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Ask MomRN Show: Holiday Shopping & Party Planning Tips, Cord Blood Banking

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When most people think about last minute holiday shopping, they think of one thing – long lines. Is it worth standing in any line at all during the holidays? PayPal Payments Expert Jennifer Hakes will explain and detail how technology is streamlining last minute holiday shopping for consumers now to help you save time and money.

If you’re like most Americans, your holiday to-do list is a mile long, your house isn’t decorated yet and the gifts? Well, that’s a whole other nightmare.

Lifestyle and frugal-living expert Leah Ingram is here and has the secrets to getting your home holiday ready and getting your “must dos” done in a single day. The best part? It can all be done on a budget.

If you’re looking for ideas to make your holiday celebration one for the record books, you’ve come to the right place.

Self-taught, professional chef Martita Jara, has shown her skills on The Food Network and OWN. She joins us with a few holiday eats and treats ideas and tips for your holiday parties.

Expecting a baby soon? Have you considered banking your newborn's cord blood? Dr. Rallie McAllister, a family practice physician and coauthor of The Mommy MD Guide to Pregnancy and Birth, tells us why parents should consider cord blood banking and the Cord Blood Registry. She is joined by Shelly Connelly, whose daughter was helped by an infusion of her own stem cells from cord blood.

You know her from the Real Housewives of Miami, but Dr. Karent Sierra’s true passion is dental health. Now the celebrity dentist is helping to raise awareness surrounding the often overlooked link between oral health and diabetes. Dr. Sierra joins us today with some surprising statistics!