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Make Meals for the Entire Week
Coming up with meals everyday can be mentally taxing for parents. Out this tip as a times saver – cook up a bunch of food and then spread it throughout the week. 1. Buy a large packet of chicken breast or chicken thighs, usually there’s 12-14 breasts/thighs, you can also use tofu/paneer as well. I
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Is it More Than Baby Blues?
You’re expecting a new baby! Everyone is excited, and you can’t wait to bring the little bundle of joy home. But some women felt nervous, anxious or even scared when they get the baby home. I remember not wanting to leave the hospital because I was afraid I wouldn’t put my s
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Podcast: “It’s okay to not be okay.”
Moving Forward Together Listen to the Optum Employee Assistance Program’s podcast to help cope with the stress and anxiety of returning to the workplace. “Many of us are emotionally and physically fatigued… and then we go back to work.” - Dr. Monika Roots
Vegan Mac ‘N’ Chezzze
Ingredients – Carrots – 2-3 cups chopped (I prefer 3 cups) Yellow Onion – ½ Gold Potatoes – 2 or 2-3 cups chopped Cashews – 1 ½ cups (use non-salted) Dijon Mustard – 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice – 1 Tablespoon Plant / Non-Dairy Based Milk &nda
Family-Friendly Activities for Home
Once e-learning is completed for the day and other chores are done, many are reverting to screen time to keep children busy and engaged. That’s fine--remember, do what’s right for your family. However, let’s take a look at other options to keep the family occupied. Indoor Activit
What I Wish I Knew Before Baby
From the moment you find out you’re pregnant, all of your attention and focus immediately turns to the baby you’re carrying. I remember that feeling of excitement wondering who the little one inside of me was going to be. All I could think about was the day I would get to hold and finall
Taking Time For Yourself
Be Good to Yourself You have been going nonstop for weeks with your kids at home. One more kids’ movie without some alone time and you might just go crazy. How do you get through these moments? Start with one deep breath. It will get better, but is going to be this way for a while. Let’s
Habits of Happy Moms
So many of us try to be the perfect mom to our kids that we forget to take care of ourselves and end up miserable. Being a happy mom trickles down to your children and can help make their lives happy and enriched. Below are some habits of happy mothers and how you can incorporate them into your eve
Are You My Father?
Have I ever not found what I was looking for on the first page of a Google search? I wondered to myself, unable to recall such an instance. Yet here I was, on page two - which I basically considered the dark web - trying to find an answer to what I thought would be a relatively simple question: What
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