Are you pregnant or planning to get pregnant soon? Or maybe someone you know is pregnant and you would like to know more about the process they are going through in order to help them?  

The nine months of pregnancy can be one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life? Especially for first-time mothers, they will be going through new and at times strange experiences as they prepare for the birth of their child. But even mothers who have gone through the pregnancy before will still experience new things as every pregnancy is different.

There are times when it may feel challenging, such as when you get cravings that you cannot understand, or when your body goes through uncomfortable changes. While your doctors can readily answer any question you might have, the good news is that when they are not available, there are many resources that are just a click away that can answer those questions you might have.

Check out some of the resources below that can help with managing your pregnancy.

Checkpregnancy.com

This website can answer any question you might have about your pregnancy. With an array of categories ranging from fertility to labor to pregnancy care, they have an answer for it all. You can even check out their reviews of products that women use while expecting, while pregnant, and even products that are being used after giving birth, such as belly wraps and maternity support belts.

reCrib.com 

Part of welcoming your new baby is also buying all sorts of things for him or her. We’re talking cribs, beds, bouncy seats, changing tables and much more. When added up, these things can cost quite a lot. For mothers who would like the highest quality gear for their babies, but may be hesitant about spending too much money, you can check out this site. They sell gently used baby gear. Meaning, they are not brand new, but you can be sure that the previous owners have taken care of them and would still be safe enough to use for your own kids.

Kellymom 

Breastmilk is best for babies, and if you are determined to breastfeed your own, Kellymom is a very comprehensive resource for all things related to breastfeeding. There may be a lot of questions that you will have about the process of breastfeeding, especially after you’ve given birth. You can look up how milk production works, how breastfeeding benefits your babies. If you’re having a hard time producing milk, they also have tips and advice to help you with that.

The World Wide Web can be a great place to get support during your pregnancy. There are endless resources for would-be mothers. They just need not be overwhelmed with all the amount of information they would be getting. It’s also important to filter websites that may be questionable and may not provide the most accurate answers to their lingering questions.

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We all love a holiday. There’s nothing quite like sticking your out-of-office auto-responder on and knowing that, for the next week or so, you’re going to be relaxing and having fun with your family or partner. It’s all incredibly magical, bar one little thing – is anyone else getting bored with the same old hotel? These days, it doesn’t seem to matter where your destination is, the hotel room looks the same. It can be uninspiring and hardly something anyone will remember for years to come. That is, unless you decide to centre your holiday around a magical accommodation that everyone will adore.

Sound intriguing? Here are 7 magical and unusual places to stay in Europe:

TREEHOUSE HOTEL – GERMANY

treehouse hotel Germany

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Did you ever dream of having a treehouse when you were little? Germany’s Kulturinsel Einsiedel is a magical, enchanted, castle-esque tree-house hotel, comprised of nine whimsical tree houses. Set amongst a handcrafted fun park full of mysteries waiting to be discovered – tunnels, slides, animals, hot tubs and so much more – this place is simply awe-inspiring and will make all kids and adults feel like they’re on a real adventure. View Post

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Okay, straight up, this is a review of a bin. I’m not gonna lie to you.

But when is a bin more than a bin? When it’s a waste separation and recycling system.

The JosephJoseph Totem 6o waste separation and recycling system in fact. Like this one, which now lives in our kitchen:

JosephJoseph Totem 60 review

Ooooh!

As you know, we moved house a few weeks ago and although in some ways we have a lot more space, like a garage and a garden and a loft, we do have a smaller kitchen, and you can’t keep your kitchen bin in the loft can you? NOT handy when you’re cooking tea.

In fact, in the weeks leading up to the move I started to freak out a little bit about the kitchen. Fiance must have been sick to death of me talking about where we were going to put a table, and I’d say that by the time it came to moving day he was DONE with all talk of recycling storage options.

(I don’t blame him. I was BOOORING.)

In the old house we had a big space under a worktop where we could keep all that kitchen crap like carrier bags and recycling and potatoes, but in the new house we don’t have anything like that. What I needed was some kind of genius system where I could keep rubbish and sort recycling without it taking up any more space than a regular bin.

OH WELL HELLO JOSEPHJOSEPH TOTEM 60! View Post

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If we don’t support sustainable development right now, the next generation of people won’t be able to marvel at the wonders of the world. Therefore, we must do everything possible to help the environment thrive. You couldn’t be more wrong if you think that your contributions will be insignificant in the grand scheme of things. Every individual must play their part in helping the environment. How do you do that? Well, you can start with your mode of transportation.

Are you aware of the fact that transportation in America is responsible for more than 30 percent of carbon dioxide emissions produced by the nation? Here is another interesting fact for you—reports published by the American Public Transportation Association state that the public transportation is capable of saving 1.4 billion gallons of gasoline on a yearly basis, in turn, saving 1.5 million tons of carbon dioxide too! Unfortunately, only 12 percent of trips across the United States are made by public transportation; there should be something done to prevent this!

  1. Ride Sharing

In this contemporary world, you have the benefit of sharing cabs. So, instead of riding alone in a cab, why don’t you share one? If everyone does this, there will be less congestion on the roads, allowing people to get to their destinations quicker. Ride sharing also means that you will be sharing the fate of the ride with the other passengers. If everyone shares rides, it will mean that there will be fewer vehicles on the road, and if there are fewer vehicles, there will be less production of harmful intoxicants such as smog. The amount of gasoline used will also decrease tremendously. You won’t be getting your privacy, but you may just be able to create new bonds with your fellow passengers. For more information on Rideshare, you can visit Rydely.

  1. Acquiring only fuel efficient automobiles

You can help the environment by only driving around in fuel efficient automobiles. Therefore, you must ensure that the vehicle you wish to purchase has low greenhouse gas emissions. Opting for fuel efficient automobiles can not only be good for the environment, it can be good for your finances too. So, what are some examples of fuel efficient automobiles? You will do the environment a big favor if you use plug-in hybrid electric automobiles, electric automobile, hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, and cleaner burning gasoline vehicles etc. If you need more information on automobiles that are environmentally friendly, you can use EPA’s Green Vehicle Guide.

  1. Other ways you can help the environment.

How can you help the environment? Well, for a start, you can start driving less. Instead of using the car on all occasions, you should simply walk or start using a bicycle. And, if you must use your car, you must make the most of your trips. For instance, if your local supermarket is located in the vicinity of other places you must visit, you should get everything you need to do in one trip. When driving, it is also advisable for you to do so efficiently by going easy on the brakes and gas pedal. Maintaining your car frequently will also reduce emissions produced from your automobile.

 

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Post in association with Salter Cook.

I really enjoy a spot of baking. I find it relaxing – weighing out the ingredients, following the instructions and, of course, eating the mixture from the bowl with my hands.

(The best bit.)

Normally when I cook though it goes something like this:

  • Get all my ingredients out.
  • Okay, 100g of flour? Excellent.
  • Get to scales. How much flour was it again? Check in recipe.
  • Repeat for every ingredient.
  • Forget something crucial and don’t discover it until the end.
  • Every time I reach a new step, read through the whole recipe again to remember where I was.

It’s a bit of a kerfuffle.

What I really need is a helper. Someone to organise all my recipes for me, get the oven temperature sorted and tell the scales how much of everything I need so that I don’t have to remember. They could cross things off as I go through the recipe and then set a timer for me so I don’t get distracted looking at Instagram and burn my cookies.

WELL HANG ON A MINUTE!!

The Salter Cook app, pro bluetooth kitchen scale and bluetooth cooking thermometer do ALL OF THOSE THINGS! It’s like they were listening, and designed a range of products just for me.

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