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Simple Ways to Support Your Pregnant Wife

As a mom of three cute girls, I can tell you that any pregnant woman needs support from her family and especially the husband. Handling cravings is not an easy task. Pregnancy can be delicate as the woman’s body undergoes several changes from experiencing morning sickness to feeling dizzy. That is the reason every woman needs the support of her husband during pregnancy. While fathers may not do everything, there are several ways they can support their wives and help make the pregnancy journey exciting. Check some of the ways my husband supported me during pregnancy below. 

Handling house chores 

House chores are considered the work of women, but do you know many can do them better than women? If your wife is pregnant, this is where you come in and support her during this exciting period. As the pregnancy continues to grow, it may become hard to handle some of the house tasks. Husbands can help in handling some tasks such as mopping, cleaning tubs, and vacuuming may help ease anxiety and stress on the pregnant mom. 

Understanding the wife’s desires 

It can be hard to live in the same house or walk around with a pregnant mom because of her crazy cravings. But the husband should learn to understand their wives. If you have a child, you can attest to this. However, if you thought pregnant ladies do this intentionally, you are wrong. Pregnancy can turn a woman into something else. All of a sudden, she will stop taking her favorite dish or crave for something she never ate before. But that is that is her world. Husbands should avoid asking questions.  

If the wife says she cannot finish her food, do not question her. If she is opposed to drinking yogurt, let her be, do not ask her why. Understand her cravings and avoiding eating the food she is sensitive to when she sees you. It might be when she sees or smells such foods she gets irritated. If you see a horizontal line on her belly, do not ask why and when did the lines nigra appear. 

Pay attention to her 

During my previous pregnancy, I used to talk a lot even when my husband wants to sleep. Well, you might be having a pregnant woman who speaks a lot or is too emotional. It can be disgusting especially if your wife was always jovial and now gets angry for no reason. You may not know why she is angry, but she has a lot to think of; her unborn child’s health and how long her labor period will be. If she wants to share her fears about the unborn child, as her husband, you need to pay attention to her. This will help her feel comfortable and do away with the anxiety that is unhealthy for the baby.  


Pregnancy can be challenging but not as such when there is someone offering support in all the ways he can. Pregnant women can sometimes behave like babies and husbands need to pamper them. Show support by taking her out and making her feel loved.

Tips for Team Parents in Youth Sports

We have yet to sign Avery up for any youth sports, but the time is fast approaching. I recently found the article How to be a Great Team Parent on Fix.com and think the info on parent conduct, trip organization, and communication will prove handy when the time comes.

Here’s a snippet from the beginning of the article:

Take the burden off your (likely unpaid) team coach and volunteer to oversee team communication. It’s easier than ever to communicate with other team parents online and via phone, but start the season with a face-to-face team meeting. This is a great time to review expectations from other parent volun-teers. Come prepared with information and schedules for:

  • Team snack responsibilities and requirements: who brings what snacks and when?
  • Transportation expectations: does everyone drive his or her own child, or will you carpool?
  • End-of-season events such as a party or final meeting.

Most importantly, decide on a single method of communication for your team. Pick one communication app or website and stick to it. Gather every parent’s e-mail address and phone number if not already provided and give parents a heads up how often you plan to communicate with them. Be mindful of privacy: choose a communication method every parent is comfortable with. For in-stance, some may not want to give their e-mail address, or others may not want to communicate via an online service.

If you have kids in team sports or will in the future, you might find the tips/advice in this article by Amy Whitley as a great go-to guide.

Source: Fix.com Blog

Do you have anything to add or suggest about the article? I’m still a novice in this area, so I’m open to any and all helpful advice. Even what the best starter sport would be. I’m thinking something low cost like soccer which is more for the social part when they are 3-5 years old.

Is this an accurate assumption?

Guide For Small Businesses Owners

Running a small business is not an easy thing to do! In fact, it can be an incredibly complex process filled with an inordinate amount of details and fact checking. That’s why we’ve taken the time to put together a small guide to help new small business owners better understand some of the important decisions they will have to make. Things like what payment methods to accept and how to make that decision a profitable one, for example, are important to know. We’ll also take a look at how you can even get a free online merchant account to help make your online payment processing experience an easy one!

Payment Methods

There are a number of different payment methods out there, and not all of them are created equal. You might be tempted to forgo accepting online credit card payments, for example, but this would be a big mistake. Many customers today prefer to simply slide a credit card rather than carry around cash or get something like a money order just to buy a product online. You should probably accept credit card payments, in other words, and you’ll want to find a merchant account service that offers a free online merchant account to do so!

About the Fees

Before you sign up for just any merchant account service, remember that you will be paying a transaction fee on every credit card payment you receive. This can lead to some frustration, especially if you settle for a service with fees that are simply too high. Instead, find a service with the lowest credit card processing fees you can find. That will help you maintain a cost-effective business.

For a merchant account service that understands how to help you succeed and even offers a free online merchant account, give Merchant Account Solutions a look today!