Got a baby who won’t nap? (Me too!) My baby doesn’t like to nap. He will show signs of tiredness but will fight sleep almost every time I put him down for a nap. Fisher Price baby swing to the rescue! See why I like the Snugabunny Cradle ‘N Swing the best.
Health & Beauty
TMJ is a very common disorder that is complicated to treat. A dentist explains the best TMJ treatment options that you should try first. The idea is to stick to the most conservative treatments (like night guards, jaw stretches, and physical therapy) because surgery and implants can sometimes make TMJ even worse.
It’s never too early to read to your baby. I started reading everything out loud when I was pregnant. I continued reading to my newborn while I was breastfeeding. By 3 months, my baby was fully engaged whenever I was reading a book to him. Here’s how I built my baby’s reading library
Every mom would benefit from a baby exercise saucer / baby activity center of some kind. There are several to choose from… too many! Lucky for me, my guesswork was done for me when I received the Oball Bounce O Bunch Activity Center as one of my baby shower gifts. This baby exersaucer has become an item we simply wouldn’t want to be without — not to mention an absolute sanity savior! Here’s why…
What do you mean you can drown and not even be in the water? That’s what happens in dry drowning and secondary drowning. Here’s what you need to know about secondary drowning symptoms in babies, toddlers, kids, and adults. Want to know the best defense against dry drowning? Teach your kids how to swim! You can also prevent this dangerous kids swimming scenario by watching for these signs.
Don’t you just love the way your teeth feel after getting them cleaned at the dentist? You can have that polished and clean feeling every day! For the past 4 years, I’ve been following this at home teeth whitening routine for a fresher, healthier smile. I’m going to show you how it only takes a few minutes a day to do teeth whitening at home.
There’s a difference between home mosquito control and insect repellents. See what makes each of these mosquito preventatives unique, how using natural mosquito repellent sprays can help, and why they’re better than other mosquito repellents on the market.
Exploring baby potty training? Have you heard about Elimination Communication? It’s a simpler way to do baby potty training) which focuses on being diaper free at a younger age. We started when our little boy was 13 weeks old. With EC, the diaper is used as a “back-up” instead of a permanent, wearable toilet.
Kids fitness is important and shouldn’t be treated as a punishment to enforce for your children. Even if they aren’t overweight, children and families can benefit from fun exercises. From scavenger hunt hikes to washing the car there are tons of great ways to implement a great kids fitness routine in your family.
Here’s how and why I consumed my placenta (in the form of capsules, like supplements) after the birth of my son. Most of the benefits of eating placenta have to do with bonding with the infant and shrinking the uterus back to normal size. But I was mostly interested in the direct benefits in the recovery after birth.
When you have a summer pregnancy like I did, you have to find some creative ways to beat the heat. When you’re pregnant, you feel hotter than other people — and your baby feels even hotter than you do! Here are more than 30 fun ways to stay cool during the hot summer months when you’re expecting.
Even the mere mention of lice conjures up nasty images for most of us. But let’s face it — lice happens. And it’s best to know about head lice removal before it happens in your home. The best at home treatment for lice is vinegar. Here’s what you need to know about this natural lice treatment, plus a few other options to treat hair lice yourself.
When it comes to cufflink shirts, I recommend french cuff shirts over convertible cuff shirts. There is nothing formal about a convertible cuff shirt. Cuff links formalize a shirt and, therefore, demand French cuffs.
There are lots of wonderful benefits of yoga. These are my top 5 – especially if you’re not fond of exercising. Simply by breathing deeply and stretching fully with the yoga poses, you are helping your mind, body, and spirit become re-energized and stronger!
Have you had chicken pox? If so, you might end up with an outbreak of a different kind later on. The shingles virus can lay dormant in your system for years, and if you have a weakened immune system one day — you might very well be on the hunt for a treatment for shingles. I’ve witnessed this with my dad. Here’s what you need to know about the treatment options available — including home remedies for shingles, and what you need to know about the shingles contagious period.
I have PTSD and I’m not a veteran. Causes of PTSD aren’t the same for everyone. You might have it and not even know it. You or someone you love might be suffering from untreated Post Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms. I’ll take you through the causes of PTSD, how to decide which PTSD treatment options are best for you, and how to find PTSD apps and PTSD therapists to help you recover.
If you’re pregnant and confused about how to buy newborn car seats (as most first-time parents are), these tips will come in handy! Whether you decide to buy a used or new newborn car seat, here’s what you need to know about the proper fit, recline angle, and which direction baby’s carseat should face.
If you’ve seen the movie Parent Trap starring Lindsay Lohan, then you probably remember the ear piercing scene. When I was in college (and on a budget), that’s how I pierced my ears. My best friend (a nurse) pierced my ears for me — because I was too cheap to pay for a professional piercing. So now I have a fun story to share and a silly memory to look back on! Here’s how to pierce your ear at home safely.
Thinking of giving up sugar? Desserts and drinks are not the only way that sugar makes its way into your body. Sugar is everywhere – from salad dressings to yogurt, canned fruit to sports drinks. It’s the hidden sugar in the foods we buy that is the real problem. Here’s what you need to know and how to give up sugar on your own.
Learning how to deal with grief before it hits can save you from feeling lost, confused, or frustrated with how long the grieving process can actually last. Here are my best tips and tricks for dealing with grief and what you can expect to feel throughout the process — no matter how long it takes.
Learn how to meditate anywhere – indoors or outdoors, alone or with others. A yoga teacher shares 4 methods of non-traditional meditation practice you probably wouldn’t think about – 4 fun ways to meditate without even really trying!
Pregnancy & allergies seem to go hand in hand. During my pregnancy, I had a stuffy nose all the time and excruciating headaches, too. Natural remedies are better than over-the-counter medications when you’re pregnant — so here’s a list of natural remedies to help you manage spring allergies during pregnancy.
Wondering what to wear a pink tie with? A men’s clothing expert shares what you can safely wear a pink tie with, and which items of clothing you should steer clear of.
If you have trouble sleeping or can’t sleep at night due to insomnia, you’ll appreciate these tips from a former insomniac. See what causes insomnia, tips for treating insomnia yourself, and how to fall asleep fast — starting tonight!
Indoor gym workouts are fine — but I love being outside and I truly enjoy outside workouts. Don’t worry, you don’t need any outdoor gym equipment! Grab your shoes, bathing suit, and sunscreen and get ready for some fun outdoor fitness. Spice up your workouts with my very best outdoor gym ideas on the beach, at the park, in the water, or on the court!
Have you bought any products that had a California Prop 65 warning label on them? I don’t live anywhere NEAR California, yet I’ve seen a slew of them! Here’s what the Proposition 65 warning means, why it’s on so many products, and which chemicals are on the Prop 65 list.
Do you like getting massages? I do, in fact it’s my favorite personal treat. There are many different types of massages to choose from — each has different benefits. From deep tissue massage to hot stone massage, there’s a style and unique benefit for everyone. Here’s what you can expect from each type of massage.
I had thyroid surgery. I had no idea what it would be like. So to give you a better idea of what to expect after thyroid surgery, I’m sharing my detailed thyroid surgery recovery story — complete with my thyroid scar photos and tips that I hope will help to speed up your thyroid surgery recovery time.
Here are the acceptable colors of clothing that you can wear with brown, black, and burgundy belts and shoes — even exotic shoes & suede shoes. See examples of matching belt & shoes for business dress, business casual, and everyday casual occasions. And there IS one exception to the rule: men’s spectator shoes!
Acupuncture benefits those of us who prefer a holistic approach to medical issues. We live in an over-medicated society and sometimes alternative approaches (like an acupuncture treatment or two) are a better option than prescriptions. Here are the advantages and disadvantages of acupuncture therapy. Does your dog or cat have aches and pains? See how acupuncture can help your pets, too!
Deciding when to start announcing pregnancy isn’t always easy. I had very different experiences with my first pregnancy, compared to my second and third pregnancies. Here are my best tips – reasons to tell everyone right away, and reasons to wait a little longer. Plus, how to tell work you’re pregnant
Spring is in the air and so are insects like bees, wasps, and mosquitos! An allergic reaction to bites or stings from any of these can be very scary… and sometimes even fatal. Always keep Benadryl on hand and know these allergic reaction symptoms to watch for — to keep your kids, your pets, and yourself safe.
A huge list of free baby stuff that new parents can receive (at no charge) just for asking! I do my best to keep this list of free stuff for moms updated.
I became educated about men’s dress shoes several years ago at the age of 21. I believe you should buy the best shoes you can afford. Here’s everything you should know about the value of American made dress shoes for men and how they’re constructed. Plus, my top picks for the best mens dress shoes made in the USA, and tips before you resole shoes.
There are a lot of mixed messages out there when it comes to how much Vitamin C is really safe to take on a daily basis. We clarify the recommended daily dose of Vitamin C that is safely allowed per day, along with signs that you might be experiencing a Vitamin C overdose.
Do you have a ganglion cyst? I do! I’ve had it for years — it comes and goes. Here’s what I’ve learned about Ganglion cysts, ganglion cyst treatment, and ganglion cyst removal. Basically a ganglion cyst does not require treatment, but if it’s causing you pain or is just in a bad spot then you might want to have it surgically removed. Here’s what I’ve learned.
Whether you have a fuller face and a round head or a thinner face and a narrow head MATTERS when choosing mens hats. I’ll show you how to choose the best mens hat styles based on your face shape.
What is a zumba workout? Zumba fitness features Latin inspired dance routines, combined with interval and resistance training. The idea is to take the work out of workout and make exercising fun. Most people taking Zumba classes forget they are even working out! There are 7 types of classes making it attractive for all ages and all fitness levels. You can do your first Zumba workout right here… by watching these free full length online Zumba videos!
I bet you’ve wondered what it’s like to donate blood if you haven’t done it yet. Here’s my story, including tips, what I learned about donating blood, and what you should eat beforehand. Grab your pen and paper and get ready to take some notes from my personal experience of donating blood for the first time.
When did buying an over the counter pain reliever become such a difficult choice? Things like type of pain, duration of usage, age, and more are the considerations you should be making when choosing the right pain relievers for your family.
Tired of taking the same ordinary gifts to baby showers? You’ll LOVE these clever baby shower gift ideas! A helpful list of unique baby gifts. These are the best gifts for new parents and first-time moms.
I see a chiropractor for back, neck, and shoulder pain. My chiropractor gave me his tips for the best sleep positions, how to keep your body in alignment yourself, and how to treat lower back pain — so I’m sharing them with you.
The one thing my wife wanted for Christmas was a Ped Egg foot file. It’s used to shave dead dry skin off your feet. Here’s our review + Some newer pedi files for calluses.
If the idea of having lots of free baby stuff when your newborn arrives gets you as excited as it does me, then you’re in the right place! Check out this list of websites where you can get completely free baby stuff.
Having a high risk pregnancy doesn’t mean something bad is going to happen. It just means that one or more high risk pregnancy factors exist. You and your baby will benefit from the extra attention!
There are 3 classic styles of mens dress coats: Trench coats, Top coats, and Overcoats. Here’s when to wear each one with your sport coats and dress trousers.
For the really little ones who will be making an appearance at Halloween events this year, check out these one-of-a-kind newborn Halloween bunting costumes that you can buy… plus some simple infant Halloween costumes you can make!