Becoming a mother usually means streamlining our morning routine. This means finding any way possible to cut back our shower time, prep time, and cooking time. So, when someone tells you that they have something great that will add 5-10 minutes to your daily routine, it better be amazing! Dry skin brushing is nothing short of amazing! It is something that needs to be added to your routine. If not daily, at least work it into your occasional beauty routine. This ayurvedic cleaning philosophy removes dead skin & impurities, increases muscle tone, stimulates blood circulation, aids in reducing cellulite and stretch marks, assists in eliminating toxins from your body, prevents premature aging and so much more!
We have officially entered Back to School Season! Yellow school buses are everywhere, backpacks are filled and another year of learning has begun. In many homes, this means back to hectic mornings! Unfortunately, this can also mean falling into a lackadaisical routine when it comes to breakfast and morning eating habits. It can be so easy to shell out cereal when everyone is tired and trying to rush off to school. However, eating a healthy breakfast packed with superfoods will help your child to stay alert and perform better in class. Check out our simple, fresh and fantastically delicious breakfasts that will have your kids pumped up for the day ahead! And don’t worry – we have even put our superfood spin on cereal, the classic breakfast favorite!
Did you know that September is Child Passenger Safety Month? Every day we get into the car with our children. We may be headed to bring them to school, run errands, visit family and friends or to just grab a bite to eat. Whether it be a short trip to the store, or a longer day trip we want to be sure that we our traveling with our children in the safest manner possible! Unfortunately, statistics state that car crashes are the leading cause of death and injury to children in the United States ages 1 to 12. As parents it is our job to ensure that they are protected to the best of our ability! Is rear facing and extended rear facing (ERF) the safest way to strap them in? Let’s take a look at the facts.
Women face an array of unpleasant health issues which can range from managing their monthly cycle of hormonal ups and downs, to menstrual dismay, struggling with their libido and everything in between. The good news is that you don’t need to deal with these problems lying down — on a heating pad, of course. Before you open your medicine cabinet and routinely reach for ibuprofen, sleeping pills or other drugs try turning to the plant world for natural, non-toxic remedies for common complaints.
We sure know how hard dealing with headaches can be, especially when you are trying to be a mom at the same time. The pain can leave you feeling tired, stressed, and unproductive, but not everyone likes to pop open the medicine cabinet and take a pain reliever. In this article we are going to give you some tips on how to alleviate headaches with a more natural approach. Read on to find out how.
As parents, you will go above and beyond to keep your children safe. You make sure your children have the safest products, food, drinks, and accessories on the market. But, have you ever stopped to think, “Yes, I have the safest gadgets – but am I using them correctly?” Daily Mom has put together 5 more mistakes you may be making with your car seat.
Fido is not feeling 100%, but you want to wait it out before you take him to the veterinary hospital. We have all been there at one point or another. Luckily, some minor sicknesses can be treated at home with medicines or kitchen essentials you may already have. Here are a few at-home solutions for puppy’s little ailments.
For many parents discovering that their child has a fever prompts a call to the doctor and immediate action to lower the fever as quickly as possible, often using over the counter fever reducing medication. However, is your child’s fever really a cause for concern? Is lowering it the best choice? A fever is your body’s natural response to infection or illness and, believe it or not, it is actually your child’s friend. A fever is a sign that the body’s immune system is working at its best. Depending on the circumstances, lowering the fever could not only be unnecessary, it can hamper your child’s recovery process and prolong their illness.
Whether your baby sprouts his first tooth at 4 months or 12 months, teething can be difficult not just for your baby but your entire household. Teething pain can keep some babies up at night and leave them super-cranky during the day, while some babies aren’t phased at all. What’s more, depending on the specific tooth coming through, your baby may have relatively more trouble tolerating the pain (first year molars, anyone?). We’ve rounded up 25 ways to help your baby (and you!) cope. We begin with a look at teething symptoms and then round up 25 options to treat this pain, from traditional treatments to all-natural remedies.
Being a mama is hard, no matter what. Whether you are a working mom and it’s the weekend or a stay at home mom, being home all day with the kids can be trying, even for the most creative mothers. On these long days where there is little reprieve from the chores, whining, crying or running around, small things can start to snowball into bigger ones and suddenly a good day can become a rotten one. Trying to balance kids, homework, soccer practices, swimming lessons, playdates, and work (or if you have babies- the crying, naps, marathon nursing sessions and those piles of dirty diapers) all while keeping a clean house and healthily fed kids can be daunting; then throw in some whining, fighting, crying, messes that just keep appearing and knowing you still need to work out- and that’s a recipe for a meltdown!
The skin is your body’s largest organ. It protects you and you have to take good care of it. You may not be aware of just how important it is to know exactly what you are putting on your skin day after day. Sunscreen, which is supposed to protect your skin, may actually be poisoning you. Here at Daily Mom we are natural obsessed and want to provide our readers with an alternative to your everyday pharmacy sunscreen. Read on to find out how you can save your skin and save your money.
A huge part of transitioning your child from an infant to a toddler diet is changing their source of milk. In our society many people are surprised to find out that a healthy child doesn’t actually need milk (gasp!). There are many children, and adults alike whose bodies are actually unable to process the lactose in milk as well as many who have chosen a dietary lifestyle that milk doesn’t fit into. When it comes time to transition your child from breast milk or formula there is actually a plethora of options, all with pros and cons. Read on to educate yourself about milk and all of the milk alternatives to help decide what route best suits the needs of your family.
During the hot summer months, it can be so refreshing to sit down and relax with an ice-cold drink. So if you are looking for a delicious summer drink, without all the additives, kombucha is a fabulous alternative.
With the arrival of summer, hectic summer schedules can also arrive. We know how difficult it can be sometimes to squeeze-in workouts during the week. So, the next time you are longing for a mommy workout session, take the kids to the pool and capitalize on the opportunity to try some of these aerobic workouts.
It’s 3 pm, you have a craving. Usually it’s for something sweet-chocolate or a cookie. Sometimes you indulge, but often you find that it doesn’t satisfy the urge. Then you want more. You can become obsessed. Before you know it, you’ve eaten junk you don’t need, you feel lousy and guilty.
Sound familiar? When we continuously give into those cravings the result will lead to extra calories and pounds.