Being a mom is both a thankless and rewarding, albeit a very busy task. Between soccer drop offs, sick days and nights up with a crying and colicky baby there are countless reasons why moms (all parents – really) have a hard time finding the energy to make it through the day. Many turn to caffeine, and we certainly aren’t dissing that option – we at Daily Mom are hardcore caffeine lovers! However, juicing is something you’ve certainly heard about, read about or tried at one time or another. Fresh juices are an amazing craze that will hopefully never go away. They come with a long list of benefits, but like anything else health or nutrition related, it will serve you best to be informed. Today we are prepared to bring you a little bit more information on juicing, how to use it to up those ever dropping energy levels, and talk about what all the hype really is about. New moms, take note! We will be touching on the safety of juicing while breastfeeding as well!
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The first time we met Pendleton we could tell she was a people person. In the meeting corral at the ASPCA, she stuck to the handler like a loyal friend, crawling into his lap for belly rubs. It didn’t take long after we got her home and settled for her to react the same way with us. Even now, almost 8 years later, she still will crawl into our laps whenever we are sitting on the floor as if she is a small shitzu instead of the 40 lb. German Shepard and Sharpei mix she is.
Pendleton behaves the same way whenever guests come into our home. She greets unfamiliar faces (and familiar ones) as if they are the greatest things to walk this earth. She will sit down next to them, waiting to be pet. She will lay down at their feet, and follow them into every room. I tease that we “obviously ignore her” because she always seeks so much attention from those she doesn’t even know! She is the same way with those in our neighborhood. She will run up to neighbors as we walk by and she is well-loved by the neighborhood kids for her sweet nature. However, her favorite friends are the neighborhood dogs. Every person in our cul-de-sac has at least one dog, and most have two. If the families are outside we will often let the dogs play together in front of someone’s house. They run, they chase, they tumble. The past few months, however, my husband and I have noticed that Pendleton hasn’t been able to keep up as well as she used to. At first we thought it was her increasing age, but after we made the switch to Iams quality dog food we noticed a marked difference in her energy levels.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. If you have come to Daily Mom looking for gift ideas for a woman in your life, you have come to the right place! What woman wouldn’t love something sweet and meaningful to show her how much she is loved? We have put together some of the most thoughtful Valentine’s gifts that we guarantee any woman will fall in love for.
An active kid is a healthy kid! Whether your kid is on the move everyday already or you want to get her moving, a gift to encourage physical activity will be good for the whole family. An active kid will have active parents. We’ve picked some great products to get your kid off the couch and outside exploring the world around her. With these gifts for active kids, you can have fun and get healthy together as a family. Skip the mindless video games this holiday season and give one of these gifts that will be a whole lot more fun and have a greater benefit on your child’s overall well being.
It’s hard to stay healthy during the holidays. Christmas cookies can derail your normally veg-ified diet, holiday parties can mean lots of sugar-and-alcohol filled drinks, and all the hustle and bustle can amp up stress levels and leave you feeling worn out. The solution? Wojo Nutrition.
Do you have to drag yourself out of bed each morning? Does it take you 2+ cups of coffee to wake up and feel like a productive human being? If you’re nodding your head in approval of those questions, then this post is the one for you! Read on to learn about 5 healthy ways to jumpstart your day!
An excuse to eat chocolate? How could we pass this up! As you know, chocolate is made from the cacao plant, specifically the beans found in its fruit. The use of cacao and the first chocoholics date back to 1800 B.C. by the Olmecs and Mayans. It was named Theobroma cacao or the “Food of the Gods“ because the benefits of eating or drinking it were unsurpassed.
To eat or not to eat? That is the question! Some of us have probably pondered this question, and some of us may not even have the slightest idea why someone would want to eat their placenta. While most mammals on land consume their placenta following birth, humans are one of the few that do not regularly eat their placenta. More recently, placenta consumption has been discussed and researched, proving there may be several reasons why most mammals thrive from eating their placenta.
Nesting: it’s that burst of energy you get sometime during the last month of your pregnancy. For some women it comes with the desire to cook, and for others it comes as the need to clean and organize, stock up on essentials, or “bed down” in preparation for the birth of your new baby. It can sometimes be hard to know where to start or how to use this great burst of energy to your best advantage. So, here are some ideas to help make your nesting period as productive as possible.
He’s the guy opening the door for you, the one helping a stranger change a flat tire on the side of the road in the rain. He knew to give flowers on Mother’s Day without a reminder. He plays fair in relationships because he knows the value in honesty. He respects your opinions even if he disagrees with you. Before becoming prince charming, he was the boy who stood up for the underdog, the kid who knew to lead and not follow – the one who said “please” and “thank you” at the right times without an adult reminding him. Odds are, he had a mom who knew how to raise a gentleman.
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There are many opportunities in your house to help save the environment. We all know we should turn lights off that aren’t in use and washing clothes on cold saves energy and money. However, if we take the time to to look around ourselves we will see more simple ways to “go green.” Here are 5 more of those simple changes you can make in your house every day.
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There are so many simple changes we can make that will have a great impact on the enviornment. The following are 5 easy actions to keep in mind the next time you step out the door, each making our world a little greener.