Are you Nervous about Making a Major Life Change?

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A recent survey, conducted by Identigene, shows that nearly half of adults in the United States plan to make a major life change in 2014. These changes range from buying a new house, having a new baby, paternity testing, getting married, or contemplating a divorce. Understandably enough, 90% of individuals who are planning a major life change state they are nervous about it.

Take a Bite Out of Needle Pain with Buzzy on Shark Tank

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Buzzy is a small vibrating device that looks like a bumble bee and is paired along with a small wing-shaped ice pack. Used together, the ice pack and the vibrations work together to provide pain management for needle sticks. At first I thought what Amy was describing was merely distraction, but it’s actually some pretty deep scientific stuff that is backed by clinical trials and years and years of research (and a ton of happy customer testimonials).

Educating Kids through Interactive Learning Programs

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Kids of today are growing up in a tech-savvy environment, which presents an ideal opportunity for parents to leverage interactive content for their learning, development and social skills. University of Washington researchers conducted several studies and found out that interactive reading played an important role in development of literacy skills. Also, it was important for expanding vocabularies and understanding of printed words among preschoolers and toddlers.

New Dads: Here’s How Not To Screw Up

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1. It takes women a full month to recover after birth.

Sometimes called the “tenth month of pregnancy,” the first month after birth is often both painful and exhausting for the new mother. Her organs are slowly shifting back into place as her body works overtime to produce milk.

Many other cultures provide support for new mothers during this key time — the French, for example, send at-home nurses to help new mothers care for babies, while Indian, Chinese, and Mexican customs all require mothers to rest for the first month after birth while others take care of basic home care.

When Picky Eating Becomes a Problem

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Children are known for their reluctance to try new foods and experiment with the unknown. The term “picky eater” is a common complaint among parents in my private practice. Many times it is a case of a child wanting more control over what they choose to eat during a meal, a mere exercise of power at the table.

Six Easy Ways To Make Your Pregnancy More Enjoyable

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Pregnancy should be one of the happiest times of a woman’s life. For some women, however, the uncomfortable symptoms and side effects of pregnancy can make nine months feel like an eternity. The following is an in-depth look at some of those effects as well as information on causes and treatments.

Atlanta Moms Love Wet Ones and Six Flags Over Georgia

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One of the coolest perks of being a blogger is being invited to exclusive events, tours, and parties. Last weekend my family and I were invited to Six Flags Over Georgia to hang out with Stacy Debroff (who is like totally internet famous) of Mom Central Consulting and meet some other really cool Atlanta mom bloggers. This was all made possible by Wet Ones.

Continuing Education and Motherhood

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Being a mother is the most rewarding job any of us will ever have. However, it is not a job that will put food on the table and clothes on our backs. Adding to your family is essentially increasing the amount of money going out while giving you less time to work.

It is a cycle that can be exhausting. Needing second or third jobs to make ends meet seems like a simple solution to those who don’t have kids. For us we are well aware that we barely have time for our current priorities. By taking a second job we are giving up on precious time with our kids and that is not something any good parent wants to sacrifice.

Looking After Your Children’s Teeth

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Dental health is one of the most important elements of your child’s overall well being. Healthy teeth and gums are essential to a happy childhood, and have implications far beyond dental discomfort. Naturally occurring plaque and tartar can coat the teeth and erode tooth enamel if left untreated, leading to pain, sensitivity and even tooth loss. Particularly for younger children, this can have a devastating impact on growing mouths, and it is essential parents take proactive steps to look after their kids’ teeth and gums.
Unfortunately, it can take kids a while to get into the mindset of caring for their teeth and their bodies more generally. Health education is becoming increasingly central to school curricula, and this is useful in training both kids and parents in the most effective ways to care for teeth and gums.

You Don’t Have a Picky Eater, You Have a Problem Eater

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My child can’t eat.

It’s not as bad as it could be. He can physically eat some things. Oatmeal, cookies, chips, candy and other junk. But it’s been 2 years since the boy has allowed a vegetable pass the precipice of his lips. And up until 2 weeks ago, it has been equally as long since he’d done the same with a fruit.