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Bedroom Décor Teen Dreams Are Made Of

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Teenage years are synonymous for everyday emotional rollercoaster rides for both the teen and the whole family, and it’s also a time when your child’s bedroom can easily become a No Access area for adults in the house. Nevertheless, however willful, rebellious, and moody your teenager can be, they will still need a snug nest to withdraw to every night, which means that you - as their parent - need to invest a tad more effort (and nerves) in planning your teen’s bedroom décor. So, how exactly can you put together a teen bedroom that will suit both your child’s and your own design bill? Read More »

Tips to Fill Your Day with Active Play

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As the busy school year progresses, it can be challenging for families to find time to play and stay active together. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that kids participate in 60 minutes or more of physical activity each day, but unfortunately this isn’t always what they are getting. Read More »

Don’t Let Infertility Win – Consider Frozen Donor Eggs

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For any woman who desperately wants a child, finding out that her eggs are no longer viable can lead to a powerful range of emotions. Failure, guilt, jealously, anger, rage; they’re all common feelings. Throw sadness, emptiness, self-pity, and anxiety into the mix and who could blame her for feeling like her dreams of becoming a Mom have been ripped apart? Read More »

New Report Finds Teens Feel Addicted to Their Phones, Causing Tension at Home

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A new report issued today by Common Sense Media finds that 50 percent of teens “feel addicted” to mobile devices, and 59 percent of their parents agree that their kids are addicted. Additionally, parents and children are concerned about the effects mobile device use has on their daily lives—from driving to the dinner table—with over one-third of the families in the Common Sense poll arguing about it daily. Read More »

Genetic conditions all pregnant women should know about

March is Trisomy Awarenesss Month. Please go to natera.com/awareness for more information.

You’ve probably heard of Down syndrome, but did you know: About one in every 700 babies in the U.S. is born with this condition? A 45-year-old woman is 10 times more likely to conceive a child with Down syndrome than someone who is 35 years old? Down syndrome is only one of several chromosome abnormalities called trisomies, and that two of the others, Trisomy 18 and Trisomy 13, are much more serious? Read More »

4 Ways to Survive a Politically-divided Marriage

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Election season is upon us. It’s the time when social media is blowing up with trash talk from the candidates and trash talk about the candidates. It’s the time when you’re tempted to “unfriend” some of your friends, because you’re sick of them posting political propaganda that is opposite from your own political beliefs. It’s the time when you see someone with a political bumper sticker for a candidate you dislike and you’re tempted to cut them off in traffic. It’s relatively easy to ignore opposing political opinions when they’re coming from the internet or co-workers, BUT it’s much harder to have a political divide when it’s your spouse! Read More »