Whether you have a toddler, older child or teenager, it is important that you show your appreciation for them in a way that they will understand.
As a parent, it is your job to provide your children with a happy and healthy household that they can thrive in from day to day. Whether you have a toddler, older child or teenager, it is important that you show your appreciation for them in a way that they will understand. Children need constant attention and reinforcement each day to feel as though they are loved and an important part of your family. These 5 following ideas will help you to show your children how much you care about them and just how much they are appreciated in a way that they will get.
Ayurveda is about balance, and it’s hard to balance what’s organic (you) with what’s artificial.
Bed time is dependent on your children but up to 7.30pm is the recommended best time for children aged up to five and then range between 8pm and 9pm for children aged up to 12.
Chances are you know somebody that has struggled with infertility if not yourself. I can know a handful of friends and family that have visited countless doctors, spent lots of money, been under great stress trying to conceive.
For many women, they spend most of their young adult life trying not to get pregnant only to find that when they are ready, it seems impossible. Why is infertility becoming more and more prevalent?
According to a new study published July 31, 2013 in the Human Reproduction, BPA may be to blame for 20% of unexplained infertility.
Breast is best…it’s our mantra; however, not all breastmilk is created equally. We know you can pass toxins to your baby via breastmilk, but formulas also contain toxins and genetically modified ingredients. Mother Jones reported:
But even though artificial human milk is regulated by the FDA, researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found last year that a thyroid-affecting chemical used in rocket fuel contaminates 15 brands of powdered infant formula, including two that accounted for 87 percent of market share in 2000.
That research is a little dated, but unfortunately our world has not become any less toxic. Still, breast is best, since there are potential toxins in both formula and breast milk.
Putting the toxins argument aside, there is another very important aspect of breastfeeding that is often overlooked…diet! Good prenatal care focuses on nutrition, but what about post natal care? I know I started drinking coffee after my baby was born, but I still ate organic, whole foods. I did feel like I could relax a little on my diet after the baby was born, yet that is a very false misconception.
I came across a recent post that got me thinking about the Standard American Diet (SAD) and breastfeeding (via Cheeseslave). Of special concern is the passage of trans fat to baby via the breast.
There are several companies that offer custom books for your child by adding their name and/or picture. When I was a child, I still remember a friend had one, though they were rare then, and it was very sweet. I was a little bit jealous.