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The good, the bad, and the belly. We help you get through your pregnancy, one week at a time.

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Apr
17
2015
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It seems that moms and dads are constantly reaching into their purses, bags, strollers, and pockets for portable snacks to hand to their squirmy tots in malls, indoor playgrounds, on walks, and just about anywhere else. And trust me, I am guilty of it too. I rarely leave the house without a bag full of snacks just in case we are out for longer than planned.

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Mar
06
2015

Tantrum Tamers: 32 Phrases to Use With 3 and 4 Year-Olds

Use these phrases to increase cooperation and reduce the "Fournado!"

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The trick to communicating successfully with three and four year-olds is to be clever, funny, clear, rested, and to have a method to calming yourself down as fast as possible.

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Apr
23
2015

There’s a Tumblr account called Asshole Parents and it’s simply photos upon photos submitted by parents of their kid in meltdown mode because the parent wouldn’t let them do something. Google #AssholeParent and you’ll be inundated with these photos. Kids crying, screaming, flailing, freaking out, tear-stained faces, faces contorted in anger…

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Apr
24
2015

This is What Every Stressed Out Parent of a Toddler Needs

Knowing more about the nature of toddlers helps parents interact with them better.

I won’t forget the day I slumped into bed, sobbing uncontrollably, thinking, “I actually don’t know if I can do this,” which was the moment I knew myself and my family were in trouble. This was spending another day as a mother of a one and three-year-old.

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5 Books to Read After Finishing 50 Shades of Grey

If you're feeling unsatisfied since finishing the trilogy that whipped women into a frenzy, here are five similar books you can read one-handed.

5 Books to Read After Finishing 50 Shades of Grey

Angie Lynch is a Native Floridian without a tan, probably because she spends her days hard at work inside on the magical internet. For the past several years, Angie has worked way too hard at building clout as an influencer in food and margaritas as well as being a source for laughable pop culture commentary on her blog, A Whole Lot of Nothing. In addition to that nonsense, Angie recommends books on Smut Book Club, is a contributing writer to Mom.me, spreads the word of Awesome at We Know Awesome, and tries to be a very professional content creator for local business blogs. Stalk her properly on Twitter @alotofnothing and on Facebook.

 
Apr
03
2014

5 Phrases You Need To Know To End Mealtime Battles

Watch your mealtimes transform from dreadful to delightful

As a mom of a three-and-a-half-year-old, I am no stranger to mealtime battles. Although my son is a great eater for the most part, he is still a typical three-and-a-half-year-old, testing the boundaries at every turn and grasping at any opportunity for independence and control. Eating—something that we do multiple times a day—is, unfortunately one of the areas that preschoolers can and WILL control, and it can be beyond frustrating, and sometimes worrisome for us parents.

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Apr
22
2015
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Since the dawn of time, teenagers have done stupid things. On a dare or on a whim, the reasons hardly matter because they are rarely thought out. And the #KylieJennerChallenge is simply the latest in a long line of imbecility before it.

The trend—in which teens suck air through bottles or jars placed over their mouths in an attempt to puff out their lips like 17-year-old Kylie Jenner—has left some with nasty bruising, swelling, and in one case at least, a horrifying tear.

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The Dreaded W-Sitting In Toddlers

If your kids are sitting like this, you need to make them stop. Now.

The Dreaded W-Sitting In Toddlers

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Dr. Stephanie graduated with High Distinction with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Psychology from the University of Toronto, and graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, Canada.

Dr. Stephanie has 2 subspecialties:
1.Sports Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation
2.Pregnancy: Pre and Post Natal Care for mom and baby.

Dr. Stephanie has been involved in the fitness industry for over 14 years and is a former fitness competitor, having placed 3rd in the New York Regional Division of the prestigious National Physique Committee in April 2008. She knows first hand the physical and mental determination an athlete must give to their sport in order to be successful, and the maintenance, and preventative care that is required.

Her approach to chiropractic as it pertains to sport and fitness is simple – prevent the injury before it starts. By maintaining and optimizing the functional integrity of movement, strength, endurance and agility, she is able to help her athletes from pre through post-season training. Dr. Stephanie uses Functional Anatomic Palpation, Functional Range Release, Active Release Therapy and Spidertech taping in her diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries.

Dr. Stephanie is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association www.icpa4kids.com, and regularly sees pregnant women, infants, children and toddlers in her practice. Dr. Stephanie believes that by treating a woman through her pregnancy, and then teaching healthy habits to kids early on is the best way to influence a child's health over the course of their lives. She currently completing her fellowship in Pediatrics with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and is Webster Certified. Her additional training includes additional training in pre and post natal care for mom, neuromotor development, pediatric nutrition and detoxification, sacro-occiptal and craniosacral techniques for infants and children, neurosensory integration, and an in depth understanding of how pediatric anatomy and development differs from that of adults. She is a a member of the Ontario Chiropractic Association and the Canadian Chiropractic Association.

Apr
23
2015

Mom Upset at Alteration of Daughter's School Photo

let's celebrate the uniqueness of each child

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Every time I pose for a passport or drivers licence photo, my back gets up. I have to take my glasses off. The glasses I wear 24/7. The person in the picture isn't me any more. Well, it is, but not the real everyday me. No wonder a Missouri mom was affronted when her three year-old daughter was photographed without the specs she needs to see.

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Apr
21
2015
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In every childhood, there is a craze over a certain hot toy that turns otherwise sane parents into aggressive, mouth-frothing maniacs. In the '80s it was the Cabbage Patch Kid; a soft, dimpled doll that captured every kid's heart because it was begging to be loved and even came with "adoption papers."

The real life story behind Cabbage Patch couldn't be further removed from warm or fuzzy. The real story reeks of sadness and greed.

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