Author Archive for Summer

Summer is a mom of three, living life in the slow lane along historic Route 66. She writes, homeschools, gardens, and is still trying to learn how to knit.

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Should Circumcision Be For Older Boys?

For families that choose circumcision, most will have the procedure done on their sons within the first week of life. But is it better to wait until they are older before performing the operation? One Canadian expert says so.

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Top Parenting Stories Around The Web!

There are many factors that lead to premature birth, but where you live is rarely considered one of them. This week’s articles includes a study that suggests where you live could be linked to your odds of having a premature birth. Is this significant, or just a coincidence? Read on to make a decision for yourself.

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U.S. Birth Rate Hits All-Time Low

The number of births in the US has reached it’s lowest in 30 years, according to a new report issued by the Center for Disease and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. If the decline continues, could the US be facing a baby shortage in the future?

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Why Are Breastfeeding Mothers Viewed Poorly?

According to the health experts, breastfeeding is one of the best things a woman can do for her children. However, breastfeeding mothers are looked down upon by others. Why is there still a social hurdle for breastfeeding mothers to cross?

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Identical Twins May Not Really Be Identical

One of the surest known things about twins may turn out to be false. Identical twins, no matter how much they look alike, may not have the exact same gene structure. This new information could blow holes in many medical studies.

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Working Mothers Have Little Time To Spend With Kids

It is tough to juggle a career, a family, and yourself all at ounce. For many women, time becomes a precious resource that there is never enough of. Mothers in the UK may be feeling this shortage more than other mothers according to a survey which suggests they spend the least amount of time with their kids each day.

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Study: Firstborn Children More Likely To Have Allergies

There are many perks to being the oldest child in your family, but allergies is not one of them. A new study may have found that the first-born children have higher allergy risks than later-born children.

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Cancer Survivor Gives New Hope To Infertility

When Emma Leach was diagnosed with breast cancer five years ago she knew that the cure might mean the end of her fertility. To fight against this common side effect, she agreed to undergo a pioneering operation with pieces of her ovaries being removed and reinserted.

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Obesity Rates Among Toddlers Declining

Could the war against childhood obesity finally be showing some positive results? A new study has found that the rates of obesity among toddlers is on the decline, but health officials are not ready to call this a win just yet.

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Top Parenting Stories Around The Web!

Living in the South, it is already heating up here as Spring gets into full bloom While some parts of the US are bundling up in sweaters and jackets, we’re lounging by the pool with our flip-flops on. No matter what Mother Nature has in store for you this week, take a few moments to relax with an iced (or hot!) coffee and enjoy reading these links from around the web.

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Understanding Food Allergies – 8 Foods Account for 90% of Allergies

Each year, thousands of new children are diagnosed with a food allergy. These allergies can affect children’s bodies in many ways. Understanding food allergies is important for all parents to do. You never know when an unexpected allergy may appear in your children.