Scary movies have their charm. The chill we feel, the anxiety we have and the relief we get once the suspense is out, make the movies worth watching both for adults and kids/ teens alike.While some movies are only for adults, some scary movies can be watched by the younger audience too. MomJunction brings you
People, stop with the overly excessive holiday gifting, and No! My 6-year-old doesn’t need a cell phone. As we head into the Christmas season for some of us parents with extended family the dread begins. That dread is not the in-laws or the party plans, but rather it is the knowledge that our already overly
Some women with Crohn’s disease may worry whether being pregnant will affect their condition, while others fear that disease or the medications they are taking will harm the fetus. Crohn’s disease is a long-term condition that causes inflammation within the digestive tract. Along with ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
Maternal mental health expert Karen Kleiman is tackling the stigma of postpartum depression and anxiety, one comic at a time. Kleiman has a background in psychology and social work and is the founder of The Postpartum Stress Center, an institution based in Rosemont, Pennsylvania, that’s provided support to pregnant and postpartum women for 30 years.
Plan a cozy date night by the fire with takeout from Noodles World Kitchen (or dine in, if that’s more your style). This place truly has something for everyone, no matter if you’re vegan, gluten-free, watching sugar/sodium, or counting calories. And in December, every date at Noodles will score you big rewards. The more you
Chemotherapy can affect a person’s brain for years after coming to an end. How does it actually change the brain, and is there anything that scientists can do to reverse these effects? Researchers are looking into ways of reversing the ‘chemo brain’ effect. Many people who undergo chemotherapy will notice cognitive impairment and behavioral changes.
Baby acne is common and usually clears up on its own. Some rashes may need treatment, however, so it is important to know the difference between baby acne, rashes, and other skin problems. Babies have very sensitive skin, so caregivers may worry that spots or a rash are a sign of an allergic reaction or
Some research suggests a link between low vitamin D levels and a person’s risk of developing schizophrenia. New evidence indicates that this notion may be correct. A new study has investigated the link between low vitamin D levels and schizophrenia risk. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, schizophrenia is one of the leading
A sunken fontanel occurs when the soft spot on a baby’s skull becomes more deep set than usual. One of the major causes is dehydration. The human skull is made up from several bones that are connected by tough fibrous tissue called sutures. These sutures give the skull some flexibility, allowing the head to pass
The holidays are one of the most magical times of year. Most of us wait for this time of year with anticipation. We watch as our children’s eyes light up at the sight of Santa, we help them create their list and send it off through the mail, and we see their joy Christmas morning
Image: iStock The stories of Akbar and Birbal have mesmerized children since generations. Akbar’s challenges to his loyal courtier Birbal and the latter’s witty and smart ways of facing them not only bring smiles but also teach some valuable life lessons to children.This attribute makes Akbar and Birbal stories one of the must-reads. MomJunction shares
First comes love, Then comes marriage, Then comes a baby in a baby carriage… And then comes a vasectomy. In this day and age with family planning at its peak for a majority of couples, not only are the births of children planned and plotted like a business proposal, but male vasectomies seem to be
“Hung by the chimney with care in hopes that Saint Nicholas soon would be there.” Stockings are a tradition that goes back ages, but sometimes finding items to fit in them seems troublesome. Having difficulty finding fun, creative stocking stuffers for kids? Look no further as we have compiled the best of the best from
Back-to-school time means plenty of lessons to learn in the classroom. But parents usually have to be the teachers when it comes to a subject their kids will need to understand throughout their adult lives – personal finance. Studies show that teaching finance is not a top priority of the U.S. education system. Fewer than
Move over, Elf on the Shelf and Mensch on a Bench. There’s a new holiday craze in town that’s just for parents’ enjoyment. Dena Blizzard, the comedian and mom behind “One Funny Mother,” has created Shiraz on the Shelf ― the perfect new tradition for wine-loving moms and dads. Shiraz on the Shelf is a
There is no better gift for a child than the gift of literacy, literature, and a lifelong love of reading. To be read to as a child is to have the world presented before your very eyes. It is to have every opportunity and chance of a lifetime offered up on a silver platter. The
Grief during the holidays serves up a perfect storm where joyous memories crash against reality and expectations, something that is especially tough when it is a child who is grieving. These seven tips are useful for grieving children, not only during the holidays but throughout the year. Keep in mind that, other than loving them