Daily Archives April 11, 2015

Is There Sex After Motherhood?

Is There Sex After Motherhood?

by: Susan Peach

If you’re like many new moms, your sex life may have undergone some changes since the birth of your baby, especially if this is your first child. Sleepless nights, the added responsibilities, as well as hormonal adjustments can all contribute to a lack of sexual desire on the part of a new mom.
Many women also struggle with the apparent conflict between motherhood and sex. You may find it difficult to see yourself as a sexual being when you spend your days nursing the baby, changing dirty diapers, and planning how you’re going to make it out of your housecoat before supper time!
It’s wise to remember though, that while you may be preoccupied with baby care, your partner may be feeling left out of the new family relationship...

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Those Old TV Shows

Those Old TV Shows

by: Mark Rigney

With a very few notable exceptions, TV programming in the last decade… or three… has been relatively lame. Huh? You disagree? Let’s not forget “Supertrain,” or “Meet the Parents,” “Am I Hot,” “When Animals Attack,” or any of the brilliant sludge created and perpetrated by Fox.
But – ask any child of the 60’s about Gilligan’s Island, I Dream of Jeannie, The Andy Griffith Show, or any of the dozens of other programs we were weaned on, and you’ll see an instant smile and wink of recognition.
Why doesn’t today’s TV programming bring out the best in us the way the classics do?
My belief? TV reflects the times, and those were far more innocent times...

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Learning To Be Safe With Your Children On The Road

Learning To Be Safe With Your Children On The Road

by: News Canada

(NC)—According to recent Canadian studies, as many as eight out of 10 child safety seats may be improperly installed in Canadian vehicles. While most parents understand the importance of child safety seats and make sure they have one for their child, the problem comes from a lack of caregiver education when installing them.
Transport Canada’s “Keep Kids Safe: Car Time 1-2-3-4″ information guide indicates that approximately 10,000 Canadian children 12 years of age or younger are injured every year in traffic collisions, some of them fatally. One effective way to reduce the risk to children from the dangers of collisions or sudden stops is to restrain them properly.
Automobile manufacturers have consistently improved on tec...

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Give Your Child the Gift of Self-Esteem

Give Your Child the Gift of Self-Esteem

by: Cassie Simons

Much has been said about the “gifted child” but in truth every child is born with unlimited potential. As expressed so well by Orison Marden:
“Deep within man dwell those slumbering powers; powers that would astonish him, that he never dreamed of possessing; forces that would revolutionize his life if aroused and put into action.”
This statement can be true for your child. Not just if he’s a “gifted child” but any child. Indeed, perhaps we should consider a “gifted child” to be a child whose parents have gifted him with a high self-esteem.
Children with high self-esteem are happier and more successful. Low self-esteem is common in children who are performing badly at school, have behavioural problems and suffer from depression.
The ...

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Educational Toys Can Cost A Fortune For Some Mums.

Educational Toys Can Cost A Fortune For Some Mums. See How These Mums Slashed That Cost By 80%

by: Ute Fumeaux

August 2005 – Sydney, Australia. Sydney mothers have discovered a way of providing their children with high quality children’s educational toys and they’re only paying 20% of store price. These mothers aren’t spending hours in discount stores or second hand toy stores. They’re buying high quality, highly sought after children’s educational toys and instead of paying $100 they’re paying only $20. They’ve organised themselves in groups of 5 or 6 and each mother is buying a toy worth $100. These toys are then circulated within the group so that the group has toys to the value of $500 – $600 and each child has a one month turn with the toy before passing it on to the next family...

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Monitoring Your Teens for Drug Use without Appeari

Monitoring Your Teens for Drug Use without Appearing to be Spying

by: V. Michael Santoro, M. Ed.

Even if your teenagers do not use drugs, you still need to keep an eye on them. It is much better to realize that things could change, and anticipate that your teen COULD become a user. Essentially, it is not wise to make assumptions about topics such as drug use. Also, having been a high school teacher afforded me the opportunity to witness peer pressure, and how even good kids could be convinced to try drugs – just to fit in. It is important that you play a proactive role in ensuring that your teenagers and the rest of your family remains drug free.
About drug use
Initially, I learned that the signs of drug use included three basic symptoms:

A loss of interest in hobbies
A change in frien...

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Build Character Now! Practical Tools for Busy Pare

Build Character Now! Practical Tools for Busy Parents

by: Jean Tracy

Character is in crisis. Everyday your children see their sports heroes, movie stars, and music idols acting badly. How can you help your children become the people they were meant? As a busy parent, this article offers you an excellent method for building character in your children and bonding with them too.
“To educate a person in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.”

-Theodore Roosevelt, U.S. President
Teddy Roosevelt hit the mark with his words. To educate a child in reading, writing, and arithmetic, and not about living is to raise a menace to society.
How do we as parents, teachers, and mentors help children build character? Below you will notice the five character-building goals to instill ...

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What Can We Do To Reduce Bullying?

What Can We Do To Reduce Bullying?

by: News Canada

(NC)-According to Family Services Canada, approximately 12% of children are bullies. Additional research confirms that bullying occurs frequently: once every seven minutes on the playground and once every twenty-five minutes in class (Craig and Pepler, 1997).
To reduce and prevent bullying, it is important to consider not only the bully and victim, but also peers, school staff, parents, and the broader community. The best approach at school is to develop a clearly stated code of behaviour with consistent follow-through.
All school staff should participate in educational sessions, together with parent and student representatives...

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What Is Happening In Your Child’s Life?

What Is Happening In Your Child’s Life?

by: Nilesh Gore

Understanding a child in every aspect is always a challenging & unpredictable task. If we pay more attention than he expects then it creates even more problems. Knowing what’s happening in child’s inner & outer, Personal, Social, Physical, Sexual, Intellectual & Spiritual life. ; is not a part of worry but is a part of responsibility & Right, paying attention & observing for having positive, cooperative, loving responses form the child.
The big ‘Q’ here is how to know it all? And the Big ‘A’ is Mighty ‘G’ i.e. nothing But ‘GRAPHOLOGY’, This science can reveal Personal, Social & several more aspects of child’s personality. Very first I like to present the real picture of this science in brief & it is as flows.

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Too Much to Do? Too Little Time?

Too Much to Do? Too Little Time?

by: Aurelia Williams

Have you ever felt like someone just pressed the Fast-forward button on your day and before you know it the day is over and you are sitting there wondering what you’ve accomplished?
I love to organize and with working Part Time outside of the home and FULL-TIME at home with my business, 4 children and Husband I really rely on a schedule and many time management tips to keep my sanity (ok, so some of you think I am already insane, I won’t argue with that) but at least I am organized ;)
Here are a few of my favorite Time management Tips:

Meal Planning: Try planning 1 – 2 weeks worth of meals at a time and write them down on a calendar. Do your shopping accordingly and prep tomorrows dinner today...

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