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RideSafer 2: The Safe Alternative to Booster and Car Seats

RideSafer 2 Review

Fortunately, there is a safe, practical, and extremely portable solution that can help parents with children over 30 lbs say “Good Bye” to the burden of lugging that car seat on the pain: The Safe Traffic System RideSafer 2 Travel Vest.

Postpartum Tips For New Dads Everyone Needs To Know

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.

Care Beyond Treatment

To the lay person, a nurse’s job may seem pretty simple: Nurses provide care for patients.

But the word “care” is a bit complicated. In a medical sense, it means to tend to needed procedures, carry out instructions from physicians, and do the clinical things that are required for an ill or injured person.

On top of all that scientific caring, there’s sociological caring as well. That means providing an equal level of commitment to the emotional situation, making sure that the patient and family members are coping with the complexities of their particular cases.

When Picky Eating Becomes a Problem

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.

Indian Surrogacy: Is it OK to Outsource Pregnancy?

There has been a recent rise in Indian surrogacy. Many celebrity parents decide to use surrogates for various fertility and personal reasons. For example Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick have children born of a surrogate along with Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban.

Some argue that there are many benefits to surrogacy. For many the cost is comparable to that of an adoption. But there is also the added benefit of having a biological child and sharing a deeper genetic bond. However, there are many that would argue that there are many children in need of good parents and adoption is a better choice.

A Scientific Look at Why Children Hate Bedtime

According to the National Sleep Foundation, children between three and five years of age should be sleeping between eleven and thirteen hours per night. However, about 52 percent of American children resist bedtime at that age. Part of the problem may rest with parents who are either tense about bedtime or have not set a recognizable and soothing bedtime routine. Young children need a routine that is predictable so they can associate certain times and activities with sleep.

Unforgettable Family Fun at Rocky Branch Railroad and Old West Ghost Town

Recently we made a trip to the Rocky Branch Railroad and Ghost Town.

We had family come to town and didn’t want to be the old bumps on the logs we normally are. Since my husband and I had been talking about taking Ty to a nearby old west ghost, we figured this would be a great time. It was also a great thing to take Pappy and our niece and nephew to.

The price of admission was very reasonable compared to many of the other attractions we attended during the week (including Zoo Atlanta, The Georgia Aquarium, The World of Coke, and The Fernbank Museum). For $10 you got a hay ride, a trip on the train, alligator exhibit, an 1880’s Variety Show, a gun slinging show and even robbed at gunpoint by train robbers (oh my!).

Disturbing Teen Tobacco Statistics [Infographic]

With cigarettes and other tobacco products accounting for 443,000 deaths annually, you would think that parents would be more proactive to prevent their children and teens from smoking. But sadly many are not.

An estimated 19.5% of high school students report current use of cigarettes. If you combine that with the 8.9% of high school students who you smokeless tobacco that means that 28.4% of high school students are consuming tobacco products.

Lessons Learned From My Mother

My mother taught me many lessons in life, but most of them I didn’t even realize I had learned until after she passed aware. I’m going to talk about just a few of these lessons. If she were sitting right next to me now, I would love to hear the words “I told you so,” come out of her mouth. She’s earned it.

Why the Robot Nurse is Pure Fantasy

I do not think there will ever be any a real robot nurse. That’s not to say that robots won’t enhance nursing care, but a human will always have to be a part of the discussion.

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