Every day, we hear about the side effects of childhood obesity. Increased risk for diabetes and heart disease, low self-esteem, and depression all make that list, and apparently, so should difficulty with math. According to a Child Development study that surveyed more than 6,250 individuals, children with “persistent obesity” (aka, starting in kindergarten) scored lower on math … [Read more...] about Is Childhood Obesity Related to Poor Math Skills?
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“Airplane travel is nature’s way of making you look like your passport photo.” - Al Gore Travel with kids is an adventure. Oftentimes not the adventure we expect. The poorly timed poops, the lost pacifiers, the rude awakening at airport security, as you are pulled over into secondary with a screaming baby while you are patted down and every nook and cranny of your … [Read more...] about Holiday Travel Survival Skills Every Mom Needs
I was listening to a group of mommy friends talk about The X Factor and Brian "Astro" Bradley's bratty reaction to landing in the bottom two. I have two ways of looking at it. In the ballroom, confidence is key but hard to come by when you are totally out of your element. And while I have always believed that arrogance is ugly, I think when you are 14 years old and put in … [Read more...] about What We Can Learn From Astro on X Factor
Happiness is not only good for your health, according to a study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences but apparently it’s good for business too. In his Harvard Business Review article, Shawn Achor sites that happy doctors diagnose 19% faster and happy sales people increase sales by 37%. He goes on to say, “Happiness is the single greatest competitive … [Read more...] about 4 Happiness Skills Anyone Can Learn
Motherhood can be a dream. Nothing compares to welcoming your own children into the world, to watching them take their first steps, to hearing their first words, to seeing them make friends, go to school, graduate, begin their careers, start families of their own... Motherhood can also be a nightmare. Nothing is more agonizing than watching your children hurt, bullied, or in … [Read more...] about A Matter of Life: Suicide Awareness and Prevention