Effective Deterrents to Drug Use in Teens

Submitted by Amanda G.

As a parent, one of your hardest jobs is going to be keeping your kids away from drugs and alcohol. This is the tightest tightrope you will ever walk; yes, even more fraught than talking to your kids about sexual activity. Why? Because the peer pressure surrounding drug use is often far more heavy than the pressure to engage in sexual activity.

At first blush that feels extreme, right? Surely the pressure is heavier than joining in on drinking or drug use? But as anybody who has ever been a

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What is a Genetic Counselor?

Article contributed by Amanda G.

If you are thinking of having a baby, or if you have already received the wonderful news of your pregnancy, you will most likely be doing some research on how to maintain a healthy pregnancy. You may have questions regarding your health and the health of your baby throughout the pregnancy.

Genetic counselors work with you to answer these questions and can also help you through decisions such as whether or not you should receive prenatal testing based on the likelihood of your child being born with a

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Talking to Your Teen Driver About Injuries: What They Should Know

Article contributed by Amanda G.

Sometimes it seems that you almost need a graduate degree in psychology to be a good parent.

Raising a child to grow up to be a happy, productive, prosperous, and benevolent person is difficult enough, but raising one in a modern world teeming with hidden social dangers raises the ante even higher.

Theoretically, the formal operational stage after 11 years old should be the easiest. After all, the formative years of developing logic are now behind you. Now it’s only a matter of refining what they know rather than

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Get Your Steps in With Style!

Get your steps in with style and so much more with the Withings Activité Tracking watch! Not only does this stylish watch monitor your steps and other physical activities (swimming, running, hiking, cycling, elliptical, weights, rowing, yoga, pilates, etc.), it also tracks your sleeping patterns! The Withings Activité was designed in a way that requires hardly any maintenance. You don’t have to sync it with your phone before you go for a walk or put it on the charger each night. It’s ready to go when you are, and whenever you do have a

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Hands Free Breast Pump Bra by Simple Wishes

Pumping doesn’t have to a pain with the Hands Free Pumping Bra by Simple Wishes! Spilling milk is no joke, so why not use something that will help you keep it safely contained during and after a pumping session? This amazing bra allows you to multi-task while pumping, and is therefore a must for any mother who pumps at work, as well as mothers who exclusively pump.

The Hands Free Breast Pump Bra is super soft, made from a simple blend of cotton and spandex. It comes in two size

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Is Clutter Taking Over Your House? Get it Organized with The Complete Book of Home Organization!

Having a toddler in the house has inspired me (mostly out of necessity) to get the house organized. My little guy enjoys emptying everything, all the time! Every single time I put away something that he’s dumped out, I notice all of the things that we don’t use anymore or that should be in a different space–but I always push it off til another time, thinking it will take forever. Organizing the entire house with a toddler around is a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be with The Complete Book of

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Get Back Into Yoga With Postnatal Vinyasa Yoga

 

After having a baby, it can be hard to get back into your normal workout routine. It’s important to be cleared for exercise by your doctor or midwife first, but what else should you look out for? The Postnatal Vinyasa Yoga DVD is here to help! In this program, Jennifer More will walk you through the steps for assessing Diastasis Recti and give you an overview of the pelvic floor. It is important to be aware of possible abdominal separation (Diastasis Recti) before starting any exercise program.

It’s easy

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