10 Helpful Methods for Alleviating Back Pain during Pregnancy

If you ask 100 pregnant women what is the worst symptom they deal with, the overwhelming majority will say back pain. As your baby grows, all your organs move and press in different areas of your body.

Your center of gravity changes and you often find yourself hunched over trying to compensate. Your hips widen and ache, along with the extra weight of the baby, placenta, increased blood flow and amniotic fluid. Pregnancy sounds fun, doesn’t it?

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Co-Sleeping To Crib Mini Course DAY 4

How have you progressed in this Co-sleeping to Crib period? Some mothers find themselves struggling with baby sleeping through the night. There little one wakes often and momma is TIRED!

If you find yourself in this situation, there are several elements that may be affecting your little ones slumber. Today we will address a few common issues regarding your baby’s sleeping comfort and how to remedy them.

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Co-Sleeping to Crib Mini Course DAY 3

Before we get into the details, you may wonder when is the best time to transition. If you have not already, be sure to read my Co-Sleeping to Crib article that highlights the best opportune times to transition from co-sleeping to crib based on your child’s developmental milestones.

How to Transition from Co-Sleeping to Crib easily


For this part of the mini course, we are going to get into the details regarding this big transition and address the night as it might unfold.

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Co-Sleeping To Crib Mini Course DAY 2

Do you or someone you know, have trouble sleeping in hotels. It’s a foreign place. It’s not your bed. It’s not even your house. Well, this is how baby feels about their new crib. That big crib is a new place they are not used to. Imagine waking in a large box in a new place for the first time. You may find yourself shouting, “I’m Lost!!!” then proceed to shout until someone finds you.

Cover image courtesy of Eternal Fine Design Photography

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Helping Your Child Have A Great Day Camp Experience

help your child before day camp


Day camps are a staple in the Scouting world. They’re one of the best ways to finish a ton of merit badges at once, gain valuable skills, and spend time creating memories in the great outdoors.


If your child isn’t ready for day camp, though, it’s easy to have a less-than-stellar experience. If you want your child to have the best day camp experience possible, take a look at some of the tips we’ve put together to help you accomplish just that.

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You Need These Key Nutrients Needed During Pregnancy

you need these key nutrients during pregnancy

You have a bun in the oven.  Well, like any good recipe, you need the right ingredients.  Same goes for you and what you put in your body during pregnancy.  You and your baby’s health are of the utmost importance during this time.  This is why making sure your body has all the right “ingredients” is so crucial.   The proper nutrition as well as the amount of vitamins and minerals you receive ensures that you and baby are healthy with all the key nutrients needed during pregnancy.

this is a product-provided, sponsored conversation that contains affiliate links.  I received Viactiv products for my  own personal use.  All opinions, text and experiences are my own.

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8 Essential Safety Tips for Fishing with Children

fishing with children

The connection formed between a parent and a child during a fishing outing stays with you for the rest of your life. Those quiet moments spent along the shore or on the water give your child an experience that they’ll replicate with their children and so on for generations. Be sure to stay safe while creating these memories using these helpful tips on fishing with children.

guest post by: Adam Brown of Cast For Fish 

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Healthy Outdoor Activities To Do with Your Family this Weekend – Guest Post by: Shawn Michaels


Weekends are supposed to be all about some quality time with family and fun filled activities. Staying inside your home can get super boring for the kids and yourself. Therefore, make sure you step outside and take a breath in fresh air. There are so many activities you can do outdoors but when it comes to family, it means something special and something appeals the taste of all the family members. Particularly, doing those outdoor activities that have positive impact on body and mind’s health can benefit you and your kids while you are just having fun. You must be wondering which ones I am I am taking about exactly.

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How Playing Dress-Up Encourages Growth in Children

playing dress-up for growth

Children have a vivid and wild imagination.  This creativity is a vital tool in their social, emotional and physical development.  Imaginative play is crucial for young children.  When your child uses their imagination they are also learning how to work through scenarios and abstract concepts.  This type of learning experience helps mold your child’s sense of self and how they should behave and act in different situations.

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