If you are actively trying to conceive, you probably pay very close attention to every ache, pain and cramp in your body. You may be noticing things you have never noticed before. One of those things could be cramping in the middle of your cycle. It is a phenomenon called Mittleshmerz, and it is completely normal.
As many as 50% of women experience pain during or after ovulation, according to a recent survey we conducted. Read more
You can never start too early to prevent your skin from showing signs of ageing. What you need is the right skincare and lifestyle tips to send them packing. Here are some tips to help you save face. Read more
You’re always giving your loved ones your care, time, and love. The result is that sometimes you throw yourself onto the backburner and forget about your needs as well as having a bit of fun. Yes, you are allowed! In fact, this Valentine’s Day it’s time to put yourself at the top of the list (just for as long as it takes you to rush out and buy yourself something special). Read more
One of the greatest gifts you can give to your children is a healthy lifestyle. Healthy eating and plenty of physical activity are not only necessary to build strong bones and muscles now, but will have a lasting impact on their adult lives as well. Helping your child make healthy choices at a young age will create a foundation for a lifetime of healthy habits. A National Institute of Health funded study found that when parents worked with obese children to learn about healthy diet, behaviors and exercise, as opposed to children who were taught these lessons independent of their parents, the children were more successful at losing weight and making healthy changes. Further, the children who worked with their parents were more successful at maintaining these behaviors, even 10 years later. Read more
If you’re a UK mom (and I have a lot of you following!) considering your career options or planning to reenter the workforce, one of the most rewarding fields to consider is sonography. Think about how excited you were to see ultrasound images of your little one(s) before they entered the world. Now times that by ALL OF THE TIME! You might have that opportunity by becoming a sonographer.
Aside from checking on the health and growth of fetuses, you also have a chance to get images of other organs and body tissue – critical in helping to diagnose illnesses and chart a course for patient health.
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As a busy mom, you probably rarely ever have any time for yourself. Your life revolves around your children, home and your job, which doesn’t leave time for much else. But since winter is here and many take off time during the chilly months, chances are high you’ll have a vacation coming up soon. And if this applies to you, you’re going to need to pack well for it.
I’m the girl with the long face in all the pictures. Class pictures. Family pictures. Office pictures. It doesn’t matter, I’m that girl. Because of my so-called resting bitch face, I’ve had a lot of people encourage me to turn that frown upside down. To them I ask, why? A smile doesn’t change who I am. Just because I’m not smiling doesn’t mean I’m not happy. Or kind. Or fun. I’m all those things and more. So why force a smile when I’m just as content keeping a serious, sullen, or straight face?
If you you would rather hike through the woods than sip a latte at Starbucks, your wardrobe contains several camo shirts and pants, and you can’t wait to go camping with your family again, you are officially an outdoorsy mom.
Now that the holiday season is upon us, your family is probably asking for gift ideas for your nature-loving self. In case you could use a little inspiration for what to ask for this year, consider the following suggestions: Read more