Jamaica Observer http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/ JamaicaObserver.com, the most concise and in-depth website for news coverage on Jamaica and the Caribbean. Updated daily 7 days a week, 24 hours a day en-us copyright Jamaica Observer, 2011 Development milestones http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Development-milestones_16472986 For the most part, your baby should be able to do certain things at a certain age, and it's important that he/she is meeting development milestones. Some children will be slower, some will be faster, but there are certain basic guidelines — what most children can do at a certain age — used by doctors that will guide both doctor and parent on the child's progress. All Woman Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Your pregnancy: Listeria http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Your-pregnancy--Listeria_16472928 Listeria infection is a foodborne bacterial illness that can be very serious for pregnant women and people with impaired immune systems. Listeria infection is most commonly contracted by eating improperly processed deli meats and unpasteurised milk products. All Woman Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT A lover of plants and nature http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/A-lover-of-plants-and-nature_16473105 From as far back as she can remember, Dr Nickiesha Reid has always felt a sense of peace whenever she was farming or observing plants and wildlife. Now she gets to contribute to ensuring that they are always in the best of health. All Woman Mon, 21 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Women say: Sex is not romance! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Women-say--Sex-is-not-romance--_16489314 The definition of romance seems to hold a different meaning for women than it does for men. All Woman Mon, 21 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Vows — Love Match http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Love-Match A chance encounter at Spencer's Tailoring on a Saturday afternoon set love in motion for Trevin Nairne and Melissa Rattray. Nairne, export manager at Best Dressed Chicken, and Rattray, assistant curriculum development officer at the Council of Community Colleges, crossed paths in March 2012, when she accompanied her sister Desiree to the store. All Woman Mon, 21 Apr 2014 02:37:35 GMT Hubby's babymother is a pest http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Hubby-s-babymother-is-a-pest_16468254 Dear Counsellor, All Woman Mon, 21 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Birth control and you The Mirena http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Birth-control-and-you-The-Mirena_16431282 THE Mirena is a soft, flexible levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device that is inserted in a woman to prevent conception for up to five years. The T-shaped device is generally inserted by a doctor and works by releasing progestin. All Woman Mon, 21 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Check your child's cellphone! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Check-your-child-s-cellphone-_16468258 IF some parents could see the pictures, videos, text messages, and conversations that their children are engaged in and exposed to on cellphones and tablets, they would be shocked. More and more children are being given these gadgets with data plans and left up to their own devices when using them. But experts warn that parents need to constantly check to see what their children are doing with these tools of edu-tainment. All Woman Mon, 21 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Myths surrounding athlete's foot. http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Myths-surrounding-athlete-s-foot-_16490106 ATHLETE's foot (AF), also known as Tinea pedis, is a fungal infection which affects twice as many men as women. All Woman Mon, 21 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Feedback http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/FEEDBACK_16468542 Christal-Ann Thompson Richards — Jill of all trades All Woman Mon, 21 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Don't let the kids see you argue http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Don-t-let-the-kids-see-you-argue-_16479253 NO family is perfect, and so every couple will have a spat every once in while, but experts suggest that parents try not to expose their children to too many of these arguments, as this can impact their personal growth and development. All Woman Mon, 21 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT 7 Lucky signs he truly loves You http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/7-Lucky-signs-he-truly-loves-You_16490985 Some people, especially those from rural communities, may recall back in the days seeing the bright yellow vines growing on trees that were popularly known as 'love bush'. Finding out whether or not someone was in love with you was simple. All you had to do was draw a handful of the vines spit on it, call the name of your mate and throw back the vines on a tree of your choice. If after a few days the vines were still alive and spreading then you would know for sure that he/she was in love with you. If it died, well... there was no love lost there! All Woman Mon, 21 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Adoption of a Jamaican child from a foreign country http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Adoption-of-a-Jamaican-child-from-a-foreign-country_16489377 Dear Mrs Macaulay, All Woman Mon, 21 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Scandalous style http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/SCANDALOUS-STYLE WE’VE just barely exhaled after the crazygood roller-coaster ride that was the season finale of everyone’s favourite A B C melodrama. Deep in withdrawal mode since last Thursday’s gobsmacker, we’re biding our time for the fourth season, with a retrospective of our fave looks of Scandal’s stylistas — shout outs to the show’s costume designer Lyn Paolo — from fixer Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) and her right-hand gladiator Abby Whelan (Darby Stanchfield) to Pope’s nemesis-inlove, First Lady Mellie Grant (Bellamy Young). AW raids Scandal’ s costume department. All Woman Mon, 21 Apr 2014 03:16:55 GMT The importance of prenatal visits http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/The-importance-of-prenatal-visits_16468295 IN Jamaica, despite significant efforts to invest in the health and welfare of young children, the mortality rate of children under five has not declined significantly in more than a decade. All Woman Mon, 21 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Little people pix http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Little-people-pix_16468302 Happy belated birthday All Woman Mon, 21 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT All Woman — Online Poll http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/All-Woman---Online-Poll_16468548 It's just life... All Woman Mon, 21 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Juice diet made me gassy http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Juice-diet-made-me-gassy_16485536 Dear Donovan All Woman Mon, 21 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Sherry Perrier takes on Germany http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Sherry-Perrier-takes-on-Germany_16451006 SHERRY Perrier's personal mantra of "I am the change!" is not one to be taken lightly. Local Education Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Vows - Straight To The Heart http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Vows---Straight-To-The-Heart_16450372 It was a deliberately slow, but rewarding, march towards love for Brian Kong and Candice Newman. The lovebirds, who tied the knot last month in a beautiful wedding ceremony at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel's Starlight Terrace, however finally found their destiny in each other. All Woman Sat, 19 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Identifying learning disabilities http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Identifying-learning-disabilities_16471993 The spectrum of learning disabilities is wide, and it's important to identify which particular one may be affecting your child so the proper treatment can be administered. Conditions that may impact learning range from autism to Asperger's to ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) and many times teachers or caregivers will write a child off as just being poorly behaved or slow to learn without properly diagnosing. All Woman Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT The ABCs of raising safe and healthy kids — part 2 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/The-ABCs-of-raising-safe-and-healthy-kids---part-2 Here is part two of a shortened version of an ABC list for raising healthy children, provided by the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Part one was carried last Wednesday. All Woman Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:49:20 GMT Give me Liberty... http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Give-me-Liberty---_16469045 These Liberty Academy at the Priory students found the Observer's Learning Corner publication quite interesting when our photographer visited the institution recently. (Photos: Kenyon Hemans) All Woman Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Timeless SHOTS http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Timeless-SHOTS Meet Kaylee All Woman Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:03:59 GMT 9 men to date before you marry http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/9-men-to-date-before-you-marry_16434743 MANY experts believe that before you can identify 'Mr Right' you have to first know who 'Mr Wrong' is, as this will help you know exactly what you want when you finally decide to settle down. This experimenting should also help you to enjoy your marriage without looking back at what could have been with someone else. All Woman Mon, 14 Apr 2014 01:00:00 GMT