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The Challenge of Raising Boys

Raising Boys

  I have three boys. Yes, it’s busy. Noisy too. Oh, and believe me, cleaning around toilets is as natural to me as brushing my teeth twice a day. (Except that I sometimes clean around the toilet more often than that, and I don’t use a toothbrush.) When raising boys, the challenge is ensuring you end up with capable, well-adjusted, self-sufficient (very important), well-mannered, confident young ... Read More »

Pregnancy Depression? You’re not alone!

Depression Triggers

Many women dream of the day they become pregnant. They imagine the excitement of a growing baby in their belly, the cravings, the pregnant glow and the bonding that would occur between husband and wife. Most have heard of postpartum depression and the baby blues but then are completely blind-sided by the sadness, fear, stress and sadness many feel during ... Read More »

Is it a Boy or a Girl? Gender Prediction


Chances are one of the first questions that came to mind when you found out you were pregnant was “I wonder if it’s a boy or a girl?” Believe it or not there are a few supposed and a couple sure-fire ways to learn this info before baby is actually born. So, if you’re stuck on whether to buy pink ... Read More »

10 Tips to Help You Get Ready for Pregnancy

Pregnancy Tips

By Dr. Michael Lu, MD, MPH and Associate Professor of OB/GYN and Public Health and lead investigator for the Los Angeles-Ventura Study Center of the National Children’s Study. We often hear or read about what women should or should not do to promote a healthy pregnancy and prevent problems during labor or after the child is born. However, one of ... Read More »

10 Helpful Hints – Talking With Children About Anything

Dad Talk

  As a guardian, you want to do your best in talking with your child about sex and sexuality, but often you may not be sure how to begin. Studies show that kids who feel they can talk with caring adults in their lives about sex are less likely to engage in high-risk behavior as teens than kids who do not feel they can talk openly ... Read More »