As I sat breastfeeding my infant while entertaining my toddler, half-listening to a doctor (a gastroenterologist to be exact) tell myself and my husband that he was being diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease, I was overwhelmed to say the least. This made no sense. How was my 29 year old, strong, healthy, weight lifting, food-loving husband being diagnosed with a disease neither of us had ever heard of? A disease that in the middle of a cold night in January 2012 crippled my husband, sent him to the hospital, and resulted in him being admitted for over a week. A disease that would change the course of our lives forever.
Posts Tagged ‘allergies’
As we head into the cooler months keeping the air clean inside your home becomes more challenging when you can’t open the windows for fresh clean air.
This August, researchers from the American Chemical Society presented findings on a study that demonstrated how house plants are the ideal solution for cleaning the air within homes and buildings by lowering volatile organic compounds (VOCs) inside homes that can result in increased dizziness, asthma or allergies.
Christmas and New Year’s are going to be here before you know it. If you are preparing to entertain guests (or if you are just looking for a good excuse to decorate and get your house in tip top shape) you are in the right place. Today we are showcasing THE ULTIMATE SELECTION of products to make sure you make it through the holiday season with ease. Whether you are in need of a technology or appliance overhaul or need the perfect place to find holiday decorations, you will find it all right here!
They’ve become one of the most coveted holiday gifts this year — boasting major health benefits for those in their presence. We’re talking about salt lamps! From cleansing the air to increasing energy, we’ve turned to the Himalayan Salt Lamp from Lamps Plus to not only get us through cold and flu season, but also the rush of the holiday season.
Becoming a mother is the most magical time in a woman’s life. We may be sleep deprived, hungry, and in need of a long, hot shower, but the second we get a whiff of that little one’s head, everything else fades away. If you have a new mom in your life, this holiday season is a great time to give her the goods that will help her enjoy those sweet moments while getting through the day to day trudge of having a newborn. We scoured the registries and have put together our list of must-have gifts for the new mom!
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It seems as though food allergies have become more and more prominent in children in recent years. There are the obvious ones that most people are aware of – nuts, shellfish, and dairy. But there are others that are not on most parent’s minds, especially when feeding their baby food for the first time. Those are fruit and vegetable allergies. When you are a parent to a child with an uncommon food allergy, the discovery of this allergy can be terrifying. Most parents are prepared for reactions to highly allergenic foods like nuts and strawberries, but what if it’s something like bananas? Or apples? Allergic reactions can range from mild – hives, rashes, and skin irritations – to severe like anaphylactic shock. Once you have the reaction under control, your mind will race to what’s next to help manage this allergy and if any other allergies are abound. Below are some tips and tricks to help deal with uncommon food allergies.
Did you know that newborns are obligate nasal breathers? Yes, infants breathe through their nose for the first 4-6 months, meaning any sort of congestion can really be troublesome. For this reason, and many more, we love the Personal Travel Humidifier by Crane!
As parents, we can always use a little help to make our lives with kids easier. Traveling can be challenging, especially with young children. However, we love to explore this wonderful world with our kiddos and let them experience as much as possible. After thousands of miles traveled, our team has come up with these hacks and tips that will make your family’s travel smoother so you can focus on what matters, making memories with your children.
Much of the food we eat today is laced with high risk food ingredients. GMO’s are no stranger to most of society’s diets, yet it seems the real risks associated with consuming GMO’s are unknown to many of those who consume them.
Today we discuss everything you need to know about GMO’s including what to avoid and how to minimize the dangerous exposure of GMO’s on our children.
Imagine that you’re sitting in the nursery rocking your sweet bundle of joy to sleep after one of those late night feedings trying to stay awake when you realize that something isn’t right. Within seconds, the screaming begins and no amount of shushing, pacing, or rocking is helping.
Sneezing your head off? Watery eyes? Runny nose? Congested? We know the feeling.
Having all of these symptoms at once usually means you have allergies, whereas, if it were a cold, you would typically have each of these symptoms separately. Also, a cold commonly comes on during the winter months, and seasonal allergies are more common in the spring, summer and fall, since this is when trees, plants, and grasses are pollinating. Unfortunately though, indoor allergies can cause symptoms all year long.1
So, what do we do about these allergens making our life miserable?
First, we can start where we spend so much of our time. Today we discuss a few ways to reduce allergens in the home.
If you have pets, you probably consider them part of the family. Your beautiful feline is your late night companion as you work behind the glow of your laptop screen and your lively puppy falls right into place with the kids, following them happily as they go about their backyard adventures. But what happens when your toddler suddenly begins sneezing around your beloved fur babies? Or your friends toss out unsolicited “warnings” about the potential of having to toss your kitty to the curb when the new baby arrives? There’s a lot of misinformation bouncing around when it comes to pet allergens. We’ve rounded up the simple facts and some tips that will help you create a harmonious home with your family and your pets.
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.
“Trick or treat!?” You’ll hear that again and again as you parade your little goblin or ladybug around the block. Don’t be tricked! Daily Mom has advice that will keep your Halloween as sweet as the candy your kiddo just collected. From helpful safety tips that you may not have thought of to fantastic Halloween-friendly products that we love, we have some “treats” for you!