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4 Tips for Tackling Life’s Curveballs

A curveball is in reference to a baseball pitch; it’s the one that nobody expects and throws all the player off. Life is full of curveballs. When we least expect it, something will happen that will throw us off course. Whether it’s being fired from a job, a surprise pregnancy or a medical diagnosis, there will be times when you have to muster extra strength to get through. There’s no point in trying to bury your head in the sand in an attempt to avoid it all because that will only put off the inevitable. Here are some tips for coming face to face with life’s curveballs and surviving.

Don’t Take It Personally

When something goes wrong, it isn’t because the universe is out to get you. Try to remember that you’re not the first person to deal with something tough and you won’t be the last. If you take every knock you have personally, you’ll never be able to learn from the experience. Often times, there is no rhyme or reason to the things we have to go through, so there’s no point in thinking you’re being punished for something or taking things personally. In fact, it’s often the exact opposite. If you’re open to it, you could turn a bad experience into an opportunity. Read the rest of this entry »

Parents Need Sleep Too! Top Tips To Help You Get Enough Rest

It’s no secret that having children has an impact on your sleep patterns. Whether you have a newborn baby or a toddler, it can be very difficult to get back to those uninterrupted nights where you took eight hours of sleep for granted. As a parent, you’re probably committed to ensuring that your children get enough rest, but parents need sleep too. If you’re having difficulty dozing off, here are some top tips you may find useful.

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Your New Baby Is Healthy, But Are You?

Pregnancy and childbirth are the most difficult things you will ever experience. The amount of strain on your body, both physical and mental, is immense and it will take a long time to recover from. The health of your newborn is, of course, going to be your main priority. It always should be, but be aware that if you want to give your baby the best care possible you need to look after yourself. If your body isn’t in peak condition then you are going to struggle with the challenges of looking after your little one so your health is just as important as theirs. There are so many different health issues that new mothers face, some more common than others, and some can be incredibly dangerous if not dealt with properly. In order to help you identify and tackle these potential health risks, we’ve put together a list of everything you should watch out for.

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How To Avoid Going Crazy With A Newborn Baby

Becoming a mother is an exciting adventure, but it’s also terrifying. You find yourself worrying constantly about whether you’re doing the best thing for your baby, and you see so many conflicting things about the healthiest things to do for a newborn child that you feel as if you’re taking a shot in the dark. At the end of the day, gut instincts are the most important things to trust; you’re the baby’s mother, and you speak his or her language better than anyone else. Still, there are tips and pieces of advice you could take on board to ensure you’re keeping your baby as safe and healthy as possible. You’re only human, and there is no “perfect” answer, but this guide should help you do the best that you can.

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Pregnancy Myths: The Fun You Can Still Have When You’re Expecting

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Pregnancy is one of those experiences which have so much conflicting information about it being spread around all the time. This can probably be partly explained by the fact that everyone’s pregnancy is a little different. Given that no two mothers are the same (and not even two pregnancies of the same woman are the same) it is hard to pinpoint many factors which can be generalized to the public at large. Among the myths you find are reports on some of the things you can’t do when you are pregnant. As it happens, you are not as restricted as you have probably been led to believe, and there is plenty that you can still do while pregnant. Read the rest of this entry »