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Boredom Busters For Stay At Home Moms
Be straightforward: Just tell your boss that you want to stay home. In most of this country it's normal and accepted to stay home with your kids while they're small. I don't think anyone will give you a hard time, at least not to your face. When i interviewed for med school i remember one professor saying that if a woman wanted to stay home and raise her kids, she was doing something more worthwhile than medicine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Honesty: In my experience, honesty is the best policy. If you feel or "sense" that there is infidelity then you should confront your partner in an honest and caring fashion. Don't forget, you could be wrong. Sorry you have to deal with this. Good luck and i hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Healthy choices: 5-7 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. 3-5 ounces of lean meat, chicken or fish as protein, or eggs, or 1 cup of milk. Complex carbohydrates in the form of whole grains, should make up 1/4 of your plate servings. 1/2 your plate should be fresh fruits and or vegetables. And 1/4 of your plate should be protein. Beans and legumes are also healthy carbohydrates. Avoid too much fat, fried foods. ...Read more
Hi, I'm a stay-at-home mom of 2 small children. I eat too much and can't organise my time to live healthier. How can I be more motivated?
Find time for you: When you are caring for small children it can seem impossible to make time for yourself, but it is crucial that you have time for yourself in order to stay motivated and active for your children. Eating right and exercise can really help in dealling with unmotivated feelings. Talk to your doctor about your feelings. You might be depressed and it is so important to get treated. Best wishes to you. ...Read more
Aftr prgnncy nd C-Sction my lowr Back Hurts alot. Am stay at home mom nd if i stand for few hrs while cooking etc my back strt hurtng, wat should I do?
Strengthen muscles: I suggest you start doing exercises to strengthen your lower back. After csection/surgery your body needs time to recover and heal and during that time you may be deconditioned. Yoga. Stretching and Pilates are excellent ways to get your lower back and core strengthened. Good luck! ...Read more
What are the pros and cons in terms of a child's development of having a stay-at-home mom or a working mom?
Many variables: More one-on-one nurturing is better than less. Parents usually do a better job with this than others. ...Read more
Exercise: It is commendable that you are looking for opportunities to exercise while raising your family. Treadmill at home is an excellent way to get yourself some aerobic exercise. Most of my patients who do this find that the early morning hours are the best time, before the children wake up and before you start your full day. Good luck! ...Read more
Complicated: In the early months/years family care will give the child more individual attention. Older toddlers/children can benefit from the social stimulation of daycare. The decision has to be what's best for your family emotional/economically. First two sons home cared by father - second set daycare and I see no difference in their development. Be sure to research a daycare facility thoroughly. http://www.livestrong.com/article/72423-daycare-vs.-stay-home-parent/ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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