Month: August 2019

Photo via @makelmg on Instagram Like many new parents, my husband and I worried about sudden infant death syndrome when our daughter, Rosalind,  was a newborn. We followed the Canadian Paediatric Society recommendations about not using blankets or keeping stuffies in the crib—they can become suffocation and entanglement hazards—and swaddled instead. We never used pillows
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Image: Shutterstock Romanian, the official language of Romania, is the most widely spoken of the group of languages called Eastern Romance languages. Most Romanian surnames are derived from the language although there is an influence of other European languages too.Romanian names contain a first name and the last name. Last names are often derived from
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This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. Mental health and emotional well-being are tremendously important to pay attention to in children and young adults. Mental health problems affect about 1 in 10 children and young people. These problems include depression, anxiety and conduct disorders. These issues have
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Photo: Courtesy of bogs 1. Neo-Classic NWKids’ Winter Boots If you love BOGS, you’ll love this new, lighter iteration of the popular pull-on boots. Fully waterproof and ready for play, kids can put these on themselves and go. BOGS Neo-Classic NWKids’ Winter Boots, $100, bogsfootwear.ca Photo: Courtesy of Olang 2. Olang Star Nero A thick, grippy sole
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Breast milk leakage is a common issue in nursing mothers, who may find it a little embarrassing at times. While you cannot prevent the leakage at all times, you can surely manage it and prevent it from ruining your clothes when you are in company. One way to do it is to use nursing pads,
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Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase, or MTHFR, is an enzyme that breaks down the amino acids homocysteine and folate. The MTHFR gene that codes for this enzyme has the potential to mutate, which can either interfere with the enzyme’s ability to function normally or completely inactivate it. People have two MTHFR genes, inheriting one from each of their
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Babies need to be fed at regular intervals, and that could become difficult if you are wearing a regular t-shirt. The nursing t-shirts or tops make breastfeeding effortless, especially during the night time. For a new mom or a mom-to-be, maternity and nursing pajama sets could make an excellent alternative. The advantage is that they
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This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. Talking to your kids about drunk driving can be quite difficult.  This is not a simple conversation with your kids about living a better, more successful life, but rather one of life and death. Drunk driving discussions can prove to
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Image: Shutterstock Maharashtra has given some noteworthy individuals to the world, with Bhimrao Ambedkar, Sachin Tendulkar, and Lata Mangeshkar being a few of them. Marathi surnames are interesting and have various origins. A large number of them come with the suffix ‘kar’ next to the name of their town or village. The suffix ‘kar’ denotes
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Image: Shutterstock Germany is a land that has undergone various political and geographical changes. These changes had their influence on German surnames that were often based on the places and the profession of the people. In this MomJunction post, we put across 200 German last names along with their interesting meanings and origins. List Of
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This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. Men are four times more likely than women to commit suicide. The men who are most prone to commit suicide are poor, middle-aged men. This group is up to ten times more likely to commit suicide than men from higher
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Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder that affects the cells that produce mucus, digestive fluids, and sweat. People with cystic fibrosis (CF) usually receive a diagnosis in early childhood. More than 30,000 children and young adults in the United States are currently living with the condition. CF can cause various complications, including chronic lung infections,
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As 5G wireless technology is slowly making its way across the globe, many government agencies and organizations advise that there is no reason to be alarmed about the effects of radiofrequency waves on our health. But some experts strongly disagree. Why do some people believe that 5G technology may harm our health? The term 5G
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This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. Most women keep track of their periods and it is pretty noticeable when “aunt flo” arrives.  However, knowing when is ovulation will occur may be more difficult to figure out. Tracking your ovulation can be very beneficial for you if
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New research examines the link between maternal consumption of fluoridated water and lower IQs in their children. New research explores the possible developmental effects of fluoridated tap water. According to recent estimates, 66% of all United States residents receive fluoridated water through their taps. Adding fluoride to drinking water has been a public health practice
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