Nicole Woodbridge

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'Doctors call it bull**** disease - but I can't get out of bed'

A young woman in such crippling pain she can barely leave her home is urging people not to see her condition as a “made-up illness”.<p>Faye Dempsey, a …

When you’re in constant pain and nobody believes you

Jennifer Brea was 28 when she found herself unable to finish a short bike ride or run — she’d head home halfway through and sleep for hours.<p>“I kind …

Preschool Science Experiments

Experiments and Activities for Preschoolers<p>This is a collection of fun, easy and educational science experiments and activities for preschool …

Want to Raise Mentally Strong Kids? Do These 3 Things (Most Parents Don't Do Any of Them)

All kids have the ability to develop mental muscle. We just need to teach them how.<p>Challenges, hardship, and setbacks are inevitable. Teaching kids to build mental muscle helps them become resilient. It's also the key to helping them reach their greatest potential in life.<p>But, it's easy to get so …

Relax, Parents: It’s Okay If Your 5-Year-Old Doesn’t Read, And Here's Why

Comedian Crystal Lowery recently shared on Facebook why she wasn’t teaching her 5-year-old kid to read.<p>She wrote:<p>“Don’t get me wrong, we read him …

10 tips mothers can use to improve their child's concentration level

Kids find it difficult to maintain their level of concentration while doing their school work. It is quite challenging for your kid to stay focused, …

Easy Trick To Tie Shoelaces: Mum Shares Hack For Parents Of Kids Who Are Struggling

'Ingenious!'<p>A mum filmed her son demonstrating a trick to tie his shoelaces, which he learned because he had previously been unable to do them …

This 3-Week Early-Bird Challenge Will Finally Make You a Morning Person

Waking up early is painful. It sucks. And it's hard. All the professional snoozers out there know the dreadful process and how attempting to become a morning person is close to impossible. But the fact is, it takes discipline and some getting used to. That's why we created the three-week early-bird …

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A 25-Minute Bodyweight Workout You Can Do With Your Kids

Exercise is good for everyone. We know that, but it’s difficult to get that workout in when making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches or watching …

Motherhood is as lonely as divorce or bereavement – and I’m not surprised

According to a new report by the British Red Cross and the Co-Op, young motherhood can be just as lonely as divorce or bereavement, challenging the assumption that feelings of loneliness affect only the elderly.<p>This may sounds surprising to some, but when I brought it up with my mum friends, the …

The Most Important Things To Discuss With Your Child Before The Age Of 12

<b>1. Where babies come from</b><p>Arguably no parent is ever ready, nor indeed understands when the time is right to have a chat about the birds and the bees. …

Here’s What It’s Like Living—And Parenting—With An Invisible Disease

Imagine looking perfectly healthy but being in constant pain. And then imagine that no one believes you and keeps telling you that it’s all in your …

Home education: The children going 'not back to school'

<b>It's that time of year again when social media fills up with photographs of shiny-faced children wearing too-large new uniforms as they head off for the first day of school. But what of those who are home educated? The hashtag #notbacktoschool has been gaining traction as parents post their first</b> …

We're Home-Schoolers, And We're Normal-ish

My mom always told me home-schoolers are weird. She’d point to families we knew, families who opted out of public education, and say, “<i>See?</i> That one …

A DIY Computer Kit Kids Can Build from the Motherboard Up

This startup lets kids build their own machine, then teaches how to code on it<p>Powered by Raspberry Pi, Kano Computer Kit, ‘the most-crowdfunded …

It's not a bad life, just a bad day: 20 quotes to get over it

Sometimes life likes to play it mean and hurts you really bad. It could be because of us or it could be the result of someone else’s doing. Anyways, …

How to Make a Shawl for the Best DIY Layer Ever

Truth: I’m a layering queen. I am the friend who is always cold. Winter is when all the expert layering skills come in handy because it’s bitter cold outside, but once you step inside, central heating makes your office feel like a tropical destination wedding. Now I’m not joking when I say this is …

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5 Tips for Raising "Happy" Successful Children

<i>Photo credit to Teresa Goldman</i><p>Without a doubt, parenting is simultaneously the most rewarding and difficult job we have as adults. As a child psychiatrist and mom, I am always asked if I find it easier to parent given my profession. I always respond by saying, "I was the perfect parent until I had …

5 Things We Should Teach in Our Educational System But Don't

Every time I teach my interpersonal communication class, I give an introductory lecture that starts off by asking the students, "How many of you had a communication class in grade school or high school?" I usually have maybe one or two students raise their hands. Then I ask, "And what did you learn …

5 Ways to Stop Clutter

Wherever I go, I meet people who find out I am an organizing blogger, and I get pretty much the same response! They begin making excuses for why they …

Ask Siri What Zero Divided By Zero Is; Prepare To Be Burned By Some Major Snark

Ask Siri an unsolvable question and you'll get a cheeky response.<p>This week, social media was abuzz with talk about Apple’s know-it-all digital assistant, and her sassy answer to the impossible query: “Siri, what is zero divided by zero?”<p><b>**The answer is below. iPhone users, we'd recommend asking the</b> …

What You Eat Isn't What You Get: The 6 Troubling Ingredients Hiding in Your Food

Let's start with the problem. The problem today is obesity and diabetes are on the rise. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that about one-third of American adults are obese. The American Diabetes Association estimates that 29.1 million Americans have diabetes and 86 million …

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