How To Cope With A Fear Of The Dentist

The following article was written and contributed by a partner. One in six Australian adults is afraid to visit the dentist. This shows that you are not alone! However, this fear can stop you seeking out proper medical care when needed and to help prevent issues developing. While it’s great to know you’re not alone in your fears, it is important to learn how to overcome your fear and get the dental help you need. Understanding the Processes Often fear of a dentist is because a procedure needs to be completed and you’re not confident about the procedure, or you think it will be very painful. This is particularly true for root canal; it is not as painful as you think it will be. The better you understand what is going to happen the easier it will be to deal with. Finding the Right Dentist It is also important to find the right dentist, this is one that will be sympathetic to your fears and will work through each step of the process with you. This can remove your phobia … [Read more...]

20 Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

This article contributed by one of this blog's partners. Now that you’re expecting, it’s important to look after yourself. If changes feel difficult, keep in mind that they benefit your little one! Here are 20 quick tips for a healthy pregnancy.  Healthy Pregnancy Tips Be sure to get an ultrasound early on to ensure that your baby’s development is progressing normally. It’s normal to get one around week 9 although anytime between 8 and 12 weeks is considered standard. Not a fan of fruits and vegetables? Now is a great time to start adding them to your diet. Create a healthy exercise habit if you haven’t done so already. Remember to get your doctor’s OK before beginning, and ease your way into your new activity to prevent sore muscles. If you smoke, stop right away. Get support if you need it. Take prenatal vitamins, and ensure that your brand contains at least 400 mcg of folic acid. Avoid exposure to chemicals that could harm you or your baby. Have a cat? … [Read more...]

Magical Blogorail ~ Tips For Your First Disney World Trip

Welcome to those of you joining me from Disney Donna Kay and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 4th stop on our Magical Blogorail.  Today, it's tips for your first Disney World trip! This topic is always a fun thing to read about.  Although it can be admittedly daunting to a first timer, hang in there... scoping out and planning your Disney vacation can be half the fun!  And for those who've planned many a Disney trip, you never know when you'll pick up a new idea, right? Best Tips for your First Disney World Trip Since I put a Disney face on most of my social media accounts, I receive regular inquiries on this exact topic.  I love to write those emails, excitedly customizing my ideas for the ages of their kids.  But there are definitely some common threads throughout my Disney trip planning advice. Here are my best tips for your first Disney World trip: Tip #1:  Order Customized Maps More of an anticipation builder than anything, my daughter and I love Disney's … [Read more...]