Katelynne Shepard

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Making Valentine's Day Special for Kids in a Single Parent Household

If you're single on Valentine's Day, it can be very tempting to just try to opt out altogether, but if you have kids, this probably isn't an option. The stores are full of chocolates, teddy bears, and heart-shaped balloons, and most schools and daycares have some type of Valentine's Day activities that are going to let your children know something's up. Instead of focusing on everything you don't have on this day, try these fun ideas make Valentine's extra special for your children.

Managing Family Time During the Holidays

While it may seem like it's never-ending when you're in it, the holiday season only lasts 32 days between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year. If you're like the average American family, you've got family dinners to attend, shopping to do, presents to wrap, a tree to chop down, and decorations to put up — and then take down. By the time, the New Year's toasts are made, it can leave you feeling like you need another couple of months just to recover, but it doesn’t have to be this way. If you're trying to put the focus back on family this holiday season, here are some strategies to get you started.

Co-Sleeping Options: Bed-Sharing, Co-Sleepers, Mattresses, and Crib Sidecars

Have you been researching co-sleeping options since you first saw those two pink lines? Or are you a total newbie to the idea of sharing a bed with your child? It can be an intimidating prospect when you finally get to that first night home. Knowing your options is the first step to deciding if co-sleeping is right for your family and if so, which method will work best in your house. Here are four popular co-sleeping options.

The Link Between Menopause and Alzheimer's

You’ve probably heard the startling statistics about Alzheimer’s disease: some 5.7 million Americans are living with the illness, and that number is expected to jump to 14 million by the year 2050, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. What may be more surprising is that about two-thirds of that 5.7 million are women. While scientists aren't sure why women are more susceptible to the disease than men, an October 2017 study conducted by researchers from Weill Cornell Medicine and the University of Arizona Health Sciences suggests a potential link between Alzheimer's and the drop in estrogen levels women experience during and after menopause.

Beginner Tips for Safe Babywearing

Babywearing is a very natural practice that has been used every day in cultures across the world for thousands of years. However, like breastfeeding, just because it's natural doesn't mean it's easy or intuitive. Depending on the type of babywearing you want to do, there can be a steep learning curve. Here are some key things to keep in mind to help you and your baby stay safe as you get used to it and figure out which carrier and position works best for you.

Yeast Infections: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Health

A full 75 percent of women experience a yeast infection at some point in their lives. While the symptoms are certainly uncomfortable and can interfere with your daily activities, yeast infections are usually very easy to treat. Yeast infections are caused by an overgrowth of candida, and women commonly experience vaginal yeast infections; however, it is also possible to have get a skin or oral yeast infection (thrush).

What to Know Before Your First Mammogram

The American Cancer Society recommends that women have their first mammogram at age 45 — earlier if there is a family history of breast cancer — and every year after until age 55 at which point the mammograms can be every two years. You already know that getting a mammogram is an important part of protecting your health, but the first time can still be a bit intimidating. Here's what you need to know to be comfortable and prepared.

Write the Perfect New Grad Nursing Cover Letter

When you’re ready to move from the classroom to facility, a well-written resume and cover letter are crucial to making the best first impression possible. You already know that your resume needs to include your job history, academic experience and nursing credentials, but knowing what to include in the cover letter is not as clear. Lots of new grads are apprehensive of nursing cover letters, but there’s no need for that. Use these eight steps for writing a great cover letter and you’ll be on your way to the next step in your career.

Night Shift Nursing: 5 Tips for Better Sleeping

Making the change to night shift nursing can be a serious adjustment. Twenty-five percent of nurses working nights report going 24 hours without sleep, and that can have a big impact on professional and personal health. Whether you’re seasoned or new to the night shift, these tips will help you sleep better. The quality of your sleeping environment is one of the most important factors in how quickly you fall asleep and how well you sleep once you’re out. The National Sleep Foundation recommend

Oreos and Ovulation: How Diet Affects Fertility

It's no secret that what you eat can make a big difference in how you feel. Eating well increases your mood and energy levels, makes it easier to fall and stay asleep, and it can even make it easier to get pregnant. In today's diet-worshiping culture, though, it can be hard to tell which way to eat is best. Should you go keto for carbs? Is Paleo perfect? Do macros make a difference? Turns out that when it comes to fertility, the best way to eat is easier than you think.
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