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Updated: July 11, 2022

Dog Moms and Fur Babies: Why Millennials Compare Pets to Kids

Dog Moms and Fur Babies: Why Millennials Compare Pets to Kids

Social media is filled with headlines proclaiming that Millennials are ruining everything. They’re in no rush to get married, to go to college, or to buy homes. They refuse to spend money they don’t have on things they don’t need.

And now, young adults are delaying parenthood, or even deciding against it, in favor of pet ownership.

But stereotypes, finger pointing, and pearl clutching over dropping birth rates don’t help anything. And if you scratch below the surface of the clickbait, there’s some sound reasoning behind all of these trends.

Updated: May 27, 2022

The Texas School Shooting: Explaining Tragedy and School Shootings to Kids

Mom hugging child going to school

When I saw the news about the school shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, I felt as though my heart had collapsed. There are no words to explain the cascade of emotions one feels reading about an elementary school shooting, especially when you have your own precious children in school.

Events like this shake up our hold on reality. They are scary and confusing for us, let alone our kids. You may be wondering whether you should talk to your children about the Texas shooting and what you should say if you do.

Updated: June 21, 2022

101 Beautiful Flower Names and Plant Names for Girls

Nature Girl Names

Spring has sprung — and you have flowers on your mind! But the garden isn’t the only place you’ll find fab foliage. Flower names, plant-inspired names, and names for girls inspired by towering trees are sweet, sentimental, classic, and even sassy. Whether you’re on the hunt for a modern moniker that stands out or a traditional pick that pays homage to Mother Nature, flower names for girls are everything you are looking for and more.

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.

Updated: April 13, 2022

Authoritative Parenting Style: Pros, Cons, Long-Term Effects

Authoritative Parenting

There are many ways to be a parent. Some parents might be more demanding and have high expectations for their children. Others might be more permissive and uninvolved, letting their children engage in misbehavior without any correction or punishment. Other parents show a lot of responsiveness to their children and their needs, and some can even show so much responsiveness that they become helicopter parents.

Updated: April 11, 2022

The Best Diet for Gestational Diabetes: What To Eat (And Avoid)

Gestational Diabetes

Getting a diagnosis of diabetes during pregnancy can be scary, but changing your diet will help you and your baby stay healthy. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) management may be challenging due to food cravings and aversions during pregnancy, but a registered dietitian or diabetes educator can help you come up with a meal plan you will enjoy that meets your nutritional needs to keep your blood sugar levels stable. A prenatal glucose test will determine whether or not you have gestational diabetes based on how high blood sugar levels are.

Updated: April 5, 2022

7 Ways to Teach Kids About Easter

Teach About Easter

Death is a hard topic to discuss no matter what your age. However, the concept of a limited existence can be especially scary for kids. As Easter Sunday approaches, many parents struggle with how to teach their little ones about the true meaning of this Christian holiday. Thankfully, we have seven simple ways to teach kids about Easter and why it is such a joyful time.

Updated: March 20, 2022

When Should Kids Get a Cellphone? 6 Questions to Ask

Kids and Cellphones

It seems like everywhere you look, there’s a child with a cell phone. Even if they’re young, there’s a good chance that the phone belongs to them. If your child doesn’t have one, they’re probably asking you when they’re going to get their first smartphone. Studies show that more than half of children have their first smartphone by the time they’re 11 years old with that number jumping to 69% for 12-year-olds.

Updated: March 11, 2022

Ectopic Pregnancy: Risks, Symptoms, and Treatment

Ectopic Pregnancy

It is a terrifying moment when you find yourself in pain when you are pregnant. While rare, two percent of all pregnancies are ectopic, and when left untreated, they can be life-threatening. Thankfully, when addressed in a timely manner, you will not only recover, but you can also go on to have a healthy pregnancy in the future.

For those concerned that they may have a tubal ectopic pregnancy, we go over the signs and symptoms of this condition and what to expect if treatment is required.

Updated: March 11, 2022

Is Gripe Water Safe for Babies? (Acid Reflux, Colic, and More)

Gripe Water

Babies cry -- It is a fact of life. However, for some, the crying never seems to stop. Many desperate parents of colicky babies, like myself, find themselves wishing and praying for a magical elixir to help soothe their baby's aches and pains. Gripe water is toted as a solution to the unsolvable curse of colic, but is it safe for babies? We investigate this product to determine if it is the cure-all answer to your child's inconsolable tears!

Updated: March 22, 2022

The Ultimate Guide to Postpartum Care (From Underwear to Hair Loss)

Postpartum Guide

There is a lot of support for mothers and birthing parents during the prenatal period, but postpartum care looks a bit different. Upon leaving the hospital following childbirth, you will be armed with supplies like maxi pads, diapers, and witch hazel wipes but may be feeling a little uncertain, overwhelmed, and uncomfortable as you embark on the next journey — the fourth trimester.