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August 2012 Blog Posts (6)


I was 10 weeks along when I lost the baby. It happened 1 week ago. How do "fathers to be" deal with this loss too?

Added by Eileen Clarke on August 30, 2012 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Back to School: 5 Tips for a Smooth Transition

Parents everywhere are scrambling right about now. The countdown to the first day of school is on, and the eleventh hour is quickly approaching.

But with a little preparation and organization, you can avoid the mad dash and send the kiddos off to school on the right foot.

1. Early to bed. Early to rise.

This is always a tough one. My husband and I have been very lax about bedtimes this summer, and we'll be paying for it when it's time to put this…


Added by Sheila Hill on August 24, 2012 at 10:56pm — 1 Comment

When Parenting Means Doing Stuff You Hate

It's that time of year again. Some people call it back to school, I call it last minute deadlines for stupid summer projects. I was a teacher for ten years. I still consider myself a teacher, as I spend most of my time teaching folks about either having babies or eating right.But no matter how long I have education…


Added by Cristie Ritz King on August 20, 2012 at 11:08am — No Comments

Free women's health care services -- it's about time we have parity in health care rules for women!

All new health insurance plans must provide eight preventive benefits to women for free -- services many women can't -- and shouldn't -- live without.


Check out the new health care rules, effective Aug. 1 (today)...This is for NEW insurance plans, as part if the Affordable Care Act.  Breast feeding support?  Yay!  Free paps and mammograms? Awesome!   No-cost birth control and prenatal care -- I'm elated!…


Added by Alix Hayes on August 1, 2012 at 10:32pm — No Comments

A fit family and their playroom...why introducing your kids to fitness at a young age is awesome

Saturday morning was an odd morning in my house. I am usually out of the house early for work, workout, etc.  I did not have anything scheduled so we decided not to set an alarm, get up with the kids and have coffee together.  

My middle son looked at my husband and said, "Dad, when are you going for your workout?"  This is also a norm, when i get home, my husband usually goes to the gym if there is no game or practice to attend.  We both started to laugh when he followed his question…


Added by Lori Sawyer on August 1, 2012 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Glasgow, Manchester and now Newcastle...Group play is done!

As I mentioned before, Shannon Boxx and I met up with our former club coach, Tom Sermanni. Tom is from Scotland and currently coaching the Australian Women's Football Team. The three of us visited a museum and enjoyed a delicious burger for lunch. It is always nice to break away from the normal eating routine in our hotels. The video my teammates and I created during quality team bonding, "PARTY IN THE USA" has made some headlines. Good Morning America, BBC and other media outlets have given…


Added by Christie Rampone on August 1, 2012 at 10:14am — No Comments

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