July 3, 2012
Her new summer schedule is settling in, just in time for it to be rearranged tomorrow to celebrate our nation's birthday. She may be working overtime or hosting a BBQ, which usually involves numerous trips to the store, cooking and cleaning, and the cost. With good weather, the Fourth of July brings celebratory town parades to watch or march in, softball games, and family gatherings. She will plan for a day full of things to do, kids to play with, and burgers to flip, all ending with fire- works at her town's biggest field.
Her regular weekly routine has changed; the homework pressure is off many parents, freeing up their nights for some carefree time. And even though they may have to get up early for summer camp, the children do not miss the demands of studying for tests, completing projects, and writing papers. Thankfully her gas tank is cheaper to fill, but the airlines still want more of her hard-earned cash; savvy she's are staying within their budget. Cutting back is what she keeps hearing and tries to do. She may go through life spending money on items she wants, without understanding why she wants them. If she takes a moment to really think about what she is going to spend, she might surprise herself and walk away. She's discussing politics and the latest restaurant to open in her area. She's networking to find the right orthodontist for her child, preferably one who accepts her insurance, if she even has dental insurance. She's shaving her legs daily to accommodate all this season's summery dresses. Pantyhose are almost a thing of the past, and she hangs her American flag proudly, but can't help feeling sober, knowing there are so many fighting at this very moment.
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Calm birth classes are now the latest trend in childbirth. Classes are being offered at select hospitals. These classes focus on meditation and reducing stress in the labor and delivery room.
The Archives of General Psychiatry released a report saying a simple blood test could tell if a new mom with get postpartum depression. She should ask her doctor about this preventative measure.
Choosing the right Doctor when she's pregnant is crucial. After hours availability, experience, location, office hours are all so important. For interview tips and interviews log on to www.webmd.com/baby
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Consumer Reports' ShopSmart magazine surveyed 1000 women about their snacking habits, here are the results.
Most women snack between breakfast and lunch, between lunch and dinner and than after dinner. 53% say snacking helps them keep from gaining weight. 94% say they snack when they are not hungry. Here are the top snacks:
Only 24% said they can't resist chocolate.
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