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The Wedding Ceremony

The Wedding Ceremony

There are as many variations to the wedding ceremony as there are weddings. However, some elements are typical of all or most ceremonies. Of course, not everyone gets married in a church. However, going through what may be expected when it comes to entering and leaving the church, and approaching and withdrawing from the altar will be helpful in thinking about arrangement in other circumstances.

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Do You Have a Nutritional Deficiency?

Do You Have a Nutritional Deficiency?

Ideally, you should be getting your daily supply of vitamins and minerals from your diet, not from pill-popping. What's more, food provides you with energy in the form of calories—something you don't get from pills. However, it's a good idea for most folks to take a daily multi-vitamin/mineral that supplies 100 percent of the RDA.

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Finding Time to Be a Wife

Finding Time to Be a Wife

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Don't forget to treat your body well! Consider a manicure, pedicure, or massage to give yourself a boost and help you feel attractive. Often these simple things can be very helpful in getting your healthy body image back. You haven't lost it forever; it's just hidden.

Saving Your Marriage After Infidelity

Saving Your Marriage After Infidelity

When someone has an affair, it creates a division in your relationship. Your marriage is now divided into the time before and the time after the affair. You might idealize the time before the affair as a wonderful part of your marriage. You might remember it as a time in which you trusted your spouse, you loved each other, and your relationship was good, even if these things were not true. The time after the affair, on the other hand, is now tainted.

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Updated: April 19, 2022

Labor Contractions Or Braxton Hicks? We Ask Experts and Moms

Labor Contractions

The experience of giving birth and labor is different for all women. While we can make some generalizations, some women handle labor contractions better than others. Some women are unaware that labor has begun, while other women experience hours and hours of painful contractions and intense abdominal pain before giving birth.

More: What do Labor Contractions Really Feel Like?

Nap Time for Toddlers

Nap Time for Toddlers

In the months after your baby's first birthday, he will probably still take two naps a day to meet all of his sleep needs. During these months, he will clearly reach his limit after a stretch of four to five hours of wakefulness. If he stays up longer than this, your child will become whiny, belligerent, and generally miserable. So if your toddler wakes at six, you'll probably need to put him down for his morning nap between ten and eleven.

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Updated: February 12, 2020

Do You Really Need to Be Taking a Daily Multivitamin?

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For parents, life is consumed by work, smart phones, social media, drive-thru coffee, and rushing the kids to birthday parties and soccer practice. In all the rush, far too many adults forget—or simply don't make time—to keep themselves healthy. Eating nutritious meals in combination with regular exercise has been kicked to the curb in favor vitamins and supplements. Instant health in a pill. But does taking a multivitamin really improve your health?

The Best Classrooms for Children with ADHD

The Best Classrooms for Children with ADHD

What is the best classroom environment for a child with ADHD?
The ideal classroom will be informal but structured. That may sound contradictory at first, because we tend to think of structure and formality as being the same thing. They're not.

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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.

by: Alexandra Kennedy, MA, MFT

Helping Children Understand The Five Losses That Make the COVID-19 Pandemic So Devastating

The 5 losses that make COVID-19 grief difficult for kids

Our world changed drastically, seemingly overnight. As the coronavirus emptied our streets, closed our businesses, threatened our lives, and isolated us in our homes, we have experienced profound losses. In response, our grief is deep, complicated and many layered—it is normal, natural and necessary to grieve.

More: 5 Tips for Parenting Anxious Kids During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Preschoolers Who Aren't in Preschool

Preschoolers Who Aren't in Preschool

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Having trouble finding an activity or playgroup that you and your preschooler might enjoy? Try forming a play co-op with other parents of preschoolers in your area. When you have the kids to your home, you'll have a mess to clean up but depending on how many parents and children you include, you'll then have two or three or more playdates that involve no clean-up at all.

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Updated: February 12, 2020

Successful Baby Names: The Ultimate Guide

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As parents, all we want for our kids is to grow up and be happy and successful. There’s no solid way to ensure both, or else we’d all have it. But there certainly are ways that we can set them up for success by nudging them in the right direction. One of the ways to subtly nudge them into the direction of success is to give them a name that commands respect. A name like that could certainly ensure that they’re being set up for success in their futures. 

Checking the Safety of Public Playgrounds

Checking the Safety of Public Playgrounds

Public playgrounds can provide more variety and challenge than your backyard version, but you also have less control over safety there. When you spot something dangerous, you can do two things: Make that area off-limits for your child, and contact the owners or operators of the playground to have the problem corrected.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) offers these tips for checking the safety of a public playground:

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Updated: June 26, 2019

Discipline for Teens: 5 Teachable Moments for Tweens and Teens

Discipline for Teens: 5 Teachable Moments for Tweens and Teens

Discipline for teens can sound daunting. There are no longer stints in the time-out chair when your child is now probably taller than you are! Battles over eating mashed peas have morphed into more adult issues. So how do you handle these topics while helping your kid learn a valuable lesson and keep communication lines open all at once?

Here's the lowdown.

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Updated: May 29, 2020

The Ultimate Guide to Coronavirus for Parents

family wearing mask to protect against coronavirus

Regardless of where you live and how old your children are, if you are a parent, it is completely valid and natural to have concerns about the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. With breaking news by the hour and panic and fear spreading, it is important for everyone to follow the facts. More importantly, as parents, it’s essential to model healthy behaviors, make smart decisions, and talk openly with our children about age-appropriate details and healthy practices.