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Doctor insights on: How Stay At Home Moms Stay Skinny

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50 years mom almost skinny.All blood tests are fine.I heard that ensure milk good for gaining weight.Is that right?How long it takes to gain weight?

50 years mom almost skinny.All blood tests are fine.I heard that ensure milk good for gaining weight.Is that right?How long it takes to gain weight?

Many ways to gain we: Ensure is a dietary supplement. It is good source of calories. But there are many simple, more natural foods which can achieve this goal. All airy products(milk, yogurt, ice cream and milk shakes) are great source of extra calories. So is meat, eggs and nuts. Add an extra bed time snack to her 3 meals a day schedule which will help also. ...Read more

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What can stunt my growth: smoking hookah daily? Lose of mother at 3 yo? Poor diet due to lack of mom? Poor excercize? I'm 5f8 skinny dad's 5f9 and big

What can stunt my growth: smoking hookah daily? Lose of mother at 3 yo? Poor diet due to lack of mom? Poor excercize? I'm 5f8 skinny dad's 5f9 and big

Normal Growth: It sure sounds like your growth was not stunted. Not in the data you provided. I would be interested to have you include your maternal family body habits. Just because you are a male does not in any way mean you will be just like your father. ...Read more

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How can I transition best to being a stay-at-home mom?

How can I transition best to being a stay-at-home mom?

Stay connected, etc.: I suggest staying connected digitally with people known irl and connect with moms in similar situations on sites that protect privacy and confidentiality. Allow an hour per day for oneself during naps. ...Read more

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Please describe a good diet for a stay at home mom of 2?

Please describe a good diet for a stay at home mom of 2?

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

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How do I tell my boss that I want to be a stay at home mom?

How do I tell my boss that I want to be a stay at home mom?

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 more

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What do I do if the baby I sit for clings to me when mom comes home?

What do I do if the baby I sit for clings to me when mom comes home?

It's normal.: When this happens with my kids, the usually sitter gives a quick hug to our baby, and then hands him over without any fanfare or long goodbyes or drama. Very businesslike. If you and his mom put on a dramatic show, the kid thinks it's a dramatic event. And even if he does cry, it's normal - he's obviously formed an attachment to you, which means you're doing a great job! ...Read more