Did you know there are several proven benefits to raising your kids in a house that also has a furry friend (or friends)? It's true! Pets can have a positive affect on you and your child's mental and physical health!
Less Depression, More Confidence
With the kids back in school, the biggest benefit to busy parents is settling back into a nice routine.
However, school also brings the dilemma of packing daily lunches. The morning rush is difficult enough, with showers, breakfast and last-minute scrambling to find the soccer cleats and get kids out the door and yourself off to work. It can be tempting to throw in convenient but poor nutritional choices, just because they’re fast.
Backpacks are packed with shiny and sparkly new school supplies (they can put glitter on ANYTHING these days) and your kids are bouncing off the walls with glee.
School is starting soon! And because you’re a fabulous mommy, the number one thing you’re worried about it how to keep your kids healthy now that you’re sending them off to spend their days in a building full of strange germs and "mystery meat" school lunches.
Turns out you might not be able to chalk your kid’s angry temper up to teenage angst after all.
According to a new study done by Harvard Medical School and published in the Archives of General Psychiatry, nearly 8% of teenagers exhibit violent outbursts on a regular enough basis to classify as a mental health disorder (that’s 1 in 12!).
As I was gearing up for summer with the kids, I started thinking about what sorts of activities I could be doing with them. A road trip sounded like such a fun idea, even though I knew it would be a big undertaking.
This summer, I am looking for a sports camp for my five year-old to attend for one week. Between moving, vacations, and days at the pool, we have lots to do this summer, but I think a summer camp would be so much fun for him!
I recently wrote a post on childhood vaccines that elicited quite a response. One commenter, a pro-vaccine physician, recommended a book - "Autism's False Prophet" - and noted that people are perhaps too quick to blame vaccines for c
I have a vivid memory of my mother-in-law’s (formerly sparkling) California kitchen floor spattered over RIDICULOUSLY with sweet potatoes, chicken bits and cereal from our then one-year-old twin girls. We were vacationing (if you can call it that), and their routines were disrupted. Routines like New York bagels; my daughters knew the difference.
I have sons, which shields me from some of the oddities of the young female set. Not to say that boys don’t have their own sets of peculiarities. But as the mother of boys, there are a few things I just don’t have to deal with. I know, I’m a girl, but there are some things I’m glad I don’t have to deal with. For instance, boys generally don’t have to change into new outfits several times a day.
Does your little one shun the idea of exercise? Would they rather play video games, watch TV or even read a book than run around outside? But just like adults, kids need regular exercise to be healthy and fit. Trampolines are perfect way to entice your kids to get outside and get moving! To get the best health benefits, a child should play on an exercise trampoline for at least 2 1/2 hours each week.