Stacey DaPrato

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Dads are more stressed than moms after bringing preemies home

Baby Ava weighed 2 pounds, 15 ounces when she was born 10 weeks early after her mother had preeclampsia.<p>When she was born in 2014, she didn’t move or cry initially. Ava’s skin was too sensitive for clothing, her parents couldn’t hold her, and she was connected to all kinds of wires and monitors. …

Pregnancy

“The Spider Game” Lets You Exhaust Kids Without Leaving Your Seat

Why run around the house when you can simply throw a blanket at them instead?<p>By<p>Dec 18 2017, 5:59 PM<p>The Spider Game is a parent-friendly take on the …

Birth Control Pills Protect Against Cancer, Too

After a Danish study last week reported finding more breast cancer cases among women who use hormone-based birth control methods, many women were left wondering: How significant is the risk, and what are the alternatives?<p>The answer will be different for each woman and will depend on such factors as …

Cancer

Easy Pizza Casserole

The Trim Healthy Mamas are back with this simple, family-friendly, (and secretly healthy!) casserole recipe.<p>Just a few years ago, we wrote a self-pulished book and titled it <i>Trim Healthy Mama</i>, never guessing in our wildest dreams what would happen with it. Women began to discover the book and it …

Your Last Baby Will Get Your Best Parenting (Because You Learn How To Relax)

Everyone just take a moment and think back to the first six weeks you were home with your firstborn baby.<p>Think about all the totally ridiculous …

How To Handle Your Kid Getting Car Sick

Sometimes you will get a warning, something like “Daaaad, I don’t feel good.” Or you may just get the faint sound of a liquidy burble before the …

I am the parent of a severely autistic teenager and this is what I would like people to know

<b>Jean Wilson is a mother-of-three from Worcester.</b><p>She had always struggled to find suitable care for her youngest daughter Emily, who is severely …

The Best Dishes for Luxurious Make-Ahead Breakfasts

Prepping breakfast ahead of time means fewer rushed mornings and more time relaxing before a long day, or spent with your family. These meal …

A woman who wiped out almost $24,000 of debt in 15 months shares the 3 things that helped her do it

In 2009, Anna Newell Jones had $23,605 in credit card and student loan debt that she just couldn't figure out how to pay off.<p>"Money came in and was gone before I knew it. There was nothing left to pay off the giant pile of debt that was haunting me at all times. I was hopeless and out of options," …

Living with borderline personality disorder

Some of the people determined to shatter taboos around mental health are the young people living with their own serious conditions.<p>They use social media and the online world to help drive out the last vestiges of stigma by talking about their own experiences.<p>Harriet Williamson is 24 years old. She …

Inside the surreal world of the Islamic State's propaganda machine

The assignments arrive on slips of paper, each bearing the black flag of the Islamic State, the seal of the terrorist group's media emir, and the site of that day's shoot.<p>"The paper just gives you the location," never the details, said Abu Hajer al Maghribi, who spent nearly a year as a cameraman …

Lemon Cream Scones Are Breakfast Perfection

Lemon cream scones are everything you'd ever want in a scone - light, bright, and sweet as can be. A perfect way to start the day!<p>When I think of brunch, I always think of scones -- cream scones, tender and lightly sweet, are the best part of any brunch. I am counting on these lemon cream scones, …

5 awesome slow-cooker meatloaf recipes for all you Crock-Pot lovers!

Meatloaf is one of those dishes that does surprisingly well in a slow cooker — possibly even better than in the oven, which can quickly dry out the much-maligned dish. We found five twists on Crock-Pot meatloaf that can be prepped and ready for you when you get home.<p><b>1.</b> <b>Classic slow-cooker meatloaf:</b> …

Pumpkin Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

MAKES 1 cake<p>When we're done with this pumpkin cake recipe, we like to serve it with a drizzle of maple syrup over the frosting.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Cake<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>1¼ cups all-purpose flour<p>½ cup whole wheat flour<p>2 teaspoons baking powder<p>1 teaspoon ground cinnamon<p>1 teaspoon ground ginger<p>1 …

Dessert

Crockpot Garlic Parmesan Pull-Apart Bread Recipe! {6 Ingredients}

This Crockpot Garlic Parmesan Pull-Apart Bread Recipe is the perfect dinner side!<p>On the hunt for a delicious party appetizer, or tasty dinner side? …

Slow-Cooker Lasagna Soup

Enjoy all the flavors of lasagna, minus all of the work! ...MORE+ LESS-<p>Ingredients<p>Steps<p>Hide Images<p>Expert Tips<p>Serve this soup with a side of crusty …

Nutrition

Curious About Quantum Physics? Read These 10 Articles!

I've been fascinated by quantum physics since I was five. I have even written here about my enchantment with Bell's Theorem (see the article here). My mother brought me over to the large oak table in our home in Ann Arbor, Michigan. On it, she had spread out some papers by Erwin Schrödinger, the …

Grilled Flatiron Steak with Toasted Spice Vinaigrette

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 15 min<p>Total Time: 20 min<p>Let the steaks rest on top of the tomatoes. Their juices will commingle and make the dressing that much better.<p>July 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 ½ pounds flatiron or skirt steak, cut into 4 pieces<p>1 tablespoon olive oil<p>Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper<p>4 …

Cooking

3 Simple Ways to Make Zucchini Pasta

You could call any of these things "zucchini pasta," but when I talk about it, I almost always mean raw zucchini that has been sliced to look—and act—like noodles. The point of the dish isn't really to mimic a bowl of wheat pasta but rather to create a fresh, creative, and fun raw vegetable dish …

5 Surprisingly Delicious Uses For Coconut Oil

<i>This healthy fat can transform popcorn, garlic bread and even fried chicken, as these creative recipes from Sasha Seymour's new book Coconut Every Day show.</i><p>By Lynn Andriani

10 Things I’m Glad I Realized I Was Doing Wrong In Life (And How I Changed Them)

When I was younger, people told me I have a nervous stomach. What that really means is basically any social interaction — especially with someone I …

Mindfulness in Everyday Life: The Space Around Thoughts -- Mind the Gap

Life. Running here and there. Preoccupied with this and that. Swept away by one thought or another.<p>We barely have time enough to notice time passing, never mind the preposterous proposition, dare I say, to notice not just our thoughts, but the space around them: a momentary peripheral …

Meditation

This Video About Worry Will Really Make You Think

"Can you allow your mind to be quiet?"<p>British philosopher Alan Watts poses the question in his speech on worry, which he describes as "a mind in the grip of vicious circles." Tragedy & Hope wonderfully illustrates the cycle of worry in the video above, layering visual elements with Watts' original …

Why Are So Many Women Suffering from Exhaustion?

Things weren't much different on a recent trip with friends to Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The group had splurged on a chalet, complete with glass elevator and hot tubs. But as everyone lounged around the living room, Stephanie kept sneaking off to her room to check e-mail. "There were a few …

Five insights challenging science's unshakable 'truths'

<b>1 | Lifestyle can change genes</b><p>We have come to think that if something is "in our genes", it is our inevitable destiny. However, this is a gross oversimplification. We have each inherited a particular set of genes, but the outcome of that inheritance is not fixed. Our environment, diet and …