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Iron and Pregnancy: Why You Need It, How Much, and How to Get It

There are few times you hear more about the importance of iron than during pregnancy. But have you ever wondered why this mineral is so crucial and how you can be sure you’re getting enough? Read on to find out more about iron’s role when you’ve got a bun in the oven.

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The Dos and Don’ts of Fighting a Fever

When your child’s temperature rises, you worry. But a fever is a sign that the body is battling germs. In fact it can be beneficial by kicking the immune system into high gear and creating a less-than-ideal environment for illness to thrive.

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The Things You Weren’t Expecting After Delivery

When a friend of mine packed her hospital bag before giving birth, she threw in a tunic and a pair of pre-pregnancy capris for heading home. But despite delivering a 7-pound bundle of joy, she still couldn’t squeeze herself into those capris when it was time to go. She left the hospital wearing the same […]

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Labor & Delivery: Signs of Real vs False Labor

Even moms who’ve been through it before can’t always tell when labor is starting. That’s because many of the early signs of labor are vague and easily misinterpreted: Are those cramps real contractions, or are they a result of the grande burrito you ate last night? Is that little trickle of fluid your water breaking, […]

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Baby’s First Winter: A Survival Guide

We tackle your worries about the cold season so you can keep your sweetie snuggly and healthy. My first child arrived in late December. It was freezing. There were snow and ice and atrocious windchills. The idea of venturing into the slippery, germ-infested cold with a newborn was not appealing. In fact, it terrified me. […]

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Zika Virus: Everything Pregnant Women Should Know

This mosquito-borne illness can threaten your unborn baby’s health. Here’s what you need to know about the Zika virus. If you’re pregnant – or trying to conceive – the Zika virus is probably a top-of-mind concern right now, and with good reason: this mosquito-borne virus is dominating headlines with its scary multi-country advance and potentially […]

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Slow-Cooker Recipes to Feed Your Super Bowl Crowd

  Enlist your Crock-Pot for easy eats on game day. With these mouthwatering Super Bowl recipes to enjoy your guests will all be winners, no matter who they’re cheering for. Touchdown!   Slow Cooker Spinach And Artichoke Dip Slow Cooker Spinach and Artichoke Dip   Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Meatballs Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Meatballs […]


First Fruits Homestead Nourishes Family

The following is written by the owners of First Fruits Homestead. We all want what’s best for our children. We go to great lengths to insure they get the best of everything from the start. We research, consult, and Google our minds to no end to insure they get the proper diet, stimulants, educations, experiences, […]

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How to Stay Rational While Trying to Conceive

  Before you started trying to get pregnant, you probably assumed that making a baby would be super simple. But, in truth, only a minority of couples will become pregnant on the first try and many couples find it difficult to conceive (more than five million people of childbearing age in the U.S. experience fertility […]


Planning Meals Leads to Better Health

It’s 2016… Happy New Year everyone! One of my goals for this year is to do a better job with meal planning and to try out some new and healthy recipes for my family. When I take time to plan ahead with my meals, we eat a wider variety of healthy foods… and it takes […]