Manuela Johnson

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3 Labor-Inducing Tricks That Actually Work (and One That’ll Just Give You the Runs)

For when you've just about had it with being pregnant<p>You've spent the last nine months prepping for baby—but then your due date comes and goes with nary a contraction in sight. Ugh, is there anything more frustrating for a mama-to-be?<p>After someone told Bonnie Northsea (who still hadn't gone into …

Am I in Labor?: Our Stage-by-Stage Guide to Giving Birth

Here's how you'll know -- our stage-by-stage guide to giving birth.<p>The Waiting Game<p>There comes a time in every pregnancy when all that's left to do is...wait. The books have been read, the nursery decorated, the car seat installed. "Once you get to 37 weeks of pregnancy, your baby could be born at …

A Diversity Of Door Styles To Hide Your Pantry With

Having a pantry is really useful, whether it’s just a shallow storage area in the kitchen or a separate room. But don’t jump to conclusions and …

Everything Cookies

Makes about 48 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 cups old-fashioned oats<p>1 cup all-purpose flour<p>1 teaspoon baking soda<p>2 teaspoons ground cinnamon<p>1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg<p>1/4 teaspoon kosher salt<p>1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature<p>1 cup natural chunky or creamy peanut butter<p>1 cup …

How to exercise safely during pregnancy

James Duigan, the Bodyism personal trainer who coached Lara Stone when she was carrying her first child, gives his advice on exercise, yoga and nutrition for a healthy pregnancy<p>BY <b>Rachael Dove</b> | 27 July 2014<p><i>Change your routine</i><br>It's an understatement to say that being strong and fit comes in handy …

How to Threaten Your Children Effectively

The important thing to know here is that any sort of punishment you drop on your kids involves taking away something they love -- be it free time, coloring, drawing on their sibling, or television-watching -- which is really a punishment for you because when they're engaged in the activities they …

12 Kids' Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

The wait-and-see approach is fine for some kids' health problems. But not these.<p>When you become a parent, you earn a medical merit badge of sorts. Whether you're sopping up a goopy nose or extracting a dangling-by-a-thread baby tooth, eventually few things faze you. But sometimes it's tough to tell …

Rice Bowl with Fried Egg and Avocado

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 5 min<p>Total Time: 10 min<p>Brown rice—higher in fiber and other nutrients than its white counterpart—is the perfect vehicle for this quick, protein-heavy lunch.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 scallions, thinly sliced<p>2 cups cooked brown rice<p>1 teaspoon red wine vinegar<p>Kosher salt, freshly ground …

Indoor Greenery Wedding Inspiration

Lush, beautiful weddings aren’t exclusively reserved for the outdoors. And for our gorgeous styled feature today, photographed by the talented Ben Q. …

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8 Natural Remedies to Soothe Kids' Colds

By Laura Flynn McCarthy for KnowMore.tv<p>Colds are not usually serious, but they can make your children miserable, and as a parent, all you want to do is help them feel better -- and maybe help everyone get a decent night's sleep. In recent years, major health organizations including the American …

Babies Breastfed 6 Months Or Longer Linked To Better Developmental Skills (STUDY)

BY SHEREEN JEGTVIG<p>NEW YORK Wed Dec 25, 2013 11:00am EST<p>(Reuters Health) - Children who were breastfed for more than six months scored the highest on cognitive, language and motor development tests as toddlers, in a new study from Greece.<p>Earlier research tied breastfeeding to better thinking and …

The Best Time to Hire a Wedding Planner Is Before You Need Her to Fix Your Mess

I spend about two-thirds of my time planning weddings, and the last third of my time unf*cking weddings my clients have tried to plan on their own before they hired me. Seriously! There should be a special fee for people who have made a mess of things and need help cleaning up the disaster before …

Secondary Infertility: When One Isn't Enough

As a mom, there are a few questions I hate answering: <i>When are you due?</i> Um, never, that bump is left over from the baby who's now in preschool. <i>When are you going back to work?</i> I don't know! I'm not ready! <i>Are you planning to have another one?</i> Lady, unless you've got Kleenex in your purse and 20 …

Exercise During Pregnancy May Boost Babies' Brain Power, Study Shows

There's new evidence that women shouldn't trade in their running shoes or yoga mats for a pair of slippers and a remote control when they get pregnant. A small new study has found that exercising for just 20 minutes, three times per week, may help boost newborns' brain activity.<p>Researchers with the …

7 Things I Learned from Pediatricians

(How cute is the baby in this photo?!)<p>A few weeks ago, the American Academy of Pediatrics held its annual conference, this time in Orlando. Each year, roughly 8,000 doctors from around the United States (as well as other countries) attend this four-day meeting in order to share the latest research …

Easy Solutions For Better Pregnancy Sleep

You need sleep, but your burgeoning belly didn't get the memo. Snooze comfortably with these bedtime solutions.<p>You knew sleepless nights would be a big part of the new-mom deal, but you didn't expect them to begin <i>before</i> your baby was born. What with that boulder that used to be your stomach, the …

How To Get The Best Wedding Photos - An Essential Guide

It goes without saying that choosing the right photographer for your wedding day is the most important decision you’ll make with regard to your …

Banana muffin recipe

Mary McCartney's banana muffins.<p>Makes 10-12 muffins<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>275g plain or spelt flour<p>2 tsp baking powder<p>80g sugar, preferably unrefined caster or granulated<p>1 large egg<p>3 large or 4 medium ripe bananas, mashed well<p>1 tsp vanilla extract<p>100g soured cream or crème fraîche<p>100g melted butter<p>Preheat the …

What Should a "Man of Honor" Wear and Do for the Wedding?

<i>Sometimes, a bridesmaid doesn't need a dress—because it's a brides-man! Are there different responsibilities or attire requirements for a brides-man or man of honor? Brides' wedding etiquette experts are here to answer.</i><p><b>My best guy friend will be my "maid of honor." What are his duties/what does he</b> …

Top 5 Wedding Color Mistakes + Ways to Avoid them! Okay, so I think it's safe to say that I've witnessed my fair share of wedding color mistakes over the years. So I thought it might be helpful for you guys if I gathered up the top 5 mistakes that I sadly see pop up a lot more than you'd expect! Some of these might surprise you! http://www.theperfectpalette.com/2013/09/top-5-wedding-color-mistakes-ways-to.html

Wedding Planning Problems: Readers Reveal The Hardest Thing About Prepping For The Big Day

Planning a wedding can be exciting and fun, but anyone who says it's easy probably isn't telling the truth.<p>Over the weekend, we asked our followers on Twitter and Facebook to tell us what they found to be the toughest part of planning the Big Day. Click through the slideshow below to see what they …

3 Gorgeous Wedding Decor Ideas from Details Details

The wedding planners behind Details Details shared with us gorgeous ways to personalize a wedding from the invites to the event space. Read their …

10 Facts About Bananas and Your Health

<b>10 Facts about Bananas and Your Health</b><p>Bananas are one of America’s favorite fruits. In fact, on average, we eat more than 20 pounds of bananas per …

The Biggest Wedding Budget Mistakes

Warning: budget hazards ahead! Here, the most common wedding-spending pitfalls and surefire ways to avoid them.<p><i>Photo Credit: Bill Blakey Photography</i><p><b>1. Lack of Budget Priorities</b><p>Yeah, yeah, yeah, you don’t want to think priorities; you want to revel in dreams! Sorry, sister -- if you don’t wake up, …

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Partial Breastfeeding and Partial Weaning

Exclusive breastfeeding is the recommended way to feed your baby for the first six months of life. But, how long you breastfeed your baby is up to …

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8 Ways To Manage Your Child's Nighttime Wetting

Summertime, and the living’s easy — for your child, that is. From summer break to summer camp, sleepovers to family vacations, one’s childhood should be a time filled with fun and lasting memories. However, for the millions of children who wet the bed, a medical condition also known as nocturnal …

DIY Life Hacks That Make Your Life Easier

Any type of trick, shortcut or method used to increase efficiency and productivity in everyday life in a clever way is referred to as a life hack. …

Liberty Reserve digital money service forced offline

<b>Liberty Reserve - a Costa Rican-based digital currency service - has been shut down after the reported arrest of its founder.</b><p>Authorities in the Central American country said Arthur Budovsky had been taken into custody in Spain on suspicion of money laundering, following an investigation which also …

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