Category: Parenting

Sleepy teenager asleep on books

Teens and Sleep – How Much Do They Need?

Sleep deprivation is a precursor for all kinds of unpleasant symptoms, including poor or risky decision-making, moodiness and irritability, and lack of energy. Does that sound like your teen? While healthy nutrition and regular exercise are certainly part of the equation, examine how much sleep your teen gets on average.

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5 of Our Favorite Parenting Apps

There are only so many apps one can use regularly, and there are thousands of parenting apps to choose from. So how does a parent or guardian decide which parenting apps are worth installing and which aren’t?

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parenting burnout

Signs That You Might Have Parenting Burnout

Most of us knew parenting wouldn’t be easy, but it’s impossible to understand the rigors of the job until you’re swimming (or dog paddling) in the midst of it. Parenting burnout is a real thing, and if you’re not careful, parenting fatigue and burnout have negative impacts on your health and well-being – as well as the well-being of your family.

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Feeling Great in the Body You Have

Our job as healthcare providers is to inform, educate, empower, and inspire patients (and their families) to be proactive about overall health and well-being. We also want to provide patient families with everything they need to make confident choices about healthcare and treatment options.

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Two young mothers with babies

5 New Mom Groups in Portland

In addition to having a great excuse to get out of the house with your little one, new mom’s groups are often the place where lifetime friendships are formed. Babies and toddlers are welcome, and while you’re there, you’ll have access to compassionate advice from experienced moms to help you with breastfeeding issues, forming good sleep habits, and a wealth of other knowledgeable mom hacks.

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Teaching Our Kids About Gratitude

As we head into a season focusing on gratitude, it’s worth paying attention to the lessons we teach our children about thankfulness. What does it mean to be thankful in a genuine way?

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