Category: Family Coverage

You’re Pregnant—Now what?

Congratulations! You’re expecting a new little bundle of joy in nine months. Here are some suggestions for a happy and healthy pregnancy.   See your doctor. This may seem like a given, but it’s important to schedule this appointment as soon as possible after you find out the news. You’ll be able to talk through […]

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Over the River and Through the Woods, to Grandmother’s House We Go

If your grandkids are coming for a visit, you might be fretting about how to entertain them, but fret no more. Here are a few imagination-boosting activities that will make them want to visit again and again.   Create a family tree. Help your child discover his or her roots, if you will. This craft […]

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Category: Improving You

The Coolest in Alternative Spring Break Ideas

A week spent in Cancun or Key West for spring break is not always all it’s cracked up to be. Many people are embracing an alternative spring break agenda, choosing altruism over sunburn, and they’re having a rockin’ time doing it. This new agenda is one that has broad appeal for college kids and beyond. […]

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Category: Family Coverage

Planning for Pregnancy

You’re pregnant, and life is about to change. Really change. It may seem like these changes are common sense, but let’s face it: there is a lot about pregnancy that isn’t common knowledge. For instance, did you know most women don’t experience morning sickness in the morning? That most babies aren’t born on their due […]

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Flood Insurance: Do I Really Need It?

You might think that flood insurance is only for those who live on the banks of the Mighty Mississippi, but think again. There are a myriad of reasons that flood insurance is a good investment, even if your name isn’t Huck Finn.   Flooding is caused by more than thunderstorms and rising rivers. Hurricanes and […]

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Category: Family Coverage

Baby’s First Birthday Party

Your baby’s first birthday is a big milestone and certainly a time to celebrate. It’s not, however, time to hire clowns, set up a bouncy house or bring in a petting zoo. Your baby won’t remember the party and may get fussy if there is too much going on. Here’s how to host a low-key […]

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Category: Improving You

Fitness for Baby Boomers

If 40 is the new 30 and 50 is the new 40, then 60 is definitely the new 50. Baby Boomers, or those born between 1946 and 1964, might be getting older, but they’re not slowing down—nor should they.   Maintaining a fitness regimen is more important than ever as we age, and active Boomers […]

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Category: Family Coverage

What to Expect When You’re Expecting … A Baby Shower

Mention baby showers, and for some people, stuffy finger sandwiches and awkward guessing games come to mind. But it doesn’t have to be that way. If you’re the host—or the guest of honor—at a baby shower, here are some fresh ideas to minimize boredom and maximize fun.   Who: Baby showers are no longer limited […]

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