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10 Ways to Remove Stress and Worries

Being a mom is one of the most fulfilling roles you can have. However, it does have its own quirks and turns, which can overwhelm you at times. Nonetheless, these don’t have to take their toll on you. Here are 10 ways to remove stress and worries. Meditate. This can be done in 5 simple steps. First, sit up straight with your feet flat on the floor. Second, close your eyes. Third, recite a positive mantra—like “I am happy” or “I am at peace”— aloud or in silence. Fourth,... read more

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Your Pregnancy, Your Partner and You

For every woman, pregnancy is a time of staggering upheaval – physical, mental and emotional. Intense joys can be followed by crashing lows, and your baby will become your foremost concern, especially as your due date draws closer. If you’re … read more

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The Magic Of A Photo

As someone with very little artistic talent, I am always mesmerized by artists’ ability to capture the human spirit and the grandness of nature through photography. In a time when media and technological advances are exploding, there is still something … read more

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Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: Grandmother Worries about Other Grandmother’s Favoritism

I am the proud grandmother of four lovely girls, ages 8, 6, 4 and 2. The oldest, Faith, is not biologically related, but I fell in love with her when my son and her mom were together. They broke up … read more

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When Toddlers Care What They Wear

The weirdest thing has just popped up in my house. My older toddler cares what she wears. What? This is causing chaos in our morning – and tantrums. Since when do toddlers care what they wear? Since now, ha ha. … read more

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Achieving a Sustainable Play Setting

Nowadays, sustainability does not only pertain to the environment. It can also be seen in our green playgrounds. Kids get a good time playing while making sure that the environment still stays safe. In 2013, New York City had its … read more

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Halloween Costumes

I had to laugh when I read my friend Verta’s latest article in NY Family Magazine because it so mirrored my own experience with Halloween. I, too, have one son who hates dressing up in Halloween costumes. Come to think … read more

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Understanding the Model of Care: Doctor and the Midwife

For many women, there seems to be some confusion over the difference between the practice and role of a midwife versus that of a doctor. While there are some overlapping areas for OBs and midwives – such as they both … read more

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