Family Blogs

From the moment I see those two tiny lines on a pregnancy test, I start a mental countdown in my head. Nine months until baby. How many weeks until morning sickness ends? How many minutes until labor? It's a journey that can seem to last forever and yet fly by in the blink of an eye. Here are the milestones that you need to know about along ...

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Turn on the news and you’re bound to hear a headline of a new scam being pulled off by thieves and hackers. The unfortunate news is there’s yet another scam to be aware of and it involves the previously innocent gift card. ...

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Home repairs and upgrades may seem overwhelming, especially if you have a loved one who is elderly or disabled. Making sure they are taken care of, happy, and safe is always a priority, but it’s not always easy to achieve. Adding to or changing things about your home can be costly and time-consuming, and you may not even know where to ...

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My two least favorite household chores are laundry and grocery shopping. Since I despise grocery shopping, I typically put off going until Sunday afternoon. By this time, I'm tired, my kids are cranky, and I have no desire to cook dinner. More often than not, I pick up a rotisserie chicken from the store and serve it for dinner. When we get ...

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Allergies are a concern for many parents and for good reason -- allergies have been on the rise for children, without any real known reason why. Doctors are still not sure if allergies are actually increasing or if we are simply better at recognizing them, or if it's some combination of both factors. With allergies such a big part of so many ...

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Most doctors recommend that women who begin their pregnancy at a healthy weight gain 25-35 lbs throughout their pregnancy. During the final weeks of pregnancy, when you’ve gained the weight you need to help your baby grow healthy and strong, and are probably feeling a little heavy, you may begin to look forward to losing weight after your baby ...

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I love this picture! Do you see that little arm sneaking in to interrupt the 30 seconds of time we had together? This picture depicts the struggle as parents to have the time to connect after a long day. There is schoolwork to be finished, dinner to be cooked and eaten, chores to be done, sports to be played, showers to be had, and then the long ...

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There are many classic baby names that have seen a revival in recent years, and there are some that should just stay in the past. Join me on a walk through memory lane as I review the top 25 baby names for each gender over the past 100 years. ...

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When you think about it, pregnancy is a crazy time in our lives. As mothers, we physically grow a human being in our bodies. I mean, what?! While you're just sitting there eating breakfast or taking a shower, you're growing body parts, people -- body parts! An arm here, a leg there, an eyeball there. It's craziness. And then not only do you ...

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“The thought of the holidays stresses me out.” I heard several versions of this statement from friends near and far before I even purchased my Thanksgiving turkey. Each time I heard it, my heart dropped just a little. ...

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