Currently, two members of the Daily Mom team are in the midst of tandem breastfeeding. After a lot of trial and error, a few tears, and many snuggles with our little ones, we realized that everyone should know about the products and resources that helped us during our first few weeks of tandem breastfeeding.
It seems that there is an ever-growing list of “super foods.” These super foods are foods that purportedly have magical powers that will enhance our health and lives forever! While it can be easy to exaggerate the health benefits of some foods, it is true that there are a number of them that, simply put, are nutritional power houses. As the saying goes, you are what you eat! So why not make sure that you’re eating some of the healthiest foods we (currently) know about. Behold our list of 15 foods you may know about, but need to start eating NOW.
As busy moms ourselves, we know how difficult it can be, at times, to find creative, healthy recipes that will entice our toddlers and fill our desire to feed our children nutritiously. If you find yourself battling to sneak more grains and vegetables into your picky toddler’s diet, we have the perfect recipe for you!
As parents, surely we want what’s best for our children. We love to see them laughing, smiling and having fun. Isn’t it great when all of that is combined with learning and education or just plain old socialization? Toddlers (as you may know) are very active both mentally and physically, and although classes are not imperative, you and your child may enjoy some organized activities once or twice a week. It’s a great opportunity for you and your child to get out of the house and learn something new!
Motherhood, in some ways, is like a well-orchestrated magic act. Clever rouses, schemes, fuzzy fabrics, glitter and glue hide our real motivation: surviving and hoping our kids turn out ok in the end. These tricks-of-the-eye apply to the health and well being of our kiddies too. Trying to get your kids to eat a healthy meal can be more impossible than finding the one, small particular green lego that your 6 year old wants from his huge bin of legos. This is where mamas need to get clever. Some moms are lucky and are born with fantastic eaters, but others are, welllll, not so lucky. It is that group of moms that have become experts in the three-ring circus act that most non-parents call “dinner time”. These slights of hand, imaginative stories and clever songs are what we use to survive the Battle of Dinner, night after night…and some of them are pretty funny.
With babies, parents are always looking forward to milestones. Firsts always come with such wonderful emotions: the first time they roll over, first teeth, the first steps. As parents, we try try to patiently wait for these precious moments. Often times, however, parents anxiously await the moment that they can feed their babies solid foods for the first time. Maybe you are hoping that starting on solids earlier will quench their hunger or help them sleep through the night. However, did you know that introducing them to solids too soon can have a negative effect on their gut? Increase their risk of developing chronic diseases such as diabetes and Celiac disease? Increase their risk of becoming obese? And they may, in fact, receive less nourishment?
Attention Busy Parents: We know there are only 24 hours in a day. Unfortunately, some of those hours have to be spent sleeping. The other hours are likely filled with cooking, cleaning, errands, playing with little ones, possibly going to work or running to and from soccer practice. That doesn’t always leave much time for getting in all those “super foods” you hear so much about. However, Beets are a superfood that you need make the time for! If you need quick and easy superfood solutions you must add smoothies into your breakfast (or lunch, even snack) rotation. Check out our tips and a Superfood Beet Smoothie Recipe to inspire you and show you how easy getting in these extra nutrients really is!
Has your daughter been begging you for a sleepover party? Maybe it’s just one or two friends or maybe she wants an all out slumber party extravaganza, either way you need to be prepared! First thing is be sure she is ready for this kind of event and if you feel like she is, then it’s time to begin the fun part: planning what to do! Just like any birthday party, there are oodles of themes you can choose from for activities for your girls to do, some more simple and some more complex. To get your started, we have rounded up six awesome activities that are sure to keep these girls from complaining about being “bored!”
We date our mates to learn about them, to teach them about us, and to take time out of our everyday lives to focus on our relationships. Past sheer enjoyment, one-on-one “dates” with our kids are for the same purposes; to teach, learn about, and cherish our children.
“I’m BORED Mom!!!” At one time or another, we have all heard those words coming from our kids’ mouths. When boredom strikes at your house, look no further than your kitchen to find the answer! We love DIY crafts here at Daily Mom so we have gathered six simple kids craft recipes that can be made with ingredients that you can find in your kitchen. Many of these can be store bought, but they are really quite easy to make yourself and not only are they non-toxic, but they are FUN to make!
What are we going to make for dinner? Your stomach may be rumbling, you hear this question in your head, and then maybe from your husband or child. You have worked hard all day long and DINNER is the last thing you want to think about. You are not alone in this thinking and we have been there! Instead of worrying about your weekly meals, use the following suggestions and take the stress out of planning dinner throughout the week!
Before we even begin, we would like to note that when we speak about malnutrition we are not, by any means, talking about starving your child. What we are discussing is the fact that some children may eat a diet that contains an adequate amount of calories but lack the nutrients they need. With that said, this post is meant to educate parents on the vitamins and minerals that your children truly need.
As mothers and parents we do just about every single thing we can possibly think of to make sure our children are in a good, healthy environment. Sometimes things happen that we cannot control. Sometimes our children catch the flu, or fall and hurt themselves. Sometimes even with our best efforts put forth, our little children can suffer from nutritional deficiencies . Some of you may have already experienced this, but for those of you who have not, we want to educate you on some of the signs of nutritional deficiencies.
The famous Goldfish crackers are probably a staple in your house if you have children. They fly off the shelves and into your children’s mouths in a second. Those little bags just aren’t big enough for the addicting fishies. Not to mention, they probably are addicting for a reason, possibly due to the high amounts of sodium packed in, along with other ingredients that you might not be a fan of. Don’t deprive your kids of the bite size, cheesy goodness they have come to know and love. Just change up your game. It’s super easy to make your own homemade Goldfish crackers, surprisingly with only 5 ingredients! You wish there were only 5 ingredients listed on the back of those bags. Now you can not only give your kids what they want, but you can rest assured knowing exactly what they are eating.
Are you a gluten-free family and stumped for dinner this week? We can help you out with these 7 delicious, healthy, and easy gluten free meals!
Many of the early days with your newborn are spent shushing, rocking, and swaddling in order to calm your sweet baby’s cries. There are so many unknowns when it comes to caring for a baby. Are they hungry? Are they tired? Do they have gas? Well, what if all the mystery in figuring out what a baby needs is unveiled to you in a simple concept known as Dunstan Baby Language. Let’s explore 5 common needs of a baby and how to decode those needs by listening to your baby’s cry.