Lifestyle. Daily Living and Work

How to Celebrate the Dads in Your Life

Celebrate your father, your husband, grandfathers and even the fathers of friends — Father's Day is all about giving Dad that feeling of appreciation that he deserves. ... read more »

4th of July Beach Safety for Pregnant Women and New Moms

You may think having a new baby or being pregnant will put a hiccup in your beach vacation, but it doesn't have to. ... read more »

Summer Pregnancy Survival: Be A Cool Hot Mama-To-Be

Staying indoors and positioning yourself in the path of your air conditioner is one option for surviving an August heat wave, but smart clothing choices can also help you enjoy the summer months. ... read more »

Pediatrician Offers 7 Tips for Traveling with Baby

Traveling with a baby can be tricky so Dr. Pia Fenimore recently offered her 7 favorite tips for traveling with a baby and responds to “ask the expert” questions from the local newspaper. ... read more »

Sit-ups and Abdominal Crunches During Pregnancy

Sit-ups and crunches are usually safe early in pregnancy but later on you should not stay too long on your back. ... read more »

Crossroads - Confronting Difficult Situations and Challenges

When you are confronted with health and illness decisions, you often come to a crossroad where you have to ask yourself whether where to go next: Should I do certain tests or procedures? Should I see a doctor or specialist? Can I take care of this myself? ... read more »

Can He Use A Sauna

Heating up the testes may decrease the sperm count. Going into a sauna can heat up the body and the testes and have a negative effect on the sperm even many weeks later. ... read more »

Contraindications to Exercise During Pregnancy

Exercise during pregnancy is important to improve the pregnancy outcome. Here you find contraindications to exercise during pregnancy. ... read more »

Riding a Motorbike

Can I use my motorbike in pregnancy? ... read more »

Computers and Fertility

Does working on a computer affect fertility or the pregnancy? ... read more »

Breast Examination by Your Doctor

A breast examination by the doctor includes a visual exam as well as a physical palpation of the breasts. ... read more »

Household Cleaning Agents

Are they a problem? ... read more »

Urine Smells of Ammonia

Is urine with an ammonia smell a problem? ... read more »

Electric Blankets

Can I use electric blankets while we try to conceive (TTC) and during pregnancy? ... read more »

Waterbed

Is is safe to use a waterbed while we try to conceive (TTC) and during pregnancy? ... read more »

Sauna While TTC

Can my husband use a sauna while we try to conceive (TTC)? ... read more »

Heavy Lifting While TTC and During Pregnancy

Is heavy lifting OK when trying to conceive (TTC) and during pregnancy? ... read more »

On Your Feet All Day During Pregnancy

Is it safe to be on your feet all day during pregnancy? ... read more »

Do You Need Life Insurance?

As soon as you learn that you are pregnant, you should begin thinking about obtaining life insurance. Life insurance will ensure that you, your partner, and your children are financially taken care of in the event of death. ... read more »

When to Return to Work After Giving Birth

Many women fight with the idea of when to work after giving birth. They’ve spent the majority of the last 40 weeks thinking about the baby, preparing for baby, and eventually leaving work to give birth and recover from delivery. ... read more »

How to Celebrate Mother’s Day When Pregnant

To celebrate or not to celebrate Mother's Day when pregnant, that is the question. Expecting your first child mean you are on the way tomotherhood and that's what Mother's Day is all about. ... read more »

Is Chocolate Safe to Eat During Pregnancy

When the holiday of romance rolls around, how much chocolate is safe for a pregnant woman to consume? ... read more »

What You Need to Know About Health Insurance

Health insurance is a term for third-party protection against the cost of medical care for prevention, illness, or injury. Pregnancy-related expenses are usually covered according to plan and location ... read more »

Parenting Styles

This page contains information about six of the most common parenting styles: authoritative, authoritarian, permissive, helicopter, positive, and attachment. ... read more »

Career Tips for Returning to Work After Baby

Money and career experts at US News & World Report offer these career tips for making life as a working mother easier to manage. ... read more »

Mother’s Day During Infertility and Loss

For women suffering from infertility, Mother’s Day can be a distressing and/or heartbreaking holiday. ... read more »

Use 3 Piggy Banks to Teach Children Money Basics

A piggy bank is a common fixture in many a child’s bedroom but some financial experts say kids will become better money managers if they use three piggy banks instead of just one. ... read more »

Father's Day Celebrations from Around the World

The third Sunday in June is Father’s Day in the US, a day officially designated by President Richard Nixon in 1972 to celebrate the fathers in our lives. Fathers are celebrated around the world, too. ... read more »

How to Build Mindfulness in Pregnancy

According to clinical psychologist Ramani Durvasula, there is no better time to build mindfulness than during pregnancy — especially because it can become a habit before your bundle of joy arrives. ... read more »

Benefits of Pilates During Pregnancy

Pilates can be a wonderful way to prepare for birth. “A Pilates workout is one of the best ways to get that full body circulation going, particularly around your vital organs where you need it..." ... read more »

Shared Parenting Enriches Sex Life

Want to spice up your sex life? Make child care a 50-50 proposition. ... read more »

Juggling Job, Parenthood Easier with ACA

Since healthcare coverage is now available for part-time workers, many parents find it beneficial to juggle part-time jobs and parenthood without worrying too much about how to pay medical expenses. ... read more »

Tried-and-True Ways to Show Her Your Love on Valentine’s Day

Denny Ceizyk has experienced infertility from the male perspective and he shares his perspective in an endearing blog called Almost a Father. ... read more »

Parenting Styles: Permissive Parenting

Permissive parenting is a term coined by Diana Baumrind, a developmental psychologist. Baumrind coined the phrase as one of three major parenting styles. ... read more »

Parenting Styles: Helicopter Parenting

The term helicopter parenting is thought to have been originally used by college admissions offices to describe parents who played an overactive role in the admissions process. ... read more »

Parenting Styles: Attachment Parenting

This parenting style, unlike most others, involves a movement backed by an international organization supporting parents who choose to practice attachment parenting. ... read more »

Cinco de Mayo Games for Little Ones

When planning your Cinco de Mayo party this year, include some fun-filled games for little ones and invite guests to bring the family along for a true celebration of life. ... read more »

Memorial Day Fun With Kids

Here are a few exciting, fun and friendly games to play at any Memorial Day party. All of these games are ideal for pregnant women and new moms. ... read more »

Kids: Celebrate Mother’s Day with Cool Crafts

Helping your children create a unique craft for Mother's Day each yearcan grow difficult over time. Rest assured, there are tons of Mother'sDay crafts out there that take just a few minutes to complete, though theimpact will last a lifetime. ... read more »

Unique Mother’s Day Gifts You Never Imagined She Would Love

Spa days, weekend getaways and lunch dates with other moms are allgifts mom will love on Mother's Day, but are those the same gifts youconsidered last year? Mothers are as unique as the stars and theydeserve more than the proverbial tie every year. ... read more »

July 4 Menu: Red, White, Blue, Easy and Healthy, Too

Try these July 4 menu tips showcasing the red, white, and blue theme; some of them are easy, some are healthy, some are both. ... read more »

Indulge Yourself With a Babymoon

Remember that romantic honeymoon you enjoyed to celebrate thebeginning of your lives together? Got a baby on the way now? Maybe it'stime to jump into one of the hottest trends in the tourism industry -babymoon getaways. ... read more »

How to Feel Sexy When You Are Pregnant

Despite the changes your body is going through during pregnancy, you can feel sexy as long as you give yourself a little gift from time to time. ... read more »

Memorial Day Safety When You’re Expecting

With an extra day off and some [hopefully] clear skies, Memorial Day is the unofficial start to the summer season. ... read more »

4 Types of Insurance You Need to Have Before Pregnancy

f you're currently planning for a new baby, insurance is likely the last thing you have on your mind. However, it's usually a good idea for you to brush up on your insurance policies between medical checkups, birthing classes and shopping for new baby supplies. ... read more »

Easter Ideas for Parents and Kids

Easter is a great chance to bond with your child and introduce the celebration to other youngsters. From the traditional egg hunt to collaborative collage projects, spending the Easter holiday with your little one can be great way to get outdoors or learn together. ... read more »

Baby Shower Foods: How to Keep it Safe and Fun

Typically a baby shower takes place during the latter weeks of the pregnancy. When planning a baby shower, it is important to keep the pregnant women and her health in mind. ... read more »

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Your Pregnant Wife

Pregnancy is a magical time in any woman's life, but it also brings with it hormonal fluctuations and quite a few aches and pains. What better reason to pamper your wife this Valentine's Day? ... read more »

Mother’s Day for Women Trying to Conceive

Mother's Day is supposed to be a happy celebration of life and dedication. For women who have been trying to conceive, however, the day can feel more like a smack in the face than a celebration. ... read more »

Cinco de Mayo Foods for Pregnancy and Fertility

Common staples of Mexican cuisine include beans, tortillas and rice, all of which can provide healthy nutrition for pregnant women. ... read more »

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