When I found out I was pregnant with my first child, I had a slight panic attack thinking about when I would have to start potty training. The whole idea of potty training just grossed me out and seemed like an impossible task. Now, after successfully training two children and almost finished with training my third child, I find potty training to be a piece of cake. A lot of parents are apprehensive and fearful of this time in early childhood, so here are some of my suggestions for making the transition from diapers to underwear a smooth one for everyone involved:
#1: Pull-ups are NOT underwear
Yes, I know pull-ups are marketed for "big kids", to help transition from diapers to real underwear, and pull-ups are put on like real underwear, the wearer must step into them and pull them up. Let's be frank though, pull-ups are made of essentially the same material as diapers, and they look a lot like diapers, so much so that if you were to try to put one on my 2 1/2 year old she would tell
When I found out I was pregnant with my first child, I had a slight panic attack thinking about when I would have to start potty training. The whole idea of potty training just grossed me out and seemed like an impossible task. Now, after successfully training two children and almost finished with training my third child, I find potty training to be a piece of cake. A lot of parents are apprehensive and fearful of this time in early childhood, so here are some of my suggestions for making the transition from diapers to underwear a smooth one for everyone involved:Read More »from Potty Training: Easy Steps to Success
When Shine introduced the Women Who Shine contest, we knew we'd hear about incredible women doing amazing things in their communities. More than 1,400 people were nominated as Women Who Shine. We encourage you to read about these phenomenal nominees. And we thank you for taking the time to nominate those special women in your life who have made such an impact in your world.Read More »from Women Who Shine: And the Winner Is.
Women Who Shine Grand Prize winner Maria VitoriaYou, Shine readers, voted. We are beyond excited to introduce the Grand Prize winner, Mariah Vitoria, who was nominated in the category of Public Service.
How does Mariah shine?
According to her nominator, Mariah has logged more than 650 hours of volunteering for a variety of activities, including blood drives, school and church fundraisers, and a a children's camp. She also has spent the past two years helping to secure more than $20,000 in donations for local schools to help fund campus improvements and student activities. Says her nominator:
"I call her [Mariah] superwoman, because she takes everyday and works
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My father experienced his first heart attack at the age of 42 in 1963. He was a very strong, dynamic, and accomplished businessman, loving father, and husband. In those days, doctors could only prescribe a stringent, low fat diet, the use of margarine instead of butter 1 , and exercise. There were no medications available to clear or slow the clogging of his arteries. At 48, Dad was sent to Houston where Dr. Denton Cooley performed open-heart surgery on him. I remember our family, crowded around my Dad's bedside, while listening to Dr. Cooley explain that high cholesterol results in clogged arteries, and that high cholesterol was hereditary. I was a young teenager at the time, feeling invincible, and not making the connection that this news had any bearing on my life in any way.
After the surgery, when we arrived back in Tucson, my parents insisted that I have my cholesterol checked. When I heard the results, I thought the lab had confused my fathers test results with mine.Read More »from Menopause Mondays: Women and the Prevention of Heart Disease
Well, the election is over, obama won. and we filthy americans have to continue on with our democratic lives as though nothing changed.Read More »from Shelly, the Ultimate Internet Meltdown
we'll eat, drink, be generally irritating and -oh, what's that? Oh yes! i forgot that post elections are often full of internet fallout from the losers! and 50 percent of the country lost! surely we have something to gawk and and give viral credence, am i right?
BEHOLD! as i show you the ultimate display of pure viral online hypocrisy as only I, wolf banderson, and the internet can show!
That link goes to a video known as, obama won, i'm pissed, this ain't pretty.
now the woman in question isn't viral because she made a point, she made none. indeed, she's fast becoming viral because even though she's a deranged irish psychopath on god knows how many schnaps who happened to voice her opinion on the internet.
she's the only person who had the courage to do that, and while i commend her for adding yet
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Here's Something To Feel Good About Today!
"You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you." Sarah Ban Breathnach
Try this experiment. The next time you are feeling irritated, angry or unhappy, stop your thoughts. Clear your mind and write down six things you are grateful for. I promise you will experience a positive shift soon as you begin to say Thank You!
Today was one of those days when everything bothered me. I was frustrated and angry when I began to complain to my husband. READ MORERead More »from Practice Daily Gratitude
Statistics show that women are living in utter poverty to this day, women working full-time year round get paid 77 cents for every dollar paid to their male counterparts and the wage gap has been stagnant over the last decade. In 2011 African American women working full time year round were paid 64 cents and Hispanic women only 55 cents for every dollar paid to white non-Hispanic men.
The poverty rate among women rose to 14.5 percent in 2010, up from 13.9 percent in 2009, the highest in 17 years. According to the 2010 US Census Bureau the "extreme poverty rate" among women was the highest ever recorded. Single mothers are having the hardest time of all, more than 40 percent of women who head families are now living in poverty. Over a forty year, working career, the average women loses over $400,000, as a result of the wage gap. More than forty percent of the wage gap cannot be explained by occupation, work experience, race, or union membership.
Tiffani Chanil shares how sheRead More »from What About Our Daughters?
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So here I am. I'm 28 years old, unemployed, staying in my parents' spare bedroom, and someday, if I'm lucky, Lifetime will do a movie of the week about my disordered eating habits. I know it's pathetic, but I joined Match.com just so I could anonymously judge the pictures of 8 or 9 men a day. Truthfully, if I had to look at photos of all of the men I have ever dated on some website before I met them, most of them would never had made the cut. No, all of the men I have dated or slept with for longer than a week, have all had the same draw, the same appeal, and it wasn't a winning smile or bulging biceps. They were already madly in love...with themselves. I was just recently dumped by a man because he wanted to spend more time with the love of his life (himself) and more time doing things that brought him joy like spear fishing and 22 year old girls. I wish I were kidding, but these were essentially his reasons for breaking up with me.Read More »from Single, Broke, and Addicted to Processed Cheese
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With the release of his new video "Hold Me Down" Mrage512 is keeping hiphop music in existence with the mellow sound and heavy guitar drop in the beat. Work has truly been put into this new track that released early than expected. I guess even he couldn't hold it down!
Just as his line states, 'The satisfaction mixed with exhaustion. I'm more into sustaining, not really into flossin..' Mirage512's hard work is definitely paying off. Austin Hiphop is still maintaining and I look forward to what new music all the artist have to offer in the coming year. - Shani Fenderson, Contributor
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Mayor Michael BloombergWhen will the citizens of New York get the message? When will they realize that New York City Mayor Michael "Gloomberg" Bloomberg is only in it for his personal agenda? During the Sandy crisis, Mayor Bloomberg has told the world New York will not accept food donations because its contents cannot be checked for high fat and sodium content.
During a time when families have been wiped out financially, Mayor Bloomberg has stepped on their emotions, psyche, and spirits while sitting nice and comfy in his mansion, staring down from his tower looking upon the lowly New York serfs. What a shameful act. What a despicable decision to make during New Yorkers' time of need. Is there no shame to Gloomberg's game?
It goes to show that when unadulterated political power is given to an individual he can become a runaway train destroying lives along the way. After all is said and done, how will New Yorkers feel about their infallible dictator? Will they re-elect the autocrat who decidesRead More »from Mayor "Gloomberg": New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg Refuses Food Donations for Hurricane Sandy Survivors
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