Image: Shutterstock The earth is a source of immense power. The energy that we can derive from deep within the layers of the earth is called geothermal energy. Humans have known about and used geothermal energy for ages now. Some communities in the world heavily rely on it even today. Read this MomJunction article to
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Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE When you are taking a baby/ toddler in a car, you need to secure them in a rear-facing car seat in the back. But if you are driving alone with your baby, keeping an eye on them at all times, without turning back, is difficult. Not knowing how they are
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Hormonal changes during pregnancy can cause digestive issues, such as diarrhea, constipation, and gas. However, diarrhea during pregnancy can also result from a bowel infection or underlying bowel disorder. Doctors consider diarrhea to be three or more loose, watery bowel movements in a day. Persistent diarrhea can lead to dehydration and malnutrition. During pregnancy, this
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Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE It is such a joy listening to your baby’s voice, whether they’re cooing or speaking adorable gibberish. Naturally, you start to worry when the child’s voice becomes hoarse, rough or even inaudible. A baby’s voice is said to be hoarse when it sounds raspy or rough. A hoarse voice in
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One of the scariest things a person can experience is choking on something. The feeling of not being able to breathe no matter how hard you try is terrifying and creates uncontrollable panic. Although many associate choking with eating, choking can be caused by any foreign object being lodged in the throat, preventing air from
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Ritalin and Adderall can help treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Doctors also sometimes prescribe these medications to people with narcolepsy. Ritalin and Adderall are the brand names for two different types of stimulant medication. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), stimulants work by increasing the chemicals in a person’s brain
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New (and new again) nursing moms are often concerned about their breastmilk supply. Lactation supplements and lactation herbs like galactagogues can help increase a mother’s breastmilk supply naturally and safely, giving her baby the best nutrients possible as well as giving mom the peace of mind. There are several different kinds of lactation supplements and
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IStock Opossums are adorable wild creatures found in North and South America. The opportunistic critter can eat anything and hisses to defend itself from an attacker. But what’s more interesting is that it often ‘plays dead,’ sometimes for hours, to thwart off an attack (remember Crash and Eddie from the movie Ice Age?). Here, MomJunction
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Breast milk is rich in nutrients and antibodies that provide nourishment to a baby. But did you know that breast milk can be used as more than just food for the baby? That’s right. The nutritive value of breast milk makes it perfect for bathing the baby as well! A
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The areola is the darker area of skin that surrounds the nipple. As with the breasts and other parts of the body, the areolas come in many different shapes, sizes, and colors. It is normal for areolas to change in size and color over time. The areola contains the Montgomery tubercles, which are small glands
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Emergency room visits for children who had thoughts of suicide or had attempted suicide have doubled in the past decade, according to a nationally representative study released Monday. An analysis of United States emergency room data from 2007 to 2015 found that annual visits for suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts among children age 5 to
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Soak the kids in the water and euphoria too. Have oodles of fun while getting fit, because playing in the swimming pool is like a combo pack, providing multiple benefits. Whether it is swimming games or activities in the pool, when it comes to water, everything gets uber exciting for children. So, are you geared
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Does your child have trouble keeping school papers and assignments in order? Do you often find that he or she could use some time management tips and maybe struggles with initiating and completing school work in a timely manner? For children with these issues, independently navigating school work can be understandably challenging. Parents may commonly
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You’ve likely heard of photographer Kate Parker. She’s behind Strong Is the New Pretty, the best-selling 2017 photo compilation book of girls celebrating being girls today. It was a timely look at what makes young girls tick ― and how that often isn’t what society expects of them. At the time, I loved looking at
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Image: Shutterstock Swag. On fleek. Awesomesauce. Crunk. Hangry. OMG. Oh my God. Are you worried about your child’s English? Chillax! This is just another phase in your millennial kid’s life and for them, staying updated with the cool lingo is important. On the other hand, knowledge of grammar and fluency in speaking cannot be ignored.
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The color of a person’s period blood can relay vital health information. For example, orange or grey blood can sometimes indicate a vaginal infection. During menstruation, the body sheds tissue and blood from the uterus through the vagina. This bloody discharge can vary from bright red to dark brown or black depending on how old
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There are also some children who need a little extra help in regulating their emotions. Emotional outbursts can happen for a variety of reasons outside of typical child behavior including anxiety, emotional disorders, or mental disorders. Children may need some extra help in learning how to self-regulate especially as they grow older and are away
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How do you make a toddler sleep comfortably while traveling? A toddler travel bed can be the answer. Toddler beds are exclusively designed to create a comfortable space for a toddler to sleep while traveling. There are different types of toddler travel beds to choose from, depending on your requirements. MomJunction tells you about the
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Paying kids for chores has long been a debate in family households. Some caretakers prefer demonstrating that hard work means earning money. Others are in the camp of making sure kids know chores mean being an active member of the family, not a pay day. HuffPost reached out to parents to see how different families
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Image: Shutterstock Parents start telling bedtime stories to their children right from their toddlerhood. Reading is definitely a good habit, but one more good habit to follow before sleeping is to say a prayer. If you and your spouse are religious and do a prayer yourself, then you might want to introduce bedtime prayers for
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