Carla Snuggs

Carla Snuggs, MLIS, is a freelance writer from Southern California. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Family and Consumer Science with an emphasis in child development.

Carla Snuggs, MLIS, is a freelance writer from Southern California. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Family and Consumer Science with an emphasis in child development.

Childcare Options: Pros and Cons

Thursday, February 11th, 2010 by from Blogs
In-home care In-home childcare involves hiring a caregiver to take care for your children in your own home. It is considered to be one of the best types of care for children under three years old. Advantages Children remain in familiar surroundings and are not exposed to the illnesses of other children. This type of ...

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Keeping a food journal during your pregnancy will help you keep track of your nutritional intake. It will also allow you to realistically analyze your diet, dietary habits, and cravings. Your food journal should track, in detail, what you eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You must also ...

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After delivery, you may be concerned with the pounds you have gained during your pregnancy. When you can begin working out postpartum is dependent upon your physical condition. ...

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Losing weight is a challenge for most people no matter the circumstances. Losing pounds gained during pregnancy is a particularly difficult challenge for most new mothers, considering you're busy with a new baby to take care of and tend to put yourself last. With any new fitness or weight loss program, begin slowly ...

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Postpartum Running

Thursday, February 11th, 2010 by from Blogs
Before beginning any workout program, be sure to get the thumbs-up from your doctor. With your doctor's permission, you can usually begin mild walking and stretching immediately postpartum if you had an uncomplicated delivery. At first, walk for ten to fifteen minutes per day, three times a week, and then gradually increase walking time up to ...

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How Much Does a Nanny Cost?

Thursday, February 11th, 2010 by from Blogs
Finding reliable, quality child-care at an affordable price is a challenge for most parents. In many cases, childcare choices are significantly limited due to the rising cost of safe, dependable child care. Nanny care costs vary significantly from state to state and are dependent upon a variety of factors. In ...

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Home Daycare Costs

Thursday, February 11th, 2010 by from Blogs
Today, childcare is a major household expense. It is also an important investment worthy of careful consideration. As you are considering childcare options, you will need to consider the costs as well as the environment you would like your child to be in. Family daycare, or home daycare, is childcare provided by individual caregivers in their ...

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Daycare Center Costs

Thursday, February 11th, 2010 by from Blogs
For most families, child-care is not a choice these days; it is a necessity. The affordability of quality, reliable childcare options is a concern for most parents as childcare prices rise. Childcare has become a major household expense. In many cases, families are spending more money on childcare than ...

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10 Tips for Travel During Pregnancy

Friday, September 18th, 2009 by from Blogs
According to the American Pregnancy Association, as long as there are no known pregnancy complications, travel during your pregnancy is safe during all trimesters. The association recommends pregnant women travel during the second trimester. Morning sickness is less of an issue than in your first trimester and you are ...

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Exercise during pregnancy benefits both mother and child, according to the American College of Sports Medicine. Since exercise increases fitness, it is associated with healthier babies, limited discomfort and weight gain, and an easier labor. Exercise during pregnancy also provides many psychological ...

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