple organisms that feed off the human body. Many people recognize the more common varieties, such as tapeworms and hookworms, but may be less aware of the others. Intestinal worms can cause many symptoms in the body, some of which are similar to the symptoms of other gut disorders.
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La varicela es una infección bastante contagiosa causada por el virus varicela-zóster. Aunque resulta muy incómodo, la mayoría de las personas la superan en 1 o dos semanas. Se produce una erupción parecida a una ampolla que primero aparece en la cara y en el tronco y, luego, se extiende por el cuerpo. Aunque no
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Image: iStock Your usually calm boy gets inquisitive; your little princess no longer likes her pet name. The once mama’s boys and daddy’s princess are now teenagers, who have several questions and are eager to know the answers. It is that phase in your kid’s life where your parenting needs to shift gears as your
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A new comedy video highlights differences between parenting during the holidays in the 1980s with 2018. The hilarious video compares a no-fuss mom of the ’80s with a Pinterest-loving idealist mom of 2018. Here’s an example: Mom of the ’80s: “Now this is what I call delish. We’ve got the Entenmann’s, we’ve got the fruitcake,
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It’s that time of year when you need to come up with a quick and inexpensive white elephant gift for your holiday party. There’s no time to waste and you really do not have the time to shop through the layers of potential items on Amazon. Here are 30 not-so-serious white elephant gifts that will
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A breast infection occurs when bacteria invade the breast, resulting in inflammation. Inflammation of the breast is called mastitis. While many people associate this condition with breastfeeding, people who are not breastfeeding can also get breast infections. This article will explore breast infections in more detail, including their symptoms, risk factors, and treatment options. Symptoms
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Christmas and the holidays can be a challenging time if you’re on a restricted diet. Whether it be for food allergies or sensitivities, or other reasons, it’s not much fun going to holiday parties and not being able to indulge a little. But luckily, there are lots of allergy-sensitive cookies that are shockingly delicious, and
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Image: Shutterstock Rhymes and poems are one of the first things that children learn. The rhythmic poems are short but contain a deep meaning, and hence help the child learn the language as well as understand the world.There are several English poems for kids, written to capture the imagination of young minds. So, whether you
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“There is no ice, there is no snow, at Christmas time in Florida… but I can play in the sun all day, at Christmas time in Florida!” The snowbirds migrate south to Florida for good reason in the winter; there is literally no more beautiful time than this season down south. Cool breezes, mild temperatures,
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High blood pressure is called a “silent killer” because it rarely causes symptoms until it severely damages a person’s health. High blood pressure, or hypertension, affects around 1 in 3 American adults. The current guidelines and definition mean that close to half of all adults in the United States will be diagnosed with the condition.
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Having a cesarean section is a risk factor for endometriosis. Endometriosis following a cesarean delivery remains relatively rare, but it is a potential complication that women should discuss with their doctors. A 2013 study found that women who had undergone cesarean delivery were more likely to receive an in-hospital endometriosis diagnosis. They also found a
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Shutterstock Give a few riddles to children, and you can keep them busy for hours. You won’t receive any complaints that they are bored, nor do the kids end up watching the television for hours. Riddles not only keep children engrossed but also sharpen their thinking and problem-solving abilities. Pick up a variety of riddles
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Venous insufficiency occurs when the valves in a person’s veins do not work properly. This means that the veins are less able to transport blood back to the heart. Venous insufficiency is fairly common. According to the Society for Vascular Surgery, it affects up to 40 percent of people in the United States. It is
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LEEP stands for loop electrosurgical excision procedure. Doctors perform them to detect or treat cervical cancer. During a LEEP, an electrical current passes through a loop of wire. A doctor uses the wire to cut abnormal cells from the cervix. They send a sample of these cells to a laboratory to detect signs of cancer
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Endometriosis is a condition that occurs when tissue similar to the endometrial tissue that lines the uterus grows in other areas of the body. It commonly develops on the pelvic organs, such as the fallopian tubes but also occurs on the bowel. Bowel endometriosis involves the abnormal growth of endometrial tissue in the intestines. In
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Image: Shutterstock Truth or dare? Let’s begin with the truth, shall we? Every one of us must have played the fun, sometimes bold and silly, game called Truth or Dare at least once in our lives. Even though it was first played way back in the 17th century, the game never got old. It only
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Female ejaculation is when a female’s urethra expels fluid during sex. It can happen when a female becomes sexually aroused, but there is not necessarily an association with having an orgasm. Scientists do not fully understand female ejaculation, and there is limited research on how it works and its purpose. Female ejaculation is perfectly normal,
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As 2018 comes to a close, baby name experts are looking back at the name choices and trends that inspired parents of newborns this year. They’re also looking ahead to 2019 and predicting which baby name ideas and styles will dominate nurseries nationwide. The editors of Nameberry compiled their predictions for the new year, identifying
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