Category: Mother & Babies

Babies And Sleep

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Ask any parent of an infant and most likely, they have more than a few stories to share about their babies and sleep habits. Ask just about anyone, and they will most likely spend a good half an hour telling you why their routine for getting baby to sleep is the best. Babies and sleep is a subject that it seems everyone has an opinion on, however, if you are facing parenting a newborn, you have to remember that not all advice is right.

Instead of worrying about various advice and the experiences of your friends and family, there are a few key facts you need to understand when it comes to babies and sleep. Once you have these facts in mind, you will better understand your own babys sleeping habits so that you can make sure he or she is getting the rest they need.

The first thing you need to think about is this. No two adults have the same sleep pattern. In fact, we all need a different amount of sleep to stay healthy. We all spend different amounts of time on the various levels of sleep. Why, then, would you expect all infants to be the same? The truth is, when it comes to babies and sleep, what works for one baby will not necessarily work for another. While there are various pieces of advice you can try to use when getting your baby to sleep, keeping in mind that they may not all work is what you need to always remember.

The next thing you need to remember is that establishing a proper sleep routine while your baby is still an infant will help them form proper sleep habits for the rest of their lives. While you cannot always determine an exact time to feed the baby and put them to bed, if you can establish a time frame, this will help the babys body become adjusted to a certain sleep time.

Finally, you need to remember that it is only natural for each babys sleep patterns to be different and it is only natural that they do not start sleeping through the night immediately. In fact, recent studies have shown that trying to make a newborn sleep through the night too soon can actually damage their future sleep habits. While it may be frustrating now, it is best to work with your babys sleep habits, even if it means they do wake up during the night.

When it comes to babies and sleep, the most important thing to remember is that each baby is different. There is plenty of good advice out there on how to get baby to sleep, but do not become frustrated if some of the advice works for you and some does not.

The IRS vs Mother Nature

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The IRS recently met its match in the form of Mother Nature. Yes, the massive flooding in Washington, D.C., took out the IRS headquarters.

The IRS vs Mother Nature

As you know, Washington, D.C. suffered through some serious flooding problems recently. The headquarters of the IRS are located at 1111 Constitution Avenue and took a beating. Nobody messes with the IRS and comes out on top, except for Mother Nature.

The record rainfalls in Washington did a lot of damage. In the case of the headquarters of the IRS, the damage was massive. While the building didn’t fall, the internal systems were more or less wiped out. This includes the loss of electrical systems, the heating system, the cooling systems and much more.

Apparently ignoring the possibility of water penetration, all major systems were located in the basement of the building. At the height of the flooding, the depth of the water in the basement was roughly 20 FEET. As you can imagine, this was not good for the systems. In fact, we the people will pay tens of millions of dollars to have everything fixed so we can be taxed efficiently. How ironic.

Alas, the damage caused to the headquarters of the IRS does not impact you and I on a practical scale. As you know from sending in your tax returns to the various odd addresses around the country, tax returns are not processed in Washington. Put in practical terms, this means you still need to file your taxes. IRS computer systems have redundancy, so they still know you are out there and have money they can collect.

No doubt you are worried about our friends at the IRS. No need to fear. They government has big plans to rebuild the IRS headquarters so water can’t consume everything in the basement. In typical government methodology, this will only take six months according to projections. Can you imagine a private business sitting around and twiddling its thumbs for so long?

In truth, it has been a rough couple of years for the IRS. First, one of their trucks accidentally dropped thousands of tax returns into San Francisco Bay and now this. It would appear the agency has met its match in the form of Mother Nature. Perhaps they can file an extension with her before the next storm! Given the fact that the IRS building was only one of five government buildings in D.C. to be damaged, the extension would probably be denied.

Richard A. Chapo is with BusinessTaxRecovery.com – providing information on taxes.

Jennifer Garner Mother Style we Love

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We’re always on the look out for moms that are just like us. Jennifer Garner is a mom whose style we absolutely love. She’s casual chic (and practical) while running around town, and she looks great on the red carpet. We especially love how she accents her looks with classic jewelry and pieces that can easily be imitated.

Jennifer Garner’s day-to-day look is pretty basic. She generally opts for jeans and sweatshirts or t-shirts. She sometimes adds a necklace of interest or a small pair of tasteful earrings to pull the look together. Most of her choices are simple and understated, such as her miniature hoop earrings or small cut out pendant necklaces. Other past favorites have included a colored gemstone cross pendant and a medium length gold coin necklace. One thing’s for sure – all of her choices are versatile enough to be worn with multiple outfits, and sensible enough for a mother of two.

When Jennifer Garner dresses up, she knows exactly how to kick her look into high gear. Her red carpet looks have made the pages of every major fashion magazine, and her jewelry certainly does not disappoint. Our favorite look was the one she recently wore to the Academy Awards. Her outfit of choice – a LBD, was taken to a whole different level when she piled on art deco bracelets and a vintage looking necklace. Another time, she upped the glam factor of her LBD with roped diamond strands that proved to add simple elegance. She prefers the style of this necklace, and wore something similar with the addition of a bejeweled cut out floral pendant.

Jennifer Garner doesn’t shy away from colored jewelry either. For example, to compliment a plain satin black dress, Jennifer Garner choose colorful light blue tear drop earrings and a matching broach. The pieces were simple and her natural beauty really shone through. For another event, she donned garnet and canary double drop earrings with a LBD for a striking and unique look. Whatever she wears, Jennifer Garner tops our list!

Posted by Cherry Bruce, you can find more articles about necklaces, jewelry sets, bracelets and sterling silver jewelry on my profile page.

Kangaroo Mother Care Kmc Cuddles For You And Your Baby

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Kangaroo Mother Care and co-sleeping with you baby is a time to relax, share and continue to develop your bond with your newborn baby. There is nothing peaceful than lying next to your baby as you both drift off to sleep. By practicing this you avoid the normal battles of our culture by not sharing our sleeping time with our baby. Once this was normal; then what was socially beneficial for us and our newborn babies became lost with industrialization.

It’s perfectly natural for you to allow your baby to fall asleep while they are breastfeeding. What could be more satisfying or pleasant than having you and your baby fall asleep together whilst doing Kangaroo Mother Care and he/she is being given warmth, food and love. Your baby was born wanting to be given Kangaroo Mother Care: being held and nursed to sleep by you because it is pleasurable, biologically adaptive and as we know it works.

Providing KMC and co-sleeping is what we as humans were designed to do with our baby’s, and it is what our babies need and want. By offering KMC to your newborn baby, you will find that you and your baby find a more loving, gentle and nurturing relationship.

Your baby will outgrow their dependency on you overtime, they will explore and venture further knowing that you are nearby and they are safe. It is though the giving of KMC to your baby that this sense of safety to explore will be developed over time. As a Mom or Dad your job is to provide the love, nurturing and closeness that will make them feel secure and safe.

Don’t ignore your baby’s cry, they are only just that; a baby that is born needing your loving protection and Kangaroo Mothering Care. As a Mom or Dad pick him/her up and give them KMC cuddles. Babies weren’t designed to cry alone and we weren’t designed to let our baby’s cry. Give and treat your baby to loving KMC cuddles when they need them, day or night. It will work wonders for you too!!

Mother Shipton and the End of London

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Born in 1488 as Ursula Southeil, Mother Shipton came to be known as one of the most famous soothsayers in history. She was born in a cave in Knaresborough, Yorkshire and was said to been absolutely hideous to look at, but apparently had a knack for prophesy. She told fortunes for the locals, while on the side writing her predictions about the world at large.

While the majority of her predictions dealt with local and regional issues, her flair for the dramatic was best illustrated in her predictions about London. Her work came out in two publications, both nearly 60 years after her death in 1561.

She like other clairvoyants line Edgar Cayce and Maria Taigi, predicted great world changes in the years to come. She made general prediction centered on her region of the country but also had words for the greater world around her. Hers was one of the first well-documented cases of prediction, which included a vision for things inconceivable in her time. She predicted electronic communication, motorized vehicles, and tunnels that went through entire mountains, transportation under water. She also predicted that men would fly, cruise around the world in Iron Ships and that great discoveries of gold would be made in countries not yet discovered.

Her most famous prediction it is told, mentioned the Great Fire of London, which occurred inside the walls of the medieval roman cities and nearly burned the entire city to the ground. Samuel Pepys, a Member of Parliament and Naval administrator noted that when the great fire occurred, Mother Shipton had been the one to accurately foretell it. Her last prediction concerning the end of the world was that London would no longer exist prior to it.

So, those of you who wish to see the great city before it disappears can stay in any number of Mayfair hotels to make a comfortable, luxury home base from which to see the amazing city before its too late. London hotels can provide all manner of tourist information to help you organize your trip throughout London and direct you to sites of interest fitting of your budget.

Government Housing For Single Mothers

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Raising a child under a proper roof, hygiene & secure location is a basic requirement of any single mom. However, carrying out this responsibility is not particularly easy in this economy where jobs are dissappearing & the cost of basic commodities such as food, housing & clothing is increasing. In order to ease the burden of providing housing for their kids, the federal government has allocated federal housing grants for single moms. Apart from grants, the federal government also provides federal subsidized housing for single moms where a mom can live in a government owned house and pay rent only when they are employed and earning an income. The aim of this article is to detail some housing programs & financial help for single mothers.

Being a single parent, you must consider homes & choose one carefully that meets your lifestyle & living preferences. A single mom must look for safety, affordability & durability of the new home. Whichever area you choose to live in, whether a busy area close to downtown or in the suburb, you must make sure it is affordable and does not stretch your budget making life stressful. Also, the surrounding area must be safe & secure with good neighbours. If you decide to purchase a home, make sure to get it inspected by a property inspector to make sure it is durable & built to last.

i) CoAbode Single Mothers House Sharing

The CoAbode “mom matching” program aims to connect single moms who are looking for affordable housing through the government & whose interests and parenting philosophies are compatible. Single moms can enroll in this program by filling out their profile information & their accomodation needs such as rent, neighborhood, and school zones. The CoAbode single mothers program welcomes everyone, from divorcees to widowed moms. To find more information on this program, visit the website below.

Membership is free and once you make a profile on this website, you will be asked to fill a questionnaire. Once complete, you will be able to find other single moms who meet similar criteria and be able to contact them through a private email inbox. If you would prefer to move to a new state, this service lets you search for housemates by entering a zip code & & city. As for finding a housemate, it can generally take between a few weeks to several months. The organization suggests being proactive, positive & persistent when searching for a housemate at all times; this greatly increases your chance of finding a compatible housemate faster.

ii) Transitional Housing Grant Program

The transitional housing grant program focuses on people who have gone through domestic or dating violence, stalking or sexual harassment and aims to move them in to permanent housing. Grants under this program can be used for short term housing needs such as rent or utility payments, and assistance with related expenses such as payment of security deposits and other costs incidental to relocation to transitional housing.

Graduation Dresses And The Role Of A Mother

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Every person develops ones own views of looking at graduation dresses. It is true that the features offered and designs reflected vary from one person to another. However, the best way of looking at a girls grad gown is from a mothers viewpoint. This is because only a mother knows what exactly her daughter needs to wear on the day of her graduation ceremony. Remember that a mother is one who already went through such stages in her life. Offering a piece of advice about the kind of graduation dresses that should be considered will help a girl much in this regard.

Most of the mothers are selective about what their daughters wear on one of the most defining occasions of academic life. The choice of buying graduation dresses is generally made purely based upon their own personal experience. However, this should not influence the independent thinking of girls. This is because of the fact that every girl has got her own views. In fact, most girls dream about the kind of dress and accessories they need to wear on the day of their graduation long before. Mothers need to be inspirational in allowing their girls to take decisions on their own.

The immediate person a girl looks for help in case of dressing is her mother. Hence, you should offer your daughter with useful tips in choosing the right kind of dressing accessories such as watch, belt, and straps. One of the creative ideas is to offer your own accessories to your girl in case you are striving for classic looks. Getting a unique look based on the ultimate combination of dresses and accessories will make any daughter always feel special. Cheap graduation dresses need to be overlooked because they tend to focus a girl in a poor way. The case would be different if good quality is offered with dresses at special discounts.

Grooming up a daughter in a perfect way related to the selection of graduation dresses is essential. This job could be performed in a precise way by only a mother. Taking care of the dressing accessories and offering regular tips are some of the valuable tasks any mother could perform for her daughter. Generating more interest among girls about choosing graduation dresses is effectively possible in this manner. You can even give various ideas to your daughter in choosing premium fabrics such as satin and chiffon depending upon the occasion. It is better to refrain from experimenting with color combinations during initial stages.

Crystal Meth Use In Pregnant And Breastfeeding Mothers

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Crystal meth use has been detected in teenage high school kids, but nothing is more upsetting than the idea of pregnant or breastfeeding mothers abusing the substance. In an adult body, crystal meth use can already cause psychosis, rising of the blood pressure, heart failures, permanent brain damage, meth mouth, and the list goes on. Some of these effects are fatal even when endured by the strongest adult immune system. The risk gets higher in teenage users. Can you just imagine the risk of crystal meth use in breastfeeding and pregnant mothers?

It is downright cruel and irresponsible to succumb to crystal meth use when youre pregnant or breastfeeding. Youre not only causing damage to your own body. Youre transferring the substance to your innocent child as well, putting his/her life in danger. If the smallest dosage of crystal meth can damage the body of an adult user, even smaller traces of it can kill an unborn or breastfed child. Unfortunately, mothers who are into crystal meth use are so addicted to the substance that they dont even realize the repercussions of their abuse. If you know of a pregnant or breastfeeding mother whos into crystal meth use, or even someone whom you just suspect of using the substance, you should call for help right away.

Are you friends or related to someone addicted to crystal meth? If you cant bring yourself to turn a loved one in for crystal meth use, you can always ask for the help of a professional interventionist. Most rehabilitation centers have competent teams who can handle the circumstances more effectively. Even if you dont know the mother whos into crystal meth use, its only right for you to report the incident.

His/her child needs immediate medical attention, and the mother also needs to get over the addictive effects of crystal meth use so she can fix her life. It might seem cruel at first to have to turn an addict in, but sometimes you need to be the one to ask for help. Otherwise, these mothers would just fall deeper and deeper into their addiction. They might end up killing themselves as well as their babies.

Mothers Day Crafts Personalized Potholders

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What do you love about your mom? The warm home-cooked meals, the after-school hugs or because she makes you feel better when youre sick? There are so many reasons to thank your mom for all she does and Mothers Day is the perfect opportunity to show your gratitude.

While you may not be able to afford all the things you think your mom or wife deserves, you can show your appreciation in another way. Get your children to make personalized Mothers Day crafts to show how much they love their mom. It is a simple way to make memories that will last a lifetime.

Personalized potholders are the perfect Mothers Day gift, and are a perfect craft project for every age. Head to your local craft store and pick up the following supplies:

Solid colored potholders
Buttons
Paint supplies
Glitter
Stencils

Let your kids walk through the aisles and find sequins, rhinestones or embellishments that inspire them. Once you collect all of your supplies, you can head back home and start making your Mothers Day crafts.

Give each of your children the solid colored potholder of their choice. On the back, have each child write in permanent marker or paint, why they love their mom. Once that dries, flip the potholder over and let each child decorate the front using the stencils, paint, buttons, glitter and embellishments.

If you have multiple children, you can have each child put their name on the front of their potholders with a hand-drawn picture of themselves. Or, you can have each child draw a flower so when they are finished, mom will have an entire garden. Some other ideas include:

Hand-drawn pictures of mom
All of moms favorite things
The four seasons
Hearts surrounding the words “I Love You”

Each child can create a unique piece of artwork that reminds them of their mom. While they work, have them talk about what makes their mother so special and why she deserves to have this special day.

On Mothers Day, you can hang each of the decorated potholders on hooks above the fireplace or in the kitchen. Let each child explain their potholder to their mother and have them turn it over to reveal why their mom is special to them.

This is just one simple idea for Mothers Day crafts. You can come up with different ideas every year, so mom will know how special she is and have a keepsake of her children as they grow.

Real Mother of Bride Dresses

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The mother is the happiest person in the wedding of her daughter, that moment for her is inexpressible no count for her happiness as her princess is going to start her new life with her soul mate. Brides usually are dressed in the best for looking the most beautiful lady of the occasion. There are mother of bride dresses which are especially designed for brides mother for looking elegant, beautiful and bold at her daughter’s wedding.

These dresses are crafted with perfection and extraordinary workmanship to highlight the best impression. Wedding is not a simple ceremony it is the collaboration of two people two families and many others. A bride’s mother must choose that dress which reflect the love and affection towards the society and the environment. There are beautiful mother of bride dresses like Tuscan sweetheart Charmeuse gown for mothers, this attire reflects the sophisticated and beautiful look of the bride’s mother.

The speciality of this dress is the artistic craftsmanship done for creating this dress very beautiful; it’s a full length gown available in sizes from 2-26 and the material used for making this dress is charmeuse. The embellishment pattern is beaded and handmade flowers. This dress has a sweetheart neckline on a sleeveless patterns provided with zipper at the back.

The dress material used is of super fine quality which gives utter comfort and relaxation. This dress will perfectly display you perfect figure giving you a gorgeous and cute look, while the silhouette present on this dress is sheath. This dress is available in many colors and it can be customised according to your desired size and body fittings. The mother of bride dresses is not less beautiful than bridal dresses.

The Vienna satin ruffle dress is another beautiful dress of this type which is tea length dress made up of satin material. It’s short sleeve empire silhouette attire with round neckline patterns. Generally mother of bride dresses are available in simple and sober designs to reflect the personality of mother and to spread love on this wonderful occasion. This dress is perfect for wearing garden parties in summer or wedding party in light weather.

The customization and fitting options available you can customize the dress according to your physical attributes to display your sensuous and sexy figure. All mother of bride dresses display simple and sophisticated image of bride’s mother reflecting her charming, generous and hospitable personality towards the guests attending marriage.

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