5 Tips For Encouraging Healthy Eating Habits Early

Most parents have one common question and a common goal when it comes to feeding their children, “How can I raise my child to be a healthy eater?” While some children may seem like they were naturally born to be healthy eaters others may seem to hate every food you put on their plate. Before you throw in the nutritional towel (or give them sweets just to see them eat) read on for 5 tips to encourage your child to grow into a healthy eater! The great news is that it is NEVER too early to encourage healthy eating habits and the better news is that it is NEVER too late to start implementing these practices. Always remember that healthy eating starts at home!

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Boo-boos to Belly Aches: A Parent’s Guide to the ER

Having a sick child can be a frightening thing for parents. Your child’s pediatrician can handle most minor illnesses and injuries. We all know that Emergency Departments are made to handle things like major traumas, obviously broken bones, heart attacks, strokes, seizures, difficulty breathing and other very serious injuries and illnesses. There may come a time, however, when a parent may wonder “is this an emergency?”

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Unconventional Supplements for Nursing Moms

Unconventional Supplements for Nursing Moms

Everyone knows you need to eat well and stay properly hydrated when you are breastfeeding your child. However, what most women don’t know is that your body is lacking many vitamins, minerals, and healthy bacteria because of your everyday diet. Read on to learn about some unconventional supplements that are on the market that nursing moms should be aware of.

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8 Natural Remedies for Seasonal Allergies

8 Natural Remedies for Seasonal Allergies

Ahh spring! Warmer weather is upon us and that means more time spent outdoors–especially when you have children! For many of us, the thought of spending time outdoors is downright painful because spring means it’s prime time for allergies.  If the thought of loading yourself up with over the counter allergy meds makes you cringe, read on for eight ways to relieve your allergy symptoms naturally.

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4 Ways to Stop the Stomach Bug

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If you’re here today, you fall into 1 of 3 categories:

  1. Your child just threw up. You suspect it’s a bug and want to prevent it from spreading any further.
  2. The stomach bug has been going around in your child’s school or daycare and you hope to avoid it.
  3. Your family has already been through a stomach bug this year and you’d do anything to keep it from ever returning.

Whatever the case, contracting a stomach virus ranks pretty high up on the list of things we all want to avoid. So, today we’re going to uncover everything we know about the dreaded norovirus, including how to prevent it from spreading.

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Oh No, Mom is Sick! 10 Ideas for Helping the Whole Family Survive

Oh No! Mom is Sick

Part of parenting is taking care of a sick child and this is normally no big deal- but what about when MOM gets sick? Moms can’t get sick, right? But occasionally they do and when it happens the whole house can shut down. Moms do a lot everyday: cooking, cleaning, playing, and when she gets sick, no one seems to know what to do- it’s amazing how that happens, right? Good moms have a plan for everything, so we’re here to help you make a plan for how to help the family survive you’re sick day.

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Oh No! The Kids Are Sick! 10 Ways to Keep Your Sick Child Busy

Oh No! The Kids Are Sick  10 Ways to Keep Your Sick Child Busy

We’ve all been there–home all day with a child who is not feeling well. You can’t get anything accomplished around the house because they need you every moment. You don’t want to just stick them in front of the TV all day, but by 9 am you’re out of calm ways to keep your child entertained. Well, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of 10 entertaining and interesting things your child can do when he or she is sick!

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Defending Your Green Lifestyle.

Defending your green lifestyle

We’ve all been there, the invasive questions people think they deserve to ask when you have children. Is he circumcised? Did you have a natural childbirth? Will you vaccinate? Do you give antibiotics? Most people mean no harm but inevitably, some people get offended or upset when your philosophy differs from theirs. Being a parent means that you are responsible for your child’s well-being and therefore you get to choose how to raise them. You’ve done the homework and the research and picked a philosophy that is right for your family. So how do you defend these choices to others who might not understand?

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Coping With A Pregnancy After Miscarriage

Coping With A Pregnancy After Miscarriage

Studies reveal that anywhere from 10-25% of all clinically recognized pregnancies will end in miscarriage. Odds are you have experienced pregnancy loss or know someone who has. There are many resources devoted to dealing with overcoming the pain and heartbreak of a miscarriage. But what happens when you get pregnant again? Instead of the exuberance of knowing that you are creating and sustaining a life, many women experience fear, stress and anxiety. Every trip to the bathroom is met with worry that something is wrong. Stomach cramps or twinges are met with anxiety that the baby is in trouble. If your thoughts are overcome with stress over miscarrying again, please read on for tips on pregnancy after miscarriage.

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A Mom’s Natural Medicine Cabinet Checklist

A Moms Natural Medicine Cabinet Checklist

We are still deep in cold and flu season, yet the temperatures are starting to warm up and kids are venturing outside more. This puts them at risk for cuts, scrapes, bug bites, sore muscles from playing hard, and all manner of germs. While you’re tackling your Spring cleaning, take a few moments to purge old and expired items from your medicine cabinet, (be sure to properly dispose of any drugs or supplements!) and re-stock with a few of these essentials for taking care of those scrapes and sniffles. Many of these remedies can probably be found right in your kitchen, the rest are readily available at natural grocery stores or easily ordered online.

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Formula Feeding Basics

Formula Basics  How To Properly Make, Heat and Store it

Making formula for your baby seems easy, right? Mix a little powder with some water, shake and pop the bottle into the baby’s mouth. But, there’s more to the story than that! What if your baby only wants warm bottles? How should you heat up the formula? And, what if the baby doesn’t drink the whole bottle? What do you do with the leftover formula? Read on for how to properly and safely make, heat and store your baby’s formula.

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Breast milk: Not Just for Nourishment

Breastmilk: Not Just for Nourishment

Breastfeeding is oft quoted as “best for baby,” but did you know that breast milk has a variety of healthy advantages that everyone can benefit from.   Breast milk is natures medicine and a fantastic resource for all family members.  Read on for more information on how to soothe teething, rashes and ear aches.

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