More than ever, families everywhere are dealing with multi-generational caregiving all under one roof – and with all the challenges, issues and pleasures this entails.
Multi-generational households used to be the norm during the Great Depression. Today, families all across the country are dealing with childcare, caregiving for an elderly parent and all of the other aspects of running a successful household all within the same home.
According to the Pew Research Center, approximately 18% of Americans (or 57 million) live in a household with at least two adult generations. Their research also revealed that there has been a steady increase of mutigenerational households in the past decade, and at least one-in-four adult children expect that they will need to share a home with a parent at some point.
How prepared are you? That’s the question that Ready.gov wants to know in September during National Preparedness Month. Each year during this month, the U.S. government encourages everyone to prepare for common disasters or natural events that can put citizens and families at risk.
Here in Florida, fires and storms can be pretty common. But there are other disasters that can threaten your home or your family. You can get ready now and prepare for anything by using these three tips:
Stretching may seem simple, in fact, so simple that people entirely forget to do it.
But whether you’re a marathon runner or a Netflix marathoner, stretching can do you a world of good. The problem is that there is a lot of misinformation out there about stretching, so much so that some people forget it.
How many fruits and vegetables should I eat each day? That’s a great question – and the answer depends on who you are, how old you are and how much you weigh. Recommended daily amounts can range from 1 cup of fruits and 1 cup of vegetables for 2-3 year olds to 2 cups of fruits and 3 cups of vegetables for grown men.
While it used to be that “5 A Day” was enough for fruits and vegetables according to government standards, now the CDC is encouraging people to eat “more” of it all. The “Fruits and Veggies – More Matters” campaign is a reminder that adults and kids need to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables to get the nutrients that they need.
Cholesterol is an important part of your health – but it needs to be present at the right levels.
That’s why it’s so important to check – and keep in check – your cholesterol. High blood cholesterol can point to an increased risk for heart disease and stroke. But by taking steps to get your cholesterol checked and working on habits that lower bad cholesterol, you may be able to keep things in check for years to come.
Are you looking for something new beyond the typical race or marathon to do this October to raise awareness about breast cancer and prevention? There are many ways you can make a difference in the fight against breast cancer – and it’s never too late to lend your support to the cause. Supporting breast cancer research can help save lives.
Think that going to a nail salon is no big deal? Think again!
If a nail salon doesn’t keep high standards for its environment, then your likelihood of catching an infection can be really high as well. Nail salons are perfect breeding grounds for bacteria, viruses, fungus and other nasty specimens that can ruin your day. Footbaths, manicure tools and other equipment can easily transmit other people’s problems to your feet and hands.
Although it’s impossible to tell how common nail salon infections can be, you should always err on the side of safety. You need to be sure your salon is safe and clean before you allow them to polish your nails.
It’s a tough job to be a new parent to begin with, but when you add in the confusion over vaccines it can be even more difficult. As actress Amanda Peet shares, when she and her husband were preparing for the arrival their first baby, they started getting warnings from their friends about vaccine and vaccine dangers.
“We had never thought about not vaccinating, but when we went online to educate ourselves on vaccines, we found website after website warning us about their dangers. We took the time to speak with several doctors about our concerns and they recommended that we explore several reputable websites,” she shared in an exclusive article, “What became clear to us after all of our research was that scientists around the world clearly refuted any connection between vaccines and autism and other disorders.”
Peet’s struggle is the same that many parents face as they get closer to the birth of their babies. Getting children vaccinated on time, with all of the proper vaccines, has become a large topic of debate. Thanks to a handful of celebrities that claim that there are “too many” vaccines “too soon” many parents are questioning something that has been an important milestone in modern medicine – and as our development as a species.