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Post-Baby Body Confidence

Post-Baby Body Confidence

Elder Care
Having a baby comes with great changes, one of the biggest being the huge transformation your body goes through during and after your pregnancy. Some of these alterations might be short-lived and others might last much longer. Everyone’s different in how their bodies handle such a transformation. But one fact remains consistent and true: your body has achieved something remarkable in carrying and delivering your baby. Learn more about what could be going on with your post-baby body in this me & my child guide. Understanding body changes after pregnancy  It’s normal to feel unprepared or overwhelmed by how your body changes while carrying and after having a baby. Some changes like stretch marks or extra weight may have popped up during pregnancy. Other bodily changes like swelli...
Why you should consider using Handwrytten to send personalized cards

Why you should consider using Handwrytten to send personalized cards

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Our present world is continuing to progress and relies on digital technology that even personal relationships are now base on social media likes and interactions. Emoticons now represents feelings and a quick chat replaces actual conversations. This kind of digitalization has its own pros and cons. We are quickly losing our personal connection with people who matters to us such as our friends, family and even business associates. Definitely, technological advancement is good in terms of communications and doing business but are we devaluing personal connections? Have it crossed your mind how products of technology such as the social media are actually making us somehow lost connections with the real people, with the real world? With our ever changing fast phased lifestyle in this dig...
How to know if you are a good candidate for a Student Loan

How to know if you are a good candidate for a Student Loan

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If you are a young adult planning for the future and your family or your parents can’t afford to fund your college education, your only choice is to avail a scholarship, full scholarship if possible so there wouldn’t be any major hindrance in pursuing your college education. But then some people aren’t lucky enough to qualify for a scholarship, therefore they resort to applying for a student loan. Student Loans are another way of fulfilling an educational goal and it is very common among many college students these days. If you are considering to pursue your college degree through a student loan, here are important things that you should know before you dive into this major life decision. There are two types of student loans – securing from the federal government or from   a private fina...

Giving Up The Hippo

Early Childhood Education
She's used more than the kettle and has been on adventures far and wide. She is both loved to death and mistreated having had her insides lovingly pulled out, and no longer shows any signs that once she was beautiful and fluffy. She smells most of the time and wears texta on her nose like a badge of honor. She has been dressed in everything from Barbie clothes to tissues, and is affectionately known, as "Hippo". If your child has that much loved "thing" like mine, you too may of wondered how long this will last. Is it something we should be discouraging, or should we simply be giving in to the much loved "thing" err Hippo?Kids who have ended up with that beloved "thing" picked up their interest and attachment for varied reasons. For some kids it has been inspired by a much loved TV charact...

Teaching Values to Kids

Early Childhood Education
Teaching values to children is an important part of a parent's responsibility.Setting aside one evening each week is one way that families can teach values.Following are ideas for preparing a family value lesson. A sample lesson using the value of empathy is also included.Preparing for a Family Value Lesson1. Set the evening aside well ahead of time. This allows everyone to clear his or her schedule. You may want to pick one night a week or a month and permanently plan it in your schedule.2. Choose a value to teach. You can choose the value or let your children suggest ideas.3. Find materials that correspond with the value such as stories and games. Places to search for resources might be:· Theological lesson manual · Faith based stories for children · The Internet · Children's magazines ·...

How to Organize Your Home for Educational Success

Early Childhood Education
Parents need to organize their homes to be conducive to an educational environment for their children. Homes that are conducive to education have developed an environment that will increase the academic preparedness for their children. In our society, children need all the advantages necessary to become well-educated and if children can start the journey from home, all the better.We all realize that the examples we give to our children can play a major part in what kind of person they grow up to be. If we set good examples for our children, hopefully they will observe and learn from those examples. Since parents set the first examples for their children, why not set an example of maintaining a well-organized home that has an educational environment.Parents should realize there may be a dir...

Step Parenting Advice: Important Advice for Blended Families

Step Parenting
Being a step parent has unique challenges that are not present in other family situations. To create a happy blended family, you must balance respect and love with discipline and understanding. In this article, you will learn what it takes to create a happy home environment for your blended family.When a single woman with children marries a single man with children, this union should be viewed as more than the union of husband and wife--it is the joining of two different cultures. Each family is a tribe unto itself and if this union is to work, each step parent must respect the other family's dynamics. Family dynamics are often as different as night and day. This is why you must come to grips with the idea that you have two different tribes living in your house.So how does this wo...

Stay Digitally Connected With Loved Ones in an Assisted Living Facility

Elder Care
With the advent of many excellent new technologies, it's important to plan ahead for the impact that they may have on our lives and communities. Find out how these technologies are opening up new and exciting possibilities for those staying in an assisted living facility.Smartphones Are Only the First StepFace-to-face communications with a smartphone have opened up a wide array of opportunities to communicate with friends and family more easily. Unfortunately, as our loved ones age, they can often feel left behind or overwhelmed by new technology. We've come a long way since rotary phones and the first car phones that were available only along certain roads. Still, while smartphone controls are designed to be intuitive for younger users, they can baffle many people in older generations. If...

Calming the First Day of School Jitters

Early Childhood Education
As we look towards the end of summer, for many families September brings a big transition as children head off to school. For some kids the first day of school is anticipated with trepidation. How can parents calm the first day of school jitters?- Play act Playing school is a wonderful way to role-play and act out some of the scenarios your child may encounter. You can play the role of teacher or your child can play with an older friend. This positions school as something to look forward to and something that the "big kids" get to do. It's a chance to practice working on problems, reading, and raising your hand to answer questions. Making school seem fun means that it becomes something to look forward to rather than fear.- Take a dry run The unknown can loom large in your child's mind....

Financial New Year’s Resolutions You Should Definitely Keep

Home and Family
The New Year is a perfect time to overhaul your life. The first place to start is making financial resolutions that can get you closer to your monetary goals. It's easy to make resolutions, but not so easy to keep them. This is true for all resolutions, but especially financial ones. The key for all resolutions is to set achievable, actionable goals. Don't be ambiguous and don't aim too high. So, if getting your financial life in order is a resolution you would like to make this year, here are a few you might consider adding to your 2019 itinerary.Prioritize Your Debts Did you know that not all debt is created equal? Make a list of all your financial obligations and organize them by the interest rates. Debt with the highest rates (most likely your credit card debt) should be paid off immed...