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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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What's a Pedigree?

What's a Pedigree?

If you're interested in purchasing a purebred puppy, the breeder should provide the puppy's pedigree before you make a commitment. I've heard of buyers being told that they can have the pedigree when they buy the pup. That's completely backwards! The pedigree is one of the things a serious breeder uses to plan a litter. An educated buyer looks at the pedigree when deciding whether to buy a puppy, and a responsible breeder will be proud to show you the pedigree and explain it to you.

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Challenges and Opportunities for the Self-Employed

Challenges and Opportunities for the Self-Employed

When starting your own business, you can expect some challenges along with the rewards. Working for someone as an employee generally includes benefits, and your employer is responsible for the taxes on your salary. When you're working for yourself, however, you must plan for your own benefits, such as health care and retirement, and take care of paying the applicable taxes. These can be quite a drain on your income.

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Updated: May 29, 2020

6 Life Skills Every Teen Should Master Before College

Teen doing their laundry

The stress of entrance exams, applications, narrowing down acceptance letters and choosing a college is finally behind your teen. Academically they have spent at least the last four years focused on getting to this point and feel ready to succeed. However, there are many life skills teens need to know in order to be successful as they embark on their college career, and most of them you won’t find being taught in a school setting.

Understanding Bulimia Nervosa

Understanding Bulimia Nervosa

The eating disorder termed bulimia is at least two or three times more prevalent than anorexia nervosa. In fact, recent surveys report that about 1 percent of the general population and 4 percent of women aged 18–30 suffer from this troublesome disease.

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Updated: April 20, 2022

New Challenges for Mothers Returning to Work Post-Pandemic

Going Back to Work

The labor force looks a lot different for everyone than it did pre-pandemic. As new strains of coronavirus have evolved, and day-to-day routines and lifestyles have changed over the past year, offices have started opening up. People, including working mothers, have been required to return to the office. Whether you are full-time or part-time, after two years at home, this change may be a welcome or stressful time. Some companies will be fully in person, while others are developing hybrid plans for some remote work.

Breastfeeding: The Hospital Experience

Breastfeeding: The Hospital Experience

After months of preparation and anticipation, your baby has finally arrived. Exhausted and exhilarated, you are ready to begin your breastfeeding experience: your pregnancy has culminated in this special moment. After nourishing your baby in the uterus, your body is prepared to continue to provide all your baby's nutritional needs outside the womb.

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Healthy Cooking

Healthy Cooking

Recipe Modification: Getting Started
Making a few easy substitutions and using healthful cooking techniques can help you rejuvenate your favorite family recipes. There is no single way to change a recipe, but making small changes here and there can make big differences nutritionally.

Essential: Just as important as having the right ingredients is having the correct utensils for cooking healthier. Get a good quality set of nonstick skillets, baking pans, and saucepans so you can sauté and bake without having to add extra fat.

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What About a Timeshare?

What About a Timeshare?

If you get a call or information in the mail offering you a free or greatly discounted vacation at a popular tourist destination, chances are that you've been targeted as a potential purchaser of a timeshare.

Timesharing, basically, is when individuals purchase the right to spend a specified amount of time each year at a specific place. Most timeshare agreements allow you to trade with owners in different locations.

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by: Brenda Zane

A Guide for Parents of Kids With Substance Use Disorder During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Dealing with kids with substance abuse issues during COVID-19

The challenge of parenting a teen or young adult child with substance use disorder is arduous and emotionally exhausting at any time. Paralyzing anxiety, fear of the unknown, confusion, isolation, and sadness are normal day-to-day emotions when your child is misusing drugs or alcohol. Today, these parents are suffering the emotional and physical toll of the coronavirus pandemic on top of the heavy load they already carry.

Updated: October 27, 2020

The Best Pregnancy Books for Preparing for Baby

The best pregnancy books for all parents to be

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Updated: May 15, 2019

What to Do When Your Child Is Sick

Mother checking body temperature of sick daughter

You're thinking of the big meeting you have today when your child says, "I don't feel well!" As parents, we dread hearing these words. But when we do hear them, do you know what to do? "Are you sure?" you ask, as you put your hand on his forehead. His head does feel a bit warm. But is he really feverish enough to keep home from school? As a nurse practitioner working in a school setting, I've seen many parents struggle with these issues. While having a sick child is never easy, these guidelines might help you figure out what to do when your child says, "I don't feel so good."

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Preparing Yourself for Childbirth: How Do You Know You're in Labor?

False Cues Versus Real Labor

Preparing Yourself for Childbirth: How Do You Know You're in Labor?

Momma Said There'd Be Days Like This

I almost worried myself out of having my doctor with me for my first delivery. I started having minor contractions in the evening and got all excited. The minor contractions were far apart, so when I called my doctor he jokingly said not to worry and to call him when I was really in labor. He told me later that he never expected me to take him seriously, but that's just what I did.

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Updated: March 9, 2022

19 Easter Activities and Crafts for the Whole Family

19 Easter Activities

Hey peeps! As we enter into Holy Week you may be looking for some fun Easter activities to enjoy with your family. While almost everyone's Easter traditions involve the obvious egg hunt, we have some eggcellent Easter fun that the whole family can enjoy! Check out this mix of indoor and outdoor games and activities for kids of all ages to include in your Easter celebration!

Keeping Your Dog Safe

Keeping Your Dog Safe

It's important to consider the weather—especially the temperature—when exercising your dog. One dog's beautiful day is another dog's climatic nightmare. Consider your dog's size, the thickness and length of her coat, and how accustomed she is to heat or cold when deciding whether she should be out, or for how long, on hot or cold days. No matter what her breed, guard her from extremes of weather as well as from other hazards that accompany our changing seasons.

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