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Last-minute holiday craft: Felt bead ornaments

by BabyCenter Guest Blogger posted in Life & Home Here’s a fun post from our friends at Small Fry. Felt beads are such a great base for so many DIY projects, why not decorate a whole Christmas tree with them? Here are two easy ideas. All you need are felt beads, a needle and thread,… […]


Peanut butter bear cookies

by Kami Bigler posted in Life & Home You know how they say Christmas calories don’t count?! I think we should believe them, so we can all get fat and happy together. Tis the season, right?! Well here’s a fun cookie that your whole family will love. The kids will love them because they’re shaped… […]


It’s not too late to find that perfect gift—try eBay!

by Tina Seitzinger posted in Products & Prizes This post is part of a sponsorship with eBay.  I feel like this month has zipped by! I started off ahead of the game and did some holiday shopping before Thanksgiving. Now here we are only 5 days away from Christmas and I still need to finish… […]

Fitness


The Anatomy of a Healthy Foot

Its easy to forget about your feet until something goes wrong with them….check out this infographic: Via: MiToe Mark Dilworth, BA, PES Her Fitness Hut (Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) The post The Anatomy of a Healthy Foot appeared first on Her Fitness Hut. Her Fitness Hut


Top 5 Women’s Shape Your Figure Articles in 2013

Its December—are you still trying to burn fat, lose weight and shape your figure? If you are, your sticking point could be that you are trying to lose weight. Try a different approach in 2014.  Burn fat, lose inches and […] ? Read the rest of this entry… (Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) The […]


Mom Alert: Top Post-Pregnancy Weight Loss Blogs

Becoming a mom comes with a lot of new challenges: coping with lost sleep, caring for a surprisingly demanding little human, and, perhaps most infamously, getting your body back in shape after baby. While it can be hard to imagine […] ? Read the rest of this entry… (Visited 5 times, 1 visits today) The […]

Healthy Eating


Raw Vegan Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake

Unlike its cheesy cousin, this raw cheese cake is light as well as rich & creamy – and just as high in calories. I’ve been studying up on raw cheese cakes and finally my curiosity built enough to make one. I’m so glad I did.  I could eat raw cheesecake every day!   Calories or not! Seriously! […]


A Healthier Road Trip?

After my last post about traveling with your baby an toddler I am on the road with my daughters who are 5 yrs and 7 yrs so no need for the stroller, playpen and other baby paraphernalia. This trip needed minimal packing compared to years gone by, but trying to figure out how to keep […]


Toddler Eating – Are you on the right track?

A week ago, I held one of my all day Mommy Chef Tastes for Toddler cooking classes and something struck me (as it usually does) as I was speaking with the moms who attended the full day cook-a-thon class. It struck me how high the expectations of what a toddler eats are.  Whether it from […]

Parenting Tips


Differing care in obstetrics at rural versus urban hospitals

Rates of unnecessary cesarean section and other potentially risky obstetric procedures show some significant differences between rural and urban hospitals in the United States, reports a study in the January issue of Medical Care. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health. Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical […]


Predicting developmental delays in preterm infants through brain chemical ratios

Researchers have identified a potential biomarker for predicting whether a premature infant is at high risk for motor development problems, according to a study published online in the journal Radiology.”We are living in an era in which survival of premature birth is more common,” said Giles S. Kendall, Ph.D. Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical […]


Increased risk of complications for mother and baby from elective early-term deliveries

Enduring the last few weeks of pregnancy can be physically and emotionally challenging for some women. The aches and pains, the swelling of the limbs and the anxiety of when labor may start are part of the natural gestation process, but they also can seem unbearable. Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today