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7 Signs That Your Child Needs Emergency Medical Services

Whether they pick up a virus from another student at school or fall off of their bike, all kids get sick or injured on occasion. Most of the time a child’s illness or injury can be treated at home with basic first aid, good nutrition, fluids and rest, often with the help of over the counter medications. But there are times when a child becomes ill or gets hurt and he or she needs emergency care

7 Signs That Your Child Needs Emergency Medical Services

There will be times when a child’s need for a trip to the emergency room is obvious to a parent or teacher, such as when he or she has broken a bone. But there are other times when the need to take a child to the hospital or urgent care clinic might not be so apparent, especially for first time parents who do not have a lot of experience dealing with children’s medical care. [Read more…]

Important Things To Remember Before Buying A Car For Your Teen

As soon as your children enter their teen years, their needs and wants change. Gone are the days where they ask you to buy them toys or a trip to Chuck-E-Cheese for their birthday. When your children become teenagers, they may ask you for bigger things, and one of them is a car. As parents, we only want what’s best for our children. We want to keep them safe for as long as we can. That’s why some parents hesitate to give in to their teenager’s wish for a car. To alleviate your fears, here are some essential things to remember before you buy your teen a car: 

Important Things To Remember Before Buying A Car For Your Teen

Car Safety 

The very first thing you must remember is your child’s safety. While choosing a car, you have to ensure that it will be safe for your child to drive. You should not immediately give in to your child’s request for a model of car without checking out if it has passed safety ratings. Does it have safety features like hands-free calling? Include these items in your list of what you would want in your child’s first car.  [Read more…]

How Much Does It Cost To Have A Baby?

If you’re currently pregnant or thinking ahead to having a baby, you may be lost in the glow of being a new parent. It’s a magical time, but at the same time, it can be stressful. Having a new baby can be expensive, and it can lead to not only new costs you might not have thought of but it can also increase the cost of things you’re already paying for. 

For example, while your car insurance won’t increase when you have a baby, your health insurance will. Additionally, while a new baby might not increase your car insurance now when that baby becomes a teen driver, those costs will skyrocket.  

How Much Does It Cost To Have A Baby?

This is just the tip of the iceberg, and the following are some of the costs associated with having a new baby.  [Read more…]

Managing Stress As A New Mom

Having a new baby is stressful. They cry a lot, they require a lot of care, and you may feel frazzled more often than not. You may start comparing yourself to other moms who seem to have it all together, and feel like you’re not doing enough. The truth is, most mothers feel like that, even the ones who seem to have it all together. The days following your discharge from the hospital after giving birth can be rough but hang in there. Better days are coming. 

Managing Stress As A New Mom

Rest Whenever Possible 

People always say that it’s important to rest when the baby does. You may feel like that’s impossible because you have a million and one things you need to do during that time. Taking care of yourself should be your priority because your little one is counting on you to take care of them and nurture them. With a brand new baby, chances are, you are up a lot during the night so you’re not getting enough sleep. Sleep whenever possible.  [Read more…]