7 Ways to Save Money on Back to School Clothes

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Does the idea of back to school shopping have you seeing dollar signs? If so, don’t fret just yet! Building a back to school wardrobe doesn’t need to be expensive or overwhelming. With a little planning ahead and shopping savvy, you can get the clothing your children need at an affordable cost and in minimal time. Here are 7 ways to save money on back to school clothes and take … [Read more...]

7 Creative Uses for Kiddie Pools

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This is the time of year where kiddie pools are being sold everywhere, and at reasonable prices too. You can find a standard kiddie pool for less than $10, making them a great value! And while kiddie pools are fantastic for the kiddies to splash in, there are other fun ways to use them as well. Take a look below at 7 creative uses for kiddie pools that you can try this summer! … [Read more...]

How Old is Too Young and How Young is Too Old?


If the title of this blog is puzzling to you, please bear with me for the time being. Let’s start from the beginning. At birth, a baby girl is born with a pool of about 1,000,000 potential eggs in her ovaries. By the time of her first menstrual period, between 11 and 13 years of age in the majority of cases, only about 300,000 can still become potential eggs for … [Read more...]

3 Great Ways to Keep Your Children Busy Without an iPad


We've partnered with 4over4.com to share this awesome information. Most children born in the 21st century are overexposed to technology. They are highly proficient using iPads even before they can speak. A new study by Common Sense Media states that 38 percent of kids under the age of 2 are using tablets or smartphones before they can string a sentence … [Read more...]

Creative Ways to Use Old or Broken Crayons

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If you have kids, you have crayons! Kids and crayons seem to go hand and hand, and if your home is like most with little ones, you have an abundance of broken and discarded crayons in desperate search of a new home. Your first instinct may be to pitch these pieces of colorful wax, but hang on a second there. Take a look below at ways to use old or broken crayons and give those … [Read more...]

Our World Before Birth


The evolution of our understanding the development of the baby prior to birth is a fascinating and ongoing story in obstetrics. It is fair to say that during the first half of the 20th century, the general consensus was that the pregnant uterus was protective and inviolable. What we knew about the fetus was minimal and much of it was wrong. The advent of the amniocentesis in … [Read more...]

The Adoption Option


Most people know someone who was adopted--someone who has enjoyed a great life filled with opportunities. And, someone who is grateful to their biological parents for choosing what they believed was best for their baby. Still, it is not an easy choice. If you have recently discovered that you are pregnant and are not sure if you are ready for motherhood, there are a few … [Read more...]

Virginia’s Score

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By Silvio Aladjem MD Prenatal Care was nonexistent at the dawn of the 20th century. The first clinics for prenatal care were opened in Boston in 1900. A few nurses and doctors thought it would be a good idea to see pregnant patients throughout pregnancy. The hope was to be able to detect a rise in blood pressure and make an early diagnosis of toxemia, now known as … [Read more...]

7 Outdoor Activities Your Nanny Can Encourage

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Wishing your nanny would spend more time doing outdoor activities with the kids? Encourage your nanny to try some of these favorites next time she’s in charge: 1. Go for a Picnic – Ask her to pack a picnic lunch and find a special outdoor location to enjoy a meal together with the kids. She can bring along a Frisbee or ball and enjoy playing around a bit too. Encourage them … [Read more...]

Dr. Silvio Aladjem Answers Your Questions ~ June/2014

Dr. Silvio Aladjem answers your questions

The doctor is in! Every month Imperfect Women is partnering with Dr. Silvio Aladjem to bring you a column featuring Dr. Aladjem answering your questions of medical interest related to pregnancy. We are excited to bring you this feature and hope that you are able to benefit from it. Question from S. Y:  I have a chocolate cyst. It is 3 cm. and I want to know if it will … [Read more...]