Tip Tuesday – Public Speaking

Tip Tuesday

Do you have a presentation coming up? Maybe you are just speaking at a school function? Whether it’s a eulogy or wedding toast, people get the nervous. You could forget a line or lose track of your notes. Try keeping a bottle of water near you. If you lose your place or need a moment, take a sip of your water. No one will know you have forgotten what you’re going to say!

 

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Are you Pregnant? Got Questions?

Are you pregnant?  If this is your first baby we’re sure you have a lot of questions. Intermountain Health Care has put together some Q&A’s for you new moms-to-be! 

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So you’re pregnant (and yes, home tests are quite accurate). If you’re like most first-time parents, you’re probably excited but also a bit nervous. You probably also have a lot of questions. There is no such thing as a dumb question, especially for first-time parents. Check out the answers to common questions I get asked by first-time moms.

 

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You’ll have a safer and more fulfilling pregnancy if you work together with your doctor or midwife to achieve everyone’s goal of a healthy baby and mom. So, write your questions down and bring a list so everyone involved can work together as a team.

Here are a few answers to some common early pregnancy questions:

Surviving Morning Sickness

Nausea, exhaustion and breast tenderness/swelling are the most common symptoms and typically start about a month after your last period. Nausea and exhaustion usually last six to eight weeks and are managed by eating frequent small meals, avoiding bothersome odors, and resting as needed. Sometimes medications or IV fluids are needed to avoid dehydration, so you should have a visit with your obstetrician around eight weeks from the start of your last period to assess and help you manage the nausea. Breast swelling and/or tenderness continues throughout pregnancy and on into breastfeeding, so make sure your bra supports you well for optimum comfort.

Eating Right

 

A healthy diet in pregnancy is a balanced diet with an emphasis on fruits, vegetables and whole grains. You need about 1,200 mg of calcium per day, and one 8-ounce dairy portion provides 300mg. If you don’t get 4 portions of dairy per day, you may need a supplement. You should also take a daily prenatal vitamin (non-prescription are fine) if your nausea allows. Nausea may make these recommendations hard to follow, so eat whatever sounds best to your stomach, wait on the calcium and take a regular multivitamin until the nausea improves.

Avoid foods where there is a risk for infection, such as raw seafood, unpasteurized milk and ‘mystery” meats like hotdogs and some deli meats. Mercury can be a concern if you eat a lot of large “top of the food-chain” fish, but shellfish, salmon, and canned tuna (one can per week) are fine.

Taking Medicine

 

Medications are used cautiously during pregnancy, but don’t stop your current medications without talking to your healthcare provider. If you or your provider have questions about which medications you can safely take during pregnancy or while nursing, the Pregnancy Risk Line is a Utah agency and great resource with a phone number that’s easy to remember: (801) FAT-BABY. Doctors vary a bit in their opinions of medications, but most consider acetaminophen (Tylenol), antihistamines (Benadryl, Claritin), and over-the-counter cold medicines to be safe.

Staying Fit

 

Physical activity can be continued or gradually started during pregnancy, unless instructed otherwise by your provider. Walking, jogging, swimming, biking, aerobics and non-contact sports are fine, but minimize the risk of trauma to the belly. Lifting for work or exercise requires correct technique to protect your back, but is safe for the pregnancy. Wear your seatbelt the way it was designed (across the pelvis and between the breasts). It really does protect you and your baby in an accident. Call your provider after any auto accident as you may need to be evaluated and the baby might need monitoring. Avoid overheating your body’s core temperature with hot baths, hot tubs or overexerting in the heat.

This list just gets you started, but your healthcare provider will see you at least a dozen times before you deliver, and cover issues that arise as pregnancy progresses. We’ll also help you understand the new, amazing and sometimes uncomfortable things that are happening to your body.

So… call when the test is positive (or for help getting to that point) and we’ll help you prepare for the big birthday party. For more information on pregnancy, we invite you to speak with your healthcare provider. To find a provider near you visit Intermountain Medical Group online.

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Food Friday – Dijon Vinaigrette

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This homemade dressing is great on salads, veggies, and even on your meat. Try it out this summer!

What you need:The juice of 2 lemons

1 Shallot  - Diced

3 Tbs.  Dijon Mustard

2 Tbs. Red wine vinegar

1/2 cup Olive Oil

1 tsp. Parsley – Finely chopped

1 tsp. salt – to taste

Pinch of Pepper  - to taste

 

Combine all ingredients except olive oil in bowl

Whisk while adding olive oil slowly creating an emulsion

Enjoy

Thank you to Chad Barth for todays recipe.

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Thrifty Thursday – Cheap Weed Killer

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Weeds are in full force right now! They can really be a pain to keep up on. Weed killer can really be helpful in large areas but it can get very expensive. If you need to spray a large area use straight white vinegar right from the bottle. It is much cheaper.

 

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Tip Tuesday – Best Gas Prices

Tip Tuesday

Planning a long trip? Maybe you’re just heading to work for the day? Either way, we have a new site that will help you to seek out the best gas prices along the way. Try Fuelmyroute.com . You can enter your trip route and they will show you the lowest gas prices along the way!

Happy driving!

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Food Friday – Great Food Blog

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If you love food (who doesn’t?), you’ll love this blog. From desserts to meal planning, this site is great! It’s called Kitchen Meets Girl. It’s got great step-by-step directions and wonderful photos for each recipe. We found great ideas for entertaining and delicious deserts for summer. We loved the post on how to entertain with a cheese tray and can’t wait to try the chocolate chip fluff pie. Be sure to head over to the site at Kitchen Meets Girl, for more fun and exciting food ideas!

 

Happy Eating!

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Thrifty Thursday- Kids Earning Money

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It’s that time of year again! Summer is almost here. The kids are wrapping up school projects and taking finals. Now they are going to be home with your alllll day. We have a great idea. Tell them to GET A JOB! That may seem a little harsh, but we think a little hard work and extra money are a good combination. Not to mention that you don’t want to hear “I’m bored” for the next 3 months. So here is a list of jobs we put together for your kids this summer. Of course some of these are interchangeable by age, ability, maturity level etc.. but we hope it gets your create juices flowing.

 

1-3:

  • Pick up toys
  • Feed the pets
  • Brush pets
  • Put shoes away

4-6:

  • Household cleaning/Chores
  • Pulling weeds
  • Porch sweeper
  • Mothers helper
  • Start your own business  - Make brackets or art and post online for sale! Etsy and weekly are both great ways to sell your products
  • Clean out the fridge

7-9:

  • Bike wash
  • Yard sale
  • Candy store
  • Bake sale
  • Produce sale
  • Pooper scooper
  • Lemonade stand
  • Wash baseboards
  • Wash cabinets/walls

10-12:

  • Car wash
  • Garbage can cleaner
  • Dog walker
  • Golf caddy
  • Horse tending/stable cleaning
  • Law mowing/yard work
  • Animal shelter
  • Elderly neighbors – Help elderly neighbors with things they struggle to do. Could be chores or errands
  • Baby sitting
  • Organize closets
  • Organize Pantries
  • Wash and organize shelves
  • Wash garage doors

13-17:

  • House sitter
  • Camp counselor
  • Lifeguard
  • Rec center activities coordinator
  • Retail service
  • Food service
  • Amusement park
  • City venue
  • Fertilize lawns
  • Painting

18+ you’re on your own kid!

 

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