Breastfeeding Tips For New Moms

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Everyone knows the benefits of breastfeeding. Breast milk naturally contaings the right balance of nutrients your newborn needs, is easier to digest, and provides antibodies to boost your little one’s immune system. Yet breastfeeding is not without it’s challenges. New moms can use these great tips to get started off on the right foot. Immediately Get Help As many books on breastfeeding as you may have read, doing it for real is totally different. Immediately ask for help the first time you breastfeed, when a maternity nurse or hospital lactation consultant can assist you. Baby Should Set The Pace Babies … Read More

5 Helpful Tips From a Mother’s Day Out Teacher

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Quickly approaching is registration for Mother’s Day Out (or Parents Day Outs), and as such, I’d like to offer you a few helpful tips. If this is your first go-around with Mother’s Day Out, you may be nervous, frightened, or even just plain confused. Take a look at these simple tips to help clear your mind a bit. Tip #1- Forget The Toddler Backpacks As cute as they are, toddler backpacks simply aren’t practical. Instead, opt for a full sized backpack to help you pack everything you need. This includes a lunchbox, diapers, clothes, water bottle, blankets, stuffed animals… etc, … Read More

Pro Tips For Healthy Pregancy

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The things your body can do are miraculous. While sustaining every function that keeps you alive and thriving, it is also developing a completely new human being inside your torso. How amazing is that? With such a big job ahead of it, taking care of your body during pregnancy is extremely important. Aside from resting and relaxing, eating the right foods at the right time is monumentally vital to a successful and healthy gestation. When you’re pregnant, it is difficult not to worry about every single detail around the clock. Wondering whether you are getting the proper nutrition is a … Read More

The Most Important Conversations You’ll Ever Have: What to Discuss Before Having a Child

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If you were to ask a professional marriage counselor what factors bring the most tension into the average marriage, children and finances are likely to be top of the list. As with so many issues in relationships, clear and respectful communication is the key to, if not smooth sailing, at least avoiding the rockiest coasts. Before bringing a new life into the world, you owe it to yourselves as well as the expected arrival to make sure both partners are on the same page, as well as clearing up any lingering problems one or the other might not even be … Read More

7 Top Tips for Handling Stress as a Working Mom

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We’re all just winging it- life, motherhood, eyeliner, everything… -Unknown Being a mom is arguably one of the most rewarding jobs that there is, but unfortunately, there is always more work to be done than simply enjoying motherhood and figuring out how to manage all that it requires. On top of raising your baby, there is also housework to be done and possibly even holding down a nine to five job. Regardless of what you do, anything on top of being a mom is hard work. Stress is sure to build up, but take heart. This article explores seven top … Read More

One of Those Days: A Full-Time Mom’s Guide to Managing Stress

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As a full time occupation, parenting can be a demanding job. You can’t postpone it because you feel like doing something else, you don’t get any days off, and you can expect it to keep you busy for the next two decades or so. Here we present some tips and tricks to avert the tension and keep up your mental well-being: Find Something to Occupy Your Free Time Joy is where you find it, so pick something that will fill the times you aren’t busy. Learning a new language, playing chess against the computer or drawing can all stimulate your … Read More

The Value of Money: A Mother’s Guide to Saving Money Without Pain

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There is a saying that goes: “More money, more problems,” but nearly everyone would dearly love to have the opportunity to test out this particular theory. Between paying the Northpoint Mortgage Company payments or rent, school fees and everything else, life is expensive and especially so when you are a parent. What steps are mothers taking to keep their budgets under control while still taking good care of their families? Getting the Best Value You Can Buying the newspaper just to get the coupons is no longer something only the desperate or miserly do: over three quarters of people follow … Read More

Know The Stages Of Pregnancy

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Having a baby represents an extraordinary biological act. While not technically a miracle, there is something nonetheless remarkable about the concept of one life carrying another life inside of their body. Pregnancy can differ from one woman to the next. Even the same woman can have different types of pregnancies over the course of their lives. This is particularly true, in terms of the symptoms of pregnancy that a woman can experience during that ten month period. The symptoms can be mild for one woman or pregnancy, and then prove to be much severe for a different pregnancy, even one … Read More

Money Saving Tips for Modern Families

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Raising a family is a very rewarding experience, but it is also a very expensive one. While clipping coupons and cutting corners is what most families do, it’s possible to save money without reducing the quality of your life. Even if you are good at managing your finances, it’s always nice to find ways to keep some of your money in the bank. By combing savings from several places, completely removing an expense from your budget is not necessary. 3 Tips for Finding Savings in Your Everyday Expenses There are some things in life that you will never stop paying … Read More

How to Get Your Family’s Unclaimed Funds

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Earning money is a rewarding prospect, but what about stumbling across some without having to do anything? That’s what millions of people in America are doing, and there’s a very good reason why. The National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA) says that there is at least $42 billion in property left unclaimed in the United States. If some of that money belongs to a member of your family, you’ll want to find a way to claim it. Steps to Claiming Your Unclaimed Cash The most common sources of unclaimed property are bank accounts, stocks, bonds, dividends, IRS refunds, and … Read More