The Best and Worst Things to Buy on Black Friday

Black Friday is one of the biggest shopping days of the year and has been a culture installation for generations. Many people use Black Friday to kick off the holiday season, and businesses are more than happy to keep the tradition alive. There are certainly some fantastic deals you can find on Black Friday, but there are also some deals that are not as good as they seem. Some items are ideal to buy on Black Friday, but not Read more

6 Truths About Helicopter Parents

My parenting style can be best described as a hybrid mashup—a combination of authoritative, authoritarian, and permissive. But if one parenting style was to surface and all others sink, at the end of the day I would emerge a predominantly helicopter parent. The term "helicopter parenting" was coined back in 1990 by child development researchers Foster Cline and Jim Fay in their book, Parenting With Love and Logic. Helicopter parents, according to the official definition, take an overprotective or excessive interest in the life of Read more

Top of the Tingles: The ASMR A-List

Relaxation. Euphoria. Tingling. These are the words used to describe the result of an Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, or ASMR, trigger. In a piece I recently wrote for Sanity & Self, I describe the concept as "the physical response to auditory, visual, or tactile triggers, usually a tingly sensation similar to feeling chills. Think of the goosebumps you might get when someone whispers into your ear. That’s ASMR. Most experts attribute ASMR’s relaxing sensations to the release of endorphins, Read more

Self-Discovery Questions to Ask Yourself Each Day

In today’s uber-connected world, it’s so easy to get caught up in your phone wherever you go. Whether you're responding to work emails, organizing your kids’ schedules, or updating your Instagram, the hours can fly by before you know it. While this is certainly convenient, it can become unhealthy if it turns into a habit. Because we’re all so busy, your mental health could be suffering and you wouldn’t even know it because you’re too preoccupied to pay attention Read more

Self-Care With Hygge

Taking time for yourself as a mom can be difficult between appointments, errands and keeping everyone fed, on time and in clean clothes. Finding ways to fit in self-care and moments to yourself are so important, even short breaks can have a positive impact on your day. One shortcut to make sure you get the change to recharge is make your house ready for relaxation whenever you are. You may have heard of it as an emerging decor trend, hygge Read more

Tips to Host and Celebrate Thanksgiving Dinner During the Pandemic

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With the COVID-19 pandemic still being a factor for most of our family and friends, the holidays may look and feel a little different this year. Thankfully, nothing has been outright canceled yet, and with a little adjustment and smart precautions, there is still plenty to celebrate. The safest options, if you’re planning to host Thanksgiving this year, is an outdoor feast or a completely virtual one. The following tips will help ensure you can still host a successful pandemic friendly Thanksgiving get-together. Read more

Tips to Help You Work From Home and Parent Too

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These days it’s all a balancing act – working from home, online schooling, and parenting – all while trying to keep your sanity. The pandemic has forced many parents to work from home either full or part-time. While working remotely has its benefits, such as having no daily commute and being able to work in the comfort of your home, it also has its drawbacks. You’re now spending day and night in your home which means that if not kept in check, your professional and personal life can blend into one. Read more

How to Avoid Common Leg Problems for Aging Moms

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Are you experiencing a lot of leg pain, even though you know you didn’t injure yourself?

Leg pain is a common issue that almost everyone will experience at some point throughout their lives. Weakness, numbness, tingling, swelling, and especially varicose veins are some of the problems women experience as they get older. You may not be able to reverse aging, but you can manage and even avoid these common leg problems. Diet changes, proper posture, physical activity, and enough rest are some simple yet effective ways to prevent and manage many of these issues. Keep reading to find out more about the common leg issues in older women and how to avoid them! Read more

Importance of Your Kid’s Nutrition During The Pandemic

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Everyone is keeping multiple plates spinning right now as we are all adjusting to a new way of life in light of the ongoing global pandemic. Millions of people are currently working from home, and kids are learning from home to slow the spread of the virus. We live in stressful, uncertain times, and it can be easy to let some things fall to the wayside. However, as tempting it might be to relax on nutrition and eat whatever sounds or feels good, nutrition is too important to toss aside. It is one thing to eat whatever you want as an adult, but children are dependent on food to develop and grow properly. Our daily lives have been upended, which is all the more reason to focus on your child’s diet to ensure they are receiving the nutrition they need to weather this storm, prevent complications like leaky gut, candida, or anemia, and have every advantage for the future. Read more

8 FAQs About Invisalign Only an Experienced Dentist Can Answer

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Invisalign is a hassle-free alternative to conventional metal braces. Apart from saving you from a hurtful battle with metal caps and wires, Invisalign aligners are also transparent. That means people of all ages and professions can utilize this treatment for their misalignment problems. The process involves the use of advanced 3D computer imaging technology. The images help determine the movement of your teeth throughout the treatment. Later, aligners are customized using thermoplastic material.

This article aims to answer the most commonly asked questions about the Invisalign treatment and more so that you can make an informed decision to improve upon your beautiful smile. Read more

The Best and Worst Things to Buy on Black Friday

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Black Friday is one of the biggest shopping days of the year and has been a culture installation for generations. Many people use Black Friday to kick off the holiday season, and businesses are more than happy to keep the tradition alive. There are certainly some fantastic deals you can find on Black Friday, but there are also some deals that are not as good as they seem. Some items are ideal to buy on Black Friday, but not every type of purchase is optimal for Black Friday discounts. Before you head off to grab once a year prices on a slew of different products, take the time to know which deals are worth watching and which are worth letting pass you by. Here are a few of the best and worst things to buy on Black Friday. Read more

Children and a Puppy: Helping Kids Learn to Interact

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The excitement of getting a new puppy addition to a family is palpable. Especially when you have kids. Having a pet in the house is something that kids of all ages love and something that can also be beneficial to the development of children as they grow. A pet in the family teaches children about respect, and can actually positively affect a child’s self-confidence. Children can also learn about empathy and communication from their little furry friends.

Bringing a puppy into your home is not unlike having a baby in the house again. Cleaning up toilet messes, making sure they eat, sleep, and play. Then there’s teaching them how to behave well around other animals and around people. Kids don’t always understand that a puppy needs to be taught as they are too excited at the prospect of playing with the puppy. In this respect, there are two parts to puppy socialization – teaching the puppy and helping your child learn and learn from their mistakes as training progresses. Read more

Telehealth Therapy for Kids: Benefits and How it Works

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We are all facing unprecedented challenges right now from a range of sources. With schedule changes, working from home, remote learning, social distancing, and other drastic changes to our daily lives, everyone is dealing with a lot. While we focus on taking care of ourselves and adapting to all these changes, we might forget about other people in our lives that do not have the skills to handle these trying times. Amidst all this uncertainty, we might forget that kids are going through all of these changes too, and they do not have the maturity or life experience to cope with these extreme changes. Thankfully, the current times have created a way for anyone, kid or adult, to talk with a therapist to help manage these stressful situations. Telehealth can help anyone, but it is particularly essential for kids who do not have the skills to deal with the drastic changes happening in their life. Read more

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