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Throughout your pregnancy, you eat the right foods, drink plenty of fluids, rest and try to keep stress to a minimum. You might think once your baby arrives that you can relax your self-care regimen, but caring for yourself should remain a top priority to ensure the health of both of you.

Monday, 08 February 2016 14:15

More Than Baby Blues: When a Friend Has PMD

Written by Ruth Hanley


Post-partum mood disorder (PMD) is the number one complication with childbirth.

It affects fifteen to twenty percent of new mothers and is often undiagnosed in women, leaving new moms worrying and wondering why they don’t feel “normal”.

Monday, 08 February 2016 13:52

5 Ways to Fuel Family Love

Written by Sara Marchessault

Six to eight weeks after the December holidays Valentine’s Day pops into our winter, giving us another bright spot to warm this season. It’s a time for love and sweets, date nights, and classroom Valentine parties.

The best way to make a positive impact on the girl vs. girl trend sweeping the nation is to address and redirect mean girl behavior in our daughters. Like many mothers of daughters I polled, I started noticing mean girl behavior early in my daughter’s school experience.

Ironically, the behavior wasn’t coming from acquaintances, but from girls my daughter considered friends.

Thursday, 31 December 2015 16:41

15 Ways to Banish Winter Blues

Written by Christina Katz

Even if the weather outside is not frightful, the blues can take a parent down any time during the darker months of winter. If you are subject to the holiday blahs, a post-holiday crash, or gloomy moods all winter long, this list of blues-busters can come to your emotional rescue.

Thinking about sending your child to private school? There are many reasons why you should consider this option. What is important as you begin this process is not to reinvent the wheel. Most of us parents have had the same concerns as you are having about your child’s education. We all want our children to receive the very best education possible so that they are positioned for success in later life.

Tuesday, 01 December 2015 11:38

Meet the Families of the Year

Written by Allison K. Rouse

For 27 years, the Family Guidance Center of Alabama has sponsored Families of the Year Awards, recognizing outstanding families nominated for exceptional family teamwork, individual growth and family involvement. This year three families from Alabama’s River Region were honored at a special ceremony at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts on November 15.

Do your boys prefer to duke it out rather than talk it out? Raising brothers to work out conflict respectfully despite wildly different personalities or fierce competitive streaks can prove challenging. But set a positive example, and you’ll find that nurturing brotherly love isn’t impossible!

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