That famous Marie Antoinette quote about cake and peasants was likely misconstrued, but this imperative for your own little plebeians isn’t—“Let them eat dirt!”, exhorts Dr. Jack Gilbert, director of the Microbiome Centre at the University of Chicago and coauthor of the book Dirt Is Good. Here—before you combust in sanitised indignation—is why.
The summer season is synonymous with picnics and frolics—usually in grassy, wooded areas. And such areas are synonymous with both harmless, and not so harmless creepy-crawlies. Ticks in particular are troublesome, because they could carry the bacterial infection Lyme disease. But rather than staying at home for fear of the bloodsuckers, here’s a safe (and far less miserable) way to protect your family against the dreaded tick.
It would be great to pretend life as a mum is more glamorous than feeding, cleaning, and mountains of laundry—but the reality is one continuous stretch of choredom. There are, however, some pretty genius hacks to make things less humdrum; here’s one for that mouldering pile of baby clothes we know that you know that we KNOW you’ve got hiding…
It seems there’s a daily new footnote to the list of things to avoid when pregnant—but fear not, it’s not as dire as it seems (or complicated). Here is the definitive dietary guide of what to wait to eat once the preggers period is over.
In short, a chemical pregnancy refers to an early miscarriage—generally close to the fifth week of being pregnant, and before you go for your first ultrasound.