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Making Important Decisions About Your Sick or Injured Dog

Making Important Decisions About Your Sick or Injured Dog

A number of factors may influence your decision to euthanize your dog. You need to weigh all the factors in making the right choice for your dog, yourself, and your family.

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Pregnancy: First Things First; Get Thee to a Doctor

Find the Right Health Care Provider for Your Pregnancy

Choosing a doctor is probably one of the most critical factors of your pregnancy, but for many women, it's not an area that they want to address. It just feels too hard trying to figure out where to find a doctor and which one matches you. If you already have an OB/GYN, you're the lucky one. If not, just how do you choose the doctor who is right for you?

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Updated: August 11, 2020

Trust Your Mom Gut to Make the Best Schooling Decision for Your Family

Trust your mom gut with pandemic school decisions

Education is a hot topic these days as we face a new school year during a global pandemic. As moms, we have carried our families through all of the regular parental responsibilities in addition to the added emotional labor that has come with the difficult decisions regarding our family’s health and safety on a daily basis. We have navigated questions of how our families can safely spend their time, what to do about childcare, how to address health crises, and more during this time of COVID-19.

Child Support

Child Support

As a stepparent, you have no legal obligation to support your stepchild (unless you adopt the kid, in which case, you aren't a step anymore!). Reality is far more complex, however. Child support and other financial decisions between your partner and your partner's ex are major decisions, often determined during the divorce.

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Teach Kids to Save Money for the Wish List

Teach Kids to Save Money for the Wish List

Did you ever dream about owning a Ferrari? Did you ever want to put a pool in your backyard (or even have a backyard to put one in)? An adult's financial goals generally require a heavy savings commitment to reach them. Grown-ups save to buy a home, start a family, maybe start a business, and have a comfortable retirement. Those who are successful in meeting their goals generally are the ones who are experienced in saving. These people learned about saving early on.

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by: Breanna Richey

When's the Best Time to Take a Pregnancy Test?

How Soon Can You Take a Pregnancy Test

Whether you’re hoping for a positive or negative result, taking a pregnancy test is always an anxiety-riddled task. From doubting how accurate a home pregnancy test is to wondering when to take a pregnancy test, a million questions are swirling around in your mind.

Pregnancy is a life-changing event, and most people want to know sooner rather than later. However, while at-home pregnancy tests are convenient and fairly accurate when taken at the appropriate time, it’s normal to second-guess whether you’ve received a false-negative or false-positive result.

The Athlete or Outdoor Girl

The Athlete or Outdoor Girl

If your girl has some or a lot of athletic ability, you are again fortunate because there so many opportunities for her to practice what she likes. Whether it is tae kwon do, soccer, or lacrosse, you should be glad your girl can find something she is passionate about.

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Updated: July 12, 2021

Flying While Pregnant: Is it Safe? What You Need to Know

Flying While Pregnant

From the moment you find out you're pregnant, your life changes. You suddenly have another person to consider with every decision you make. Pregnant women have a lot on their plate when it comes to their health and their baby's health. Many women wonder if they can still do the things they used to, including air travel or if that will prevent them from having a healthy pregnancy.

Updated: August 2, 2022

The Monkeypox Outbreak: How to Prevent Infection

Monkeypox outbreak

Monkeypox is a rare disease that has been suddenly popping up across the globe. The surge in confirmed and suspected cases is quite concerning, and WHO have now declared the monkeypox outbreak as a global health emergency. What you may not realize is that in decades past, anyone who received a smallpox vaccine was also protected from this virus due to their close relation.

Updated: February 12, 2020

The 3 Main Differences Between a Sensory Meltdown and a Temper Tantrum

toddler having a temper tantrum or sensory meltdown

As parents, we can usually recognize when our kid is throwing a temper tantrum. Something, usually hearing the word “no,” will trigger them. And suddenly they turn into a red-faced, wild-eyed banshee. And there is something else that could have them acting similarly, a sensory meltdown. Meltdowns usually come from a less direct source. But how do you tell the difference? There are a few key indicators.

Updated: July 14, 2021

I Hated Being Pregnant and That's Perfectly Okay

I Hated Being Pregnant and That's Perfectly Okay

I’m transparent in my articles for FamilyEducation, and here I go again with a confession: I am crazy in love with my daughters, both under age 5, but struggled with pregnancy. I was high-risk both times and even though I understood and did appreciate that I was growing life, I felt incredibly self-conscious about my 80 lb. weight gain with Baby #2. In the last few weeks of pregnancy with #2, I woke up every morning and silently prayed that today would be the day my water broke.

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Divorce: Working Through the Issues

Divorce: Working Through the Issues

What if you and your spouse just can't agree? What if issues ranging from custody of the children and ownership of the dog to an inability of one spouse to let go promise to complicate the situation for years to come? Can you get a quick divorce anyway? Sometimes you can, with the help of a judge, but it depends on where you live.

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Stepfamilies: Trouble in Grandparent Land

Stepfamilies: Trouble in Grandparent Land

Sometimes the going isn't so blissful, the wrinkled faces aren't as crinkled with smile lines as they are with frowns, and the kids are little monsters.

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Incredible Exploding Sandwich Bag Science Activity

Spoon of Baking Soda Over Glass of Water

Incredible Exploding Sandwich Bag Science Activity

If a baking soda rocket wasn't enough of an explosion for your child, then this experiment is bound to be more his style. Using the same acid-base reaction that makes quick bread rise when you cook, this experiment shows that sometimes, combining common household products can be explosive without being dangerous. However, this experiment is definitely messy! Take your materials outside, or choose a place to "explode" your sandwich bag that can be cleaned up easily.

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Updated: February 12, 2020

Watch Out Helicopter Parents, Lawnmower Parenting Is Here

Watch Out Helicopter Parents, Lawnmower Parenting Is Here

Seems like every time we turn around there is a new label for something! It can be hard to keep up and it can seem irritating, but there are reasons for calling it out. This new parenting term I’m shedding light to is called the “lawnmower parent” and its one to be aware of. Being a parent is obviously an important job and people want to get it right. Everyone wants the best for his or her child; to provide for them, to give them more than they themselves had.

Make the Limits Totally Clear to Your Kids

Make the Limits Totally Clear to Your Kids

Here's the deal, it's not a limit if your child doesn't know it's there. If you don't communicate limits to your child, she won't understand where the wall is until she smashes head on into it. Invisible force fields are not a great idea in a family home. Spending a little time to first think about and decide on appropriate limits, and then talk with your child about them, will save her from crashing and burning.

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The Active Life of a Four-Year-Old

The Active Life of a Four-Year-Old

Childproofing

Don't start your four-year-old out on roller blades—yet. Buy your child a pair "starter skates." Most have three settings: locked (the wheels won't turn at all), forward (the wheels will only roll forward), and full (the wheels roll at will). Start with the easiest setting and only switch to the next level after your child has mastered and become comfortable with the previous one.

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Avoiding Moody Mornings

Avoiding Moody Mornings

In some families, the kids are up at the crack of dawn, everybody has a leisurely breakfast together, and, right on time, they cheerily march out the door to work and to school. In far more families, days begin with the jangle of alarm clocks, clattering dishes, shouts (“Isabel, out of bed now!” and “If you aren't at the table by the count of three, young man!”), fights over the bathroom (“Mo-om!

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