Square Foot Gardening

Square Foot Gardening Not such a very new concept, but a great one for beginners Square foot gardening methods have been around for decades. They are fabulous, even if they are a bit square.  If this method of gardening is so great, and has the benefit of being time tested why haven’t more people adopted […]

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Raised Bed Gardening

Raised Bed Gardening The best of both worlds Looking at the typical family garden a hundred years ago would have found your eyes roaming over a huge chunk of land dedicated to growing all the veggies the family would need. These gardens were bigger than most building lots in today’s tightly packed neighborhoods. In spite […]

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Organic Gardening

Organic Gardening Getting the most from your seeds, soil and buck It is safe to say that the organic trend isn’t going to be just a flash in the pan.  Every time you visit any sort of shopping center you will find a large selection of products labeled “organic”. You can find anything from t-shirts […]

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Kids Vegetable Gardening

Kids Vegetable Gardening

Kids Vegetable Gardening When we were young we always looked forward to that magical day in May when coming home from school to find Dad in the back yard with the garden map and seed packets littering the grass all around him. This meant it was gardening day. We loved it, and always knew that […]

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Container Gardening

Container Gardening Careful selection and preparation of the container is key Yard sizes are shrinking and there is no room for a traditional garden. You would like your plants to move from indoors to outdoors. Hanging flowers on your deck are beautiful and add just the right touch. Maybe the sun exposure requires your plants […]

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Risk of Gall Stones

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Gallstones – High Risk Groups There are several populations of people who have exhibit a higher risk of gall stones and related symptoms at a higher rate than the general population. Are You Pregnant? Do you use Horomone Replacement Therapy? Do you take Birth Control Pills? Do you take drugs to lower your cholesterol? Are […]

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Checklists

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Checklists   For those of us who are still pen and paper list writers, apps just don’t give us that “I’m organized” feeling. Enter prinable checklists. They’ll help to keep you organized and sane. Why try to remember everything you need to do for a big event or a small grocery shopping trip when you […]

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House Cleaning Checklist Daily and Weekly

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House Cleaning Checklist – Daily & Weekly   Daily Cleaning Checklist   · Make beds · Vacuum · Laundry · Quick clean bathrooms (use wipes or Windex/paper towels) · Dishes · MomsWhoThink.com Time · Weekly chores · Declutter for 10 minutes in one room       Weekly Cleaning Checklist   · Strip beds and […]

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Abnormal Pap Smear

Abnormal Pap Smear On a list of items you desire to be ‘normal’ Pap smear results of your would top the list. An abnormal pap smear can be scary. In case you are not familiar with the term, a pap smear is a routine test conducted by a woman’s doctor to screen for cancer and […]

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome What is it? As the word ‘polycystic’ suggests, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a condition in which the ovaries develop multiple cysts. Cysts are a normal part of the maturation of the egg during the ovulation cycle. For up to 10% of women this for some reason goes wrong. The eggs and cysts […]

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Yeast Infection Symptoms

Yeast Infection Symptoms What are yeast infection symptoms? We know a little yeast is normal, but a lot can become quite a problem. The existence and growth of yeast in a woman’s more sensitive areas is quite common. At least 20% of women have yeast naturally occurring in their systems. There is only a problem […]

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Uterine Fibroids

Uterine Fibroids Uterine fibroids are not the kind of ‘bun’ most of us expect to find growing in the oven What are they? A uterine fibroid tumor may sound very scary. Generally it is not an uncommon or alarming condition. As many as one in four women have fibroid growths at some point in their […]

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Breast Cyst

Breast Cyst A breast cyst can be a lumpy riddle. Breast lumps are not all indicative of cancer, but vigilance is best. Breast cysts differ from lumps, and are not nearly as scary. Only one in 1000 cysts turns out to be tumorous, and even fewer of those are malignant. Having breast cysts does not […]

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Vaginal Warts

Vaginal Warts A frank, no blushing allowed, conversation about vaginal warts. What are they? Well, as the name implies vaginal warts, more commonly known as genital warts, are located on or around the genitals and can extend to the rectal area of the body. The condition affects both men and women. Although they are caused […]

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Brown Vaginal Discharge

Brown Vaginal Discharge Not all cases of brown vaginal discharge are cause for concern. As a woman you are probably aware of the general condition of any discharge ‘down there’. The range of discharge runs the gamut between annoying, embarrassing or inconvenient. Every once in a while however what you notice in your private hygiene […]

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Endometriosis Symptoms

Endometriosis Symptoms Many of us have heard the term endometriosis and many wonder if they have endometriosis symptoms. It is tossed about in casual conversation like head ache and sprain ankle. But what exactly is it? Unless you have had cause to investigate further than your casual conversations your knowledge is probably limited to fertility […]

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Vaginal Itching

Vaginal Itching Vaginal itching is definitely a very personal itch. It is difficult to stop yourself from scratching an itch, what do you do when the itch is in a most sensitive area. Vaginal itching can be a source of great physical discomfort and embarrassment. Don’t feel alone most women at one time or another […]

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Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Fibromyalgia Symptoms I had no idea what to fibromyalgia symptoms were until I married. My mother in law, a woman who knows no such thing as defeat, had just been diagnosed with this disease. I had never even heard the word and it took us all a while to learn how to pronounce it, much […]

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High Protein Foods

High Protein Foods Why should you care which foods are high protein foods? Protein is the most basic building block of all the tissues in the body. Still don’t think that’s important? Do you want shiny luxurious hair or smooth skin or strong bones and muscles? It isn’t going to happen unless you supply your […]

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High-Potassium-Foods

Foods High In Potassium

Foods High In Potassium Why look for foods high in potassium? Because potassium is a vital mineral like calcium and magnesium, but necessary and often overlooked. Potassium is an unassuming nutrient that often goes unheralded, unless you are trying to sell bananas. Then you scream about how high the potassium content is. But the general […]

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High Fiber Foods

High Fiber Foods High Fiber Foods! Your new best friends everyday for a strong, healthy happy body. With all the fiber press lately, you’d may wonder what all the hoopla is about. Especially now that we’re all supposed to get 50 grams of fiber per day. Most people currently get only 15-20 grams per day! […]

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Temper Tantrums

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Tantrums Now!, No!, Mine! The simple signs that forecast a storm might just be brewing. From an adult perspective the life of an infant or toddler may seem easy.  Your meals are prepared for you and often spoon fed to you.  Your clothes, diapers and other hygiene needs are all met with very little effort […]

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Height Weight Chart

Height Weight Chart The following height weight chart has become a standard for many people. It is the table that was created by the Met Life Insurance Company in the early 1940s to assess health risk factors. People began to adopt the height weight chart as a tool to determine their ideal weight. The latest […]

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BMI Chart

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BMI Chart (The actual BMI chart is down below) The BMI chart gives you your BMI, which is a number that comes from using a calculation based on a person’s weight and height. BMI is a good indicator of body “fatness” even though it doesn’t measure it directly (as gyms and physicians do with body […]

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