5 Pregnancy Safe Stretches

Congratulations on your pregnancy! Now, bring on the back and hip pain. Want to do something about it? Try stretching.  For the most part, stretching does not require any equipment or gym membership, so it is an easy way to maintain a fitness regimen during pregnancy. Aside from its accessibility, prenatal stretching offers many benefits. Stretching helps you prepare for labor, eases hip pain, and helps you relax. Pregnancy is a time when your body constantly changes. Because your body is different everyday, so is stretching. During pregnancy, most stretches are still safe as long as they are done correctly and modified. Here are five safe stretches that are safe throughout pregnancy.

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Meccano Robot Toy Review: M.A.X. and MeccaSpider

STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math has infiltrated our homes, becoming a huge part of our public school curriculum and introducing many of our children to concepts and practices that they never would have experienced at such an early age. These days, the majority of our children’s toys are well-advanced beyond anything we ever had to play with and our kids are excelling rapidly with many of the these new technologies.

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The benefits of free cord blood banking

The business of staying healthy has become a billion dollar industry. From high cost prescriptions to elective cosmetic procedures, the range of available medical investments is unending.

What if someone told you for just a few hundred dollars each year, you could invest in having a perfectly matched set of stem cells approved for treating over 80 medical conditions, ranging from leukemia to lymphoma. It’s a minimal cost, helping the guarantee the health of your child for years to come.

Even with the benefits, and the low cost, this article isn’t here to tell you that you should pay to make this investment. Public cord blood banking is 100% free and helps ensure that the precious and valuable stem cells can go directly to a family in dire need of medical assistance.

Donating cord blood is a safe and painless procedure that can save lives.


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Lorena Canals: The Perfect Playroom Rug

As a parent, it is a constant battle to find a balance between a child friendly home and one that suits your adult taste. Children are known to leave a trail of messes wherever they go, no matter what surface they are told to play on. Whether it is juice, paint, or food, parents sometimes feel as though they are following their child’s trail, making sure there are no permanent stains left. In the constant parental search for products that make sense for families, rugs can be especially difficult to find when it feels like your only option is a cheap “play room” rug that can be replaced with each major stain. Anyone channeling their inner Joanna Gaines knows rugs are one of the most important parts of any room; they can either pull together a room’s décor or add another visually interesting element.  Once you have kids, playrooms become one of the most loved and essential rooms in the house and luckily Lorena Canals is on board with providing you the perfect rug option.

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Creating a Safe Neighborhood

The top thing that should be on our minds when evaluating the area we live in is the safety of the neighborhood. It is our responsibility as parents and residents of the neighborhood that we live in to do our best to make the neighborhood as safe as possible. Making sure that we feel safe inside and outside our homes is very important when considering the dynamic of the neighborhood. There are many things that can be done to increase security to prevent potential attacks against our home and our family.

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60 Days of Giving: WINNERS!

Thank you to everyone who entered and participated in our 60 Days of Giving this holiday season! Every day from October 20th to December 20th, Daily Mom brought to you a different product that we thought you would love as a way to say thank you for being a loyal Daily Mom reader. We had so much fun sharing some of our favorite things with you, and we hope you enjoyed learning about some great products as well as got some good holiday gift ideas for your friends and family. Below are the conditional winners of our 60 Days of Giving. Take a look and see if you’ve won!

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Virtual Victims: Protecting Yourself and Your Children Against Cybercrime

Cybercrime is at an all-time high. The Department of Homeland Security explains that as Americans become more reliant on modern technology, they become more vulnerable to cyber attacks. Criminals aren’t just stealing your physical property anymore, they are robbing you virtually. Every single time you use the internet, you are at risk of becoming a victim of cybercrime and you should always use caution. As technology advances, so do cyber attacks. Learning about cybercrime can help protect yourself and your children from becoming virtual victims. Remember, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

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Top Ways to Treat & the Best Mattress for Lower Back Pain

As we all get older (and wiser?), we tend to notice different aches and pains that may or may not have been around for the past few years. Our days of couch surfing at a friend’s pad are long gone, and it may be time to give in and admit that you may have to add in some extra steps to your nighttime routine to keep your body feeling good. Read on to hear all about our top 5 ways to help cure back pain as well as the best mattress for lower back pain.

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Family Meal Planning with HelloFresh

This post is sponsored by HelloFresh and contains affiliate links, but all opinions are that of Daily Mom.

The rush of the holidays are over, and your family is still recovering. You are still recovering. You might still have to take down all the holiday decorations. There is still a pile of wrapping paper in that corner over there. Your suitcases still need to be unpacked from your travels to see family. Your kids are in front of their new toys, eyes glued, and voices yelling at their siblings (it usually sounds something like “Stooppppp. Mooooom, he’s touching my new Lego set!”). The last thing on your mind right now is probably meal planning for this week. Heck, you don’t even know what you’re going to do for dinner tonight. Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone help with this daunting task? Well, say hello to family meal planning with HelloFresh.

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Hatchimals Surprise Daily Kids Review Toys

When a toy is all the rage, is it really worth the hype? Hatchimals are hugely popular but are they really as fun and engaging as your child imagines? We are all about trying things first hand and sharing all the details with you. Daily Kid Alexis just happens to love Hatchimals and was more than willing to try out the new Hatchimals Surprise! We captured the exciting unboxing and hatching and are happy to share it with you all.

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11 Unique Books To Add To Your Child’s Library

Are you tired of reading the same classic books to your children every night? Whether you simply cannot sit through another reading of Goodnight Moon to your toddler, or your grade-schooler is speeding through their classroom reading list and is looking for something new, we’ve compiled a list of 11 of the most unique children’s books (for all ages), that you’ll be sure to want to add to their personal library.

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Exploration of Grief Therapy

Coping with grief and loss is a difficult experience. After the passing of the initial intense anguish, you or someone you know may want to “take action” to cope with grief. The decision to take action is the most difficult part. Processing grief is different for everyone. That’s why there are different types of therapy.

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My Pledge to Peace & Positivity in the New Year

It has been a rough year, folks. Parents out there are likely all feeling the same way – we spend our days sheltering our children from the ugly truth about our society, our country and our world. We are constantly feeling the pressure of how much to allow our children in when it comes to current events:

  • What should they know?
  • At what age are they old enough to understand what’s going on?
  • Are we sheltering them too much or not enough?
  • How do we broach the tough subjects of war, violence, immigration or mass murders?
  • Do we explain racism, injustice and why people protest?

It seems that all the more frequently we are having to ask ourselves these questions as parents and making tough decisions. No matter where we turn there is something happening somewhere that seriously begs the notion of World Peace ever being a possibility. From airports to sports stadiums, these seemingly “adult” issues are literally becoming the face of our country each and every day.

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