Father’s Day is just around the corner, which often brings about fond memories of fishing trips and little league. However, some Americans do not have a memory for times spent with their father. This issue isn’t experienced by a small sector of the population. According to an article by Dr. Janet Taylor the United States Census Bureau found that 24 million children in America (that’s one out of every three) currently live in homes where a biological father is not part of their life.
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.
Today’s seniors are unlike many of past generations. These days, older Americans expect things their counterparts in previous generations wouldn’t have considered.
For example, most want to stay in their own homes as they age. They want to take care of themselves. And many want to avoid being the stereotypical befuddled senior citizen who doesn’t understand technology.
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.
But seriously, we here at The Nerdy Nurse are geeks ourselves and we love gadgets whether they are in our pockets or our kitchen. Because we know that you no doubt love kitchen gadgets (and feasting on a delicious holiday meal) as much as us we’ve taken to time to compile a list of turkey tech and food prep gadgets that will surely elevate your holiday gathering to epic classification.
The potential threat of a home invasion is perhaps one of the most terrifying thoughts for parents. We’ve all heard the horror stories on the news about families bound, sexually assaulted, and killed during home invasions. Unlike burglaries that typically happen when the family is not home, home invaders are often after you and your family, not just your stuff.
Keeping your family healthy and medically safe is no doubt a priority. But unfortunately, this is easier said than done. Medical emergencies can happen suddenly, and due to everyday exposure to germs and bacteria, illnesses are inevitable. Although you can’t control every single aspect of your family’s health, simple measures can reduce the risk of injuries and illnesses, affording you peace of mind.
The health and prosperity or your family is without a doubt one of your primary concerns. You want to make sure their needs are met and they have financial stability. This is the reason we work, pay our bills, and maintain our investments. We aren’t just looking out for ourselves, we have our family in the forefront of our thoughts.
Being healthy is one way that you can help increase your quality of life. While genetics play some role in your overall health and well being, your lifestyle plays significantly more. If you want to live a long and productive life to see your children and grandchildren grow up then you need to start by getting healthy now.