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Mother’s Day Finds

Don’t forget about mom on Sunday. It is Mother’s Day and you certainly want to make your mom feel like a million bucks. If you really want to please her, check out these do-it-yourself cards that you can create for her or that you can have the grand kids create (even better!) and show her your love.

 

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Creative Ways to Say I Love You on Valentine’s Day

It’s not always easy to come up with something creative to do for that loved one on Valentine’s Day. Here are some great ideas…many of which won’t break the bank! Have a great day with your loved one and be creative.

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Cool Kitchen Gadgets

accessory-1238757_960_720Now, most of us don’t need an egg cracker or a green onion cutter, but it sure would make our cooking days easier if we had some of these gadgets. From the banana cutter to the pizza picker-upper, these gadgets will have you singing happy during your cooking moments. Check out the creative, and at times silly, inventions that people have made for the chef in you!

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Tips for Homework Help

It’s not always easy to know how to help your kids to get their homework done. Now that we are well on our way into the school year, here is some advice about helping your kids while keeping your sanity.

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Taga Keeps You Active as You Enjoy Your Children

If you have stroller-aged children and you haven’t yet heard of the Taga Bike – you should. It’s simply brilliant. As they explain on their website, “Taga’s 3-wheel cargo bike design lets you ride with confidence. When you get to where you’re going, toggle effortlessly to stroller mode to go shopping or pop in for a latte. Then when it’s time to go, toggle back to bike mode and continue the adventure. You’ll pedal with the satisfaction of knowing Taga is a great form of exercise – and good for the environment, too. The world is waiting. Be moved by Taga.”

Taga is a bike that has room for a stroller – and that then converts into just a stroller when you’re no longer biking around. Particularly with obesity rates as they are, and people using their car all the time, the Taga is a brilliant way to get us moving. And to enable our young children to enjoy that time with us more.

Learn more about the Taga bike and stroller and start pedaling today.

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How Long Should You Wait After Miscarriage to Try Again?

baby-19295_640If you’ve endured pregnancy loss, you probably want to try to have another baby right away. The pain of the loss is great, but will be made less so by a healthy pregnancy. But is this a good idea?

Interestingly, senior researcher Dr. Enrique Schisterman of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development has found something surprising.

Many doctors tell women to wait at least three months before they try again. But the research team from the Shriver National Institute found that this may not be the best advice. As Dr. Schisterman said, “Our data suggest that women who try for a new pregnancy within three months can conceive as quickly, if not quicker, than women who wait for three months or more.”

They followed close to 1000 couples after an early pregnancy miscarriage. Of the 100 couples, 765 tried to get pregnant within three months and 77% of them gave birth to a live baby.
In contrast, only 23% of the 233 couples who waited more than three months had another baby.

The researchers didn’t notice any difference in complications in the pregnancies that happened within the three months after miscarriage. Dr. Karen Schliep added, “While we found no physiological reason for delaying attempts at conception following a pregnancy loss, couples may need time to heal emotionally before they try again. For those who are ready, our findings suggest that conventional recommendations for waiting at least three months after a loss may be unwarranted.”

The recent findings were published in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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