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Updated: February 4, 2022

The Ultimate Guide to a Belly Only Pregnancy

How to Have a Belly-Only Pregnancy

For some women, the ideal pregnancy is belly-only. A belly-only pregnancy means gaining weight only in the belly while keeping your limbs and behind toned and fit. While a belly-only pregnancy may be possible for some women, what’s really important is that pregnant women strive for a healthy pregnancy.

Is a Belly-Only Pregnancy Possible?

Yes, a belly-only pregnancy is possible, and for someone already in great physical shape, a great goal, but don’t stress if you gain some extra pounds. Pregnancy weight gain is normal, expected, and healthy.

Updated: December 14, 2021

25 Fun Things to do on Father's Day

Father's Day Activities

That special Sunday in June, Father’s Day, is a wonderful opportunity for older and younger kids to show dad how much they love him. Looking for simple and meaningful Father's Day activities that will help you bond with your dad? Check out these fun father-son and father-daughter activities for children of all ages and dads with all different interests. You're sure to make lasting memories!

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Homeschooling Through Challenging Times

Homeschooling Through Challenging Times

Isabel Shaw

When difficulties arise, families sometimes give up on homeschooling, believing that children will be in the way, or will be unable to cope with a challenging situation. Family illness, a new baby, moving, job loss, divorce, and other family issues are reasons why parents may think about putting their children back in school.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

When Teens Obsess About Their Weight

When Teens Obsess About Their Weight

Could Your Teen Have an Eating Disorder?

With the fashion and entertainment industries' super-thin stars serving as role models, it's no wonder that many young girls don't like what they see in the mirror. The American Academy of Pediatrics, reporting on a survey of 5th- through 12th-grade girls, found that the majority were dissatisfied with their body shape. Two-thirds wanted to lose weight, even though less than a third were actually overweight!

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Updated: August 1, 2019

5 Ways Danielle Busby from TLC’s Outdaughtered Keeps Her Girls Learning All Summer

Danielle Busby from TLC’s Outdaughtered Keeps Her Girls Learning All Summer

A 2018 study revealed that moms want summer to end after just 13 days. When you are a parent of not one, not two, but SIX little girls including the only all-female quintuplets in the United States, it’s important to have a serious action plan and significant resources to keep the peace all summer while ensuring you don’t lose momentum from the previous school year.

Updated: May 15, 2019

Talking About Homesickness

Talking About Homesickness

FOR AGES: Six and up


THE SCENE

Ten-year-old Emma has something on her mind. Instead of eating, she pushes her food around listlessly. Finally it comes out. "Do I have to go to camp?" she says. "What if I get homesick?"

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Your Child and the New Baby: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Your Child and the New Baby: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

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Arrange special treats or special events that aren't appropriate for babies, but that your older child can enjoy. At least occasionally offer special foods, or special outings, like a trip to the movies or an indoor playspace. If you make a point of noting that your baby can't enjoy these pleasures yet, your child may appreciate being more grown up.

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by: Paul Coleman, Psy.D.

How to Say It: Drugs and Alcohol

How to Say It: Drugs and Alcohol

Is Your Child at Risk?

(The following excerpt is taken from How to Say It to Your Kids, by Dr. Paul Coleman.)

Andy, age 12, is a great kid. He is likable, smart, and has a variety of interests. He knows about the dangers of drug and alcohol use. He attended a D.A.R.E. (Drug Awareness and Resistance Education) program at school and has no obvious inclination to try drugs. Is he at risk?

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Getting into a Savings Mind-set

Getting into a Savings Mind-set

Trading a spending habit for a savings habit isn't easy, but it can be done. Being aware of your spending habits is an important first step. You need to realize that you're spending close to $10 a day on coffee, bagels, and shampoo before you can decide to cut out the bagel and save a little money.

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The Family Bed: Is It for You?

The Family Bed: Is It for You?

The family bed, where everyone sleeps not only in the same room but in the same bed, has worked for generations of babies in other cultures. Although this practice is less common here, some parents find it very practical. If your baby still wakes several times a night for food or comfort, for example, you may find it easier to keep her in the same bed with you. For this reason, a family bed makes the most sense when your baby is very young and still feeding around the clock.

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Misconceptions About Aging

Misconceptions About Aging

We all know that elderly folks are those who sit around in rocking chairs all day, either puffing on a pipe or keeping busy with some knitting. They go to bed early, are always cold, and keep a constant watch on their digestive systems by eating only bland, dependable foods such as oatmeal and well-cooked meats and vegetables. Wrong!

Go Figure

A nationwide poll showed that 25 percent of retired people said they stopped working too soon.

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Updated: May 31, 2022

Is Candy and Chocolate Okay for Toddlers?

Chocolate and Candy for Toddlers

Dark chocolate has long been toted as a healthy treat that is brimming with antioxidants and beneficial vitamins and minerals. This gives many parents the false impression that it is a good idea to offer this sweet snack to their kids.

Health Concerns With Sugar Filled Foods

While everything is okay in moderation, there are some things to keep in mind when you give candy and chocolate to toddlers.

Infertility: Responding to Questions from Family and Friends

Talking About Infertility

Infertility: Responding to Questions from Family and Friends

When you are experiencing infertility, one of the most difficult challenges is communicating with family and friends about what may be a devastating life crisis. Even the most caring relative or friend may offer a "helpful" suggestion, which will appear wildly insensitive to you. Here are some questions you may encounter-and answers you can use to deal with your in-laws and friends.

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Updated: June 21, 2021

How a Lactation Consultant Can Help Your Family

Lactation Consultant

If you plan to incorporate breastfeeding as part of your motherhood journey, it can be very helpful to take the time to inform yourself about resources that can assist you. Although new moms may plan to breastfeed and expect such a natural feeding process to be easy, that is not always the case. Fortunately, there are many ways to learn about breastfeeding and to receive help. Our guide will take you through what you need to know about lactation education, and, specifically, how a lactation specialist or consultant can help your family.