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Updated: April 27, 2022

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5 Signs and Symptoms of Labor

How your body prepares and tricky false labor

When your due date is near and you prepare for labor, there are going to be several signs and symptoms that it's almost showtime. As you go into labor you'll experience symptoms that may include emotional changes, pains that feel like menstrual cramps, back pain similar to sciatica, Braxton Hicks contractions, the "bloody show," and the breaking of your water before labor begins. Learn what else you should expect before birth.

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Why Kids Steal (And What to Do About It)

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Why Kids Steal -- and What to Do About It

Point 1: Kids steal. Little kids steal a lot—from poor impulse control. It's a developmental stage; they want it, they take it. Older kids often steal, too. Your child is probably not evil or destined for life in prison.

Point 2: Of course it's not acceptable. It's embarrassing, shocking, and angering.

In this section, we'll talk about petty, occasional small-scale stealing.

Kids steal for any number of reasons:

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Updated: April 20, 2022

Marital Separation or Divorce: Can Separation Save Your Marriage?

separation can help heal a marriage - or help you to make a final break

When a married couple walks down the aisle, physically or metaphorically, on their wedding day, divorce and separation are the furthest thoughts from their minds. Your wedding day is one of happy beginnings and hopes for life-long togetherness. The unfortunate truth, however, is that many marriages do end in divorce. People change, grow, develop new interests, or take career paths that lead them in a direction they never imagined. And while none of these are excuses for divorce, they are often part of the cause.

Updated: January 23, 2022

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Measuring Your Baby: Fundal Height, Growth Charts and Ultrasound

Measuring Your Baby

Measuring your baby

Waiting to meet your baby often feels like an eternity. There are nearly ten months of waiting, guessing, analyzing about what your baby will look like and how big they will be. While modern 3-D ultrasounds can give us a peek at our little one, your doctor may perform other measurements and tests to estimate your baby’s size and make sure everything is progressing as it should.

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What to Do When You're Overdue

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You're 41 long weeks into your pregnancy, and your baby has still not made his or her arrival into the world yet. By the third trimester, you're tired, bloated and so ready for this baby to come out, so what's the hold-up? Why haven't you gone into labor yet?

An abnormally long gestation period or an overdue pregnancy can be an incredibly frustrating time for expectant mothers. 

Dealing with the Disabled

Dealing with the Disabled

Here are 10 practical tips that will help you avoid feeling socially disabled when dealing with the disabled:

Mind Your P's and Q's

Remember, everything is relative: Some disabled writers have referred to nondisabled persons in general as TABs, for “temporarily able-bodied.”

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Reviving Someone Who Has Drowned or Swallowed Water

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If you suspect someone is drowning, notify a lifeguard and call for help. Do not waste anytime. 

Rescue is only half the job. Reviving someone who has drowned or swallowed water is the other half, and it's equally important when it comes to saving a life.

More: Pool Safety for Kids

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Dating After Divorce: What it Means for Kids

Dating After Divorce: What it Means for Kids

Dating: For Kids, the Death of a Fantasy

Eva L. remembers the conversation she had with her two sons following one of their regular visits with herex-husband. Both boys were brimming with news about Daddy's new friend, Joanne. But when she referred to their father as someone who was dating, the children were quick to insist that she was wrong.

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Abdominal Cramps During Pregnancy: What Do They Mean?

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If you feel cramps in your abdomen (the area around your stomach), don't panic right away. Sometimes cramping is nothing more than a gentle reminder to take it easy, and at other times it might be a sign of digestive problems. Occasionally, though, cramping can be an emergency signal that says you need medical attention.

More: Labor Complications

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Involving Your Children in Your New Relationship

Involving Your Children in Your New Relationship

When you find someone you care about who seems to have some future potential for you, you are going to want to bring your children into the picture. Of course, you want your significant other to already know that you have children. Otherwise, you may find a situation on your hands. Not every man is capable of accepting children that he perceives as belonging to another man. And some men may be frightened of the responsibilities children represent.

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Treating Dog Bites and Cat Scratches

Treating Dog Bites and Cat Scratches

Be Aware!

Some physicians have found cat scratch fever in patients complaining of fatigue, swollen glands, and flu-like symptoms. Sometimes a minor cat claw scratch can set off an allergic reaction or an infection, which causes the lymph glands to swell and creates flu-like problems. The symptoms of cat scratch fever usually do not last more than one week.

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Five In-Law Power Tactics

Five In-Law Power Tactics

In-laws, like all other people, use several different tactics to get power. If they're smart, they go with the ones that work best, but for some people, any power play will do in a pinch. Here are some of the most common techniques people use to assert power over other people. Which ones describe how your in-laws get their way?

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Can Stress Affect Your Pregnancy?

Can Stress Affect Pregnancy

Stress is a part of life—it has weaseled its way into your schedule before your pregnancy, and it will continue to accompany you throughout your pregnancy. Even when you're pregnant there will still be traffic jams that make you late, inconsiderate and pushy people who drive you nuts, deadlines to meet and arguments with friends and co-workers.

In these kinds of situations, stress will not harm your baby.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Top 10 Sources of Stress for Kids

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In addition to minor aggravations like running late or having a bad hair day, kids (like the rest of us) have to cope with major life events. These events don't have to be negative to be stressful. Remember: the key component to stress is change.

More: The Hallmarks of a Stressed Child

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Recognizing Rodent Infestations

Recognizing Rodent Infestations

In the Nick of Time

You can often identify the kind of rodent you're dealing with by the size and shape of their droppings. Mice, being the smaller of the two types, leave behind the smallest droppings, measuring on average 1/8 to 1/4 inch. They're about the size of a grain of rice, thin or rod-shaped with pointed ends. Roof rats are larger than house mice but smaller than Norway rats. Their droppings average about 1/4 inch and are spindle-shaped with pointed ends.

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