Category Archives: Health

3 Reasons To Avoid Measles Parties

Online forums and news sources are buzzing over rumors of a San Francisco suburb having measles parties for their youngsters, prompting both health officials and parents to share their opinions on the topic. The entire premises for measles parties are to naturally infect an unvaccinated child with the ...

4 Essential Tips For Dating As A Single Parent

It’s not always easy to slide back into the singles dating scene, especially when you add single parent to the mix. Dating may have been hard before, but now you’re in a whole other ballgame.  You have to think about more than just yourself, you have to make sure the other person is fit to ...

3 Easy Ways For New Moms To Exercise

When you first bring home your baby, your thoughts are on the baby and that’s about it. So it’s no surprise many moms tend to let exercise take a back seat to more important matters, like sleep. However, if you can find time to do even a short ten minute exercise break, you’ll defini ...

Keep Your Sanity With These Small Helpful Habits

The other night, I plated my husband’s dinner neatly, and then (like many other nights) by the time I finished everything to be done in the kitchen, I’m carrying out my plate, half-eaten, to scarf the rest of my food before the children were done.  But as I sat down to my dinner I thought: ...
skip the ER

A Surprising Emergency You Don’t Have To Go To The ER For

My two year old was just standing in the living room one day, fell with a sharp thud, then stood up quietly. Her head was split open to the bone. To this day I have no idea how it happened. In case this ever happens to your child, let me share a little-known secret my husband actually discovered that ...
dealing with tantrums

Staying Sane: Dealing With A Child’s Tantrum By Location

Just like any other parent, I have had to deal with temper tantrums. Sometimes situations can push your already upset child over the edge. However, the best tactic isn’t to avoid them. You need to learn how to diffuse the situation before it escalates and to avoid the total meltdown. One way to ...

5 Signs That Your Phone Is A Member Of The Family

Just like a member of the family, you brag about what your smartphone can do. It can be by your side all day long, and you don’t even bat an eye. To you, your phone is bright, and an essential part of your life, just like your kids and spouse. Whether you have had your phone for a week or years, ...

Dos and Don’ts of Eating While Pregnant

When reading about pregnancy, there are a lot of things you learn about that you can and cannot do. Can I eat tuna fish? Is it okay to use herbal tea? These are just a couple of the hundreds of questions that can come to mind when you’re pregnant. Every year, things can change on this list, and ...

3 Ways to Make Time for Date Nights

When we first get married, we have tons of time for ourselves. Date nights were a normal occurrence, and weren’t really considered something to “plan”. However, once children were added to the mix, date nights became a rare affair. Couples may not have the funds to pay a sitter, or the time to a ...