How you can save a life in an hour or less

You are a good person. You pick up your trash at the playground, teach your kids to say thank you, and hold open doors for strangers. Making a difference in the world is something you want to do

Did you know that you can change the world in less than an hour? What about save a life?

You don’t have to run into a burning building or start a non-profit to make the world a better place. You just have to sign up to donate blood in your community.  

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Join Us On a Yoga Retreat in Mexico!

   
Do you feel long overdue for a getaway that doubles as both a spectacular vacation and a once in a lifetime retreat to help you relax and rejuvenate? Whether you are an advanced yogi leading a lifestyle of health and wellness or simply somebody looking to connect with and begin to revitalize their own body amid the shores of a tropical paradise, Retreats Unlimited has already planned the perfect trip for you in Lapaz, Mexico. Maybe your kids are grown and it is time for you to focus a bit on finding your own joy, or perhaps you have little ones and you are long overdue for a bit of relaxing (and wouldn’t a Yoga Retreat be a spectacular Mothers Day gift!). Join Retreats Unlimited and 2 of your very own Daily Mom Editors on what is sure to be the trip of a lifetime!

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10 Items that Make Life with a Newborn Easier

If you’re expecting, then you are likely overwhelmed with the amount of baby products on the market. Truth be told, babies require very little. If you have breasts (or formula), diapers, wipes, a few pieces of clothing and a car seat, you have almost everything you need. 

But why stop at the essentials, especially when there are so many cool baby items available that make life with a newborn a little easier. Today we’ll share a few things that we can’t imagine living without during the first few months with a new baby. 

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5 Ideas for Mom’s Day Off

This discussion is sponsored by Crocs.

When you’re a mom, time away from your daily routine is unusual. What happens when you run into a rare day of unexpected down time? Maybe all of your kids were invited to play dates at friends’ houses on the same day. Perhaps your husband makes last minute plans to take the kids out for the day, giving you a well-deserved break (feel free to pass this along for someone who might need a hint for Mother’s Day!) In these moments, it’s easy to feel the paralysis of “What should I do now?!” as you try to figure out how to spend this precious time. 

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How Clean is the Air in Your Home?

Across the board, scientists agree that the air quality in most residential homes is worse than in the great outdoors. The EPA actually goes so far as to say that indoor air can be 2 to 5 times more polluted! For a culture that tends to be fairly germaphobic, how can this be?

Surprisingly, our cleanliness can be a huge contributing factor. From the type of cleaning products to even the windows we install, our choices can be the biggest influence on our home’s air quality. But with a few simple changes, your home’s air can be clean and pure.

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A Week of Teacher Appreciation Ideas

In the course of one day, our children’s teachers are not only their educators; they are their cheerleaders, their defenders, their nurse, their coach, their psychologists, their activists and their friend. Most importantly, teachers are our children’s mentors and role models; the person who has the potential to be one of the most influential individuals in our child’s lives.

One thing’s for sure: Teachers deserve mountains of appreciation. 

Most schools have one week a year, typically in the spring, when the students and parents can shower our teachers and school staff members with adoration and thanksgiving. Teacher Appreciation Week is a fun time to get kids involved with expressing gratitude. Some schools assign a theme to each day of the week so that everyone is consistent, such as bring a flower for your teacher on Monday and a candy treat on Tuesday. In that vane, we’ve come up with a week-long list of ideas to acknowledge the hard work of our wonderful teachers, all of which you can tailor to how simple or detailed you’d like your gifts to be.

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5 Ways You’re Unknowingly Crushing Your Child’s Spirit

As parents, it is your job to raise your children to be independent, thoughtful, intelligent adults. You are given the gift of these beautiful, innocent human beings. These precious lives are placed into your hands – completely pure – like blank pages in a freshly bound book. From the very first moment you look into their eyes, you vow to them – and to yourself – that you are going to love them unconditionally, protect them with every fiber of your being, teach them through life experiences, and bring the world to their fingertips in every way you possibly can. 

Those first blissful days roll into weeks, and you’re exhausted, but drunk on life and love and the idea that you – YOU – are solely responsible for molding and shaping these little people into who they are going to be when you set them free into the world. It’s a pretty incredibly feeling. And it’s also incredibly frightening…

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5 Paths to Hope When Your Relationship With Your Teen Feels Hopeless

The teenage years can be a trying time. Between raging hormones, remarkable shifts in brain development, and the stress of making decisions likely to affect the rest of their lives, teens can feel as though life is putting them through the wringer. It’s no wonder they and their parents can struggle to find common ground. While some dissension and difficulty is normal, for some families, relationships and behavior can devolve in alarming ways. If you and your teen are at an impasse, whether due to failing grades, addiction, or other problems, it can feel like your situation is hopeless. It’s not. There are many paths that lead to hope when you and your teen’s relationship has run aground. Here are five of them.

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6 Ways To Talk To Your Kids About Sexual Abuse

April: It’s not just about the thirst-quenching showers that bring about the blooming May flowers; no, it’s more profound than that. Most parents may be unaware that sexual violence is a very serious public health problem that affects millions of women and men. However, have you contemplated the research done by the Crimes Against Children Research Center? It shows that 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 20 boys is a victim of child sexual abuse.

These children who are the victims of prolonged sexual abuse usually develop low self-esteem, a feeling of worthlessness and an abnormal or distorted view of sex. The child may also become withdrawn and mistrustful of adults. During Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, Krav Maga Worldwide, a leading self-defense organization, is offering parents tips on what to teach their children if they are involved in an attack and also tips for preventing attacks.

As uncomfortable as this topic may be, here are some tips to take to heart to protect your children starting as young as two years old. 

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7 Ways to Overcome Poop Withholding

For some parents, potty training proves to be one of the toughest battles of child rearing. And if you managed to convince your child to pee on the potty with any sort of consistency, you may find it troubling when your child won’t poop on the potty. Even worse, your child starts resisting the act of pooping all together. 

There are a number of reasons that a child might resist eliminating their waste – some physical, some psychological. If you’ve ruled out any physical reasons (constipation, intestinal blockage, etc.) why your kid is bowel withholding (of course, check with your pediatrician first), then today’s post is for you. Not only will we discuss why children may be withholding their stools, but we’ll also share 7 ways to survive this developmental phase. 

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Loving the Skin You’re In: Body Love for Moms

Motherhood comes with a million challenges. We learn a new way of living, reprioritize pretty much everything and accept that our lives are forever changed. We’re expected to accomplish it all with a smile, a sense of humor and a love for our new lifestyle regardless of what we’ve left behind. We’re grateful for Daily Mom because we see the content spreading a message of acceptance for all moms and support for all the challenges we face, including body love.

We are Peachie Moms and we’re on a mission to give you the tools to love yourself, your body and your life as a mom. We focus on body love, mental wellness and a sense of community – unabashedly and often inappropriately talking about topics others won’t touch because they’re just too… sensitive, controversial, honest, real.

Today we’re talking about loving the skin you’re in as a mother. That’s right, the “mombod.” We’re goin’ there.

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Moments of Marriage – A Letter to My Granddaughter

Wedding season is upon us. Many young women are proudly showing off their beautiful engagement rings and beginning their wedding preparations. It is a time of excitement for brides-to-be, their mothers, and if they’re fortunate enough to still have their grandmothers present, exciting for them as well. For many though, their grandmothers have passed on and it often leaves a void. Many years of wisdom from grandmothers could be shared and unfortunately won’t be.

For this reason, I want to be sure my granddaughter has tidbits of wisdom tucked into her heart, from my heart, before she walks down the aisle. I want her to know, even if I am not there with her physically, that my spirit and the moments of marriage I pass onto her will be remembered for always.

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A Savior for Stinky, Sockless Feet

Socks are like straitjackets for feet, and finding a pair that doesn’t bunch up or have annoying toe seams is near impossible. No wonder kids act like rabid squirrels when forced to wear them. Adults get the option of going sock-free thankfully, and most casual shoes nowadays would look downright dorktastic with them anyway. There is just one teeny, tiny problem with going sock-commando: the putrid stench that comes from sockless feet. It’s awful… not to mention embarrassing!

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