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New Baby Meets Fur Baby: Helping Your Pets Adjust to Your Newest Addition There is nothing more special than bringing your new baby home for the first time. You have spent months preparing your home from decorating the nursery to childproofing every inch of your house, all in anticipation of welcoming your sweet bundle of joy. While all of your friends and family are aware of your new addition, often pets are the last to know that their world will soon be turned upside down. Take time to prepare your furry baby for the new addition and everyone will be a little more at ease when the baby arrives. Read the Full Story
Go Outside and Play: 15 Old Fashioned Summer Time Activities Summer is the best time to be a kid. School is out, the weather is great and each day promises a new adventure. At least that is how it used to be. Today, summer’s biggest rival is the computer screen. With the return of sunny skies, there is no need to bask in the artificial light of a digital display. Instead, encourage your child to gather up the neighborhood kids and show them how to have some old fashioned summer fun. Read the Full Story
The Importance of Vaccinations Childhood diseases are making a comeback. In recent years, physicians all over the world treated record numbers of measles, mumps, rubella, polio and whooping cough. Many in the medical community believe this resurgence is linked to changing attitudes about the safety of vaccines. Twelve years ago, the medical journal The Lancet published a controversial paper linking a combination vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella to autism. As a result, parents all over the industrialized world began opting out of routine immunizations. The medical journal renounced the study in 2010, but widespread public skepticism continued. Read the Full Story
New Baby…Now What? The calendar days have been checked off. You’ve got your own sweet labor and delivery story to tell. All toes and fingers have been accounted for. Announcements have been made. Hugs, cigars, texts, pictures, posts, calls, and emails have made their rounds. Everyone is excited about the new baby! You make it through the hospital discharge, the awkwardness of the car ride home, and finally carry the baby across the threshold to his home. For a moment, a gaze is held with the question, “Now what?” Read the Full Story
Early Motherhood: Tips from a New Mom Being a new mom is one of the greatest joys I have ever experienced in my life. As a new mom for seven weeks, I have found plenty of things to help me thus far in my journey of motherhood. I have found the Aiden and Anais muslin swaddle blankets to be wonderful. They are very soft and light weight and perfect for swaddling, wrapping around the baby while rocking or over the baby in the stroller. They are a perfect weight and come in a variety of cute patterns. I also love the Fisher Price baby swing. If your baby has a dry skin problem, Baby Aquaphor is wonderful. It soothed her dry spots immediately and provided much relief. Two things that have helped me immensely with nursing are the Boppy pillow and nursing glider. Both items give support for both mom and baby and make nursing a joy. I realize all of these things add up quickly, so I enjoyed finding good deals at consignment sales. Read the Full Story
Reinforce Security at Home By Thinking Like a Burglar The most recent Uniform Crime Report published by the FBI reported that there were more than 8.9 million property crimes committed in 2012. Thanks to technology and innovative security measures, homeowners don't have to become a part of the burglary statistic. The Mississippi Alarm Association offers homeowners insight into the mind of a burglar, along with tips for reducing the risk of burglary. Most home burglaries can be classified as random opportunistic acts - not planned events. Homeowners can protect against burglary by looking at the weaknesses of their home from a burglar's point of view. Here are a few questions a burglar might ask when deciding on a house to target. Read the Full Story

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