Daily Archives April 29, 2015

Reduce Stress With This Simple Time-Management Too

Reduce Stress With This Simple Time-Management Tool

by: Ruth Anderson

Do you feel frustrated and overwhelmed because you have too many obligations, errands, and lists to keep track of? Do important things sometimes fall through the cracks? You can reduce your stress and stay on top of important details by using a simple time-management tool that I call a “skeleton schedule.”
The skeleton schedule is simple enough to use on a regular basis, yet powerful enough to organize an entire week. It works because it reduces your scheduling to the bare bones – the minimum that you need to do to make your week a success.
To understand it better, consider the more typical approach to scheduling…
Suppose that you sit down on a Sunday evening and decide to plan out your week...

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Surviving a C-Section

Surviving a C-Section

by: Lee-Anne Robert

After 42 weeks of pregnancy, two days of undergoing inducement and physical stress on the baby, my daughter was delivered via an emergency C-section. Oh, it was music to my ears when my gynecologist arrived in my hospital room at 4:30 a.m. and told me they were going to do an emergency C-section. I must have been in shock or delirious! However, after going through a traumatic two days, I had had enough and I wanted to meet this precious baby who lived inside of me for 9+ months. The time came and I was wheeled to the operating room, and what a blessed event it was to see my sweet new baby girl!
I wasn’t prepared for the aftermath of a C-Section but I am so grateful that I had a great family who were there for me and helped me every step of the way...

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Painful Lessons from the Maternity Ward

Painful Lessons from the Maternity Ward

by: David Leonhardt

Whoever dubbed New York, New York “the city that never sleeps” should visit The Maternity Ward. My recent visit included a drop-in on several screenings of “A Star Is Born” at the late-show theatre, right near Mama’s Breast (all night milk bar) and Papa’s Gas Station (“We burp you on your way.”).
To a chorus of infant cries, I drafted this column at 1:00 a.m. Of course, it was 3:00 p.m. in Tokyo, so I suppose it wasn’t so late after all.
The whole experience of birthing seems to be a very traumatic way to build a family. Fortunately, it did lead to two very happy results. It gave me a new daughter, Lauralee, the Little Sister. And it taught me some valuable lessons, which it is my patriotic duty to share with you.
The first l...

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Alternative Baby Clothing

Alternative Baby Clothing

by: Mark Freeman

Whoever coined the phrase that there is nothing new under the sun was clearly not expecting to see the latest trend in clothing for infants and toddlers. The members of the punk rock generation of the ‘80s are the parents of today and it seems that a good number of them chose to go the way of Peter Pan and simply refused to grow up. That is the only viable explanation for the aforementioned baby clothing trend: “alternative” baby wear. Parents are now able to dress their little Joeys and Siouxsies in all manner of punk-rock and biker inspired clothing designed to make even the most anti-social and anarchistic parents say, “Isn’t he a cute little punk?”
Available at various specialty shops and a number of online retailers, these clothin...

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Homeschooling — Can I Do It?

Homeschooling — Can I Do It?

by: Joel Turtel

Many parents would like to homeschool their children but are afraid they don’t have the training or ability to be their children’s teacher. This is certainly understandable, because many parents never had any formal training to be a teacher. However, most parents don’t have to worry about this issue.
There is literally a supermarket of education resources available for parents to choose from to help them homeschool their children. These include low-cost Internet private schools that take most of the homeschooling burden off parents’ backs. There are also hundreds of low-cost instruction books on how to teach your child reading, math, and many other subjects. These are available in most libraries and great book stores like Barnes

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Why Child Bearing Is Healthy

Why Child Bearing Is Healthy

by: Dr Randy Wysong

From a purely biological perspective, bearing children can be considered the most important reason for a woman’s existence. For that matter, the same could be said about men, since both sexes are, in effect, disposable packages of genetic material. We die, but our genes continue on immortally.
With increasing population pressure and modern independent lifestyles (unlike the family farm where children were almost a necessity), procreation has become an option that is increasingly declined or at least significantly restricted. But with these choices women take themselves out of a natural biological role...

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Aging Parents Need Love Too!

Aging Parents Need Love Too!

by: Ed Williams

Most of the questions that I get asked these days concern Ed Jr. He’s seventy four years of age now, and most of y’all know that he had major heart surgery several years ago. Most of y’all also know that he’s prominently featured in my first two books. His exploits seem to have been appreciated by more than a few, and I guess it’s only natural that some of y’all would like an update on what’s been going on with him lately. Because of that, I decided I’d give him a call and get the first hand skinny on what he’s been up to recently.
I called him around three yesterday afternoon, and was surprised at the fact that he picked up after only a couple of rings (typically, it takes five to six)...

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Tips For Parents On How To Deal With Bullying

Tips For Parents On How To Deal With Bullying

by: News Canada

Often a serious problem for kids
(NC)-Bullying behaviour may seem rather insignificant compared to the trouble that some kids can get into. In fact, it is often dismissed as just another part of “growing up.”
It shouldn’t be.
Statistics show that one in four children who bully will have a criminal record before the age of thirty. Teasing at bus stops, taking other children’s lunch money, insults and threats, kicking and punching – it’s all fair game to the bully. On the flip side, fear of bullies causes many kids to avoid school or carry and even use weapons for protection. While everyone is a potential bullying target, victims typically tend to be shy, sensitive, anxious, or insecure...

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Send Your Child to College FREE!

Send Your Child to College FREE!

by: GranMamma

College is one of the largest expenses through the course of your child’s life. It is also one of the main causes of debt in America. With today’s rates of inflation, it is very hard to save for an event that will occur eighteen years down the road. However, capitalistic America has provided many ways to send your child to college without paying a single red cent. Below you will discover just how easy it is to reach financial freedom.
Property near college campuses has always been a prime investment arena. Now,it can be the key to funding your child’s education. Three months before your son or daughter starts college, buy a well-maintained home within two to three miles from campus. When choosing a house, keep the following in mind.

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Why A Father is Not A Dad

Why A Father is Not A Dad

by: Brian Maloney

It can be said that any man who procreates is a father, whether present in that child’s life or not. While this is technically true, it really takes a man to be a dad!
There is nothing more insulting than a cavalier man thinking he has every right in the world to see the child he helped to create, but was never there for him or her. It is as if he or she is obligated to him like that of a debt.
As a child of a broken home and now as a father myself, I know the purest definition of being a dad is the time spent with your child that will always prevail in the end.
Would you remember your father more if he was a millionaire but never there, or a near-penniless man who spent time with you and showed you the love you needed?
To me, it’s a no brainer...

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