Posts Tagged ‘help’

The golden mean between work and family

Balancing work and family is nearly impossible. Like juggling, only so many balls can be up in the air at one time. When another ball is picked up, another ball must drop. It’s a give and take. A constant ebb and flow. While some of us struggle to maintain both aspects of our lives, others have figured out the tips and tricks to keeping both family and career afloat, without sacrificing our sanity or relationships. Our guest contributor, a mother of three and an Advanced Practice Provider, provides some key insight into ‘doing it all’ after witnessing the success of a close friend.

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How to Avoid 10 Typical Parenting Blunders

Parenting is one of the noblest privileges known to mankind, and like anything worthwhile it comes with particular challenges and lessons to be learned along the way. Making mistakes and fumbling around a bit can be a vital part of the adventure and the learning process. That’s if we recognize our failures, and use them to hone our parenting skills as we press on bravely raising our kids as best we know how. Sitting back and taking stock every once in awhile is a valuable exercise which can help you go forward with renewed insight. This article will describe how to avoid ten typical blunders and stumbles which can easily happen along the parenting road. With these few tips under your belt, hopefully you can dust yourself off and continue on parenting… with a smile.

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Why Not Donate Some Blood?

If your loved one had an emergency and needed an immediate blood transfusion, but the hospital didn’t have any blood available, what would you do? This situation is very real and probable. According to the American Red Cross, hospitals are 40,ooo units behind their normal blood supply. Summertime is the place to be for vacations, fun, school-free zone and… accidents. This is where you come in – your blood and your generosity can lead to saving a life in an unexpected emergency. Meet Christ Hrouda, the Red Cross Executive Vice President of Biomedical Services. 

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The Importance of creating a homework space with Joss and Main

It’s just around that time of year again.  School buses will soon be showing up to cart your precious cargo away for yet another year of learning. While so much learning and development happens in school, during the days it is equally as important to remember, especially as your children get older the importance of the individual learning they are responsible for at home. From take-home tests and worksheets to reading assignments and research papers, children from a young age often come home with plenty to do. This school season consider the benefits of creating a small and special workspace just for them! It is just one of many ways to help them thrive.

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4 Reasons You Should Have Milk Delivered

There was a day and age where the only way milk made it from the farm to the kitchen table was because your friendly milk man dropped it off in a petite metal bin each morning. In today’s world, milk delivery is often more a luxury than a necessity, but for a busy household you’d be surprised how much you can gain from starting your day with fresh milk delivered directly to your door. 

Today we’ll discover 4 great reasons why you should have your milk delivered!

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22 Fashion Tips You Should Know

Everyone you talk to usually has a fashion tip or trick that they swear by, right? Do they all work? Well, not exactly. While some fashion tips are great, not all of them are successful. We wanted to find some of the best fashion tricks (or treats) out there. We’ve dug deep and come up with 22 of the best fashion tips we could think of. These are going to be super helpful for everyday use, and they’ll even improve your style. Hopefully they’ll also get you feeling a little bit more creative with your wardrobe!

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Creating a Mom’s Group


Being a part of a mom’s group is an excellent way for children to begin friendships-learning skills and building their self esteem, as well as yours! In those early months of being a new mom, being a member of any group may just be exactly what you need. Not only is it a great way to have your child interact with other children, but it allows you to get out and interact with other adults. What should you do if no one you know holds one? Read on to find how you (yes, you!) can create your very own successful mom’s group that everyone will enjoy.

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Coping after a Miscarriage

Coping after a Miscarriage

Why did this happen? These are usually the first thoughts of a woman being given the news about one of the most horrible situations that one could possibly go through during pregnancy. The first thought goes to what you could have done differently. Your mind races about what could have been and what never will be for THIS baby. Whether it is your first or fourth, it will never be easy. It will never be the same. We are here to try and help you through this process of grieving and give you some ways to try and cope after your miscarriage.

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Cord Blood banking: The facts

Cord blood banking the facts
The moment you realize you are about to become a mother, or a parent, everything changes. You suddenly become second, and the amazing miracle growing inside you quickly becomes number one. Before you know it you have to make a million different decisions and some are much harder than others. One of those questions that may come is whether or not to bank your baby’s cord blood. This can be a complicated and confusing question, but we are here to help you find an answer. Read on to see the facts and weigh the pros and the cons of cord blood banking.

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32 beauty secrets every Woman should know

32 Beauty Secrets Every Woman Should Know

Not all of you are makeup artists and hair stylists, but what if we let you in on some secrets that made you look like you were? As busy moms, some of you don’t even have time to shower every day let alone spend an hour doing your hair and putting on make up. There are thousands of unknown tips and tricks when it comes to beauty, and we are giving you the top 32, so you can be in the know.

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Breastmilk Oversupply Problems & Solutions

Breastmilk Oversupply Problems & Solutions

If you’re one of the lucky women that produces too much breast milk, you know that this blessing can sometimes be a “curse,” from painful ducts to constant leaking. This post is designed to educate you about oversupply, as well as offer up some ideas of products or home remedies that can help you manage your supply and bring comfort to painful, swollen breasts. Read on!

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10 Tips for Maximizing Your Fertility

Growing up, sex education classes lead us to believe that we will get pregnant the first time we have unprotected sex. While this certainly can happen, oftentimes it can take a few months, or even years, to conceive. If you are ready to start trying to conceive or even just considering it in the near future, here are some things to consider to maximize your chances of getting pregnant as soon as possible.

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The Importance of Loving the Man Behind Your Husband

When you’re dating, you absorb information about your significant other like a sponge. You dissect his words, searching for deeper meanings. You peel back the layers of his stories, clinging to each delicious detail in hopes of uncovering even more insight into who he was, who he is and who he might become. You stare at his smile, taking mental note of all of the things that bring it to the surface of his intriguing face. You observe his mannerisms, keeping tabs on what makes him tick. You find yourself craving knowledge about him every time you’re in his presence, and even when you’re not. You want to know all there is to know about this new person in your life. You want to understand what makes him the man you find yourself falling in love with.

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