Health

Retro Games: How to Play Capture the Flag

June 27, 2021
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Capture the flag is a competitive game played with two teams of equal size (at least five or six people). The goal is for one team to capture the opposing team’s flag and bring it back to their own home base without being tagged. It’s a variation of sorts on Kick the Can and Tag. [...]

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Junk Food Police

June 26, 2021
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America, as a whole, is a fat nation – much heavier than in previous decades. Children aren’t just chubby, they are obese and they are suffering from health issues like Diabetes 2 and hypertension that used to only plague the middle aged. Everyone knows that the answer is less junk food, more exercise, and better [...]

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Should I Have a Doula?

June 22, 2021

The word doula means, “women’s servant”. It is traditionally a woman that gives a mom support during labor and delivery – although some doulas offer prenatal and postpartum support as well. A doula may work with either a doctor or a midwife, and is usually able to be a part of the birth team in [...]

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How to Store Breast Milk Safely

June 19, 2021

Whether or not you choose to go back to work after baby, there are going to be times that you will want to have extra breast milk available for those times that you aren’t. It isn’t hard to store. You will need sterile bottles (dip them in boiling water for a couple of minutes) with [...]

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Why I Loved My Homebirth Experiences

June 19, 2021

After an induced labor with my first child and a near death experience from hemorrhage during the delivery of my second I decided, once again, that hospitals were not for me. Keep in mind, this was back in the early 1980s and birth centers, midwifery, and home birth were not things my conservative, young married [...]

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Retro Games: How to Play “Horse”

June 12, 2021

Horse really has nothing to do with horses, just in case you were wondering. It is a competitive, usually two player variation on shooting hoops and there are numerous different ways to play. If you are playing Horse with someone for the first time be sure to go over the rules so that both of [...]

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Retro Games: How to Play Hopscotch

May 24, 2021

Hopscotch was such an important part of childhood when I was a kid that a hopscotch game was permanently painted on to the blacktop of our elementary school playground. Everyone not only knew how to play, they knew who was the best at it. You’d spend hours on the weekends looking for just the right [...]

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Would You Get a Mommy Makeover?

May 21, 2021

While twenty-somethings may be choosing to enlarge their bust lines, women in the middle decades of their lives tend to covet the all-encompassing mommy makeover. Eventually you will have had your final child and pregnancy will be a condition you won’t be experiencing again without the appearance of an angel, a star, and three wise [...]

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5 Simple Ways for Moms to Recharge

May 18, 2021

Between running errands, cooking meals, cheering at soccer games and being competitive in the workplace it is almost impossible for moms to relax and recharge – and no wonder. The media lets us know constantly that we are not thin enough, pretty enough, stylish enough, and [fill in the blank] enough to be considered acceptable. [...]

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Retro Games: How to Play Red Rover, Red Rover!

May 16, 2021

Back in the days before video games, DVRs, and the Internet, long summer nights were filled with outside activities. Since most of us got to stay outside until “the streetlights come on” we hurriedly gulped down dinner and rushed back out to play with our friends. We’d play until someone noticed that it was too [...]

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Navigating A High Risk Pregnancy

April 6, 2021

It’s a thing most moms do: telling their birth story. Like an initiation ritual, or a right of passage. I was sharing mine with my daughter’s preschool teacher, going on about giving birth in a teaching hospital and the veritable audience in attendance when she told me she was in the hospital for 4 months. [...]

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A Healthier You: 5 Things To Put Into Your Regular Routine

March 13, 2021

The modern woman encompasses a lot of things; the modern mother encompasses even more. It means that we are often juggling professional as well as personal pursuits. It means we are writing articles during nap time or taking conference calls during preschool hours. Sometimes, we do it because we want to, sometimes we do it [...]

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