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Image: Shutterstock The last names of royalty and noble families are easily recognizable. Many royal families have their history and lineages well-documented. They are often held in admiration and veneration by the general public. Members of the royal families often hold celebrity-like status in the region or even globally. We all know about the Windsors,
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Weaning my first baby was easy. I caught a stomach virus from his daycare when he was 16 months old, spent two miserable days hugging the toilet, and when I finally emerged pale, shaky, and questioning my life choices, my son had replaced me with a bottle.  I’ve had no such luck with my youngest,
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Brussels sprouts are small, round, cabbage-like cruciferous vegetables belonging to the cabbage family. One can add raw Brussels sprouts in salads or make tasty dishes by roasting, toasting, or baking them (1). The vegetable is rich in vital nutrients and phyto chemicals that confer long-term health benefits (2). But since
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By the time my daughter was a few weeks old, anyone who picked her up knew to first grab a blanket and take cover. She spit up constantly, which I hadn’t experienced with my two older kids. I worried that she was taking in too much when she fed, and then I worried that she
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Image: iStock Table Of Contents: As a child, you must have watched ‘Popeye, The Sailor Man’.. What gives Popeye the energy to fight against the evil Brutus or anyone else for that matter? Spinach, of course. Indeed, spinach has a legendary reputation for being a rich source of vitamin c, which helps in iron absorption.
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In the months after my second baby was born, I would often look back at the photos from the first time I held him. The nurse had just placed his warm, wriggly, wet body on my chest. I wasn’t scrolling through my phone because I wanted to relive the moment I laid eyes on him,
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Usually, a family name comes down through generations. However, if you have the chance to pick a surname, either for yourself, your child, a story, or a gaming character, we bring you a chance to explore your creativity. The name could be a portrayal of your character or reflect your
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Image: Shutterstock When it comes to sending your child to preschool, you would naturally want the best for him. His academic career must begin on the right track, shouldn’t it? And, for parents living in the Houston Area, the task is a tad less tough because Houston is home to many highly rated and renowned
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE You may have come across the word ‘druid’ while watching a fantasy show or reading a novel. According to the book, The Druids, by Nora K. Chadwick, the Druids were Celtic religious leaders who delved into magic, mysticism, and meditation (1). Some people follow druidism as a spiritual way, while
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Image: Shutterstock Time does fly! You had just figured out the swaddle a few days back, and now it’s time to think about the best preschool for your munchkin. Deciding on a preschool can thrilling and exciting as your kid prepares to embark on a new milestone. But it can also get overwhelming and muddling
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Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE Cherokees are one of the Native American tribes who incline towards a matrilineal society. Their naming tradition includes a holy ceremony. Around the seventh day of a newborn, the high priest (the eldest woman) of the tribe names the baby based on their resemblance to nature. This is why, as
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Image: Shutterstock What’s in a non-binary name, one may think. But in a world adapting to neutrality, gender-limited names are a thing of the past. Non-binary names are rising in popularity because they do not restrict your baby to gender stereotypes. With the future being all about gender equality, parents of this generation ensure that
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Tomato is botanically a fruit and a versatile food used in several culinary preparations worldwide (1). Besides adding color and flavor, tomatoes offer vital micronutrients and bioactive compounds, such as vitamin C and lycopene, which promote health. Thus, you may consider adding tomatoes to your baby’s weaning diet (2). But
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If your newborn is snoozing all day and up all night, there’s a chance they may have day/night confusion. Here’s how to deal. Caitlin Chartier’s three babies had a lot in common—they all walked early and hated peas. They also all struggled with day/night confusion (sometimes called day/night reversal), which is when a newborn’s sleep
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Miralax is an over-the-counter osmotic laxative used for treating constipation. It is the trade name of the medicine that contains the water-soluble drug polyethylene glycol 3350 (PEG 3350). PEG 3350 helps hold more water in the bowel, thus making the stool softer and easier to pass (1)(2). MiraLax, GlycoLax, Lax-A-Day,
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Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE The phrase “eating for two” during breastfeeding is “partially” true. Although a lactating woman doesn’t need to consume food twice her requirement, she must consume an additional 500 calories a day to compensate for the approximately 500 calories burnt due to breastfeeding (1) (2). Most breastfeeding moms are preoccupied with
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