My very inquisitive six-year-old asked me why people dress up on Halloween. I was stumped. I am usually a reasonably informed mom with a quick story about all the cool things in history that have formed our current day celebrations. But not this time – I didn’t have any answers! Where Does Halloween Come From? My son’s question My son’s question got me thinking about the … [Read more...] about Where Does Halloween Come From?
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Do you feel a little bummed out in the winter? The two of us definitely favor the warm, sunny summer months and Tammy even named her daughter Summer, since we love the season so much. And in the winter we tend to feel less happy. It turns out, there’s actually a reason why! When we’re exposed to sunlight our brains produce endorphins, our body’s feel good chemicals. In the … [Read more...] about Six Simple Food Tricks To Beat The Winter Blues
I recently read an article that says that parents should not kiss their babies on the mouth, because it can be "sexual" or "stimulating." Well, look at this: Here is why I think this is fine. And not just me, plenty of other people think it's fine, too. People are hypocritical. In this article, a woman says that kissing kids on the lips is creepy, but … [Read more...] about Kissing Kids on the Lips: Fine or Not?
The appearance of toddler stools change in consistency due to diet and overall health. Loose stools don't always constitute toddler diarrhea, which is also known as chronic nonspecific diarrhea. Childhood diarrhea is watery and usually causes your toddler to have bowel movements more frequently than normal. Diarrhea is often treated at home, but some cases of toddler diarrhea … [Read more...] about Cures for Toddler Diarrhea
Strep throat is a common concern among parents with school-aged children. This painful, highly contagious bacterial infection can lead to sore, scratchy throats, swollen glands, fever and other uncomfortable symptoms and side effects. Children usually contract this illness by having close contact with infected individuals. However, strep can be passed through the touching of … [Read more...] about Strep Throat and Swollen Glands